Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 37, Large


El Segundo, Calif. [Pacific]

Why you want to work there

IT leaders at this El Segundo, Calif.-based provider of satellite TV service encourage failure: The "F-12: Fearless Focused Failure" program gives techies the freedom to boldly innovate without fear of failure. The effort to promote innovation doesn't stop there: The company has set up an "inspiration station" where staffers are encouraged to collaborate on new ideas, and it created a communal library that provides a venue for sharing knowledge. DirecTV offers a competitive compensation package, excellent training opportunities and a plan for reimbursement of educational expenses.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 17,086

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 969

IT employee turnover in 2014: 7%

IT promotions in 2014: 12%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $2,064