Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Number of Employees: 3884
Number of IT Employees: 268
IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 11 percent
IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 2 percent
Percentage of women IT managers: 37 percent
Percentage of minority IT managers: 40 percent
Percentage of women IT staff: 27 percent
Percentage of minority IT staff: 56 percent
Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 5
Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$1870
The world's second-largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean operates 28 ships through its Celebrity Cruises (10 ships) and Royal Caribbean International (18 ships) brands. More than 2 million passengers each year travel to destinations that include Alaska, the Caribbean and Europe. A career banding program offers advancement to director-equivalent positions for those in analysis, engineering, project management and operations. A team of both managers and employees meets regularly as a clearinghouse for new ideas and projects suggested by anyone in IT. The company also offers an employee cruise program.