Best Places to Work in IT 2008 Employer Profile

No. 77

The George Washington University

Washington, D.C. [South Atlantic]
http://www.gwu.edu

Why you want to work there

When it was founded in 1821 as Columbian College, the school had three faculty members, one tutor and 30 students. In 1904, the name of the institution was changed to George Washington University, and it now enrolls more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in nine schools. Employees and their families can earn degrees at little or no cost, depending on the type of school and the degree program they choose. Other benefits include training programs and a retirement savings plan with matching contributions.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 26

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 7,144

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 284

IT employee turnover in 2007: 14%

IT promotions in 2007: 8%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2007: 14

Training budget per IT employee in 2007: $7,960

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 39%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 30%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 31%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 21%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 40%