Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 86

BAE Systems Inc.

Rockville, Md. [South Atlantic]
http://www.baesystems.com
http://www.baesystems.com/Careers/

Why you want to work there

Perhaps the most unique benefit at this defense market and IT services company in Rockville, Md., is its internal assignments panel process. A weekly panel, which is run by the recruiting group and attended by all directors and senior managers, helps plan the placement of employees, thus reducing the risk of workers being laid off after they complete projects. Last year, the group successfully transferred an average of 50 staff members per month to other positions within the organization. The panel process also gives the staff the opportunity to change positions for career enhancement, personal and organizational development, and project/customer requirements. IT workers support advanced computing operations across the federal government and are directly involved with many of the government's most sophisticated agencies in delivering new technologies.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 25

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 5,252

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 952

IT employee turnover in 2008: 5%

IT promotions in 2008: 6%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 4

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

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 22%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 21%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 22%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 22%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 16%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 22%