Receiving High Marks in Career Development and Retention Is Critical to Success Among Computerworld’s Top 100 ‘Best Places To Work’

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JUNE 11, 2001 — IDG’s Computerworld, an information services company for the IT leader community, today announced the top 10 IT organizations to support career development and retention. These lists follow the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" rankings released by Computerworld last week.


Companies leading the pack in career development inform their IT employees of what career opportunities exist; explain what skills they’ll need to advance; then work with employees to create personalized paths for attaining those skills, supporting their journey with training, mentoring and frequent feedback. The following 10 companies are tops in engendering career development:

Career Development

1. Boston

2. CIT Livingston, N.J.

3. The Home Depot Atlanta

4. Mercury Interactive Sunnyvale, Calif.

5. PricewaterhouseCoopers Edison, N.J.

6. AT&T Basking Ridge, N.J.

7. Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Las Vegas

8. International Truck and Engine Corp. Chicago

9. United Stationers Supply Co. Des Plaines, Ill.

10. Mellon Financial Corp. Pittsburgh

Companies that invest a lot of time and money in career development need to be extra vigilant about maintaining a high-level of employee retention. Though employees are less likely to be job-hopping in the slowing economy, skilled employees are forever being courted by companies looking to capitalize on their career experience. The following companies received the highest marks in the category of retention:



1. International Truck and Engine Corp. Chicago

2. Caterpillar Inc. Peoria, Ill.

3. Deere & Co. Moline, Ill.

4. Eastman Chemical Co. Kingsport, Tenn.

5. Texas Instruments Dallas

6. Avnet Phoenix

7. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Bloomington, Ill.

8. General Mills Minneapolis

9. Analysts International Minneapolis

10. Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Las Vegas

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Editors note:

In a press release dated June 4, 2001, Nationwide Insurance was erroneously ranked as number two on the "Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT" 2001 listing. Its correct rank is number three. Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. holds the number two ranking. Please see the corrected top 10 "Best Places to Work in IT" list below:

The Top 10 Best Places to Work in IT

1. Home Depot Atlanta

2. Harrah’s Entertainment Las Vegas

3. Nationwide Insurance Columbus, Ohio

4. Avon Products Rye, N.Y.

5. International Truck and Engine Corp. Chicago

6. Vanguard Group of Investment Cos. Malvern, Pa.

7. Avnet Phoenix

8. FleetBoston Financial Boston

9. USAA San Antonio, Texas

10. PricewaterhouseCoopers Edison, N.J.

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