Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 18, Midsize

Los Angeles World Airports

Los Angeles, Calif. [Pacific]

Why you want to work there

A department of the Los Angeles city government that owns and operates a system of three airports, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is recognized as a leader in airport technology development -- an effort that's driven by the LAWA Information Management and Technology Group. Tech staffers are rewarded monthly and yearly for outstanding performances, and IT consultants and contractors are eligible for annual service excellence awards. Employees can participate in training and travel programs to improve their technical skills, and their prospects for career advancement are enhanced by opportunities for transfers and promotions.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 3,967

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 152

IT employee turnover in 2014: 8%

IT promotions in 2014: 7%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $2,955