Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 15, Small

CFA Institute

Charlottesville, Va. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

This Charlottesville, Va., professional organization strives to offer its employees the best of two worlds: The challenging IT work of a startup, and the stability, benefits and lower stress of an established operation. The CFA Institute promotes ethics, education and professionalism in the investment industry; its IT employees work with technologies like mobile, gamification and cloud computing. Benefits include summer hours and a 12% total contribution to 401(k) accounts with no required employee match.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 453

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 53

IT employee turnover in 2014: 8%

IT promotions in 2014: 13%


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

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $3,962