Best Places to Work in IT 2012: Employee perks at USAA

For the third year running, USAA is No. 1 on Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT list. Here's a peek at some of the amenities enjoyed by USAA employees.

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USAA corporate headquarters

In addition to great pay, benefits and career opportunities, the perks available at USAA's headquarters in San Antonio have kept the company at the top of Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT list for the third year in a row.

The campus offers a host of on-site amenities including health clinics, fitness centers, daycare center, nursing mothers' rooms, pharmacy, Starbucks, shops, relaxation zones, running trails, and sports fields and courts. Keep reading for a look at some of the best campus features.

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Day care center

Technology architect Mark Thompson drops off his son Caden at USAA's on-site child development center.

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Running trails

An employee goes for a run on one of the paved trails at USAA's San Antonio campus. He is wearing shorts and a tank top provided by the on-site fitness centers for use during workouts.

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Free fitness evaluations

Matt Hecke, a lead network engineer, takes a cardiovascular endurance test during a fitness evaluation conducted by fitness specialist Lindsey Fillinger. Free health and fitness evaluations are available to all employees and are one of a number of ways employees can earn "healthy points" to receive a reduction on medical premiums in the following year.

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Relaxation zone

Software developer Lyndsay Yerbic takes a break in a "relax-recharge" zone, areas that provide individual solitude rooms, lounge chairs, study areas and flat screens displaying scenes and sounds of nature. The company also provides "energize-recharge" zones with Wii, table tennis, televisions and fitness equipment for short-duration use.

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Fitness centers

Indoor cycling class is one of many group exercise classes offered in the on-campus fitness centers.

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Tennis courts

Employees can use the tennis courts on the San Antonio campus on their own or as part of an employee tennis league.

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On-site shops

IT project manager Lisette Guerra browses at a boutique on the USAA campus.

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Basketball courts

Employees take a break to play pickup ball. The company also has 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and coed employee basketball leagues.

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