Xerox Ranks among 100 Best Places to Work In Technology
Press release from the issuing company
STAMFORD, Conn.--June 19, 2003-- Xerox Corporation again has been named as one of the top 100 IT workplaces in the United States, according to IDG's Computerworld annual "Best Places to Work in Information Technology" survey.
Companies recognized by Computerworld provide the best IT work environments in terms of benefits, diversity of employees and managers, flexibility, retention, training and employee satisfaction. Companies had to be nominated, but more than 50 percent of each final score came from employee surveys.
Computerworld introduced its annual list 10 years ago, and this year marks Xerox's seventh appearance in the top 100. Of note, when the data gathered by the Best Places to Work survey was ranked by percentage of women IT managers, Xerox was No. 9. Women and minorities account for nearly half of all Xerox IT employees.
"The companies we've named as Best Places to Work all make an effort to keep their IT workers focused and challenged, especially in hard economic times," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Ample training opportunities, rewarding projects, flexible schedules, a sense of pride in the IT department -- the best employers use these key ingredients to build great IT work environments."
Xerox has long worked to help employees balance their personal and professional lives by offering a broad variety of work/life benefits such as on-site fitness facilities, eldercare services, flex time, job sharing and telecommuting. In addition, the company offers benefits such as tuition reimbursement, child-care subsidies and child-care counseling and referral, as well as innovative programs such as first-time homebuyer's assistance and adoption assistance of up to $3,000 per child.
The Xerox Information Management group is responsible for information systems and services that help Xerox business groups and employees worldwide to be more productive and deliver more value to customers.
"Our IT professionals have successfully focused on our transition to e-business by implementing enterprise platforms, offering new capabilities and retiring the legacy environment. Their track record of delivering cost-effective projects and solutions truly reflects their outstanding capabilities, dedication and talent," said Patricia Cusick, Xerox chief information officer.
In addition to the Computerworld list, over the years Xerox has been listed multiple times on Fortune's "America's 50 Best Companies for Minorities." Xerox also was ranked No. 10 among DiversityInc magazine's "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" for 2003, and No. 9 on the magazine's "Best Companies for Executive Women" list.
IDG's Computerworld is a weekly newspaper for IT leaders, and the survey results appeared in the June 9 issue. More information is available at www.computerworld.com.
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