Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 94

CDW Corp.

Vernon Hills, Ill. [North Central]
http://www.cdw.com
http://www.cdw.com/content/careers/default.asp

Why you want to work there

One of the benefits of working in the IT department at this Vernon Hills, Ill., computer products reseller is the opportunity for hands-on work with the company's own technology. One recent example is the CDW.com site, one of the top e-commerce sites in the country. Last year, the IT team upgraded the company's sales system, incorporating many complex additions and enhancements. Recognizing the complexity of the system's navigation, the application development team approached project stakeholders with a recommendation to enhance the user interface. The IT-recommended feature received outstanding feedback from the user community.

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Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 30

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 6,328

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 263

IT employee turnover in 2008: 11%

IT promotions in 2008: 11%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $2,116

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 29%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 26%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 29%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 18%

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