Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 18, Small

CFA Institute

Charlottesville, Va. [South Atlantic]
CFA Institute
Credit: Monica Pedynkowski

Why you want to work there

Top 10 Rankings: No. 9 for training
The mission of this professional organization in Charlottesville, Va., which also has offices internationally, is to lead the investment profession in ethics, education and professional excellence, and that mission motivates the IT team. CFA Institute tech professionals are encouraged to use the newest technologies to build mobile apps, test artificial intelligence applications and build new platforms in both Salesforce and Azure cloud. Benefits include a 12% employer contribution to employees' 401(k) accounts, a generous vacation policy and time off for volunteer work. CFA Institute also reimburses IT workers for the cost of continued education.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 604

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 72

IT employee turnover in 2016: 13%

IT promotions in 2016: 10%


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

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $3,222

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 19

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 28

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 87%