SOURCE: Computerworld

Computerworld

June 23, 2014 09:00 ET

Computerworld Announces the 2014 Best Places to Work in IT

The 21st Annual Best Places to Work in IT List Names Quicken Loans, LinkedIn and Noah Consulting No. 1 for Large, Midsize and Small Organizations, Respectively

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2014) - IDG's Computerworld -- the voice of business technology -- is proud to announce the 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list. The Computerworld editorial team compiled this extensive list based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding 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).

"Hiring the best and the brightest IT pros, offering them competitive pay and providing top-notch benefits is just the beginning for the outstanding employers on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Both newcomers to the list and rock-steady stalwarts nurture their talent with challenging business-critical projects, extensive training opportunities and ongoing career development programs. They invest in their own futures by investing in their employees."

What Makes an Organization a Best Place to Work in IT?
 
Consistent with previous winners, 100% of this year's 100 Best Places to Work in IT organizations offer health insurance, paid vacations and 401(k)/403(b) plans. This year also saw an increase in organizations offering an employee assistance program (97%). Offering flexible work hours debuts in this year's top 5 benefits among winning organizations (97%).

For the first time this year's list of top 100 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 1,000 and 4,999 U.S. employees and small organizations have fewer than 1,000 U.S. employees. Some of the companies featured are divisions of larger, global organizations, though they may have a small U.S. footprint.

Additional information about the 100 organizations named to the 2014 list, as well as the results of the 21st annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, can be read on Computerworld.com. The dedicated website features a smart tool that lets readers sort and filter the winner's list, an interactive map to find Best Places by region, and -- new this year -- video highlights of the three No. 1 organizations.

Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT 2014:

Large Organization Rankings (5,000+ employees)
1. Quicken Loans
2. USAA
3. General Mills
4. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
5. DHL Express
6. Genentech
7. Sharp HealthCare
8. Texas Health Resources
9. Qualcomm
10. OhioHealth
11. Caesars Entertainment
12. Prudential Financial
13. Booz Allen Hamilton
14. Erickson Living
15. CSX
16. PricewaterhouseCoopers
17. CDW
18. Principal Financial Group
19. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
20. Carolinas HealthCare System
21. Cedars-Sinai Health System
22. Medtronic
23. SAS Institute
24. CA Technologies
25. University of Notre Dame
26. VMware
27. Cancer Treatment Centers of America
28. Hewlett-Packard
29. Altria Client Services
30. Verizon Wireless
31. Nationwide Mutual Insurance
32. Dow Chemical
33. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34. International Paper
35. ADP
36. Vanguard Group
37. Cerner
38. Grant Thornton
39. Ascension Health
40. Southern Co.
41. PPG Industries
42. HCA (Hospital Corp. of America)
43. Edward Jones
44. Jack Henry & Associates
45. Kaiser Permanente
46. Owens Corning
47. Paychex
48. BNSF Railway
49. AT&T
50. McKesson
51. AMC Theatres
52. Discover Financial Services
53. DirecTV
54. Quintiles
55. Northwestern Mutual

Midsize Organization Rankings (1,000-4,999 employees)
1. LinkedIn
2. Credit Acceptance
3. MasterCard
4. Informatica
5. Johnsonville Sausage
6. CHG Healthcare Services
7. CareerBuilder
8. Miami Children's Hospital
9. Avanade
10. Transocean
11. FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
12. Genesis HealthCare System
13. Janney Montgomery Scott
14. Astellas Pharma US
15. LINN Energy
16. CME Group
17. ARI (Automotive Resources International)
18. American Fidelity Assurance
19. Clearlink
20. Sacramento Municipal Utility District
21. Enova International
22. Black Hills Corp.
23. Securian Financial Group

Small Organization Rankings (fewer than 1,000 employees)
1. Noah Consulting
2. UHC (University HealthSystem Consortium)
3. Sev1Tech
4. Coca-Cola Enterprises
5. Commonwealth Financial Network
6. NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association)
7. GlobalScape
8. NISC (National Information Solutions Cooperative)
9. SimpliVity
10. Datto
11. Secure-24
12. Avaap
13. Liquidnet
14. Connectria
15. Reed Technology & Information Services
16. Independent Purchasing Cooperative
17. Penn National Insurance
18. SquareTwo Financial
19. HAVI Global Solutions
20. The Ironside Group
21. Radiant Logic
22. OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)

To learn more about Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT, and to nominate your organization for 2015, visit: http://bit.ly/1lxgmY0. Nominations are open through November 2014. If you have questions about the program contact: bestplaces@computerworld.com.

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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 IDG's 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. New in 2014, the 100 winning organizations are organized by company size based on the number of employees (large, midsize, small).

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping Sr. IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.3 million monthly page views (Omniture, March 2014) and was recognized in BtoB's 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.