Special Report: The 100 Best Places To Work in IT 2016

Best Places survey results: What IT workers want, what employers deliver

Best Places to Work in IT 2016 slideshow - Highlights from Our Surveys
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All the facts and figures

Computerworld's annual 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 average IT bonuses, training budgets and more.

On the employee side, we tally up survey results from nearly 25,000 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 2016.

Best Places to Work in IT 2016 slideshow - Where they are
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Best Places: Where they are and what they do

Percentage of 2016 organizations in the following industries:

  • Health/medical services: 15%
  • Finance: 12%
  • Insurance: 5%
  • Transportation and logistics: 4%
  • Manufacturing: 4%
  • Automotive: 3%
  • All other: 57%
Best Places to Work in IT 2016 slideshow - Top 10 Rankings: Benefits
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Compensation and benefits

Percentage of organizations on the 2016 Best Places list that offer the following:

    Compensation

  • 401(k)/403(b) plan: 100%
  • Employee referral bonus program: 89%
  • Individual employee performance bonuses: 88%
  • Overtime pay: 80%
  • Profit sharing or employee stock ownership program: 48%

  • Benefits

  • Health insurance: 100%
  • Paid personal time off: 100%
  • Flexible hours: 97%
  • Corporate/employee wellness program: 97%
  • Nondiscrimination policy regarding sexual orientation: 96%

Best Places to Work in IT 2016 slideshow - Top 10 Rankings: Training
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Training

Average number of training days for each IT employee in latest fiscal year: 7

Average cost per IT employee for all training in latest fiscal year: $1,884

Percentage of organizations that said their training budgets per IT employee increased in 2016: 59%

Best Places to Work in IT 2016 slideshow - Top 10 Rankings: Retention

Retention and budgeting

90% of the organizations on the 2016 Best Places list have budgeted for salary increases for IT employees in 2016.

84% have budgeted for bonuses for IT employees in 2016.

91% match employee contributions to their 401(k) or 403(b) plans.

Best Places to Work in IT 2016 slideshow - Top 10 Rankings: Career Development
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Career development and communication

Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement below (asked of the 24,862 respondents to Computerworld's 2016 Best Places to Work in IT employee survey):

"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: 27%
  • Neither agree nor disagree: 11%
  • Disagree: 5%
  • Strongly disagree: 3%

Due to rounding, percentages may not always add up 100.

Best Places to Work in IT 2016 slideshow - Staffing Forecast
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Staffing

Average IT staff turnover rate, latest fiscal year: 9.6%

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

Best Places to Work in IT 2016 slideshow - What aspects of your job are most important to you?
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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: 60%
  • 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%
Best Places to Work in IT 2016 slideshow - Rate your IT department morale
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In the workplace

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, percentages may not always add up 100.

Best Places to Work in IT 2016 slideshow - Rate your benefits
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Benefits and communication

How effective is your organization at communicating benefits information to employees?

  • Very effective: 50%
  • Effective: 35%
  • Somewhat effective: 11%
  • Not very effective: 3%
  • Not at all effective: 1%

How effective is your organization at communicating career opportunity information to employees?

  • Very effective: 35%
  • Effective: 33%
  • Somewhat effective: 20%
  • Not very effective: 9%
  • Not at all effective: 3%
Best Places to Work in IT 2016 slideshow - Rate your workplace stress level
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Office atmosphere

Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement below:

"My organization/department has a clearly defined mission."

  • Strongly agree: 56%
  • Agree: 31%
  • Neither agree nor disagree: 8%
  • Disagree: 4%
  • Strongly disagree: 2%

"My organization's corporate culture is positive."

  • Strongly agree: 59%
  • Agree: 29%
  • Neither agree nor disagree: 8%
  • Disagree: 3%
  • Strongly disagree: 2%

Due to rounding, percentages may not always add up 100.

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