Verizon Wireless Inc.

Verizon Wireless

Bedminster, N.J.

Number of Employees: 43000

Number of IT Employees: 1956

IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 12 percent

IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 5 percent

Percentage of women IT managers: 30 percent

Percentage of minority IT managers: 21 percent

Percentage of women IT staff: 32 percent

Percentage of minority IT staff: 32 percent

Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$3500

What's special?

This wireless service provider has approximately 37.5 million customers. It is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone. The IT career path includes a management track and a technical track. The voluntary attrition rate was only 3 percent in 2003. Flexible career development plans include an average of 10 days of training. The company offers an on-site master's of IT program from Stevens Institute of Technology, one of the top technical schools in the country.

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