Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 19

Texas Health Resources Inc.

Arlington, Texas [South Central]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 6 for retention, No. 6 for career development It's all about balance at this nonprofit healthcare system in Arlington, Texas. IT employees are able to achieve work/life balance by creating a flexible schedule and teleworking, using the Employee Assistance Program, and taking paid time off to volunteer in their communities. To support teleworking, the IT group has embraced the guiding principles that virtual teams will be the norm and that they will conduct meetings virtually when possible. More than 75% of IT employees now telework. Texas Health's Community Time Off program allows every employee to volunteer up to eight hours per year and receive compensation for time away from work. IT employees last year committed 14,000 hours to the community, participating in activities such as working in food kitchens and building community playgrounds. Eye on the future The Texas Health 401(k) retirement plan matches employee contributions up to 6% with a 2% minimum contribution rate per pay period (up to IRS limit) to encourage employees to save. The company matches contributions based on total years of service. Financial education is provided via free investment advice, and J.P. Morgan asset managers provide one-on-one participant consultation on-site at each hospital several times a year. Texas Health offers a semiannual bonus for all eligible staffers based on performance achievements. Manager- and director-level employees follow a similar model, but the payout is annual rather than semiannual.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 13

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 18,613

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 505

IT employee turnover in 2010: 8%

IT promotions in 2010: 11%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 8

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $638

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 48%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 56%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 46%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 28%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 8%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 30%