Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 70

Antares Management Solutions

Strongsville, Ohio [North Central]

Why you want to work there

A division of Medical Mutual Services, this Strongsville, Ohio-based company provides business process and application hosting services to the life and health insurance industries. Perks abound: Health benefits include traditional health insurance and dental, vision and prescription drug coverage, as well as flexible spending accounts and retirement options. Employees can earn discounts on their premiums if they participate in educational programs on healthy living, keep logs of their physical activity and complete confidential health risk assessment questionnaires every year. Antares also offers other health and wellness benefits, such as employee assistance programs, on-site fitness centers, free health screenings and discounts on the cost of joining health clubs and Weight Watchers programs. Moreover, employees can take advantage of a 24/7 toll-free nurse hotline or participate in a number of health management programs designed to help them understand and deal with conditions such as pregnancy and chronic diseases. Brown-bag lunch seminars and work/life balance workshops address topics such as stress management, parenting skills and the fundamentals of family communication. Professional development opportunities include a project management program and extensive online training covering subjects such as desktop applications and programming languages. To help people balance the demands of their work and personal lives, Antares allows employees to work flexible hours and telecommute. Additional perks include free parking at most facilities, a business casual dress code and on-site banking at some offices. The Shining Star awards program allows staffers and managers to show their appreciation for individuals who go beyond their regular job responsibilities. The program includes several levels of recognition, from a simple "thank you" to gifts of varying monetary value.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 19

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,668

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 448

IT employee turnover in 2009: 3%

IT promotions in 2009: 6%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 8

Training budget per IT employee in 2009: $2,100

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 31%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 22%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 32%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 11%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 4%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 12%