No. 12 Small: Techies who sign on with this Pekin, Ill., insurer have a chance to build things from the ground up. As legacy systems are phased out, IT employees at Pekin Insurance get to dig into technologies like SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, mobile, social, data center virtualization and predictive modeling. Pekin offers telework options, paid time off to attend children's school activities, half-day Fridays, all-company parties and a 3.5% 401(k) contribution, whether an employee contributes or not.
In photo, Pekin Insurance IT employees (clockwise from front center) Jennifer Sinn, Robert Bonjour, Lorraine Watkins, Gary Finamore, Susan Jones, Sean Horack and Carole Bunting.