Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 58

The George Washington University

Washington, D.C. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 6 for diversity, No. 5 for training The biggest employee perk at this Washington, D.C., university is education. Founded in 1821 as Columbian College, this top-rated school enrolls more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in nine schools. Employees can attend courses and pursue degrees at the university for a nominal fee (4% of the standard cost of tuition). Employees' spouses and dependents can also attend the university for a discounted fee (the amount varies depending on an employee's tenure at the school). The IT department reimburses its workers for some certificates and other technical advancements that they choose to pursue and offers a comprehensive service-improvement initiative, training programs and a career development program.

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Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 17

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 7,199

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 279

IT employee turnover in 2008: 9%

IT promotions in 2008: 9%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $5,000

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 33%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 36%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 39%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 34%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 41%