Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 16, Small

Independent Purchasing Cooperative

Miami, Fla. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 9 for training
At Miami-based IPC, a purchasing cooperative for owners of Subway sandwich shop franchises, financial benefits for IT pros include a yearly bonus that typically amounts to 10% of an individual's annual salary, free health insurance and a 100% employer match of 401(k) contributions of up to 10% of the employee's annual compensation. IPC holds an employee appreciation event at the local botanical garden or city zoo every year and gives staffers free turkeys at Thanksgiving, a holiday bonus at the end of the year and a free meal every day -- either a Subway breakfast or lunch.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 231

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 89

IT employee turnover in 2013: 10%

IT promotions in 2013: 9%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 15

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $2,500