Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 6

Securian Financial Group Inc.

St. Paul, Minn. [North Central]
http://www.securian.com
http://securian.com/careers/careers.asp

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 6 for training, No. 3 for retention The economy might be stagnant, but IT employees at this financial services and insurance company in St. Paul, Minn., are seeing opportunities for growth. Securian has a long-standing philosophy of hiring entry-level workers and promoting from within. The proof is in the pudding: 15% of IT workers earned promotions in 2008. And a job posting program allows IT employees to move to other positions within IT or in other departments within the company. Educational opportunities include technical, professional and managerial training as well as degree and certification programs. Possibly the sweetest perk is the company's on-site childcare service.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 1

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,482

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 427

IT employee turnover in 2008: 5%

IT promotions in 2008: 15%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 12

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $2,380

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 41%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 51%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 8%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 4%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 10%