Vernon Hills, Ill.
Overall Rank: 6
Number of Employees: 3810
Number of IT Employees:153
IT Employee Promotions in 2003:11 percent
IT Employee Turnover in 2003:8 percent
Percentage of women IT managers:13 percent
Percentage of minority IT managers:0 percent
Percentage of women IT staff:28 percent
Percentage of minority IT staff: 27 percent
Training days offered per IT employee in 2003:6
Training budget per IT employee in 2003*:US$2500
This technology retailer sells more than 80,000 computer products, primarily through catalogs, phone sales and its Web sites. Perks for the IT staff include holiday bonuses, stock options for all full-time employees, 401(k) and profit-sharing plans, a stock-purchase plan, onsite fitness and child care centers, a subsidized cafeteria and dry-cleaning drop-off. IT employees can work on an increasingly diverse array of projects. The company pays up to $16,000 for tuition reimbursement for classes at local colleges and universities.