ATLANTA - Southern Company today announced that for the 10th consecutive year IDG's Computerworld has recognized the company as one of the best workplaces for information technology professionals. In this year's annual ranking of the 100 "Best Places to Work in IT," Southern Company was the highest-rated "large" utility company.
"Technology is more important to delivering products and services to the customers we serve than ever before," said Southern Company Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Martin B. Davis. "We are particularly honored to be recognized for a full decade as one of the best places for technology professionals to work, which underscores our longstanding commitment to innovation and our culture of employee excellence and growth."
Computerworld's 2016 "Best Places to Work in IT" feature ranks the top 100 work environments for technology professionals based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention.
In addition, Computerworld conducted extensive surveys of IT workers, which accounted for approximately half of the total scoring. More than 23,000 IT employees from the final 100 companies across the country completed the Computerworld survey. The employee survey included topics such as satisfaction with training and development programs, compensation, benefits and work/life balance.
"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list excel at creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects."