RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 15, 2009 - Quintiles Transnational Corp. has been named to Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work in IT” list for the second year in a row, improving to a ranking of 16th on the 2009 list.
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals compiled by IDG’s Computerworld, the “Voice of IT Management.” The lists are compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.
Quintiles is the only major contract research organization (CRO) on the 2009 list and improved to 16th from its 37th ranking last year, the first time Quintiles made the Best Places to Work in IT list.
“Quintiles’ IT managers, at every level, work very hard to create a challenging and rewarding work environment for our 600-plus IT professionals around the world,” said Quintiles Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Bill Deam.
“Thanks also go out to the rest of the Quintiles organization for making IT such an integral part of the company’s success and our plans for the future. We are all quite fortunate to work in such a positive, collaborative atmosphere.”
Deam’s remarks were reinforced by Computerworld Editor in Chief, Scot Finnie. "To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough just to seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits,” Finnie remarked. “The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list sustain a dynamic work environment in which IT professionals keep their hands on the latest technologies and work on projects that are business critical. In the months and years ahead, IT is going to become a key accelerator of business growth."
According to Computerworld, more than 27,000 US-based IT professionals from the final 100 companies selected responded to its comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.
The Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT annual report takes into consideration companies’ average salary and bonus increases, the percentage of IT employees receiving promotions, IT staff turnover rates, training and development opportunities and the percentage of women and minorities in IT staff and management positions for US-based companies.
The complete Best Places to Work in IT report and rankings appeared in the June 15 issue of Computerworld magazine and can be found online at www.ComputerWorld.com/2009bestplaces. The rankings and profiles are reflective of each company’s US-based employee population and US-based IT personnel.
Computerworld’s award-winning Web site (Computerworld.com), weekly publication, and focused conference series form the hub of the world’s largest global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards including the Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) in both 2004 and 2006, and the American Business Media’s Neal Award for Best Web Site, Best Blogs and Best Article or Series in 2008. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2.5 million unique monthly visitors and a print audience of more than 1 million readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS, Fall 2008). Computerworld also reaches over 10,000 IT executives every year through its high-touch conferences and custom summits.
Quintiles is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical services company offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions worldwide. The Quintiles network of 23,000 engaged professionals in more than 50 countries around the globe works with an unwavering commitment to patients, safety and ethics. Quintiles helps biopharmaceutical companies navigate risk and seize opportunities in an environment where change is constant. For more information, please visit www.quintiles.com.