FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) - Computerworld -- the leading IT media brand dedicated to being the voice of business technology -- is proud to announce the 2016 Best Places to Work in IT list ( Click here to tweet). The Computerworld editorial team compiled this exhaustive list based on a comprehensive questionnaire focused on organization offerings such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention, as well as a worker satisfaction survey completed by a random sampling of IT employees at the participating organizations. The 100 winning organizations were then categorized by company size based on the number of employees (large, midsize, small).
"Technology is a differentiator, helping organizations innovate and excel. We are excited to spotlight organizations that are creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment through the Best Places to Work in IT list," says Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects."
Anatomy of a Top 100 Organization
The annual survey highlights symmetry between the benefits that are important to IT employees and what organizations offer. The top five benefits that IT teams most appreciate are health insurance, paid time off, 401k/403b plans or profit sharing, flexible hours, and bonuses. Organizations are aligned, with 100% offering health insurance, paid time off and 401k/403b plans, 48% profit sharing, 97% flexible hours, and 84% of organizations have set aside dollars for bonuses for tech employees in 2016.
Organizations are also showing an investment in technology beyond personal benefits and salaries. Technology is constantly transforming, and to keep up organizations spend on average $1,884 per IT employee on training. This additional knowledge is not going unnoticed; an average of 11.7% of IT staff were promoted in the past fiscal year. IT organizations anticipate growth in 2017, with 65% of organizations looking to increase U.S.-based headcount.
The locations of the 2016 winning companies may come as a surprise. The South Atlantic is home to 31% of winning organizations, followed by North Central (25%), which is a growing hot area for tech jobs and good employers like Quicken Loans (No. 1 large) and Credit Acceptance (No. 1 midsize).
Get to Know the Top 100 Organizations
Additional information about the 100 organizations named to the 2016 list, as well as the results of the 23rd annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, can be read on Computerworld.com. The website features articles on the three No. 1 organizations, a video podcast discussing hot trends in tech hiring and retention, and a slideshow welcoming and introducing the 21 organizations new to the list.
The website also features a smart tool that lets readers sort and filter the winners' list, and an interactive map to find Best Places by region.
Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT 2016:
Large Organization Rankings (5,000+ employees)
- Quicken Loans
- Owens Corning
- Prudential Financial
- University of Notre Dame
- Kaiser Permanente
- Sharp Healthcare
- Cancer Treatment Centers of America
- Palmetto Health
- Adventist Health System
- Principal Financial Group
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Motorola Solutions
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
- Cedars-Sinai Health System
- Erickson Living
- DHL Express
- Discover Financial Services
- CA Technologies
- Applied Materials
- SAS Institute
- Southern Co.
- International Paper
- RSM (formerly McGladrey)
- Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Navy Federal Credit Union
- BNSF Railway
- PPG Industries
- Intermountain Healthcare
Midsize Organization Rankings (1,001 - 4,999 employees)
- Credit Acceptance
- Halifax Health
- Miami Children's Health System
- FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
- CHG Healthcare Services
- Lafayette General Health
- DriveTime Automotive Group
- Securian Financial Group
- Enova International
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Small Organization Rankings (1,000 or fewer employees)
- NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association)
- Tapestry Technologies
- Commonwealth Financial Network
- NISC (National Information Solutions Cooperative)
- NIIT Technologies
- Planned Systems International (PSI)
- MetroStar Systems
- CFA Institute
- Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI)
- SquareTwo Financial
- Champion Solutions Group
- Magenium Solutions
- Pariveda Solutions
To learn more about Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT, and to nominate your organization for 2017, visit: http://bit.ly/1PhFDpn. Nominations are open through December 2016. If you have questions about the program contact: Email Contact.
About the Best Places to Work in IT list
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings. Computerworld's 2016 Best Places to Work in IT survey had 24,862 respondents to help determine this year's top 100 list. The Best Places to Work in IT list is organized by company size based on the number of employees. Large organizations are classified as having 5,000 or more U.S. employees, while midsize organizations have between 1,001 and 4,999 U.S. employees and small organizations 1,000 or fewer U.S. employees. Some of the companies featured are divisions of larger, global organizations, though they may have a small U.S. footprint.
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