Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 9


San Antonio, Texas [South Central]

Why you want to work there

The list of perks at this mutual insurance company in San Antonio is exhaustive. Flexible work options include a flexible 40-hour work week, compressed schedules and work-at-home arrangements. If you want to work out, you'll find three fitness centers, with state-of-the-art facilities that include saunas, workout attire, basic toiletries and personal trainers. The fees for use of the fitness facilities are refunded in full or part at the end of the year, depending on participation. For outdoor fun, there are picnic areas, playgrounds, pavilions, soccer and softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, golfing cages and jogging trails on campus. All facilities are available to employees and their immediate family members during the workday and after-hours. For a small fee, an on-site concierge service, known as My Helper, assists employees by running errands, making reservations and planning special events. The company's wellness program offers each employee a reimbursement of up to $400 per year toward the cost of smoking cessation programs, weight management programs, external fitness center memberships and personal fitness equipment. Other health-related amenities include an on-site pharmacy and pharmacist for free consultations, free flu and allergy shots, a health services clinic, massage therapy, ergonomics assistance and CPR classes.

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Rank by company size:
Large, No. 7

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 21,857

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 2,160

IT employee turnover in 2008: 8%

IT promotions in 2008: 15%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $1,800

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 29%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 28%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 29%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 37%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 23%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 38%