Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 79

Antares Management Solutions

Strongsville, Ohio [North Central]

Why you want to work there

A division of Medical Mutual Services, this Strongsville, Ohio, company sells business process and application hosting services to the life and health insurance industries. And its benefits package is bursting with perks. Traditional health coverage is offered along with dental, vision, prescription drug, flexible spending account and retirement options. Employees can earn premium discounts by participating in educational healthy-living programs, logging physical activity and completing an annual, confidential health risk assessment questionnaire. Employees also enjoy health-and-wellness benefits such as employee assistance programs, Weight Watchers programs, free health screenings, and on-site fitness centers or discount memberships to local health clubs. "Brown-bag" lunch sessions and work/life balance workshops address topics such as stress management, parenting skills and fundamentals of family communication. The company also offers a tuition assistance program and pays for testing and job/area-of-expertise certifications. Corporate training and development initiatives include on-site training, a project management program and computer-based training in areas such as desktop applications and programming languages. The company also offers flexible hours and part-time options, as well as telecommuting for remote staffers.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 12

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 513

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 442

IT employee turnover in 2008: 5%

IT promotions in 2008: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 9

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $2,130

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 31%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 20%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 32%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 11%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 7%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 11%