Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 80

Publix Super Markets Inc.

Lakeland, Fla. [South Atlantic]
http://www.publix.com
http://publix.com/careers/opportunities/Home.do

Why you want to work there

This Lakeland, Fla.-based supermarket, the biggest privately owned market chain in the U.S., has a holiday bonus program that is unique in the retail industry. Last year, the company paid out more than $3.7 million (10% of salaries) in holiday bonuses to full-time IT workers. The holiday bonus for salaried workers equals a full month's salary. Full-time IT employees can also exchange one week, or 40 hours, of holiday bonus compensation for an additional week of paid vacation. IT workers earn recognition in the form of increased responsibility, more challenging work assignments, involvement with new technologies, career promotions and departmentwide public recognition.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 45

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 143,500

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 751

IT employee turnover in 2008: 9%

IT promotions in 2008: 6%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $1,341

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 31%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 35%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 21%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 6%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 23%