Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Another "BEST" list for HP

The Silicon Valley Business Journal yesterday ran a story entitled

Four Silicon Valley companies rank on best places for IT jobs (none of which are Google)

These are the kinds of lists that HP routinely used to be on, at or near the top, for forty years or so.  Hasn't been true in quite some time.  So, naturally, the title drew me in.  

It actually is a list compiled by the magazine ComputerWorld.  Here's the bullet lead: ComputerWorld just released its list of the 100 best places to work in IT for 2014, and only four Silicon Valley companies made the list: LinkedIn Corp., Informatica Corp., VMware Inc. and Hewlett Packard Co. — although South San Francisco's Genentechalso made the list.

The criteria?  salaries, bonuses, promotions, programs for recognizing excellence, flex-time policies, the number of women and minorities in IT, elder and child care, and reimbursement for education.

LinkedIn and Informatica made it for 'mid-sized' companies; HP and VMWare for 'large'.  Here's the HP story: 

VMware and Hewlett-Packard made the list among large companies, rating 26th and 28th, respectively, out of 55 companies with over 5,000 employees. VMware has flexible vacation time, on-site cafes and gyms, and the opportunity to work with customers.
HP looks like a good place for high pay. It scores for competitive pay and benefits, company-matched 401(k) plans, and stock purchase plans. It also offers on-site health clubs, concierge services and programs to promote healthy living and fun.
Quicken, by the way, is great at employee retention career development and benefits.
No Silicon Valley companies made the list of small employers.
The link, if you'd like to read the whole story: 

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