Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 79

Xerox Corp.

Norwalk, Conn. [New England]

Why you want to work there

This Norwalk, Conn.-based maker of copiers and document management systems keeps a close eye on its talent pipeline. The company's "Build Our Talent" program supports learning and professional development through formal and informal training. An extensive e-learning library is available to all IT employees. A tool called myMap uses questions and resource links to help employees determine their career paths and identify the steps and support needed to get where they want to go. Use of the tool is voluntary, but employees may find that it enables them to have higher-quality discussions with their managers about how they can tie their career desires to concrete personal development plans. Pay perks Each year, Xerox identifies a recommended percentage increase in salary for employees who do a good job and are paid at or under the benchmark level for their positions. For those who are doing outstanding jobs, the percentage is increased, often doubled, and the additional amount can be awarded in a lump sum. The company also rewards employees with stock options and bonuses.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 45

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 79,900

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 609

IT employee turnover in 2010: 3%

IT promotions in 2010: 7%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $992

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 38%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 33%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 39%

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: 22%