Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 44, Large

PPG Industries

Pittsburgh, Pa. [Mid Atlantic]
PPG Industries
Credit: Larry O’Reilly

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 1 for career development
Pittsburgh-based PPG, a global supplier of paints, coatings and other materials, has built a culture of innovation that has brought IT-led projects much recognition. The company supports this culture with an IT strategic funding program designed to encourage employees to explore opportunities and to test and develop innovative solutions for their business or function. A global mentoring program connects some 160 IT supervisors and professionals with mentors and mentees from different continents, business areas and/or IT functions for mutual career enrichment.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 14,096

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 536

IT employee turnover in 2015: 12%

IT promotions in 2015: 15%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $858

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 11

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 16

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 74%