According to Computerworld, Marriott International Inc., is ranked as one of “The Best Places to Work in Information Technology”, for the seventh year in a row. The hotel-chain ranked 12th overall, and is the leader in the lodging industry.
According to Los Angeles based IBISWorld, a provider of comprehensive industry reports, at the end of 2007, Marriott Inc. had over 3,000 properties globally, across 68 countries and territories, with revenue of over $13,000 million. The chain is known to operate and franchise its hotels under the brands: Marriott, Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari.
Computerworld highlighted Marriott’s long tenure and the peer-to-peer Values In Practice (VIP) Award program. Each month, a few outstanding IT workers are honored for exhibiting one of the company’s core operating values and are recognized with a congratulatory letter from the CIO and a crystal plaque.
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals compiled by Computerworld, the “Voice of IT Management.” The lists are compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
“Marriott’s success depends upon the extent to which our associates have the capacity, motivation, tools and information to achieve both personal and professional growth,” says Carl Wilson, executive vice president and chief information officer. “We are honored that Computerworld has recognized our efforts to provide Marriott associates with the opportunities they need to be successful.”
“To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it’s not enough just to seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “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.”