Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 50

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Fla. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 3 for diversity IT workers at this Coral Gables, Fla., university are engaged in myriad global initiatives. For example, they supported researchers from the university's marine school who monitored the environmental impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year. IT employees also continue to offer telecommunications support to university medical school personnel who are providing healthcare to the people of earthquake-ravaged Haiti. This past April, IT staffers were onsite for an entire weekend to support the Clinton Global Initiative, in which former President Bill Clinton met with students and educators from around the world to discuss a variety of international challenges, ranging from disease and illiteracy to economic development. Last month, IT employees set up the voice and data infrastructure for the university's Global Business Forum, which was attended by world-renowned business leaders such as GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. Groceries for locavores The University of Miami medical campus has hosted a weekly farmer's market for years, and the Coral Gables campus this year began hosting its own farmer's market, which features goods and produce from local farmers, artisans, growers and vendors. Healthcare-related perks include two new "minute clinic" medical clinics that will offer faculty and staff convenient access to care for common illnesses. No appointment is necessary, and employees will pay only a $10 copay for a visit, which will usually last no more than 20 minutes.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 31

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 11,668

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 357

IT employee turnover in 2010: 8%

IT promotions in 2010: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $3,053

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 34%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 40%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 32%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 76%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 63%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 79%