Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 100

FedEx Corp.

Memphis [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Employees of this Memphis-based package-delivery company are encouraged to volunteer their time for causes that are of interest to them. Charitable activities they have participated in include Habitat for Humanity home-building projects, March of Dimes walks and Multiple Sclerosis Society bike rides. The company sponsors an annual "FedEx Cares Day" when employees around the world are allowed to take time off to volunteer for United Way projects in their communities. Thousands of employees take part every year. In addition, FedEx donates more than 1% of its pretax profits to charitable causes. Purple praise FedEx honors the achievements of employees with Purple Promise awards. The Purple Promise program includes multiple levels of recognition within individual operating companies; the highest honor is an award whose recipients get cash, a trophy and a lapel pin and are recognized at a special annual event. Humanitarian Awards are given to employees who go above and beyond customary levels of responsible citizenship to perform acts that promote human welfare. Recipients of these awards get trophies and lapel pins and are recognized at annual ceremonies at each company.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 54

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 225,526

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 5,873

IT employee turnover in 2010: 4%

IT promotions in 2010: 5%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $409

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 33%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 28%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 33%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 30%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 18%

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