Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 44

Express Scripts Inc.

St. Louis [North Central]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 8 for diversity All IT staffers at this St. Louis-based pharmacy benefits management company get their hands on some pretty impressive technologies. The IT group manages cutting-edge development software and tools, working on projects such as supporting virtual and collaborative development environments, creating internally patented pharmacy automation robotics, and enabling mobile technology for self-service pharmacy benefits. Work that works for everyone: IT employees are offered flexible scheduling, work-from-home programs and online collaboration workspaces. Most IT employees support either patient-facing tools such as the company's Web sites and interactive voice response systems, or core applications with performance metrics that support patient and client safety. Key projects in the past year have included the implementation of the U.S. Department of Defense's next-generation pharmacy program and the integration of WellPoint's NextRx subsidiary, which included migration of NextRx business systems and employees, and the fulfillment of millions of new claims through Express Scripts systems. IT is special: Recognition and reward programs for IT employees are robust, including awards for employee of the quarter and employee of the year. In the past year, more than 300 IT employees were also recognized via the company's Web-based recognition programs.

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Rank by company size:
Large, No. 25

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 12,500

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,159

IT employee turnover in 2009: 4%

IT promotions in 2009: 7%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2009: $1,000

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 30%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 26%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 20%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 12%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 22%