Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 45

Black Hills Corp.

Rapid City, S.D. [North Central]
http://www.blackhillscorp.com
http://www.blackhillscorp.com/jobs.htm

Why you want to work there

The IT shop at this Rapid City, S.D.-based energy company is all about teamwork, with an environment characterized by open discussions and a sense of camaraderie. The company offers several work-life balance perks, including formal and informal flexible working arrangements. IT employees are offered merit increases and bonuses based on achievement of goals and the company's overall performance. Awards season Black Hills bestows awards on employees who reach years-of-service milestones. Another employee recognition initiative is the Business Enhancement Program, through which employees receive awards for sharing new and creative ideas for business improvements.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 7

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,120

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 129

IT employee turnover in 2010: 9%

IT promotions in 2010: 9%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $403

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 26%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 23%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 26%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 6%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 0%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 7%