Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 92

The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Cleveland, Ohio [North Central]
http://www.sherwin-williams.com
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/about/careers/

Why you want to work there

The IT department at this paint manufacturer and retailer has a dedicated Engagement Professional to ensure that IT employees optimize their career opportunities. That person performs employee satisfaction surveys at least once a year, actively solicits current staffers for feedback regarding their experiences, reviews and updates career paths, offers career coaching and can suggest a variety of technical and functional training opportunities. A whopping 93% of all vacant positions are filled from within. Education is encouraged and supported financially by the company, and employees can change their work schedules to manage school schedules and demands. For example, one IT employee was given time off to work with a tutor during his enrollment in a master's degree program.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 50

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 31,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 523

IT employee turnover in 2008: 4%

IT promotions in 2008: 9%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 7

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $802

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 29%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 22%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 30%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 32%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 14%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 34%