Philip Morris USA Inc.
Number of Employees: 13185
Number of IT Employees: 485
IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 11 percent
IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 7 percent
Percentage of women IT managers: 31 percent
Percentage of minority IT managers: 14 percent
Percentage of women IT staff: 45 percent
Percentage of minority IT staff: 25 percent
Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 3
Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$1463
A subsidiary of the cigarette, beer and food giant Altria Group, the No. 1 U.S. cigarette maker accounts for about half of all U.S. cigarette shipments. Its Marlboro brand alone accounts for more than one-third of the country's cigarette sales. IT employees are given access to cutting-edge technology and programs to develop leadership capabilities and enhance their skills and careers. Through a profit-sharing program, the company contributes 15 percent of an employee's eligible compensation; the employee can additionally contribute a maximum of 15 percent of eligible compensation as either a before- or after-tax contribution.