Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 97

MetroStar Systems

Reston, Va. [South Atlantic]
http://www.metrostarsystems.com
http://www.metrostarsystems.com/careers/

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 7 for career development, No. 8 for retention, No. 10 for training
At this IT services company in Reston, Va., each employee gets an individual career development plan that includes free training and money to put toward courses, certifications or professional advancements. The company's "MSS University" makes training sessions available to all employees and offers complimentary lunch-and-learn sessions.

Rank by company size:
Small, No. 12

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 132

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 105

IT employee turnover in 2011: 18%

IT promotions in 2011: 15%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2011: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2011: $2,857

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 24%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 14%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 26%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 54%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 57%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 53%