Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Bentonville, Ark.

Number of Employees: 1400000

Number of IT Employees: 2190

IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 25 percent

IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 5 percent

Percentage of women IT managers: 24 percent

Percentage of minority IT managers: 14 percent

Percentage of women IT staff: 23 percent

Percentage of minority IT staff: 18 percent

Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 26

Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$912

What's special?

The world's No. 1 retailer has nearly 4,700 stores, including discount stores, combination discount and grocery stores, and membership-only warehouse stores. It is now the No. 1 retailer in Canada and Mexico. Founder Sam Walton's heirs own about 38 percent of Wal-Mart. IT employees are given access to training for personal and professional growth, including education programs and project work.

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