Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 45

BlueCross and BlueShield of Alabama

Birmingham, Ala. [South Atlantic]
http://www.bcbsal.org
http://www.bcbsal.jobs

Why you want to work there

Employees get a slice of the productivity pie at this health insurance company in Birmingham, which is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Through one program, employees are compensated for productivity gains. The company sets and monitors individual and corporate stretch goals, which are tied to business objectives set forth in the company's strategic plan and shared across the enterprise. Other perks include work/life balance programs, team celebrations, wellness and fitness programs, company-sponsored community involvement and tuition reimbursement.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 12

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 4,127

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 605

IT employee turnover in 2008: 3%

IT promotions in 2008: 10%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $5,110

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 36%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 28%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 37%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 19%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 9%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 20%