Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 52

National Information Solutions Cooperative

Lake St. Louis, Mo. [North Central]
http://www.nisc.coop
http://www.nisc.coop/index.jsp?pid=903

Why you want to work there

This data-processing and billing service in Lake St. Louis, Mo., offers loans up to $3,500 per employee for the purchase of a PC, equipment or other peripherals from any vendor. The loan is paid off through payroll deductions over 24 months — interest-free. Several flexible working arrangements are available, including telecommuting and working four 10-hour days or two-week, 80-hour schedules. Surrounding campuses have walking trails and fitness rooms and offer passes to local community clubs to exercise, free chair/neck massages on a monthly basis, ping-pong tables and a Nintendo Wii set up in a break room. Employee contributions are recognized through picnic celebrations, wine and cheese parties, and other gatherings. The company CEO sends an e-birthday card to every employee on their special day and holds monthly luncheons to get to know workers.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 7

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 737

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 528

IT employee turnover in 2008: 4%

IT promotions in 2008: 14%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 12

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $525

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 42%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 19%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 46%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 3%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 3%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 3%