Best Places to Work in IT 2008 Employer Profile

No. 100

Pfizer Inc.

New York, N.Y. [Middle Atlantic]
http://www.pfizer.com

Why you want to work there

Pfizer is the world's largest research-based pharmaceuticals firm, manufacturing brands such as Viagra and Lipitor, as well as over-the-counter remedies Benadryl and Sudafed. The company's worldwide technology division is organized as "OneIT," with all divisions reporting to the CIO, thus encouraging innovation. For example, the application development, systems engineering and tool sets used in the Pfizer European Union countries can be used in emerging markets, such as India or Brazil, or as best practices in more-established markets.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 51

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 90,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,549

IT employee turnover in 2007: 14%

IT promotions in 2007: 1%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2007: 7

Training budget per IT employee in 2007: $2,000

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 28%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 24%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 28%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 21%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 14%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 23%