Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 53

Automatic Data Processing Inc.

Roseland, N.J. [Middle Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

IT has a seat at the table at this payroll and tax-filing processing service in Roseland, N.J. IT is represented not only on the corporate executive committee, but at every business unit executive committee as well, enabling IT employees to work as part of a team with colleagues from other departments. Balancing act Employees have several work/life balance programs to choose from, including the flexibility to work from home, on an alternative schedule or as part of a virtual team. ADP's alternative work location program provides company-funded technology and state-of-the-art collaboration tools. Quarterly President's Awards are presented to employees and/or groups of employees for outstanding performance. An online peer program enables employees to acknowledge and celebrate co-worker achievements and contributions from within and across business units for exceptional service and performance by sending an eRecognition certificate to a colleague. Certificates are redeemable for hundreds of merchant gift cards. The KnowledgePay Program rewards employees for achieving approved and relevant certifications with an increase to their base pay. Celebrations for exceptional team performance take the form of group breakfasts, luncheons and barbecues, or casual-dress days.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 32

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 32,586

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,397

IT employee turnover in 2010: 7%

IT promotions in 2010: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $2,155

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 21%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 21%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 21%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 34%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 20%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 37%