Alliant Energy Corp.
Number of Employees: 5086
Number of IT Employees: 213
IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 6 percent
IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 4 percent
Percentage of women IT managers: 43 percent
Percentage of minority IT managers: 9 percent
Percentage of women IT staff: 35 percent
Percentage of minority IT staff: 7 percent
Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 7
Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$3000
Alliant owns electric power plants that generate approximately 5,200 megawatts of capacity. It also runs rail and marine transportation services. A large majority of IT employees work at the company's headquarters in Madison, Wis., which features a cafeteria, gourmet coffee service, dry-cleaning pickup and other amenities. Other onsite perks include oil changes, Weight Watchers classes and massage therapy. Managers meet with IT employees to complete individual development plans used to help gain the skills needed to take the next steps in their careers.