Best Places to Work in IT 2008 Employer Profile

No. 74

United Parcel Service of America Inc.

Atlanta, Ga. [South Atlantic]
http://www.ups.com

Why you want to work there

This package delivery company seeks out its best and brightest workers and helps nurture their IT careers. Through the Technology Opportunity Program, or TOP, high-performing workers from all operations areas are trained to move into IT positions. TOP graduates continue to be promoted at an accelerated rate and are tracked as high-potential employees in the career development process. The program supports UPS's policy of promotion from within, offers challenging opportunities for employees and fine-tunes their teamwork, innovation and people skills. The company also offers workers opportunities to learn more about the business and improve their communication and management skills.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 38

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 358,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 4,662

IT employee turnover in 2007: 8%

IT promotions in 2007: 1%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2007: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2007: $1,635

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 31%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 23%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 35%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 30%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 23%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 34%