Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 69

Automatic Data Processing Inc.

Roseland, N.J. [Middle Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

The CIO at this payroll and tax filing processing service in Roseland, N.J., began his career at the company as an entry-level programmer and moved steadily upward until he was named ADP's first CIO. The company recognizes the need for a work/life balance and offers a variety of scheduling options that allow employees to telecommute fully or work part of the week from home as business needs permit. The company has focused on ensuring that employees receive the training and development they need to effectively manage, work and communicate within a diverse and geographically dispersed organization. On-site amenities include child care centers, full-service medical facilities, fitness centers, dry cleaning services and a federal credit union. Recognition and rewards: Incentive programs include the President's/CEO Achievement Awards for employees with six or more months of service who demonstrate excellence in their positions. For every five years of service, employees receive a congratulatory letter from the CEO, a framed personalized certificate and one or more shares of ADP stock. Through the peer-driven online employee recognition program, staffers can celebrate the achievements of colleagues in any business unit by giving them "eRecognition certificates." Each certificate is worth one point, and accumulated points can be redeemed for gift cards from hundreds of merchants. ADP's KnowledgePay program awards pay increases to employees who earn approved certifications.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 43

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 30,377

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,399

IT employee turnover in 2009: 8%

IT promotions in 2009: 19%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 7

Training budget per IT employee in 2009: $2,146

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 21%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 24%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 21%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 34%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 17%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 36%