Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 50

FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)

Rockville, Md. [South Atlantic]
http://www.finra.org
http://www.finra.org/AboutFINRA/Careers/index.htm

Why you want to work there

As the enforcement arm of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Rockville, Md.-based FINRA has an important mission to protect investors and ensure the integrity of U.S. financial markets. The organization's employee recognition program rewards people who are dedicated to the fulfillment of that mission. The Bright Idea Award, for instance, recognizes employees for performance improvement ideas that FINRA is able to implement.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 16

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 3,357

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 338

IT employee turnover in 2011: 6%

IT promotions in 2011: 4%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2011: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2011: $3,266

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 26%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 43%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 18%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 44%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 83%

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