Computerworld Announces the 2016 Best Places to Work in IT

The 23rd Annual Best Places to Work in IT list names Quicken Loans, Credit Acceptance and Axxess as the No. 1 for large, midsize and small organizations, respectively

Framingham, Mass. – June 13, 2016 –  Computerworld—the leading IT media brand dedicated to being the voice of business technology—is proud to announce the 2016 Best Places to Work in IT list (Click to tweet). The Computerworld editorial team compiled this exhaustive list based on a comprehensive questionnaire focused on organization offerings such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention, as well as a worker satisfaction survey completed by a random sampling of IT employees at the participating organizations. The 100 winning organizations were then categorized by company size based on the number of employees (large, midsize, small).

“Technology is a differentiator, helping organizations innovate and excel. We are excited to spotlight organizations that are creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment through the Best Places to Work in IT list,” says Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects.”

Anatomy of a Top 100 Organization
The annual survey highlights symmetry between the benefits that are important to IT employees and what organizations offer. The top five benefits that IT teams most appreciate are health insurance, paid time off, 401k/403b plans or profit sharing, flexible hours, and bonuses. Organizations are aligned, with 100% offering health insurance, paid time off and 401k/403b plans, 48% profit sharing, 97% flexible hours, and 84% of organizations have set aside dollars for bonuses for tech employees in 2016.

Organizations are also showing an investment in technology beyond personal benefits and salaries. Technology is constantly transforming, and to keep up organizations spend on average $1,884 per IT employee on training. This additional knowledge is not going unnoticed; an average of 11.7% of IT staff were promoted in the past fiscal year. IT organizations anticipate growth in 2017, with 65% of organizations looking to increase U.S.-based headcount.

The locations of the 2016 winning companies may come as a surprise. The South Atlantic is home to 31% of winning organizations, followed by North Central (25%), which is a growing hot area for tech jobs and good employers like Quicken Loans (No. 1 large) and Credit Acceptance (No. 1 midsize).

Get to Know the Top 100 Organizations
Additional information about the 100 organizations named to the 2016 list, as well as the results of the 23rd annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, can be read on The website features articles on the three No. 1 organizations, a video podcast discussing hot trends in tech hiring and retention, and a slideshow welcoming and introducing the 21 organizations new to the list.

The website also features a smart tool that lets readers sort and filter the winners’ list, and an interactive map to find Best Places by region.

Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT 2016:

Large Organization Rankings (5,000+ employees)

  1. Quicken Loans
  2. USAA
  3. Genentech
  4. Owens Corning
  5. Prudential Financial
  6. University of Notre Dame
  7. Kaiser Permanente
  8. Sharp Healthcare
  9. Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  10. Palmetto Health
  11. HCA
  12. Adventist Health System
  13. ADP
  14. CDW
  15. PayPal
  16. Principal Financial Group
  17. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  18. Motorola Solutions
  19. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  20. Booz Allen Hamilton
  21. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  22. Cedars-Sinai Health System
  23. Erickson Living
  24. DHL Express
  25. Discover Financial Services
  26. VMware
  27. Raytheon
  28. CA Technologies
  29. Applied Materials
  30. Cerner
  31. SAS Institute
  32. Southern Co.
  33. Ascension
  34. Humana
  35. FedEx
  36. Nationwide
  37. International Paper
  38. RSM (formerly McGladrey)
  39. Johns Hopkins Medicine
  40. Navy Federal Credit Union
  41. CSX
  42. BNSF Railway
  43. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  44. PPG Industries
  45. Kroger
  46. Intermountain Healthcare
  47. AT&T
  48. Vanguard
  49. Aflac
  50. Mitre

 Midsize Organization Rankings (1,001 – 4,999 employees)

  1. Credit Acceptance
  2. Halifax Health
  3. CareerBuilder
  4. Miami Children’s Health System
  5. Autodesk
  6. FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
  7. CHG Healthcare Services
  8. Avanade
  9. Akamai
  10. Informatica
  11. Lafayette General Health
  12. RSA
  13. com
  14. Baird
  15. DriveTime Automotive Group
  16. AARP
  17. Securian Financial Group
  18. Enova International
  19. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  20. Mphasis
  21. ARI

Small Organization Rankings (1,000 or fewer employees)

  1. Axxess
  2. Sev1Tech
  3. GlobalScape
  4. Avaap
  5. com
  6. NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association)
  7. Tapestry Technologies
  8. Datto
  9. Secure-24
  10. Liquidnet
  11. Commonwealth Financial Network
  12. Carvana
  13. NISC (National Information Solutions Cooperative)
  14. Connectria
  15. NIIT Technologies
  16. ServerCentral
  17. Planned Systems International (PSI)
  18. Infoverity
  19. Zumasys
  20. MetroStar Systems
  21. CFA Institute
  22. Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI)
  23. SquareTwo Financial
  24. Champion Solutions Group
  25. Inspirus
  26. Vlocity
  27. Magenium Solutions
  28. Pariveda Solutions
  29. iDashboards

To learn more about Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT, and to nominate your organization for 2017, visit: Nominations are open through December 2016. If you have questions about the program contact:

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About the Best Places to Work in IT list
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings. Computerworld’s 2016 Best Places to Work in IT survey had 24,862 respondents to help determine this year’s top 100 list. The Best Places to Work in IT list is organized by company size based on the number of employees. Large organizations are classified as having 5,000 or more U.S. employees, while midsize organizations have between 1,001 and 4,999 U.S. employees and small organizations 1,000 or fewer U.S. employees. Some of the companies featured are divisions of larger, global organizations, though they may have a small U.S. footprint.

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 – March 2016 average) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at

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