Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 71

Jack Henry & Associates Inc.

Monett, Mo. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

IT employees are rarely required to fly commercial at this Monett, Mo., company, which provides computer systems to banks and credit unions. IT workers instead arrive at the airport 15 minutes prior to their departure time, flash their identification badges to the pilot and hop on one of six corporate airplanes stocked with soda, water and snacks. The company says that by using its private air services, travel-related stress diminishes and employees are able to spend more time at home and less time on the road or in airports. Other perks include flexible work hours and a VPN that allows employees to access the corporate network 24 hours a day, seven days a week, plus Web access to a few key systems. When employees need to check e-mail or put in for paid time off, they can access those applications via any secured Internet-connected PC.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 22

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 3,875

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 180

IT employee turnover in 2008: 1%

IT promotions in 2008: 19%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $1,350

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 21%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 20%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 21%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 9%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 4%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 10%