(ARLINGTON, VA) — IDG’s Computerworld has named the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) as a 2014 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits, career development, training, retention and compensation. NRECA has been ranked nationally by Computerworld for nine of the past ten years.
NRECA earned sixth place among small organizations and in the top ten for career development and retention.
“We devote each day to fostering a positive work environment that produces results for our members, and a key part of that success is our close-knit IT group. They keep our infrastructure secure and constantly find new and innovative ways to serve our member cooperatives,” said NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson.
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
Computerworld noted NRECA’s commitment to career development in explaining the association’s ranking. “Career development is top of mind … NRECA offers multiple continuing-education, tuition-assistance and mentorship programs, and IT pros enjoy a challenging and fulfilling work environment thanks to the organization’s continued investment in the latest network hardware, software and infrastructure.”
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.