Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 57


New York, N.Y. [Middle Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 10 for benefits This New York-based accounting firm believes in giving its workers ample time to recharge. IT employees receive between 15 and 22 vacation days per year, 10 paid holidays, and periodic paid holiday shutdowns and early office closings before company holidays. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the company offers Flexible Fridays (compressed workweeks with Fridays off or reduced hours). Primary-care parents are eligible for six weeks of paid parental leave (eight weeks for multiple births) in addition to eight weeks of maternity leave (10 weeks for C-sections) or six weeks of paid adoption leave. For new fathers, the company offers three weeks of paternity leave. Non-primary-care parents are eligible for 15 days of paid leave that can be used immediately after the birth or adoption of a child, or at any time within the following year, consecutively or in smaller increments. The company's sick-day policy provides an unprescribed number of days (not to exceed five consecutive days) for an employee's illness or that of an immediate family member. A chief diversity officer reports directly to the U.S. chairman and participates as a core member of the executive leadership team. The company also has a fully staffed National Office of Diversity with 20 full-time professionals and local diversity leaders in markets around the country. IT professionals have access to local affinity circles and programs, including Minority Circles; Women's Networking Circles; Asia-Pac Network; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Circles; and others. From 2001 to 2008, the firm's annual budget for diversity doubled from $5 million to $10 million, and minority hiring rose from 18% to 32%.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 34

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 30,917

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,288

IT employee turnover in 2008: 12%

IT promotions in 2008: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 5

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

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 27%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 27%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 30%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 23%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 42%