Amazing Perks at the 100 Best Companies for IT Workers

Computerworld’s annual survey of the 100 best places to work for IT professionals is back, whittling 500 nominated companies down to 100. A total of 29,308 IT employees responded to a detailed covering everything from salaries and benefits to child care and education programs. (To qualify, companies had to have a minimum of 50 IT employees.)

The top 10 overall:

  • USAA
  • Securian Financial Group
  • General Mills
  • Genentech
  • Verizon Wireless
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Chesapeake Energy Corp.
  • Salesforce.com
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Quicken Loans

How do your perks compare to the perks at USAA? Employees there get an annual holiday bonus equal to two weeks’ base pay, health insurance subsidized at the rate of 87.5 percent, access to any of three on-campus fitness centers at minimal cost, 24 days of vacation after a year on the job, and a tuition reimbursement benefit of $10,000 annually. Additionally, in February each of the company’s 22,500 full-time employees received a whopping 18.4 percent performance bonus, the second highest in the company’s history.

The survey can be a handy tool for those who want to see how their perks stack up. Use its sortable criteria to find the companies most like yours, or the companies that most closely match the benefits you wish you had. It may give you a whole new perspective on what’s available out there.

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July 12, 2011 at 11:56 am, R. Emmett O'Ryan said:

I sure wish that those that do the surveys like this – such as ComputerWorld and Forbes – do their due diligence in background research on these Companies listed (like using resources such as Vault.com and others).

These surveys really do not talk about the working environment that some IT professionals have to work in. In other words, while some of the benefits might be great, IT management is dysfunctional – unable to make clear decisions or accomplish business goals or properly compensate or promote IT professionals.

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November 04, 2011 at 1:36 am, Dino Miller said:

These companies made in top, I wonder how they’d do that. I would wish to work with those company.

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