Each year, Fortune magazine comes out with its list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For” which is always a popular feature for its readers. IT companies are well-represented on the list. The list has become a major resource for job seekers and new college graduates. In fact, IT companies in general usually have reputations as being desirable places to work and develop careers.
In this post, you will find top 15 IT-related companies on the list. They include four in the top 10: No. 1, SAS; No. 4, Google; No. 5, NetApp; and No. 10, DreamWorks Animation.
Employees described the companies here as offering such attractive features as generous paychecks, worthwhile perks (such as free child-care services, workout spaces and good cafeterias) and pleasant work environments. They also have another feature that is essential to job seekers: These companies are growing, and they have open positions to fill. So if you’re among the many these days looking for a new job in the IT industry, these are the top prospects to check out now.
- No. 1: SAS Develops business analytics software and services and is the largest independent vendor in the business-intelligence market. Headquarters: Cary, N.C.; 2009 revenue: $2.31 billion. Employees: 5,629. Website: www.sas.com
- No. 4: Google Search and Web services IT provider. Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.; 2009 revenue: $23.6 billion; Employees: N/A; Website: www.google.com
- No. 5: NetApp Network storage maker for enterprise IT systems. Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.; 2009 revenue: $3.9 billion; Employees: 5,455; Website: www.netapp.com
- No. 10: DreamWorks Animation Digital animation studio. Headquarters: Glendale, Calif.; 2009 revenue: $725 million; Employees: 1,994. Website: www.dreamworksanimation.com
- No. 33: Qualcomm Wireless device and software maker. Headquarters: San Diego, Calif.; 2009 revenue: $11 billion; Employees: 12,520; Website: www.qualcomm.com
- No. 44: Intuit Business-productivity software maker. Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.; 2009 revenue: $3.4 billion; Employees: 6,575; Website: www.intuit.com
- No. 51: Intel World’s largest microprocessor maker. Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.; 2009 revenue: $35.1 billion; Employees: 42,694; Website: www.intel.com
- No. 52: Salesforce.com Cloud-based sales software provider. Headquarters: San Francisco; 2009 revenue: $1.3 billion; Employees: 2,725. Website: www.salesforce.com
- No. 65: Adobe Systems Cloud-based sales software provider. Headquarters: San Francisco; 2009 revenue: $1.3 billion; Employees: 2,725. Website: www.salesforce.com
- No. 72: Microsoft Consumer and enterprise software maker. Headquarters: Redmond, Wash.; 2009 revenue $60.4 billion; Employees: 53,410; Website: www.microsoft.com
- No. 79: National Instruments Makes software for engineers and scientists to design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. Headquarters: Austin, Texas; 2009 revenue: $677 million; Employees: 2545; Website: www.ni.com
- No. 89: Brocade Communications Enterprise IT networking hardware and software provider. Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.; 2009 revenue: $2 billion; Employees: 3,112; Website: www.brocade.com
- No. 92: Rackspace Hosting Enteprise IT hosting and cloud-services provider. Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas; 2009 revenue: $629 million; Employees: 2,405; Website: www.rackspace.com
- No. 99: Accenture Enterprise IT consultancy and solutions integrator. Headquarters: New York City; 2009 revenue: $21.6 billion; Employees: 31,000; Website: www.accenture.com
<li> No. 20: Cisco Systems
Enterprise IT networking and data-center-infrastructure developer. Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.; 2009 revenue: $36.1 billion; Employees: 36,612; Website: www.cisco.com