Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 87

Altria Client Services Inc.

Richmond, Va. [South Atlantic]
http://www.altria.com
http://www.cantbeattheexperience.com

Why you want to work there

IT staffers are kept busy and challenged at this Richmond, Va.-based tobacco company. Recent IT initiatives include relocating a data center to a state-of-the-art green facility, delivering new Web-based systems to support the field sales force and optimizing manufacturing systems. Through the company's "IT University," tech employees can complete project management or business analyst certifications, take courses in specific technology areas and develop business skills.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 28

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 8,534

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 266

IT employee turnover in 2011: 2%

IT promotions in 2011: 13%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2011: 6

Training budget per IT employee in 2011: $2,301

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 35%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 37%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 35%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 28%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 25%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 29%