BellSouth Corp.

BellSouth Corp.

Atlanta

Number of Employees: 66000

Number of IT Employees: 1255

IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 1 percent

IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 1 percent

Percentage of women IT managers: 45 percent

Percentage of minority IT managers: 20 percent

Percentage of women IT staff: 86 percent

Percentage of minority IT staff: 42 percent

Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$824

What's special?

The local exchange carrier for nine states, from Louisiana to Kentucky, this Baby Bell is the third-largest local phone company in the U.S. Throughout 2003, BellSouth's IT units worked with other business units to exhaustively test the company's disaster-recovery readiness. In partnership with nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity, the IT organization worked in 2003 to build homes for low-income families in Atlanta and Birmingham. Employees worked an additional 4,246 pro bono service days at other local charities. In 2003, the company introduced a debit account that allows employees to use a debit card to pay for health care expenses.

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