Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 24

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles [Pacific]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 5 for diversity An undeniable perk of working at a world-class medical center is access to the best healthcare. Employees at this Los Angeles-based nonprofit healthcare organization can choose to access providers within Cedars-Sinai for all of their medical needs, receiving discounted services, waived co-pays for doctor visits at many physician offices, and waived insurance deductibles for hospital visits. Recognition raves The Standing Ovation for Quality Service award is given to an employee, physician, volunteer, group or team who has been especially kind, caring, helpful, knowledgeable or responsive. Executive management sends out a special thank-you letter along with the comments of recognition to the individuals and their supervisors. At the discretion of the department head, spot bonuses are given to employees who contribute to overall organizational success and promote quality improvement, customer satisfaction, collaboration, productivity or cost savings. The President's Award is one of the top honors at Cedars-Sinai and is accompanied by a monetary award and a recognition luncheon with the president/CEO of Cedars-Sinai. When teams meet implementation goals on certain projects, outstanding performance is rewarded based on an individual's role and contributions.

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Rank by company size:
Large, No. 17

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 11,731

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 326

IT employee turnover in 2010: 11%

IT promotions in 2010: 5%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $1,840

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 34%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 42%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 33%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 60%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 30%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 64%