Best Places to Work in IT 2008 Employer Profile

No. 78

Aetna Inc.

Hartford, Conn. [New England]
http://www.aetna.com

Why you want to work there

A team bonus program at this health insurance company ties IT project results to employee bonus compensation. Employees who participate in the program can increase their bonuses based on individual performance as well as on their ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Thus, their annual bonuses are based on a combination of their individual scorecard results and a project results score, which is determined for each IT project using metrics that align with the IT scorecard. This score is a reflection of the project's success in relation to the targeted metrics. Program participants can monitor ongoing project status results on the IT department's Web site and influence each metric based on both individual and team contributions.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 39

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 34,024

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 3,007

IT employee turnover in 2007: 5%

IT promotions in 2007: 1%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2007: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2007: $1,082

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 44%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 37%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 45%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 17%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 11%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 18%