Best 100: Employee scorecard

Results from a survey of nearly 17,000 IT employees from the final 100 companies selected.

After company representatives completed the first portion of the survey, they were e-mailed instructions on selecting a random sample of their U.S.-based full- and part-time IT staffs. All participating companies were required to obtain feedback from their employees. The responses to the employee survey went directly to a third-party research vendor. Nearly 17,000 IT employees responded to the employee survey from the final 100 companies selected. What follows is aggregate data from a survey of employees at those 100 winning companies:

Stressed, but satisfied

75 percent rate employee morale at their companies as excellent, very good or good

71 percent are very satisfied or satisfied with their company's training and development programs

72 percent are very satisfied or satisfied with their health benefits

70 percent are very satisfied or satisfied with their base salary

69 percent are very satisfied or satisfied with their work/life balance

51 percent are very satisfied or satisfied with their bonuses

37 percent find their job/workplace very stressful or stressful

How satisfied are you with...

Base salary

Very satisfied 22 percent

Satisfied 48 percent

Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 14 percent

Dissatisfied 12 percent

Very dissatisfied 4 percent

Bonuses

Very satisfied 22 percent

Satisfied 29 percent

Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 15 percent

Dissatisfied 12 percent

Very dissatisfied 9 percent

not applicable 13 percent

Health benefits

Very satisfied 27 percent

Satisfied 45 percent

Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 14 percent

Dissatisfied 10 percent

Very dissatisfied 4 percent

Work/life balance

Very satisfied 25 percent

Satisfied 44 percent

Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 15 percent

Dissatisfied 11 percent

Very dissatisfied 5 percent

Workplace stress level

Very stressful 10 percent

Stressful 26 percent

Somewhat stressful 45 percent

Not very stressful 17 percent

Not at all stressful 2 percent

Most desired benefits

Our survey asked IT workers to rank the importance of various benefits on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being "not at all important" and 10 being "extremely important." Here's a look at the benefits that IT workers prize the most (and the least):

Percentage who gave the benefit a "10"

76 percent Paid vacation

68 percent Health insurance

47 percent Profit sharing/employee stock ownership program/401(k)/403(b) plan

40 percent Flexible hours

33 percent Telecommuting

31 percent Reimbursement for technology certification

30 percent Bonuses

30 percent Continuing education/executive education programs

26 percent College tuition reimbursement

26 percent Maternity/paternity leave

24 percent Overtime pay/comp time for overtime hours worked

17 percent Domestic partner/spousal equivalent/same-sex partner benefits

16 percent Employee Assistance Programs

14 percent Paid or unpaid sabbaticals

13 percent On-site fitness center or fitness membership reimbursement

9 percent Child care

8 percent Job sharing

6 percent Elder care and/or services

Layoffs

Among respondents who indicated that their company's IT department had layoffs in 2003, the following grades were given for how management handled these layoffs:

A - 14 percent

B - 24 percent

C - 22 percent

D - 12 percent

F - 9 percent

Not Answered - 19 percent

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