Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 23, Large


St. Louis, Mo. [North Central]
Credit: Marc Swendner

Why you want to work there

Ascension Information Services (AIS), the IT subsidiary of Ascension, a St. Louis-based nonprofit health system, offers its employees a wide range of job opportunities in various disciplines and multiple geographic locations. AIS pays competitive wages and offers a robust benefits package. To encourage employees to pursue professional development opportunities, the organization offers online learning tools and annual stipends to defray the costs of training and education. AIS allows people to work remotely, regularly seeks out employees' opinions through surveys, and provides staffers with opportunities to positively impact the people and communities that Ascension serves.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 151,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 3,560

IT employee turnover in 2016: 7%

IT promotions in 2016: 8%


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

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $1,229

PTO and Healthcare

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

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 27

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