Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 76

Maritz Holdings Inc.

Fenton, Mo. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

IT employees at this Fenton, Mo., company, which designs employee incentive and reward programs, value their department's flexible approach to working arrangements and scheduling. If they so choose, they can work remotely or take advantage of a flextime policy. They can even take part in training programs remotely: The recent Maritz Virtual Technology Conference took place online, and employees could log in via the Internet to participate in sessions on the latest business technology news and innovations. The presentations were led by IT directors and guest speakers from the IT industry. Topics included cloud computing, social media and mobile technologies. On your feet Maritz rewards outstanding employee performances at the corporate and departmental levels through the Standing Ovation program. Standing Ovation awards recognize individuals and teams that consistently demonstrate a commitment to the Maritz Compass Values in their day-to-day work. Winners receive company awards points and are recognized at a special ceremony. Maritz also recognizes employees for individual accomplishments, such as promotions and new certifications. These "Honor Roll" awards are presented quarterly at breakfast ceremonies.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 25

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 4,611

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 587

IT employee turnover in 2010: 5%

IT promotions in 2010: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 2

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $550

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 29%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 29%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 29%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 12%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 7%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 13%