Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 17, Midsize

American Fidelity Assurance

Oklahoma City, Okla. [South Central]
American Fidelity Assurance
Credit: American Fidelity

Why you want to work there

IT professionals at this Oklahoma City-based life and health insurance company are motivated by a commitment to one another and an emphasis on innovation. American Fidelity has numerous programs and activities to foster creativity among software developers. Examples include Tech Week, which includes presentations where major companies like Microsoft discuss new development tools, and a day of innovation, where small IT groups huddle to solve real-world business problems. The company also has a give-back day, when developers visit local schools, and holds an awards ceremony to recognize individual and team accomplishments.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 1,900

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 204

IT employee turnover in 2016: 6%

IT promotions in 2016: 4%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $2,298

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 18

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 25

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 83%