Retail’s Best Place to Work in IT in 2020

Lisa Johnston
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Kroger has been crowned as a top place to work in IT for the third year in a row.

The company has ranked No. 51 among large companies on The 100 Best Places to Work in IT list, published annually by Computerworld and Insider Pro. Large organizations include those with 5,000 or more employees.

"Our technology and digital team continues to create innovative experiences that are fundamentally changing the way we serve customers across America," said Yael Cosset, chief technology and digital officer, in a statement. "Kroger's relentless focus on delivering solutions focused on both customers and associates is what drives our ability to transform the shopping experience and is what makes Kroger a special place for our team."

See also: 5 Best Retailers to Work for in 2020

Computerworld has published the list for 27 years, using such criteria as career development, training, retention and benefits to rank work environments. It partners with independent firm Research Results for the process, first surveying the companies regarding average salary and bonus increases, promotions, turnover rates, training and development, and the percentage of women and minorities in IT staff and management positions.

It also conducts surveys with associates that query on employee satisfaction on compensation, benefits work/life balance and morale.

Noted Computerworld’s and Insider Pro’s Beth Stackpole: “There’s a common thread running through the organizations that made it to our 2020 list: a willingness to invest in employees through training and career development initiatives. Part of what makes IT workers feel appreciated and engaged with their work is knowing their employers support their long-term goals.

Kroger is offering its first virtual summer internship this program, with interns gaining access to legitimate projects that will impact the company’s business, as well as networking opportunities and mentorship.

"A big part of our organization's culture is providing opportunities to grow, learn and develop the talented and passionate team behind the company's seamless ecosystem," Cosset said. "Our internship program offers real-life opportunities to future industry talent, which has never been more important to those entering the workforce, and I'm proud of our ability to continue to provide these experiences in the current environment."

The full ranking can be found here.