Which employers made the list?
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Find out what employees want, and what employers are offering.Keeping the Peace
Companies can't thrive when generations bicker, says Ira S. Wolfe.
The top five: Large
5,000 or more U.S. employees
Created an in-house "university" just for IT
Perks include on-site child care and Starbucks
Offers a company-funded pension plan
Teaches IT soft skills like conflict resolution
Coaches IT staffers to be customer-centric
The top five: Midsize
1,000 to 4,999 U.S. employees
"InDays" offer time off for innovation
Shared IT-specific values unite employees
"Innovation Express" competition inspires IT
Offers IT workers 16 days of training per year
Staff is empowered to try new technologies
The top five: Small
Fewer than 1,000 U.S. employees
Virtual firm's strong culture connects IT staff
Reimburses IT staffers for tech certifications
Robust communications tools foster teamwork
Diversity plan helps women and minorities excel
Agile, fast-paced environment energizes IT
Get to know the No. 1 placesQuicken Loans
Strong values, new training opportunities return this Detroit powerhouse to the top slot.LinkedIn
Fast-track career growth inspires workers at this Silicon Valley luminary.Noah Consulting
A vibrant, nurturing environment connects workers at this up-and-coming Houston firm.
Here's a look at what makes the top firms stand out from the competition.
Pool tables and popcorn aren't the whole story, but they sure add to the fun.
IT pros are attracted to top organizations for many reasons, not just money.
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