Harrah's Entertainment Inc.

Harrah's Entertainment Inc.

Las Vegas

Number of Employees: 43000

Number of IT Employees: 259

IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 12 percent

IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 10 percent

Percentage of women IT managers: 44 percent

Percentage of minority IT managers: 13 percent

Percentage of women IT staff: 42 percent

Percentage of minority IT staff: 23 percent

Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 10

Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$4011

What's special?

Harrah's operates 26 casinos in 13 states under the Harrah's, Harveys, Rio and Showboat brand names. IT employees are offered assignment rotations, promotions and targeted training. Feedback from IT workers is continuously gathered; this feedback is periodically reviewed, and any problems are addressed. As part of the employee review process, staff submit a "work/life balance statement" to discuss with their manager and facilitate flexible schedules. Harrah's targets 15 percent of employees to advance in their careers every year.

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