Best Places to Work in IT 2012: Employee scorecard

What's the key to job satisfaction for IT employees at our 100 best places to work?

We asked IT employees at the 100 organizations that made our 2012 Best Places to Work in IT list a variety of questions about benefits, career opportunities and the workplace environment at their companies. Here are a few highlights from their responses:

What aspects of your job are most important to you?

Working in an enjoyable environment 94%
Being fairly compensated for the work I do 94%
Having access to training and opportunities that further my skills 89%
Having the means and opportunity to further my career 86%
Working in a challenging environment 81%
Being able to work with cutting-edge technology 76%

What benefits mean the most to you?

Paid vacation 76%
Health insurance 74%
Profit sharing/employee stock-ownership program/401(k)/403b plan 54%
Telecommuting 52%
Flexible hours 46%
Bonuses 46%

How do you rate yourIT department morale?

Excellent 23%
Very good 35%
Good 23%
Fair 12%
Poor 7%

How do you rate these job satisfaction factors?

  • 89% are very satisfied or satisfied with their company's paid vacation
  • 79% are very satisfied or satisfied with their company's profit sharing or employee stock ownership plans
  • 78% are very satisfied or satisfied with their base salary
  • 78% are very satisfied or satisfied with their work/life balance
  • 77% are very satisfied or satisfied with their flexible hours
  • 72% are very satisfied or satisfied with their health benefits
  • 69% are very satisfied or satisfied with their company's telecommuting policy

How do you rate your workplace stress level?

Very stressful 10%
Stressful 23%
Somewhat stressful 48%
Not very stressful 17%
Not at all stressful 2%

Source: 33,461 respondents to Computerworld's 2012 Best Places employee survey from the final 100 companies selected.

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