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Computerworld

June 22, 2015 09:00 ET

Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT Recognized by Computerworld

The 22nd Annual Best Places to Work in IT List Names Quicken Loans, Credit Acceptance and Noah Consulting No. 1 for Large, Midsize and Small Organizations, Respectively

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 22, 2015) - IDG's Computerworld -- the leading IT media brand dedicated to being the voice of business technology -- is proud to announce the 2015 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).

"The 100 organizations on Computerworld's 2015 Best Places to Work in IT list realize that attracting and retaining a highly skilled technology workforce leads to competitive advantage," says Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "In a tight market for tech talent, these outstanding employers attract the best and brightest IT pros with generous salaries and top-drawer benefits, then deepen their teams' engagement with challenging, business-critical projects built around cutting-edge technologies. As a result, these winning organizations are best positioned to take advantage of the digital transformation sweeping through every industry."

What Defines a Top 100 Organization
Solidifying a spot on the Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT list goes beyond offering what are considered "standard benefits" (i.e., health insurance, paid vacation time and 401(k)/403(b) plans). Organizations offering reimbursement for technology certifications saw an increase this year with 99 of this year's 100 organizations providing it to their IT employees. Additionally, organizations provided an average of 20 paid time-off days (vacation, sick, and personal, excluding holidays) after one year of service and 29 days after 10 years of service. Stress level is low among this year's winning organizations with only 8% of surveyed employees claiming to be very stressed in the workplace. Eighty-eight percent of respondents from this year's top 100 organizations claimed their IT department morale as good, very good or excellent.

Additional information about the 100 organizations named to the 2015 list, as well as the results of the 22nd 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 profile of top companies for training, benefits, retention and career development, and new to this year's coverage is a slideshow welcoming and introducing the 16 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 2015:

Large Organization Rankings (5,000+ employees)

1. Quicken Loans
2. USAA
3. Erickson Living
4. Sharp Healthcare
5. Prudential Financial
6. LinkedIn
7. Owens Corning
8. DHL Express US
9. University of Notre Dame
10. Genentech
11. Principal Financial Group
12. Altria
13. Kaiser Permanente
14. Medtronic
15. HCA
16. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
17. VMware
18. Booz Allen Hamilton
19. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
20. CDW
21. Cedars-Sinai Health System
22. Humana
23. PricewaterhouseCoopers
24. Monsanto
25. Adventist Health System
26. Navy Federal Credit Union
27. Southern Co.
28. Jack Henry & Associates
29. Cerner
30. Grant Thornton
31. CSX
32. OhioHealth
33. Cancer Treatment Centers of America
34. McGladrey
35. International Paper
36. Northwestern Mutual
37. DirecTV
38. CA Technologies
39. Palmetto Health
40. AT&T
41. Intermountain Healthcare
42. Raytheon
43. Applied Materials
44. American University
45. SAS
46. McKesson
47. ADP
48. The Vanguard Group
49. Nationwide
50. BNSF Railway
51. Edward Jones
52. Verizon Wireless
53. Carolinas HealthCare System
54. AMC Theatres
55. Cook Children's Health Care System
56. Chesapeake Energy

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

1. Credit Acceptance
2. Lafayette General Health
3. Avanade
4. Autodesk
5. Nicklaus (formerly Miami) Children's Hospital
6. FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
7. CHG Healthcare Services
8. NuStar Energy
9. Akamai
10. Halifax Health
11. Enova International
12. Transocean
13. Informatica
14. American Fidelity Assurance
15. DriveTime Automotive Group
16. Genesis HealthCare System
17. Securian Financial Group
18. Los Angeles World Airports

Small Organization Rankings (1,000 or fewer employees)

1. Noah Consulting
2. Sev1Tech
3. Commonwealth Financial Network
4. Secure-24
5. Connectria
6. Axxess
7. GlobalScape
8. Bounce Exchange
9. Liquidnet
10. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
11. Avaap
12. Pekin Insurance
13. National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)
14. Havi Global Solutions
15. CFA Institute
16. RKON Technologies
17. Coca-Cola Enterprises
18. SquareTwo Financial
19. Zumasys
20. Datto
21. SimpliVity
22. Rural Sourcing Inc.
23. NIIT Technologies
24. S&P Consultants, Inc.
25. MetroStar Systems Inc.
26. OCLC Online Computer Library Center

To learn more about Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT, and to nominate your organization for 2016, visit: http://bit.ly/1eqflpw. Nominations are open through December 2015. 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. Computerworld's 2015 Best Places to Work in IT survey had 23,059 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 is the leading IT media brand helping Sr. IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value and continues to be the voice of business technology. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom 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 7.5 million monthly page views (Omniture, November 2014 - January 2015 average) 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.