100 Best Places to Work in IT
A sense of commitment, and connection, keeps IT employees at these top companies jazzed up about work.
How They Were Chosen
And, more about who's tops in which categories.
If You Worked Here, You'd Be Happy Now
Whether it's generous vacation time or low-cost health care, these Best Places have the exceptional benefits you want.
No. 1: Quicken Loans
IT employees stay put because of access to cutting-edge technology, daily opportunities to implement good ideas and a company culture that encourages and rewards creativity, both individually and on a team basis.
No. 2: University of Miami
CIO M. Lewis Temares strives to maintain an organization that builds individual careers and great teams. The end result is a workplace where people want to be.
No. 3: Sharp HealthCare
For Sharp, it comes down to a sustained commitment to six "pillars of excellence": quality, service, people, finance, growth and community.
Minds Wide Open
Different backgrounds and an array of ideas and technologies energize the IT department at Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the top-rated Best Places for diversity among its IT employees.
Here to Stay
With an expanding campus and opportunities to grow their skills, workers are happy to stick around at Creighton University, one of the top-rated Best Places for retaining workers.
A Way to Unwind
Overseas travel, flexible hours and a state-of-the-art fitness facility are just a few of the perks at SAS Institute, one of the top-rated Best Places for benefits.
An 'A' Student
A wealth of on-the-job and classroom education opportunities placed Commonwealth Financial Network at the top of the Best Places list for training.
A Well-Nurtured Career
The consistency and quality of training at Corning Inc. made it a top-rated Best Place for career development among its IT workers.
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Best Places to Work in IT 2007 Rankings - Complete List
See the full list of top employers, and find out more about each. Plus, sort by region, company size and criteria such as turnover, promotions, and training days offered per IT worker.
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The competition for skilled IT professionals, already intense, is set to get fierce. Katherine Spencer Lee, executive director at Robert Half Technology, offers advice for business on how to set themselves up as "employers of choice."
Editorial: Very Best Places
It's no coincidence that the percentage of female IT employees working at the companies on Computerworld's list of Best Places to Work in IT is considerably higher than the industry average, says editor in chief Don Tennant.
What Matters Most
Frank Hayes is amazed at the real reasons behind what makes a Best Place to Work in IT.