Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 13

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Inc.

Tampa, Fla. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 5 for retention, No. 6 for benefits, No. 1 for diversity There are health benefits galore at this Tampa, Fla.-based employer, which is part of the National Cancer Institute's elite group of Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Perks include on-site child care, medical benefits, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, prepaid tuition assistance, a pension plan, flexible work hours (including four 10-hour days and work-from-home options), a 403(b) plan and parental leave. There's also a new on-site health care clinic with free services for employees. The clinic can prescribe medications, and it provides evaluation and treatment of minor illnesses and offers monitoring and counseling services to employees with chronic conditions. Plus, all recommended cancer screenings, regardless of where they are performed, are fully covered by the Moffitt health plan. Other health-related perks include over-the-counter medications at no cost, free flu shots for employees and their adult dependents and support for employees who are trying to quit smoking. Training techies: The Moffitt Cancer Center employs a full-time technology training staff and works with off-site training organizations. Some employees attend a national CIO boot camp to help them develop skills they'd need to become CIOs, and others receive special mentoring and coaching assistance and participate in a formal leadership development program for management and nonmanagement staffers.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 5

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 3,981

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 178

IT employee turnover in 2009: 12%

IT promotions in 2009: 16%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2009: $4,500

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 42%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 39%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 42%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 35%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 26%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 38%