Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 21, Large

Cedars-Sinai Health System

Los Angeles, Calif. [Pacific]

Why you want to work there

Cedars-Sinai IT employees would be hot commodities in the healthcare IT job market, because the Los Angeles-based nonprofit healthcare provider offers comprehensive training and supports their efforts to earn certifications. But while Cedars-Sinai recognizes that this training makes its IT staffers attractive to other employers, it knows the value of skilled employees and hopes they'll remain loyal because it offers good benefits and the opportunity to work on interesting projects. One fun event that the organization has held for three years in a row is "Robot Wars/Technology Day," where teams of employees build robots and compete in battle as they vie for the title of "chief robotics officer."

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 12,082

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 421

IT employee turnover in 2013: 11%

IT promotions in 2013: 11%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $1,663