Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 37, Large

International Paper

Memphis, Tenn. [South Atlantic]
International Paper Company
Credit: Maddie Lochte of thinkPARALLAX

Why you want to work there

At this Memphis-based global manufacturing company, the IT Innovation Council -- a newly chartered group made up of IT workers around the globe -- encourages every IT team member to think creatively and challenge the status quo. The council provides a process and tool for employees to submit ideas, and it secures funding to support development and implementation of the top ideas. International Paper offers numerous other benefits and amenities to support IT staff, including employee recognition programs, employee-initiated clubs, social outings and a friendly and inclusive environment.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 33,839

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,012

IT employee turnover in 2015: 5%

IT promotions in 2015: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $1,083

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 17

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 22

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 75%