Meet the Companies Named to the IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld’s 2021 Best Places to Work in IT List

While the work environment has changed, tech professionals still value organizations that foster cultures of diversity and inclusion as well as growth through career development, training and benefits

Boston, MA, July 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld are pleased to announce the 2021 Best Places to Work in IT list (click to tweet). IT has always been a source of organizational innovation, but the pandemic added new challenges around remote work, collaboration and maintaining programs and benefits to support employees. The 100 organizations on this list demonstrated a strong focus on employees in a challenging year, particularly around career development, training, benefits, diversity & inclusion as well as retention efforts.  Given that company size can play into the culture and benefits, the organizations on the 2021 list are broken down by size (large, midsize, small). Climbing to the top of this year’s list are Owens Corning (large), FINRA (midsize) and Baxter Credit Union (small).

The COVID Factor
The pandemic both underscored the importance of tech teams and added to their stress. To hear straight from the source, Best Places to Work in IT researchers fielded a comprehensive survey to tech employees at participating organizations. Respondents were asked about the most important issues facing their IT department, as well as the most important issues facing the tech industry as a whole. COVID-19 was the most common response, and we all know why. It changed how we worked and lived. Most IT professionals view the pandemic as a temporary inconvenience, but how a company treats its employees continues to carry a lot of weight.

“Despite the overwhelming obstacles the pandemic has created for many businesses, IT has managed to thrive and, in fact, become more essential in the workplace. Attracting and retaining top IT talent to research, deploy and maintain technology has never been more critical,” said Kate Hoy, editor of IDG’s Insider Pro. “Companies that have earned a spot on the Insider Pro and Computerworld 2021 Best Places to Work in IT list have been able to foster nimble and flexible work environments – while continuing to keep competitive compensation and benefits steady. Additionally, they foster a spirit of diversity, social responsibility, training and innovation.”

Career Development
Engaging work, competitive benefits, and career development all play a major role in employee satisfaction. Having the opportunity to advance their career ranked as important for 88% of IT professionals who responded to the survey. To support career growth, 91% of respondents shared that access to training and skills development was a top factor in what makes a great company. That said, it’s not surprising that 95% of employees stated that salary was the most important factor. Organizations are listening, with 90% confirming that salary increases are on the books for this year. The organizations on this list are doing something right, as they averaged only a 9.5% turnover rate.

Diversity & Inclusion
Social justice as well as diversity and inclusion continue to be elevated at both the community and corporate levels among the Best Places organizations. Tech has faced criticism over the years around team culture, but there seems to be change happening. Tech professionals at the Best Places to Work in IT organizations were asked to reflect on how fairly and equally they believe their organization treats employees when it comes to gender, race, religion and sexual orientation. Seventy-two percent of IT professionals stated that cultural and ethnic diversity is an important factor in the workplace. And for many companies, giving inclusive benefit packages is becoming more commonplace: With 88% of companies (with 1,000 IT staff or less) offering same-sex partner benefits.

Learn More About the Top 100 Organizations
The complete 2021 Best Places to Work in IT report can be read on IDG’s Insider Pro. The collection features the complete list of 2021 honorees; lists of the top 10 organizations for benefits, diversity, career development and more; a beautifully designed PDF of the special report for downloading and sharing; and an archive listing all honorees dating back to 1994.

Insider Pro and Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT 2021:

Large Organization Rankings (5,000+ U.S. employees)

  1. Owens Corning
  2. Genentech
  3. Red Hat
  4. Vanguard
  5. The Hartford
  6. Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG)
  7. Navy Federal Credit Union
  8. Worthington Industries
  9. Asurion
  10. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  11. Altria Group, Inc.
  12. Booz Allen Hamilton
  13. Amedisys
  14. Tractor Supply Company
  15. Applied Materials, Inc.
  16. Aflac
  17. Erickson Living
  18. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  19. San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company
  20. Zimmer Biomet
  21. VMware
  22. Discover Financial Services
  23. Norton Healthcare
  24. Southern Company
  25. Portland State University
  26. Motorola Solutions Inc.
  27. RSM US LLP
  28. Liberty Mutual Insurance
  29. Principal Financial Group
  30. Sharp HealthCare
  31. International Paper
  32. University of Notre Dame
  33. CDW
  34. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  35. FedEx Corporation
  36. Atrium Health
  37. Health Care Service Corporation
  38. Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  39. Top Quality Logistics
  40. Johns Hopkins Medicine
  41. MSC Industrial Direct Co.
  42. AdventHealth
  43. Kaiser Permanente
  44. MITRE
  45. Banner Health
  46. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  47. Select Medical
  48. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  49. CSX
  50. Fannie Mae
  51. The Kroger Co.
  52. Holman Enterprises
  53. ADM
  54. Oshkosh Corporation
  55. United Parcel Service, Inc.
  56. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information and Technology

Midsize Organization Rankings (1,001 – 4,999 U.S. employees)

  1. FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
  2. Align Technology
  3. VyStar Credit Union
  4. Plante Moran, PLLC
  5. DriveTime Automotive Group
  6. Informatica
  7. National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)
  8. Credit Acceptance
  9. Enova International, Inc.
  10. Zebra Technologies Corporation
  11. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
  12. Workiva
  13. Genesis HealthCare System
  14. Nuance
  15. Avery Dennison Corporation
  16. AARP
  17. ChenMed, LLC
  18. CME Group
  19. American Fidelity Assurance Company
  20. Miami University

Small Organization Rankings (<1,000 U.S. employees)

  1. Baxter Credit Union (BCU)
  2. Cloud for Good
  3. KnowBe4
  4. Railinc Corp.
  5. Axxess
  6. American Academy of Family Physicians
  7. Dataprise
  8. Planned Systems International, Inc.
  9. OCLC, Inc.
  10. MetroStar Systems, Inc.
  11. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  12. NTT Managed Services
  13. Association of American Medical Colleges
  14. IT Convergence
  15. Resultant
  16. Sprinklr, Inc.
  17. Armor
  18. Avaap USA, LLC
  19. Accelirate, Inc.
  20. Dedicated IT
  21. Connectria LLC
  22. Nitel
  23. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
  24. Edafio Technology Partners

About the Best Places to Work in IT list
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Insider Pro and Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, diversity, training and retention. In addition, IDG conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About Insider Pro
InsiderPro provides its subscribers with access to in-depth journalism, exclusive research, enterprise product reviews, hands-on advice, editor-curated special reports and feature articles on topics such as AI, machine learning, cloud platforms, analytics, network security, cyber threats, IoT, tech careers and much more. Insider Pro is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at

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About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading technology media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today’s abundantly powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications. Computerworld also offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with new collaboration platforms. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at

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About IDG Communications, Inc.
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