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Prudential named to 2014 Computerworld list of Best Places to Work in IT
|By Business Wire
|June 24, 2014 10:36 AM EDT
For the sixth consecutive year Computerworld magazine has
named Prudential one of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT.” Prudential
ranked No. 12 among large organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT
list, which was published today in a special issue of Computerworld
in print and online.
The 100 Best Places to Work in IT list includes 55 large corporations,
23 midsize organizations, and 22 small companies. “We’re honored that Computerworld
recognized us once again. Our information technology professionals
partner with our businesses to deliver quality results and are proud of
the work they do,” said Barbara Koster, senior vice president and chief
information officer at Prudential. “They take great pride in
Prudential’s brand and reputation.”
Prudential offers competitive salaries, benefits and perks including
programs that provide financial security, investment opportunities and
support for career and personal growth. “But, what makes us a great
place to work is our people. From senior leadership to entry level
employees, our people care about one another and about the community.
The work environment is supportive; family oriented and supports
work/life balance,” said Koster.
Throughout the company, more than 70 percent of employees use some form
of alternative working arrangements. Technology employees support the
systems necessary for Prudential employees to work remotely including a
remote access portal, virtual desktop infrastructure and mobile
applications that can be accessed from a variety of mobile devices.
In addition, Prudential’s technology leaders meet twice a year to
network, share best practices, hear from industry thought leaders and
talk about issues facing the community. The focus is on ensuring people
have the right tools, training, and support to do their work. The
meetings also focus on attracting a new generation of talent into the
organization through community partnerships, a robust summer internship
program, and recruiting at local high schools, colleges and universities.
Prudential also has a program that trains urban high school graduates
and military service men and women for careers in information
technology. “For several years, Prudential has been a lead sponsor of
Workforce Opportunity Services, a non-profit organization that provides
education and career opportunities to urban high school graduates and
post 9/11 military veterans,” said Koster. In April, the company opened
a business and technology services center in El Paso, Texas, which
offers quality job opportunities to military spouses, veterans and their
families, and other community members. “Over the next several years, the
center is expected to provide about 300 new jobs in the community, which
is a testament to our support of the community’s needs.”
“Hiring the best and the brightest IT pros, offering them competitive
pay and providing top-notch benefits is just the beginning for the
outstanding employers on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list,”
said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “Both
newcomers to the list and rock-steady stalwarts nurture their talent
with challenging business-critical projects, extensive training
opportunities and ongoing career development programs. They invest in
their own futures by investing in their employees.”
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping senior it
business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with
effective business strategy. Computerworld leads the industry
with an online audience of over 7.1 million monthly page views. Computerworld
is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group
(IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company
information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), a financial services leader with
more than $1.1 trillion of assets under management as of March 31, 2014,
has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping
individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth
through a variety of products and services, including life insurance,
annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment
management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for
strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century.
For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com.
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