Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 64

T-Mobile USA Inc.

Bellevue, Wash. [Pacific]

Why you want to work there

To reinforce this telecommunications company's values, employees attend a one-day training session and managers attend a two-day session called "T-Mobile Commitment." The Bellevue, Wash.-based business' community outreach program, Huddle Up, has helped 43,541 children in high-risk and low-income communities get connected with after-school programs. The company encourages employees to volunteer by hosting "work days" and offering an eight-hour, non-vacation day they can use to volunteer for Huddle Up and other programs. In 2008, company volunteers served a total of 18,000 hours through Huddle Up. As part of the Huddle Up program, the company hosted more than 6,000 students from the Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas to attend the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge game during the 2008 National Basketball Association's All-Star Weekend. Students qualified to attend by meeting several criteria in school attendance, leadership, community service and reading.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 37

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 41,493

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,456

IT employee turnover in 2008: 9%

IT promotions in 2008: 12%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $1,608

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 26%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 27%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 26%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 39%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 21%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 43%