IT Management: Google, Net App, SAS Top IT Companies to Work for in 2011

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-01-27 Print this article Print
Google, Net App, SAS Top IT Companies to Work for in 2011

Google, Net App, SAS Top IT Companies to Work for in 2011

by Chris Preimesberger
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 slide show, eWEEK focuses on 15 IT-related companies on the list—most of which we cover on a regular basis. 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. (Photos or logos in this slideshow are courtesy of the respective companies.)
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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