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3 Minnesota Companies Rank In 100 Best Places To Work In IT 2013

Computerworld 100 Best PLaces To Work In IT 2003, Minnesota IT Jobs

Computerworld released their 2013 100 Best Places To Work In IT and 3 Minnesota companies make the list again.

I say again because these same companies always seem to be on the list (see notes below).

They are (click links for more stats and info):

#12 General Mills (2012 #4)

Why you want to work there:

Top 10 ranking: No. 1 for benefits

Employees value the collaborative culture at this Minneapolis-based food giant. The Idea Weekend program, the brainchild of four IT workers, gives IT staffers the opportunity to attend a two-day offsite session where they pitch ideas and work with others to put together business cases and develop prototypes, with some of these efforts turning into department projects. Employees also learn about new technologies on the job through projects that have included the deployment of an identity access system and the implementation of a mobile accelerator framework using responsive design.


#18 Securian Financial Group (2012 #10)

Why you want to work there

IT workers value the collaborative and respectful work environment at this financial services and insurance company in St. Paul, Minn. On average, IT employees receive seven days of training each year, and the company reimburses up to $5,000 in tuition expenses. The IT department sponsors a variety of activities, including community service projects, theater outings, trips to sporting events, holiday celebrations and happy hours.


#54 Medtronic (2012 #99)

Why you want to work there

Top 10 ranking: No. 8 for benefits

At this Minneapolis-based medical device company, developing IT talent is serious business. IT leaders have ongoing discussions regarding aligning individual development plans with the quarterly performance review process. That process requires four formal development conversations per year. Medtronic provides a full range of health and wellness benefits, including onsite day care, health clubs, wellness coaches, nutritionists, fitness programs, walking/running paths and a 50% employee discount on the Weight Watchers at Work program.


There are a lot of links to statistics on what makes up a Top 100 place to work.

For my startup friends see what you can incorporate in your workplace that is low cost that can help attract your growing team.

For my HR and Recruiter friends… you too should take a look at what others are doing. Not just for recruiting purposes but for retention too.

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