Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 38

OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc.

Dublin, Ohio [North Central]
http://www.oclc.org
http://www.oclc.org/us/en/careers/default.htm

Why you want to work there

Employees at this Dublin, Ohio, nonprofit computer library service and research organization have their pick of three retirement programs. The first is the Matching Thrift Plan. Employees are eligible to participate immediately in this plan and can contribute up to 25% of their monthly compensation on a pre-or post-tax basis. The company matches employees' contributions at a rate of 35% on the first 6% of the individual's annual base compensation. The second plan is the OCLC Retirement Plan, which employees are automatically enrolled in after two years of service. Under this plan, OCLC contributes 7.15% of the employee's base salary to the plan (12.85% of the base salary amount exceeding the Social Security wage base) every month. All contributions are immediately vested. The third plan is a supplemental 403(b) plan, which is designed to supplement savings beyond the Matching Thrift Plan. Employees are eligible to participate in the 403(b) plan as soon as they are hired. Contribution amounts are based on the maximum allowable contribution under the IRS code. The company also offers alternative work schedules, including flexible hours, compressed workweeks, reduced work hours, job-sharing and telecommuting. To help employees save time, the company offers personal concierge services, a package-mailing service and a dry cleaning service, and it has an ATM on-site. Employees can also take advantage of various business and entertainment discounts.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 5

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 1,058

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 405

IT employee turnover in 2008: 8%

IT promotions in 2008: 8%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 1

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $1,200

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 34%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 34%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 35%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 16%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 7%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 18%