Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 93

Cornell University

Ithaca, N.Y. [Middle Atlantic]
http://www.cornell.edu
https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobsearch.ftl

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 6 for benefits This Ivy League university in Ithaca, N.Y., has put a new focus on becoming a "strengths-based employer." Managers and employees are being trained to identify individual strengths and align the work that employees are assigned with those areas. Managers are encouraged to invest time in developing employees' strengths rather than remediating weaknesses. Job security might be the most coveted perk here: Although the university has been affected by the current economic situation, it has thus far avoided employee layoffs.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 29

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 6,261

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 333

IT employee turnover in 2008: 5%

IT promotions in 2008: 8%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $500

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 28%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 36%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 27%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 8%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 5%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 8%