Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 41

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

McLean, Va. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 4 for training IT staffers here get to use what they call a "technology petting zoo" -- a research-and-development center where employees can test cutting-edge and prototype technologies. This global consulting firm, which is based in McLean, Va., also supports a variety of advanced training courses and certification programs to keep staffers' skills current. The company also has a commitment to corporate philanthropy and community service; IT staffers are encouraged to reach beyond office walls to understand and embrace nonprofit groups such as charities and educational organizations that are working to help people in communities where employees work and live. The approach is employee-centric. The firm provides resources -- financial, in-kind and pro-bono -- that address the charitable and volunteer interests of its staffers and their families. IT workers participate in community service activities in teams, through employee forums sponsored by the IT organization and at the individual level.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 26

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 20,434

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 248

IT employee turnover in 2008: 10%

IT promotions in 2008: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 7

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $1,000

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 31%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 31%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 33%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 42%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 41%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 44%