Digital News Report – Computerworld has released their ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2011’ list. It turns out the number one company to work at in the IT department is USAA. This is the second year in a row that USAA has been number one on the list. Second place went to Securian Fianancial group. Next, in third place, was General Mills. Fourth place went to Genentech. Following after that was Verizon Wireless.
USAA has been named on the list for the past 11 years. In 2010, they were rated number one and continued to remain in the top spot in 2011. Computerworld said that the company subsidized 87 percent of medical coverage in 2010 for their employees. USAA ranked number 17 in this year’s FORTUNE magazine’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For.’ Working Mother magazine named USAA as one of only 12 companies as having being the “Best Companies for Hourly Workers.”
The number two-spot on Computerworld’s list was Securian Financial Group. They have been named on this list over the last sixteen years. Ranking number 2 is the highest rank they have received on the list so far. Computerworld says that the company offers concert tickets and on-site child care for their employees. The company has also been ranked for fifth place in Minneapolis Star Tribune’s 2011 list of “Top Workplaces in Minnesota” under the large employer category.
Number 3 on Computerworld’s list is General Mills. The company has made the list for 13 years. In the last five years, they have been in the top ten. Computerworld said that the company lets 23 percent of the IT employees telecommute on a regular basis.
Computerworld named Genentech as the number four company to work for in their 2011 list. The main reason the magazine gave them kudos was that the IT group will meet with patients on a face-to-face basis.
Number five on the list went to telecommunication company, Verizon Wireless. Computerworld said that they offer $8,000 in tuition assistance annually to its employees. Verizon Wireless has been on the list for nine years in a row. Verizon Wireless has over 85,000 employees nationwide.
To see the complete Computerworld’s ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2011’ list visit their website at http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9216935/Best_Places_to_Work_in_IT_2011. On their website, you can sort for specific features such as company size, region, and certain data on the workplace.