Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 90

Wheels Inc.

Des Plaines, Ill. [North Central]
http://www.wheels.com
http://www.wheels-aldautomotive.com/public/About-Wheels/Careers.aspx

Why you want to work there

IT employees have their manager's ear at this corporate fleet management company in Des Plaines, Ill. In a recent internal staff survey, IT employees said that having access to senior leadership and understanding the IT department's contributions to the company's strategy were appreciated. In 2010, the company began offering healthcare coverage for employees' legal same-sex life partners. As part of its retention effort, the company offers continued employment to employees who relocate -- even if they move to areas where the company doesn't have offices. Wheels also allows employees to work remotely, offers bonuses for exceptional performances and successful completion of discrete projects, and supports employees who want to create new roles or career paths for themselves.

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Rank by company size:
Small, No. 11

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 624

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 96

IT employee turnover in 2010: 4%

IT promotions in 2010: 0%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $1,302

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 18%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 7%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 20%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 31%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 29%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 32%