Marriott named Best Place to Work in IT

IDG’s Computerworld has named Marriott International as one of the “Best Places to Work in IT” for the fourth year in a row. Marriott placed 19th among the top 100 companies, and ranked among the top 10 companies for diversity, as reflected in the number of women and minorities in staff and managerial positions. Computerworld highlighted Marriott’s “career journey” development approach, which gives technical associates a road map of the competencies they need for advancement, the opportunity to work on converged teams with business colleagues, and the skills and contacts needed to move into other functional areas at Marriott.

The Best Places to Work list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals compiled by Computerworld. The list is based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, the magazine conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

“Marriott’s culture in part is to ‘take care of our associates,’ which we do by creating a positive, rewarding and diverse work environment, and we are proud that our efforts have been recognized for the fourth consecutive year by Computerworld” said Carl Wilson, executive vice president and chief information officer. “Marriott is committed to helping our IT associates grow as business technologists to advance their careers.”

Marriott is frequently acknowledged by leading publications for its use of technology to shape and enable business initiatives and for fostering a positive work environment for its IT professionals. This month, Marriott was named to CIO magazine’s CIO 100 and recognized by Computerworld through its Computerworld Honors Program. In 2005, Marriott was also the highest ranked hospitality and travel company on the 2005 InformationWeek 500 list, a ranking of the most innovative users of information technology in the United States.