Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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
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.