IDG's Computerworld Names Connectria Hosting to 2014 List of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Connectria Hosting, a global managed and cloud hosting provider, today announced it is among Computerworld’s 2014 Best Places to Work in IT. This distinction recognizes Connectria as one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT employees while providing great benefits and compensation. Connectria and other recognized organizations will be featured in Computerworld in June, with results from the 21st annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.
“In addition to providing generous compensation and benefits, Connectria continually strives to create a work environment where our employees are professionally challenged while having fun. We believe this honor is a direct reflection of our 'No Jerks Allowed' company philosophy and culture.”
“Recognition from Computerworld as being one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in IT validates our approach to hosting, our employees and our customers,” noted Rich Waidmann, Connectria President and CEO. “In addition to providing generous compensation and benefits, Connectria continually strives to create a work environment where our employees are professionally challenged while having fun. We believe this honor is a direct reflection of our 'No Jerks Allowed' company philosophy and culture.”
Along with great compensation and a supportive culture, Connectria contributes to each employees’ 401K regardless of their participation; provides free soft drinks, juice and fruit on a daily basis; holds monthly employment and anniversary parties; provides gyms at multiple locations with free access to a personal trainer; offers free popcorn each Thursday and ice cream each Friday; provides each employee a $200 annual allowance for corporate logo apparel; raffles free tickets to all St. Louis Cardinals and Blues games; and holds an annual employee family picnic as well as an annual holiday party.
"Hiring the best and the brightest IT pros, offering them competitive pay, and providing top-notch benefits is just the beginning for the outstanding employers on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Both newcomers to the list and rock-steady stalwarts nurture their talent with challenging business-critical projects, extensive training opportunities and ongoing career development programs. They invest in their own futures by investing in their employees."
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping Sr. IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value from core to edge technologies. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.1 million monthly page views (Omniture, February 2013) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
About the Best Places to Work in IT list
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (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.
Connectria (www.connectria.com) provides award-winning cloud computing, managed hosting and custom managed hosting solutions for more than 1,000 customers in over 30 countries worldwide. Recognized as the #1 Cloud in North America, we are experts in complex multi-vendor solutions, and we support the broadest range of technologies, managed services and security in the industry.
At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company philosophy. As The Jerk Free Company®, we’ve established a unique culture where every individual goes “the extra mile” to take care of our customers. Being The Jerk Free Company® extends beyond our people too. We make it easy to do business with us through flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the hosting needs of large and small organizations alike.