National Information Solutions Cooperative Inc.
St. Peters, Mo.
Number of Employees: 521
Number of IT Employees: 445
IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 5 percent
IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 5 percent
Percentage of women IT managers: 16 percent
Percentage of minority IT managers: 0 percent
Percentage of women IT staff: 46 percent
Percentage of minority IT staff: 1 percent
Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 8
Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$300
Formed in 2000 from the merger of the Central Area Data Processing Cooperative and the North Central Data Cooperative, NISC is a cooperative company that provides data processing services and billing software for the energy and telecommunications industries. IT employees are offered a fully company-funded medical plan. NISC's Red Letter Days program rewards outstanding employees with luaus, balloon releases and champagne toasts. A PC loan program provides interest-free loans to employees for the purchase of a PC for personal use.