29 Jun Two Wisconsin companies hold spots on Computerworld employee survey
Madison, Wis. – Wisconsin’s insurance and transportation firms are still popular among IT professionals, according to a report released Monday by Computerworld.
The magazine released its 12th annual “100 Best Places to Work in IT” report on Monday, ranking American Family Insurance Group 30th in the country and Schneider National Inc. 61st. This year’s study recognized companies that create meaningful work for IT employees, reward high performance and encourage connections with managers and executives.
Both Schneider and American Family were on the list in 2004, respectively ranking 15th and 16th. Alliant Energy, which ranked 18th last year, was absent from the list, as was formerly 82nd-ranked Land’s End.
• Read more about Computerworld’s 2003 and 2004 IT rankings.
American Family Insurance, which specializes in property and casualty insurance and is based in Madison, supports its IT staff of 1,044 by offering them tuition reimbursement of $5,200 per year for graduate and undergraduate courses. They have also developed a project that allows customers to access insurance quotes and account information.
Schneider, a Green Bay shipping firm with more than 54,000 vehicles and an IT staff of 365, provides its employees who work for the military up to 18 months of full pay and benefits. Workers are assigned a family sponsor who helps keep the family informed about what benefits they qualify for and other concerns.
Companies were considered for the survey if they had at least $250 million in revenue in 2004 and at least 100 IT employees in the United States. A total of 20,435 IT professionals contributed to the survey, offering data about morale in their IT department, staff turnover rates and benefits offered to employees.