Special Report: Best Places To Work in IT 2015

Best Places survey stats: What workers want, what companies offer

Explore what matters most to IT employees, and find out which of the top 100 organizations deliver the goods.

Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2015 [ cover slide ]
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All the facts and figures

Computerworld's annual 100 Best Places to Work in IT list showcases the top 100 U.S. workplaces for technology professionals.

Here we've gathered some highlights from the report. On the employer side, we list the top 10 organizations for benefits, training, retention and career development, as well as the average salary increases, IT workweeks and more.

On the employee side, we tally up survey results from more than 23,000 IT staffers at the 100 organizations, who responded to a variety of questions about benefits, career opportunities, workplace morale and more.

Read on for a wealth of detail on what makes these organizations tops in 2015. 

Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2015 [ Top 10: Benefits ]
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Benefits

Percentage of organizations on the 2015 Best Places list that offer the following:

  • Health insurance: 100%
  • Paid personal time off: 100%
  • 401(k)/403(b) plan: 99%
  • Employee assistance program: 95%
  • Flexible hours: 98%
  • Telecommuting options for employees: 95%
  • Corporate/employee wellness program: 98%
  • Reimbursement for technology certifications: 99%
  • College tuition reimbursement: 91%

 

Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2015 [ Top 10: Training ]
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Training

Average number of training days for each IT employee in latest fiscal year: 8

Average cost per IT employee for all training in latest fiscal year: $2,049

Percentage of organizations that said their training budgets per IT employee will increase in 2015: 60%

Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2015 [ Top 10: Retention ]
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Staffing

Average IT staff turnover rate, latest fiscal year: 8.6%

Average percentage of IT staff promoted, latest fiscal
year: 11.7%

Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2015 [ Top 10: Career Development ]
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Career development and communication

Percentage of organizations on the 2015 Best Places list that do the following:

  • Offer IT staffers formal mentoring programs: 71%
  • Survey IT staffers about job satisfaction once a year: 59%
  • Survey IT staffers about job satisfaction more than once a year: 23%
Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2015 [ Compensation Benefits ]
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Benefits

95% of organizations on the 2015 Best Places list have budgeted for salary increases for IT employees in 2015.

91% have budgeted for bonuses for IT employees in 2015.

3.54% Average budgeted salary increase (among organizations that provided a response).

Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2015 [ Hiring Forecast ]
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Where the jobs are

Percentage of 2015 Best Places organizations in the following U.S. regions:

  • North Central: 27%
  • South Atlantic: 27%
  • Pacific: 15%
  • South Central: 12%
  • Mid Atlantic: 10%
  • New England: 6%
  • Mountain: 3%
Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2015 [ Most Important to Employees ]
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Employees have their say

Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement below:

“I have a good relationship with my co-workers.”

  • Strongly agree: 71%
  • Agree: 26%
  • Neither agree nor disagree: 2%
  • Disagree: 0%
  • Strongly disagree: 0%

“I have a good relationship with my supervisor.”

  • Strongly agree: 67%
  • Agree: 25%
  • Neither agree nor disagree: 5%
  • Disagree: 2%
  • Strongly disagree: 1%

Due to rounding, totals do not always equal 100%.

Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2015 [ Rate Your Benefits ]
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Challenges and recognition

Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement below:

“My job is interesting and challenging.”

  • Strongly agree: 61%
  • Agree: 31%
  • Neither agree nor disagree: 6%
  • Disagree: 2%
  • Strongly disagree: 1%

“My organization recognizes achievements and good work.”

  • Strongly agree: 50%
  • Agree: 33%
  • Neither agree nor disagree: 10%
  • Disagree: 5%
  • Strongly disagree: 2%

Due to rounding, totals do not always equal 100%.

Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2015 [ Rate Your IT Morale ]
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Career development

Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement below:

“I have access to training and education to enhance my skills.”

  • Strongly agree: 52%
  • Agree: 33%
  • Neither agree nor disagree: 9%
  • Disagree: 4%
  • Strongly disagree: 1%

“My supervisor is involved and interested in my career development.”

  • Strongly agree: 55%
  • Agree: 28%
  • Neither agree nor disagree: 11%
  • Disagree: 5%
  • Strongly disagree: 2%

Due to rounding, totals do not always equal 100%.

Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2015 [ Rate Your Stress Level ]
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Worker direction and pride

Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement below:

“My organization/department has a clearly defined mission.”

  • Strongly agree: 55%
  • Agree: 31%
  • Neither agree nor disagree: 8%
  • Disagree: 4%
  • Strongly disagree: 2%

“I am proud to work for my organization.”

  • Strongly agree: 69%
  • Agree: 23%
  • Neither agree nor disagree: 6%
  • Disagree: 2%
  • Strongly disagree: 1%

Due to rounding, totals do not always equal 100%.

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