Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 11

American Fidelity Assurance Co.

Oklahoma City, Okla. [South Central]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 6 for retention, No. 8 for training It's no surprise that the most-talked-about benefit at this life and health insurance company, based in Oklahoma City, is the "All-Colleague" bonus. Last year, the average IT bonus averaged approximately 26% of base salary. Instituted about 13 years ago, the All-Colleague bonus program ties employee bonuses to the company's financial scorecard, which is published monthly to illustrate the company's progress. Workers see how the company is performing in relation to projections and can identify what it might take to push it to new performance levels. From IT executives to data-entry personnel, all workers participate in the bonus program and share in the company's financial achievements. The company also offers a free on-site medical clinic, an on-site fitness center, a tuition reimbursement program, a full range of benefits and an on-site restaurant.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 2

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 1,539

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 141

IT employee turnover in 2008: 5%

IT promotions in 2008: 14%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $1,274

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 31%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 23%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 34%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 20%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 9%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 22%