Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 27, Large

Sharp HealthCare

San Diego, Calif. [Pacific]
Sharp HealthCare
Credit: Diana Rinehart Babb

Why you want to work there

The technology department at Sharp HealthCare actively engages its workers. For example, the department has a group called the Employee Action Team that helps guide improvements to the employee experience, and it celebrates individual achievements with formal staff recognition programs that include employee of the month and employee of the year awards. IT workers at the San Diego-based healthcare delivery system say they benefit from challenging assignments that expose them to a multitude of technologies. They also say they have supportive leaders and cite a "do the right thing" culture as one of the IT's important attributes.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 17,913

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 478

IT employee turnover in 2016: 8%

IT promotions in 2016: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $2,032

PTO and Healthcare

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

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 35

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 98%