Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co.

Dearborn, Mich.

Number of Employees: 138066

Number of IT Employees: 3418

IT Employee Promotions in 2003: 6 percent

IT Employee Turnover in 2003: 1 percent

Percentage of women IT managers: 20 percent

Percentage of minority IT managers: 12 percent

Percentage of women IT staff: 21 percent

Percentage of minority IT staff: 19 percent

Training days offered per IT employee in 2003: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2003*: US$5000

What's special?

The largest maker of pickup trucks, Ford's brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo. The carmaker also owns Hertz, the No. 1 car-rental firm, and holds stakes in Mazda and BMW's Land Rover SUV operations. In 2003, Ford IT launched a competency-based career development framework, which puts the tools for career planning and achievement into the hands of the employee. Ford also offers "competency centers," which are staffed full-time, to support employee career planning.

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