Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 73

FedEx Corp.

Memphis, Tenn. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

This Memphis-based package-delivery company serves over 220 countries and territories and delivers 7.5 million packages every day. In addition, hosts an average of 15 million unique visitors per month and 6 million package-tracking requests daily. Training keeps employees on their toes. At institutions of higher education, FedEx IT employees are eligible for reimbursement of tuition, enrollment and associated fees, including laboratory, library usage, computer, activity, maintenance and registration fees. Reimbursement is $5,000 per employee per calendar year, provided that grade levels are met. All permanent employees are eligible to take courses under the Educational Assistance Program, beginning on or after the employee's date of hire. FedEx-based technical training opportunities include AJAX, Java, XML and Visual Basic programming. Nontechnical courses include behavioral interviewing, coaching for performance, core team leadership, managing virtual teams and valuing diversity for professionals. Through its Purple Pipeline program, selected managers swap positions with counterparts in different IT disciplines to better understand one another's needs and opportunities.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 41

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 228,263

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 6,804

IT employee turnover in 2008: 4%

IT promotions in 2008: 7%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $529

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 32%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 27%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 30%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 18%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 31%