Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 85

MetroStar Systems

Reston, Va. [South Atlantic]
http://www.metrostarsystems.com
http://www.metrostarsystems.com/careers/default.aspx

Why you want to work there

This IT services company in Reston, Va., sets aside cash for training each of its employees. The company puts together career development plans for every employee, and each year allocates a specific amount of money that each individual can put toward training, memberships in professional organizations and other professional development activities. The plan is also tied to a certification award program that rewards employees for each professional certification earned. When MetroStar requires an employee to complete a particular training program, the company covers the cost without deducting anything from that employee's training allotment. Supervisors recommend employees for annual merit performance awards, merit raises and appreciation certificates.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 10

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 125

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 68

IT employee turnover in 2010: 16%

IT promotions in 2010: 10%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $3,676

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 29%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 43%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 28%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 47%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 71%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 44%