Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 47, Large


Dallas, Texas [South Central]
Credit: AT&T

Why you want to work there

All IT employees at this telecommunications provider, headquartered in Dallas, know what specific capabilities they will be expected to have as their roles evolve and the company starts using new strategic technologies. This helps them formulate their career development plans. A personalized learning portal shows people the curricula required to obtain the needed skills and allows individuals to develop their own personal training plans. Using this system, AT&T IT employees completed 760,000 hours of development training in 2015, and the program has become a model for other departments throughout the company.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 221,921

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 11,093

IT employee turnover in 2015: 7%

IT promotions in 2015: 4%


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

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $703

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 18

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 23

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 97%