that recognizes uniqueness, empowers each
employee, values all contributors, and leverages
the company’s diverse workforce to maximize
its competitive advantage.
the It ranks will grow again this year, as staffers
help to drive business efforts. By robert l. mitchell
61 transocean ltd.Training days for IT: 5this deep-water drill-ing company, with u.s.
headquarters in Houston, maintains a
four-and-a-half-day workweek. Employees’
regular schedules include nine-hour workdays
Monday through Thursday and a half-day on
Friday. The IT department has both formal and
informal recognition programs and practices,
including a “Wall of Honor” where certificates of
achievement are posted. Other rewards include
bonuses, trophies and gift certificates.
IT staffers John Armstrong, Tracey Richards, CIO Tom Lucas, Lori Samoly and Jajcen Harris.
Think of it as an IT career with a splash of color. For Denis Hart, one of the great things
about working for paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams has been the opportunity for
travel that its rapidly expanding global business presents. Hart, lead analyst for the unix
server group, recently took advantage of opportunities to travel to Italy and South America to
support I T projects. “Those things keep it fresh for me,” he says.
But it’s the culture of innovation and respect that has kept him at the Cleveland-based com-
pany for 13 years. I T is accepted as part of the effort to drive sales. In meetings, says CIO Tom
And as the company continues to grow — I T staffing will expand by 8% this year — there are
plenty of opportunities to work with the latest technologies. “We’re more on the leading edge than
we’ve ever been before,” says Hart. “The amount of change happening has only accelerated.”
62 the George washington university No. 1 for training
the George washington university is the
largest private employer in the district of
Columbia. The main campus covers 30 square
blocks in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of the
nation’s capital. The school offers an employee
tuition benefit under which 96% of tuition and
expenses are paid for eligible workers, with no
63 Jack Henry & associates Inc. No. 10 for retention each year, employees
honor late company founder Jack Henry on
his birthday by following his dress code of
shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. The rest of the
year, it’s casualwear for most workers at this
Monett, Mo., provider of computer systems to
banks and credit unions. Flexible work arrangements include telecommuting and flex hours.
59 International paper Training days for IT: 4 since 1952, the chari-
table foundation at this memphis-based pa-
per manufacturer has supported nonprofit
groups, with a primary focus on environmental
education and literacy programs for young
children. The foundation’s signature program is
“Coins 4 Kids,” which provides meals in schools
for more than 72,000 children in poverty-
stricken areas near Nairobi, Kenya.
60 raytheon Co. WomeninIT:26% MinoritiesinIT:21% this waltham, mass.-
based defense contractor doesn’t leave
diversity to chance. Its IT Diversity Team was
chartered to help build an inclusive culture
64 Northern trust Corp. IT promotions: 6% diversity is a big issue
at this company, which has operations in
more than 40 countries and employees in
80 offices throughout North America, Europe,
the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.
Employees at this Chicago-based multibank
holding company can contribute to diversity
and inclusion through their participation in
various Business Resource Councils, including
the Advancing Professionals Resource Council,
the Asian Leadership Resource Council, and the
Black Business Resource Council.