Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 80

GlobalScape Inc.

San Antonio [South Central]

Why you want to work there

Get the workspace that fits your style at this San Antonio-based software company. Employees can design their own workspace to make it just right for them. In fact, they can bring in items such as aquaria, fish or turtles to put their own stamp on their office space. Workspaces also have limited lighting to aid employees' concentration as they work on IT projects, and they feature whiteboard-walled cubicles to display ideas. Flexible work hours top it all off -- with start and end times anywhere between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to fit employees' schedules. The company pays for 100% of medical, dental and vision care plans for employees. Winter solstice: Employees are given a two-week winter break in addition to other holidays and paid time off. A donation program allows employees to transfer paid time off to another employee in need of a medical or emergency leave. The company has no set spending cap for the self-development programs or certifications employees can take each year. A tuition reimbursement program for college courses is offered, with a maximum of $3,500 per year.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 12

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 78

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 56

IT employee turnover in 2009: 3%

IT promotions in 2009: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2009: $5,000

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 25%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 0%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 30%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 32%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 33%

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