100 Best Places to Work in IT 2006

Temple University has just been ranked one of the top 100 places to work in IT. This year we were ranked number 72 on the list. The full list of companies can be viewed at Computerworld’s report on Best Places to Work in IT. This is the second consecutive year that Temple University has been ranked.

Here’s the brief snapshot of Temple University as obtained from Computerworld:

Total employees: 5,433
Total IT employees: 242
IT employee turnover in 2005: 4.5%
IT employee promotions in 2005: 5.0%
Training days offered per IT employee in 2005: 5
Training budget per IT employee in 2005: $1,500
Percentage of IT managers who are women: 33%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 29%
Percentage of IT staff who are women: 29%
Percentage of IT staff who are minorities: 39%

What’s special

This Philadelphia university enrolls more than 34,000 students and has 17 schools and colleges. Recent technology initiatives include the development of identity management, data warehousing and disaster recovery systems as well as a tool for tracking research projects. IT workers also received enhanced training in Oracle, Linux and Microsoft software. Temple offers family tuition benefits, including full undergraduate tuition for dependent children, access to health club facilities and participation in a full range of university programs. The IT group has its own internal training department that provides courses to help individuals develop in their chosen areas of expertise. Recently, 14 IT staffers completed TCP/IP training and 40 completed project management training.