Best Places to Work in IT 2008 Employer Profile

No. 98

Duke University Health System & Duke University Medical Center

Durham, N.C. [South Atlantic]
http://www.dukehealth.org

Why you want to work there

This health care system requires around-the-clock IT support, and its IT workers are given the technology they need to make that support happen. To enable staffers to resolve problems and provide high-level technology support without having to be on-site at odd hours, the company provides IT employees in key functional groups with services and devices, including DSL connections, BlackBerries, PDAs and cell phones. Such technologies make it more convenient for IT staffers to respond to system needs at all times without added expense or unnecessary travel time.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 50

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 22,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 542

IT employee turnover in 2007: 6%

IT promotions in 2007: 9%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2007: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2007: $1,417

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 41%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 34%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 42%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 25%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 19%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 26%