Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 49, Large


Columbus, Ga. [South Atlantic]
Aflac Incorporated
Credit: Aflac

Why you want to work there

This Columbus, Ga.-based insurance company is committed to developing a diverse, well-prepared IT talent pool, and the initiatives it has in place to help achieve that goal include an IT apprenticeship program that helps recent college graduates gain the experience they need to become best-in-class IT professionals. Aflac makes an effort to recruit women to what traditionally has been a male-dominated industry. The company has a diversity council that offers networking opportunities, supports employees' personal and professional development, and each month holds a companywide event to promote and celebrate diversity.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 5,262

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 513

IT employee turnover in 2015: 7%

IT promotions in 2015: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 7

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $1,987

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 16

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 21

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 73%