Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 76

Fairfax County Public Schools

Falls Church, Va. [South Atlantic]
http://www.fcps.edu
http://www.fcps.edu/employment/

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 9 for training
Training takes center stage at this school system -- the nation's 12th largest -- based in Falls Church, Va. In addition to dedicated face-to-face training and online courses, employees are offered the Leadership Development Cohort, a district-wide program that ties the instructional and IT worlds together into a cohesive whole. The program is a one-year commitment, requiring two days of classes per month as well as outside activities and projects.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 41

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 24,064

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 472

IT employee turnover in 2011: 5%

IT promotions in 2011: 4%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2011: 13

Training budget per IT employee in 2011: $235

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 32%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 34%

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

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 32%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 9%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 33%