BAE Systems is one of ComputerWorld’s 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology for 2009. The annual ranking is a coveted honor in the IT sector and is based on Computerworld’s in-depth review of a company’s IT work environment.
Gene Glazar, president of information solutions for BAE Systems, said “The most talented people in IT have their choice of employers…attracting and retaining the best in IT demands a caring work environment, a growing business, access to cutting-edge technology, and the chance to truly make a difference.”
The company employs over 1, 000 IT workers out of 55, 000 employees. Responsibilities include network management, centralized service-desk management for U.S. locations, and integrated management of the company’s active directory services, which connect personnel with technology used to run the business.
Scot Finnie, Computerworld editor-in-chief, says “it’s not enough just to seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay…and great benefits” to make the list. “The organizations that made this year’s Best Places to Work list sustain a dynamic work environment in which IT professionals keep their hands on the latest technologies and work on projects that are business-critical. In the months and years ahead, IT is going to become a key accelerator of business growth.”