Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 95

Indiana University

Bloomington, Ind. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

The traditional top-down IT planning process was turned on its head at this public university in Bloomington, Ind., when faculty, staff and students recently partnered to develop the institution's five-year strategic IT plan. Knowledge sharing At the university's annual IT Workshops for Teens, staffers help Indiana youth develop math and technology skills. IU's Women in Technology Conference helps inspire young women to pursue careers in IT, and its annual Cybersecurity Conference brings together IT professionals and law enforcement experts to share security research and best practices. A professional development initiative called the IT Leaders Program offers training opportunities for senior and emerging leaders. The program's 133 graduates serve as mentors, coaches and team leaders. Managers find ways to reward outstanding performers with recognition and other noncash incentives, such as access to the latest technology and participation in leadership development opportunities. Staff contributions are celebrated at appreciation events and informal gatherings.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 52

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 39,538

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,452

IT employee turnover in 2010: 6%

IT promotions in 2010: 5%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $750

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 27%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 29%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 27%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 13%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 10%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 15%