Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 35, Large


Memphis, Tenn. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

With a history of pursuing IT-oriented innovation -- a legacy that includes some of the world's first commercial uses of handheld computers, the first PC-based automated shipping system and the first online package-tracking system -- this Memphis-based shipping services company has a reputation for challenging IT professionals to find ways to use the latest technologies to better serve FedEx employees and customers. To foster an atmosphere in which people are inspired to pursue ongoing technology advancements, the company offers growth and learning initiatives that help its team of 4,000-plus IT professionals stay up to date on the latest technologies and work across functions.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 274,802

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 4,715

IT employee turnover in 2015: 5%

IT promotions in 2015: 8%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $670

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 14

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 24

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 87%