Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 21, Small

CFA Institute

Charlottesville, Va. [South Atlantic]
CFA Institute
Credit: Monica Pedynkowski

Why you want to work there

The IT team at this professional organization in Charlottesville, Va., is motivated by CFA's mission to lead the investment profession in ethics, education and professional excellence. The technology team is given the resources needed to develop high-quality products, and CFA invests in emerging technologies such as gamification, cloud computing and mobile systems. Benefits include a 12% employer contribution to employees' 401(k) accounts. All IT workers have personalized development plans, and they're reimbursed for the cost of pursuing certifications.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 475

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 70

IT employee turnover in 2015: 8%

IT promotions in 2015: 13%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $3,962

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 19

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 28

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 87%