Best Places to Work in IT 2008 Employer Profile

No. 79

Publix Super Markets Inc.

Lakeland, Fla. [South Atlantic]
http://www.Publix.com

Why you want to work there

The holiday bonus program at this supermarket, the biggest privately owned market chain in the U.S., is the highlight of the year. In 2006, the company paid out more than $64 million in holiday bonuses. Salaried employees receive a full month's pay. Beginning in their first full calendar year, full-time IT workers are eligible to exchange 40 hours of holiday bonus pay for a week of paid vacation. During the first and second full calendar years of continuous full-time employment, hourly workers receive 40 hours of holiday bonus. For the third and subsequent full calendar years of continuous full-time employment, hourly employees receive 80 hours of holiday bonus.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 40

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 142,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 710

IT employee turnover in 2007: 14%

IT promotions in 2007: 1%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2007: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2007: $985

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 31%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 35%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 20%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 4%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 21%