IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld Reveal the 2020 Best Places to Work in IT List
Recognized organizations foster cultures of growth and appreciation through career development, training, benefits, diversity and retention efforts
Boston, Mass. – June 23, 2020 – IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld are pleased to announce the 2020 Best Places to Work in IT list (click to tweet). Each year, 100 organizations are selected based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training, diversity and retention, as well as a survey completed by IT staff indicating their satisfaction with company offerings and work environment. Given that company size can play into the culture and benefits, the winning organizations are broken down by size (large, midsize, small). Topping this year’s list in the respective divisions are Ultimate Software (large), FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) (midsize) and Cloud for Good (small).
One common thread among the organizations on the 2020 list is the importance they place on training and career development. For starters, most organizations offer reimbursement for technology certifications (96%), continuing ed. (94%), or college tuition (88%). Additionally, organizations are spending on average $1,778 per IT employee on training annually and providing an average of 8 training days. This focus strongly aligns as a top priority for IT professionals.
As organizations continue to adjust their operations to accommodate employees working from home, technology has never been more important. In the recent CIO COVID-19 Impact Study, 62% of organizations said that the pandemic is accelerating digital transformation efforts. Training and the stepped-up need for technologic advancement opens the door for working with cutting-edge technologies, which is important to 78% of the IT professionals who responded to the 2020 Best Places to Work in IT survey.
“As technology continues to evolve more rapidly than ever, attracting and retaining top IT talent to research, deploy and maintain that technology has never been more important or more challenging,” said Mark Lewis, VP Audience Development at IDG’s Insider Pro. “Companies that have earned a spot on the Insider Pro and Computerworld 2020 Best Place to Work in IT list share a common denominator: They create an environment that not only rewards workers with competitive compensation and benefits, but they also foster a spirit of diversity, social responsibility, training and innovation.”
Interesting work, fair compensation and benefits, and growth play a big part in employee satisfaction. However, another aspect is enjoying the work environment, which is important to 95% of participants. Seventy-one percent of IT practitioners said that morale within their team is excellent or very good, and 96% feel they have a good relationship with their co-workers and their supervisor (91%). Furthermore, 90% to 91% agree/strongly agree that their organization treats employees fairly and equally when it comes to gender, race, religion and sexual orientation. Additional insights about the top organizations and their IT teams include:
- Top Industries Represented: IT/Computer-related services (24%); Health services (18%); Finance (12%)
- Average Number of Full-time IT Employees: 736
- Team Demographics (average): 29% of IT team are women; 35% of IT team are minorities
- 90% are proud to work for their organization
- 88% feel their job is interesting and challenging
Learn More About the Top 100 Organizations
The complete 2020 Best Places to Work in IT report can be read on IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld. The collection features articles profiling three winning organizations, a beautifully designed PDF of the special report for downloading and sharing, and an archive listing all honorees dating back to 1994.
Insider Pro and Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2020:
Large Organization Rankings (5,000+ U.S. employees)
- Ultimate Software
- Owens Corning
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Worthington Industries
- Norton Healthcare
- Navy Federal Credit Union
- International Paper
- Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
- DHL Express
- Erickson Living
- Zimmer Biomet
- University of Notre Dame
- Discover Financial Services
- Atrium Health
- Total Quality Logistics
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Kaiser Permanente
- RSM US
- Portland State University
- Jack Henry and Associates
- Applied Materials
- Motorola Solutions
- Principal Financial Group
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
- MSC Industrial Supply
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Southern Co.
- Nationwide Mutual Insurance
- Holman Enterprises
- Sharp HealthCare
- Liberty Mutual Insurance
- Fannie Mae
- Banner Health
- Memorial Healthcare System
- Spectrum Health
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Midsize Organization Rankings (1,001 – 4,999 U.S. employees)
- FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
- Zebra Technologies
- Plante Moran
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
- National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)
- Enova International
- BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
- VyStar Credit Union
- Robert W Baird and Co.
- Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings
- Janney Montgomery Scott
- CME Group
- Credit Acceptance
- Align Technology
- Power Home Remodeling
- Genesis HealthCare System
- American Fidelity Assurance Company
Small Organization Rankings (<1,000 U.S. employees)
- Cloud for Good
- Central Minn. Credit Union (CMCU)
- OneStream Software
- Health Catalyst
- MetroStar Systems
- Avaap USA
- Paramount Software Solutions
- NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association)
- Konstruktor Service
- Planned Systems International
- IT Convergence
About the Best Places to Work in IT list
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Insider Pro and 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, IDG conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
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InsiderPro provides its subscribers with access to in-depth journalism, exclusive research, enterprise product reviews, hands-on advice, editor-curated special reports and feature articles on topics such as AI, machine learning, cloud platforms, analytics, network security, cyber threats, IoT, tech careers and much more. Insider Pro is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at devblacksmith.wpengine.com.
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Computerworld is the leading technology media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today’s abundantly powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications. Computerworld also offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with new collaboration platforms. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at devblacksmith.wpengine.com.
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