IT Management: Tech Companies Rank High in Work-Life Balance
What the company does: a nonprofit organization focused on systems engineering, information technology, operational concepts and enterprise modernization What one employee said: "Work-life balance is very real and everyone is encouraged to take time off and keep their work hours under control."
The term "work-life balance," though thrown around like so many buzzwords, is far from being trivial. Technologies such as email and mobile devices give employees 24/7 access to their work and make maintaining the sensitive balance between business and personal schedules more challenging. However, savvy companies help their staffs strike a healthy balance between the two, said Scott Dobroski, community expert for Glassdoor, a jobs and career Website, which ranked the top 25 companies for work-life balance. Several technology companies made the list, which is based on input from employees who participated in an online company review survey. Conspicuously absent from Glassdoor's top 25 list are Facebook, Google and Apple; though they scored well above average, they did not make the cut, said Dobroski. However, such tech stalwarts as Rackspace, Citrix, Novell and Hitachi Data Systems did make the list, thanks to several generous benefits that these companies have extended to their employees. eWEEK takes a look at several tech companies on the list as well as comments from a sampling of their employees who responded to Glassdoor's survey.