Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 14, Large

Erickson Living

Baltimore, Md. [South Atlantic]
Erickson Living
Credit: Greg Dohler

Why you want to work there

Employees of Erickson Living enjoy company-sponsored career development programs, benefits that promote work/life balance and a corporate commitment to diversity. They also embrace the corporate mission to "share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life." This Baltimore-based developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities offers flexible work schedules, telecommuting, reimbursement of up to $240 annually for the cost of health programs and 40 hours of paid time off for volunteer work. IT leadership empowers employees to engage in research to develop innovative solutions. The company strives to promote from within and toward that end offers a number of programs to help people grow. For example, employees have individual development plans and can take advantage of an annual tuition reimbursement of up to $4,500.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 14,406

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 128

IT employee turnover in 2016: 11%

IT promotions in 2016: 5%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $2,600

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 22

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 32

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