Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 66

WellPoint Inc.

Indianapolis, Ind. [North Central]
http://www.wellpoint.com
http://www.wellpoint.com/careers

Why you want to work there

Money talks at this health benefits provider in Indianapolis, which delivers coverage primarily under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield name to about 35 million members. The compensation package for its IT workers includes the potential for annual bonuses and "on the spot" awards. A profit-sharing plan is available to all employees. The company also offers a flexible working environment and training programs. Developed in response to IT workers' requests for defined careers tracks, the company's "Tracks to 2010" program provides information and topics to help employees proactively develop their careers in partnership with technology managers and the IT organization.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 38

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 40,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 2,817

IT employee turnover in 2008: 6%

IT promotions in 2008: 12%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $2,000

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 47%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 36%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 48%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 23%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 13%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 24%