Allstate Insurance Co.
Number of Employees: 38721
Number of IT Employees: 4177
IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 5 percent
IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 5 percent
Percentage of women IT managers: 40 percent
Percentage of minority IT managers: 20 percent
Percentage of women IT staff: 43 percent
Percentage of minority IT staff: 34 percent
Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 15
Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$5000
The second-largest U.S. personal insurer, Allstate sells auto, homeowners and life insurance in Asia, Europe and the Americas. The most recent company-sponsored IT employee survey showed a 92 percent overall satisfaction rating; 95 percent of IT employees reported that leaders gave them the flexibility to balance their personal lives and work. Onsite amenities include a fitness center, daycare, bank, photo-finishing center, dry-cleaning drop-off, Weight Watchers classes, movie rentals and convenience stores. Ranked No. 16 on Diversity Inc.'s "Top 50" list, Allstate requires classes on diversity and adherence to fairness and equal treatment policies. Team Jam, a personal and group dynamics effort, encourages team-building, personal development and community service.