Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 28

Caesars Entertainment Corp.

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 6 for diversity This Las Vegas-based gaming company, the biggest in the world, knows how to talk the talk. Its workforce communication initiatives include one-on-one meetings between employees and their managers, team meetings, roundtable discussions and town hall meetings hosted by the senior leadership team. Be well In late 2010, the company introduced a wellness rewards program that allows employees to receive discounts on insurance premiums if they engage in preventive health measures, such as biometric screenings, annual physicals and meetings with an onsite nurse. The program also offers employees the opportunity to meet with healthcare professionals who can help them manage their weight and deal with conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Formal awards include the annual Chairman's Award, which recognizes remarkable customer service, superior performance, team results and community service. Prizes include cash, a VIP stay at a Caesars property and dinner with senior managers and board members. The Star Performer award is given quarterly in recognition of exceptional performance; honorees receive cash, gifts and a reserved parking space of the winner's choice.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 18

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 69,094

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 196

IT employee turnover in 2010: 10%

IT promotions in 2010: 7%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 3

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $1,356

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 37%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 37%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 38%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 13%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 34%