SOURCE: Computerworld

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June 12, 2017 09:00 ET

Computerworld Recognizes the 2017 Best Places to Work in IT

The 24th Annual Best Places to Work in IT list names Quicken Loans, Ultimate Software and Axxess as the No. 1 for large, midsize and small organizations, respectively

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - June 12, 2017) - IDG's Computerworld-the leading IT media brand dedicated to being the voice of business technology-is proud to announce the 2017 Best Places to Work in IT list (Click to tweet). The Computerworld editorial team compiled this exhaustive list based on a comprehensive questionnaire focused on company 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).

"As technology moves to the strategic center of every business, the ability of the enterprise to attract and retain skilled IT talent has become critically important," says Ken Mingis, executive editor of Computerworld. "The 100 organizations on our 2017 Best Places to Work in IT list keep their tech employees happy and engaged by offering generous salaries, top-notch benefits, continuous training, and access to cutting-edge technologies. In empowering their tech workforce, these firms gain competitive advantage, and we applaud them for their achievements."

Definition of a Top 100 Organization

As organizations continue to rely on technology for advancement, it is encouraging to see that Best Places to Work in IT companies are investing in training their current tech employees, offering an average of 10 training days per employee in the past fiscal year. This focus on continued growth will increase in 2018, as companies anticipate increasing their tech training budget by 53%. This additional knowledge is not going unnoticed; an average of 11.7% of IT staff were promoted in the past fiscal year. These IT teams will also have new colleagues in 2018; 70% of organizations are looking to increase U.S.-based headcount.

What makes these organizations special extends beyond the virtual office walls. Employees receive an average of 20-27 days of paid time off depending on tenure. There is also symmetry between the benefits that are important to IT employees and what organizations offer. The top five benefits that tech teams most appreciate have not changed since the 2016 survey. The benefits are health insurance, paid time off, 401k/403b plans or profit sharing, flexible hours, and bonuses. Companies are aligned, with 100% offering health insurance, paid time off and 401k/403b plans, 45% offering profit sharing, and 97% flexible hours; 89% of organizations have also set aside dollars for bonuses for tech employees in 2017.

The South Atlantic is home to 28% of 2017 winning companies, including Ultimate Software (No. 1 midsize), followed by North Central (19%) which is home to Quicken Loans (No. 1 large). Both regions are growing hot areas for tech jobs and good employers. The industries most represented on this list are IT services/consulting (27%), health/medical services (17%) and finance (11%).

Get to Know the Top 100 Organizations

Additional information about the 100 organizations named to the 2017 list, as well as the results of the 24th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, can be read on Computerworld.com. The website features articles on the top-ranking organization per category, 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 2017:

Large Organization Rankings (5,000+ employees)

  1. Quicken Loans
  2. Owens Corning
  3. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  4. Worthington Industries
  5. Prudential Financial
  6. VMware
  7. Booz Allen Hamilton
  8. Genentech
  9. DHL Express
  10. Vanguard
  11. University of Notre Dame
  12. Humana
  13. FedEx
  14. Erickson Living
  15. HCA
  16. Kaiser Permanente
  17. CDW
  18. Principal Financial Group
  19. CA Technologies
  20. Palmetto Health
  21. Navy Federal Credit Union
  22. Cedars-Sinai Health System
  23. Ascension
  24. Raytheon
  25. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  26. International Paper
  27. Sharp HealthCare
  28. Applied Materials
  29. DriveTime Automotive Group
  30. Motorola Solutions
  31. Discover Financial Services
  32. Altria Client Services
  33. Johns Hopkins Medicine
  34. Portland State University
  35. MSC Industrial Supply
  36. AT&T
  37. Adventist Health System
  38. RSM
  39. SAS
  40. Monsanto
  41. Aflac
  42. Carolinas HealthCare System
  43. Jack Henry & Associates
  44. Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  45. ADP
  46. Dignity Health
  47. Cerner
  48. Southern Co.
  49. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
  50. Norton Healthcare
  51. Nationwide

Midsize Organization Rankings (1,001 - 4,999 employees)

  1. Ultimate Software
  2. Credit Acceptance
  3. Miami Children's Health System
  4. AARP
  5. Halifax Health
  6. Illumina
  7. Avanade
  8. Akamai
  9. CHG Healthcare Services
  10. Informatica
  11. CareerBuilder
  12. Enova International
  13. Workiva
  14. Power Home Remodeling
  15. FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
  16. Baird
  17. American Fidelity Assurance
  18. Genesis HealthCare System
  19. Nutanix
  20. Carvana

Small Organization Rankings (1,000 or fewer employees)

  1. Axxess
  2. Sev1Tech
  3. Edmunds.com
  4. Cloud for Good
  5. Datto
  6. Secure-24
  7. Pax8
  8. NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association)
  9. Commonwealth Financial Network
  10. Avaap
  11. BCU
  12. Infoverity
  13. Planned Systems International (PSI)
  14. MetroStar Systems
  15. kCura
  16. Liquidnet
  17. Health Catalyst
  18. CFA Institute
  19. NISC (National Information Solutions Cooperative)
  20. Pariveda Solutions
  21. NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)
  22. Aires
  23. IPC (Independent Purchasing Cooperative)
  24. DigiCert
  25. Connectria
  26. United Solutions Co.
  27. GlobalScape
  28. Oxya
  29. Champion Solutions Group

To learn more about Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT, visit: http://www.computerworld.com/category/bestplaces2017/. 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 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 2017 Best Places to Work in IT survey had 23,901 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.

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG focuses on empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today's abundantly powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications. In this digital driven world, Computerworld provides unique editorial guidance to IT managers on how to revolutionize customer and employee experiences through new collaboration platforms. 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 6.5 million monthly page views (Omniture, July 2016 - December 2016 average) and was recognized in BtoB's 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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