Vision Service Plan
Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Overall Rank: 3
Number of Employees: 2038
Number of IT Employees: 258
IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 9 percent
IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 6 percent
Percentage of women IT managers: 40 percent
Percentage of minority IT managers: 16 percent
Percentage of women IT staff: 37 percent
Percentage of minority IT staff: 18 percent
Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 7
Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$1100
This eye care benefits provider, which has 38 million members, has its headquarters in Rancho Cordova, a suburb of Sacramento. It was ranked 17th on Fortune Magazine's 2004 list of the 'Best 100 Companies to Work For.' Informal lunch meetings are held with the division vice president and IT employees twice a month. IT on-call workers are paid for one extra hour for each day they are on call during the workweek and two extra hours for every day on weekends. They receive compensation whether they get called or not. Other benefits include work/life balance programs and company-sponsored department activities.