Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 19, Midsize

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Durham, N.C. [South Atlantic]
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Credit: John Fulton

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 8 for benefits
IT employees at this Durham, N.C., nonprofit health insurance provider have access to multiple training opportunities -- including offerings that lead to certifications and degrees -- through a program called Blue University. An employee-led volunteer group called the CIO Culture Club sponsors an initiative called PitchIT, wherein IT employees have a chance to pitch ideas to improve quality and agility, reduce waste and increase value. The organization's annual one-day IT summit helps employees keep their skills sharp and improve their knowledge of new technologies.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 4,716

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 465

IT employee turnover in 2015: 8%

IT promotions in 2015: 9%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $538

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 23

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 26

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 92%