Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 6, Midsize

FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)

Rockville, Md. [South Atlantic]
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) 
Credit: FINRA

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 7 for benefits
The people who work at this independent, nongovernmental regulator of securities firms know their employer has their back. The Rockville, Md., organization offers a robust parental leave benefit for the birth or adoption of a child, pays up to $5,000 per child for adoption-related expenses, funds emergency backup care when regular child care or elder care is unavailable, and offers flexible work arrangements to help employees balance competing work and family demands. FINRA also allows employees to take two paid days off per year to do volunteer work to give back to their communities and the charities of their choice.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 3,557

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 636

IT employee turnover in 2015: 8%

IT promotions in 2015: 11%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $1,179

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 29

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 35

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 80%