Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 62

The George Washington University

Washington [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 8 for diversity, No. 1 for training The George Washington University is the largest private employer in the District of Columbia. The main campus, in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, sits within the nation's capital, covering 30 square blocks. The Vern Express shuttle bus links Foggy Bottom to the Mount Vernon campus, tucked into one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, in rural northern Virginia, the Ashburn campus serves as the university's technology and research hub, as well as its main campus for graduate studies. A bounty of benefits The university offers a tuition benefit to full- and part-time faculty, staff and research personnel in eligible positions who are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, as well as to non-degree-seeking employees. Under the benefit, 96% of tuition and expenses are paid, with no repayment obligation. Spouses, domestic partners and dependent children also receive substantial remission coverage, which increases with tenure.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 18

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 5,328

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 255

IT employee turnover in 2010: 12%

IT promotions in 2010: 5%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 15

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $6,500

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 33%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 43%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 40%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 31%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 42%