Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 33

OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc.

Dublin, Ohio [North Central]

Why you want to work there

IT employees at this Dublin, Ohio, nonprofit computer library service and research organization get to customize their work schedules. The company offers an array of scheduling options, including flexible hours, compressed workweeks, reduced work hours, job sharing and telecommuting. Work/life balance perks include a dry cleaning service, concierge services, postage and shipping services, an onsite ATM and discounts from local business and entertainment venues. OCLC also offers three retirement programs: Through the Thrift Plan, employees can contribute up to 25% of their monthly compensation on a pre-tax or after-tax basis. The company matches the employee's contribution on the first 6% of the annual base compensation at a rate of 35%. The second retirement offering is the OCLC Retirement plan. Under this plan, every month, OCLC contributes 7.15% of the employee's base salary to the plan (12.85% of the base salary amount exceeding the Social Security wage base). All contributions are immediately vested. The third option is a supplemental 403(b) plan. Employees are eligible to participate in the 403(b) plan as soon as they are hired as a way to supplement their savings in the Matching Thrift Plan. Contribution amounts are based on the maximum allowable contributions under the IRS code. Awards to shine OCLC rewards employees for their hard work. The organization's Spotlight Awards recognize extraordinary individual and team performances that go above and beyond an individual or team's normal responsibilities. The President's Award recognizes employees who provide outstanding contributions to OCLC's success. Service Awards recognize employees for years of service, and Star and Co-Star Awards recognize employees for exceptional service to libraries.

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Rank by company size:
Small, No. 6

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 879

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 383

IT employee turnover in 2010: 12%

IT promotions in 2010: 5%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $679

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 54%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 25%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 20%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 14%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 21%