Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 61

W.W. Grainger Inc.

Lake Forest, Ill. [North Central]
http://www.grainger.com
http://experiencedone.com

Why you want to work there

There's a bounty of benefits at this Lake Forest, Ill.-based company, which distributes maintenance, repair and service equipment. The hallmark of Grainger's benefits package is its profit-sharing trust, a retirement savings plan driven by company profitability. Grainger funds the plan completely and rewards employees based on the previous year's business performance and employees' years of service. In 2011, the award represented more than 18% of pay for employees with five or more years of service.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 35

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 15,000

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 623

IT employee turnover in 2011: 5%

IT promotions in 2011: 9%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2011: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2011: $2,247

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 30%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 20%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 28%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 17%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 30%