Best Places to Work in IT 2011 Employer Profile

No. 97

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.

Why you want to work there

In 2010, the IT team completed one of the biggest technology projects in this Atlanta-based bottling company's history: They successfully cloned the company's entire IT infrastructure, systems and data in about seven months. To ensure that the undertaking was a success, traditional functional boundaries and hierarchies were removed and employees formed virtual global teams. Nurturing talent A twice-yearly talent review is a key part of the succession planning and career management efforts at Coca-Cola Enterprises. Another part of that process involves identifying certain IT employees as "top talents" and assigning leadership team members to mentor them. These rising stars are invited to the annual IT leadership meeting as special guests. The company recently hosted a technical seminar with some of the world's top IT providers in the area of digital strategy. Keynote speakers talked about emerging trends such as social media, mobile technology and the digital arena.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 14

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 160

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 80

IT employee turnover in 2010: 6%

IT promotions in 2010: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2010: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2010: $3,125

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 14%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 21%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 10%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 30%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 34%

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