Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 41

VHA Inc.

Irving, Texas [South Central]
http://vha.com
http://vha.com

Why you want to work there

Benefits at this Irving, Texas-based health care organization include an award-winning fitness center, and free popcorn and beverages. The IT department also hosts an off-site Fun Day that involves a team-building activity. Another benefit is the Way To Go! program, which honors actions and deeds throughout the year that contribute positively to the company's culture and mission. An easy-to-use online recognition form is available on the company intranet. Along with the recognition, the employee receives a $25 GiftPass award and is recognized at the quarterly celebration. Winners of the Wow! awards are selected by an employee committee from among the Way to Go! recipients. Along with the recognition, an employee receives a $50 GiftPass award and is recognized at the quarterly celebration. Team effort: A companywide incentive plan, designed to unite employees in the achievement of corporate goals, provides a financial incentive to all employees who contribute to the company's overall goal attainment; rewards are paid as a lump sum every April. IT also sponsors lunch-and-learn sessions that typically cover technical material.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 6

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 1,510

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 143

IT employee turnover in 2009: 4%

IT promotions in 2009: 5%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2009: $1,500

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 35%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 16%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 33%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 16%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 39%