Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 21, Small

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

Indianapolis, Ind. [North Central]
NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)
Credit: Jessica Ramberg

Why you want to work there

At the National Collegiate Athletic Association in Indianapolis, 10% of IT staffers' time is dedicated to researching innovations and pushing new technologies out to the organization. The CIO meets with every IT employee one-on-one for lunch at least once a year to exchange ideas, and the annual Penguin award program honors an employee who took a significant risk, whether it was successful or not. Efforts to foster camaraderie include a Star Wars Day celebration and an annual retreat. And, yes -- employees receive free tickets to NCAA tournament games.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 514

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 32

IT employee turnover in 2016: 3%

IT promotions in 2016: 6%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $3,906

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 28

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 33

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 100%