Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 38

OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc.

Dublin, Ohio [North Central]

Why you want to work there

This Dublin, Ohio, nonprofit computer library service and research organization offers a host of alternative work schedules, including flexible hours, compressed workweeks, reduced work hours, job sharing and telecommuting. Other perks include dry cleaning, personal concierge, postage and shipping, and various other business and entertainment discounts and services. On easy street: The company also offers three retirement programs. Through a matching thrift plan, employees can contribute up to 25% of their monthly compensation on a pretax or after-tax basis, with the company matching the employee's contribution on the first 6% of the annual base compensation at a rate of 35%. The second program is the OCLC Retirement Plan: After two years of service, employees are automatically enrolled, and every month, the company contributes 7.15% of the employee's base salary to the plan; all contributions are immediately vested. The third program is a 403(b) plan to supplement savings beyond the matching thrift plan, with contribution amounts based on the maximum allowable contribution under the IRS code. In the spotlight: Recognition programs include a Spotlight Award to reward extraordinary individual performance, and the President's Award, a cash prize that recognizes employees who make outstanding contributions to the company's mission and strategy. Service awards recognize employees for years of service with items such as clocks, watches and electronic equipment. The Star and Co-Star awards recognize employees for exceptional service to libraries.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 4

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 977

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 412

IT employee turnover in 2009: 4%

IT promotions in 2009: 5%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2009: $1,040

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 29%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 34%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 28%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 17%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 6%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 19%