Nextel Communications Inc.

Nextel Communications Inc.

Reston, Va.

Number of Employees: 17014

Number of IT Employees: 763

IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 12 percent

IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 5 percent

Percentage of women IT managers: 29 percent

Percentage of minority IT managers: 27 percent

Percentage of women IT staff: 33 percent

Percentage of minority IT staff: 49 percent

Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 8

Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$2141

What's special?

Nextel provides its primarily business customers with wireless phone service, two-way radio dispatch, paging and text messaging on one handset. The company has 12.9 million subscribers in the U.S. IT workers are offered flexible schedules, educational and professional development programs, bonus and award incentives and promotions. Nextel provides one wireless phone to every employee for business and domestic personal use. Every full-time regular Nextel employee and part-time employees who work at least 30 hours per week are given the use of one Nextel phone during their employment with the company for both business and reasonable personal use.

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