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Computerworld magazine has named MIT one of its "100 Best Places to Work in IT" for 2007. MIT was ranked 93rd in the survey, which was open to all types of organizations.
"We can take pride in external recognition for sure, but the important thing is that we continue to look for ways to improve," said Jerrold Grochow, vice president for information services and technology (IS&T). "Several study groups have already been meeting to review ideas and points raised on our recent staff survey. Making IS&T an even better place to work in the future is a job for all of us."
Criteria used to determine the rankings included organizations' average salary and bonus increases, percentage of IT staffers promoted, IT staff turnover rates, training and development programs and the percentages of women and minorities in IT staff and management positions. Information was also collected on each organization's method of rewarding outstanding performance, its retention programs, and its benefits, ranging from child and elder care to flextime and reimbursement for college tuition and technology certifications.
Other schools on the list were the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, University of Miami, Miami Dade College, Temple University and Creighton University. For the full story and list, visit www.computerworld.com/action/article.