Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 13, Large


Memphis, Tenn. [South Central]
Credit: FedEx

Why you want to work there

FedEx helps its team members grow and learn through multiple channels. The Memphis-based shipping services company has set up an online venue called the Growth and Learning Portal, where IT team members can access resources and develop their own professional development plans that incorporate training and education, experience and networking with other professionals. Resources available to employees include GrowTalks podcasts on business and wellness-related topics; SkillSoft Live and Coaching in Action webinars, which include presentations by well-known authors and speakers; and the FedEx Learning Center (FLC), which features more than 2,700 online courses and 10,000-plus audio books, e-books and videos. FedEx also offers intensive in-person training programs and a tuition assistance plan.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 289,594

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 4,909

IT employee turnover in 2016: 4%

IT promotions in 2016: 6%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $1,337

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 14

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 24

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 84%