Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 25, Large

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa. [Mid Atlantic]
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Credit: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Why you want to work there

IT professionals have a powerful sense of purpose at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), whose goal is to make breakthroughs for children every day. The IT department has a formal awards program and other means of recognizing and rewarding workers for their contributions. CHOP actively promotes from within and has distinct career ladders that give individuals a framework for career planning. The organization provides leadership training and professional development opportunities, and its initiatives, such as its recent adoption of Lean/Kaizen methodologies, create a unique work environment for tech employees.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 12,607

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 597

IT employee turnover in 2016: 7%

IT promotions in 2016: 9%


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

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $586

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 25

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 30

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 80%