Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 2

Securian Financial Group Inc.

St. Paul, Minn. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 10 for training, No. 10 for career development Growth opportunities abound at this financial services and insurance company. St. Paul, Minn.-based Securian has a philosophy of hiring entry-level workers and promoting from within. It supports career growth through educational opportunities that include technical, professional and managerial training, as well as degree and certification programs. A job posting program puts workers in touch with new opportunities, allowing for promotions and moves not only within the IT department, but among various departments throughout the entire company. Rich rewards On-site child care is available, plus the company offers a variety of recognition activities, such as tickets to sporting events or concerts, use of corporate box seats at events, gift cards, time off, flowers, dinners or lunches, and other food-related celebrations.

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Rank by company size:
Small, No. 1

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,429

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 426

IT employee turnover in 2010: 4%

IT promotions in 2010: 11%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $2,089

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 38%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 51%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 8%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 3%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 9%