Computerworld’s Report on 100 Top Places to Work in IT Offers Insights on Employee Happiness

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 18, 2007 – IT professionals working for the companies that comprise Computerworld's 2007 list of "100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology" are overwhelmingly satisfied with their job security, opportunities for career growth, and their relationships with coworkers.

75 percent of the more than 27,000 IT workers surveyed agreed that they have job security. 78 percent said that there are opportunities for career growth at their companies, and 95 percent said that they enjoy good relationships with coworkers.

Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" special report is compiled through a comprehensive questionnaire on company perks in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. Approximately one-half of the total scoring system is based on employee responses, with the remaining half based on the survey of the company's benefits and other programs.

According to the report, highly ranked companies invest extensively in IT training, with the 100 top companies spending an average of $2,143 per IT employee on training per year, and offering seven training days annually for IT staff.

For the Computerworld survey, IT employees were also asked to name their "most important" professional priorities. With multiple responses allowed, respondents from the Top 100 companies said the following were "most important":

— 94 % said "being fairly compensated for the work I do"

— 93 % said "working in a challenging and enjoyable environment"

— 88 % said "having the means and opportunity to further my career"

"IT executives face a number of issues that have made their work environments increasingly challenging," said Don Tennant, editor in chief, Computerworld. "This year's top 100 companies have figured out how to give IT workers the sense of fulfillment and recognition they need to stay put in this changing economy."

For the third year in a row, Quicken Loans took the top spot on Computerworld's list of the top places to work in IT. To see the entire list, visit www.computerworld.com/07/bestplaces .

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