Best Places to Work in IT 2010 Employer Profile

No. 82

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

New York [Middle Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 9 for benefits Diversity in the workplace is more than a catchphrase at this New York-based accounting firm. A chief diversity officer reports directly to the U.S. chairman, and a National Office of Diversity includes 27 professionals and local diversity leaders from around the country. IT professionals have access to several local affinity circles and programs, and many have leadership roles in those groups, including Minority Circles, Women's Networking Circles, the Asia-Pac Network, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Circles. In fact, several IT employees helped launch the company's first GLBT Circle in Tampa in 2004, and 10 more have launched since then. Time to relax: IT employees receive between 15 and 22 vacation days per year; 10 paid holidays, plus additional paid holiday shutdowns periodically; and early office closings before holidays. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the company offers flexible Fridays (compressed workweeks with Fridays off or reduced hours). Year-end performance bonuses recognize employees who consistently make superior contributions. Spot bonuses are given throughout the year as an instant award (gift checks of $50 to $300) or as a cash award ($500 to $3,000). The IT spot bonus budget for this past fiscal year was $195,000. Approximately 36% of U.S. IT employees received a recognition award in the past year. New this year: A program called Vanguard targets minority new hires to position them for a successful career with the firm.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 48

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 31,681

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,195

IT employee turnover in 2009: 8%

IT promotions in 2009: 4%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2009: 5

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: 31%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 29%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 31%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 25%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 40%