Best Places to Work in IT 2012: Employee scorecard

What’s the key to job satisfaction for IT employees at our 100 best places to work?

Computerworld – We asked IT employees at the 100 organizations that made our 2012 Best Places to Work in IT list a variety of questions about benefits, career opportunities and the workplace environment at their companies. Here are a few highlights from their responses:

What aspects of your job are most important to you?
Working in an enjoyable environment 94%
Being fairly compensated for the work I do 94%
Having access to training and opportunities that further my skills 89%
Having the means and opportunity to further my career 86%
Working in a challenging environment 81%
Being able to work with cutting-edge technology 76%

What benefits mean the most to you?
Paid vacation 76%
Health insurance 74%
Profit sharing/employee
stock-ownership program/
401(k)/403b plan
54%
Telecommuting 52%
Flexible hours 46%
Bonuses 46%

How do you rate your IT department morale?
Excellent 23%
Very good 35%
Good 23%
Fair 12%
Poor 7%

How do you rate these job satisfaction factors?
  • 89% are very satisfied or satisfied with their company’s paid vacation
  • 79% are very satisfied or satisfied with their company’s profit sharing or employee stock ownership plans
  • 78% are very satisfied or satisfied with their base salary
  • 78% are very satisfied or satisfied with their work/life balance
  • 77% are very satisfied or satisfied with their flexible hours
  • 72% are very satisfied or satisfied with their health benefits
  • 69% are very satisfied or satisfied with their company’s telecommuting policy

How do you rate your workplace stress level?
Very stressful 10%
Stressful 23%
Somewhat stressful 48%
Not very stressful 17%
Not at all stressful 2%

Source: 33,461 respondents to Computerworld‘s 2012 Best Places employee survey from the final 100 companies selected.

Source: Computerworld