Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 83

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Sacramento, Calif. [Pacific]
http://www.smud.org
http://www.smud.org/careers

Why you want to work there

A big piece of the benefits package at this California utility, one of the largest locally owned electric utilities in the U.S., is a work/life balance program. And the IT staff has a full plate of projects, many of them on the cutting edge, starting with the utility's efforts to create renewable energy and increase efficiencies. The utility is also pursuing solar, wind and biomass technologies and enhancing a distribution system to support advanced metering infrastructure and smart-grid initiatives. The IT group is building an infrastructure for plug-in hybrid cars and supporting new technology with a solar hydrogen fueling station, which services the utility's fleet of hydrogen vehicles.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 13

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,390

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 143

IT employee turnover in 2008: 5%

IT promotions in 2008: 6%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 7

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $2,068

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 13%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 28%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 28%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 31%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 28%