Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 17, Midsize

Securian Financial Group

St. Paul, Minn. [North Central]
Securian Financial Group
Credit: Doug Schnabel

Why you want to work there

Two key IT groups help this St. Paul, Minn.-based financial services and insurance company carry out its mission. An IT community-building team called ASSET encourages employees to participate in volunteer activities with Habitat for Humanity and other local charities, and sponsors social events like IT Goodie Day and an extreme sweater contest. Another group, Inspiring Women in Technology, or IWIT, offers support and encouragement to women in technical roles at Securian and in the wider community. Among other things, IWIT members host coding days for girls.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,610

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 432

IT employee turnover in 2015: 4%

IT promotions in 2015: 15%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 8

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $1,852

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 20

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 25

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