United Stationers Inc.
Des Plaines, Ill.
Number of Employees: 5598
Number of IT Employees: 242
IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 5 percent
IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 1 percent
Percentage of women IT managers: 0 percent
Percentage of minority IT managers: 0 percent
Percentage of women IT staff: 0 percent
Percentage of minority IT staff: 0 percent
Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 3
Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$1000
The largest U.S. wholesaler of office supplies and equipment, United Stationers sells about 40,000 brand-name and private-label items that include business supplies, furniture, janitorial supplies, computers and peripherals. The company sells to more than 15,000 resellers through its sales force, print catalog and online. Social programs for employees include a Halloween Open House, a picnic, a dinner dance, golf and bowling leagues and other activities. One of the company's new training programs is a three-day off-site program in which IT workers participate in discussions, workshops and team games to enhance their skills.