Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 25, Small

MetroStar Systems

Reston, Va. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Career ambitions are taken seriously at this Reston, Va., IT services provider. Through the company's Individual Career Development Program (ICDP), every employee has access to free training through MetroStar University and is offered $2,000 to put toward courses, certifications or other professional enrichment opportunities. An internal hack-a-thon, designed to inspire staffers to be more innovative, has yielded two commercially viable products. MetroStar's commitment to quality is evident in the fact that it recently achieved CMMI Level 3 and ISO 20000 certification.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 144

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 115

IT employee turnover in 2014: 10%

IT promotions in 2014: 25%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $1,983