Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 16

Quintiles Transnational Corp.

Research Triangle Park, N.C. [South Atlantic]
http://quintiles.com
http://www.qtrn.com/careers

Why you want to work there

This contract research organization in Research Triangle Park, N.C., knows that money is a key motivator. Employees at all levels are eligible for cash bonuses under the company's Performance Incentive Plan. To ensure that IT goals align with the corporate vision, the IT organization adheres to a strategic plan that focuses on processes, customer value, employees and the organization. Objectives are cascaded throughout IT as the basis for staff performance goals. In a recent internal employee survey, 97% of U.S.-based IT staffers said they think the company's mission and the work that employees do is important, and 87% said their work gives them a sense of accomplishment.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 3

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 7,684

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 321

IT employee turnover in 2008: 5%

IT promotions in 2008: 12%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $750

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 26%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 25%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 30%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 25%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 32%