Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 49

VHA Inc.

Irving, Texas [South Central]
http://vha.com
http://vha.com

Why you want to work there

Employee feedback is a critical part of the equation at this health care organization, which is based in Irving, Texas. Managers respond to that feedback to, among other things, help improve the work/life balance of employees and foster the flow of creative ideas. The IT leadership team acknowledges the accomplishments of IT employees through companywide and departmental recognition programs. Benefits include performance bonuses, an award-winning fitness center, free popcorn, beverages and Friday morning donuts. Each year, the IT department hosts an off-site team-building retreat. IT employees are exposed to a wide range of technologies, including the latest software and hardware from IBM, Dell, EMC and Microsoft. To ensure that IT workers keep abreast of new technologies, funds are budgeted for training.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 6

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 1,481

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 141

IT employee turnover in 2008: 6%

IT promotions in 2008: 6%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $2,500

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 33%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 21%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 28%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 12%

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