A pair of Center for Operational Excellence members have landed on ComputerWorld’s annual ranking of the best companies to work in information technology.
The magazine’s 23rd annual ranking placed Toledo-based COE member Owens Corning fourth on its large-company list, up from No. 7 in 2015. Columbus-based Nationwide landed at No. 36 on the list, up from 49th in 2015.
ComputerWorld’s rankings surveyed nearly 25,000 I.T. staffers at the nominated companies to rank the list, culling details on office culture, benefits, and training/career development opportunities.
The magazine singled out Owens Corning’s “dynamic environment that offers employees opportunities to grow professionally.” Nationwide received plaudits for its learning and innovation events, “hackathons” and peer-led educational sessions. The company also is active in COE’s IT Leadership Network, a group of IT leaders committed to implementing process improvement principles in that space.
Coming in at No. 1 on the large-company list this year was Detroit-based Quicken Loans, whose president spoke for COE members in 2012.