Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 72

Sprint Nextel Corp.

Overland Park, Kan. [North Central]
http://sprint.com
http://sprint.com/careers

Why you want to work there

The IT team at this telecommunications giant in Overland Park, Kan., recently embraced a challenge to find ways to reduce end-to-end development cycle time by 50% in two years. The team discovered new tools to make testing more efficient, enhanced requirements processes, developed more robust reporting, and leveraged lean methodologies to simplify internal processes. A mobile workforce program allows employees to work productively from home, client locations or the IT department offices.

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Rank by company size:
Large, No. 38

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 40,280

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 2,458

IT employee turnover in 2011: 2%

IT promotions in 2011: 8%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2011: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2011: $730

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 32%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 30%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 17%

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