Computerworld Names BCU to 2019 List of Best Places to Work in IT

June 28, 2019

IDG’s Computerworld has announced BCU as the number 10 small-size organization on its list of 2019 Best Places to Work in IT, recognizing the Credit Union as a top organization that challenges its IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. For BCU, the award celebrates the Credit Union’s commitment to providing extraordinary experiences.

“The market for IT talent remains very tight, and employers continue to focus on finding and holding on to the best people," said Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis. "Our 2019 survey shows again that the Best Places to Work in IT are dynamic organizations that provide top pay and a broad array of programs and benefits designed to make them attractive places to work. Many show that they have a commitment to training, to diversity and to improved communication and teamwork.”

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

The perfect balance between culture and cutting-edge innovation, BCU stays on top of viable technologies it believes will be of significant value to its members. Through a culture of recognition, development, and collaboration, the Credit Union empowers its employees to drive results.

By utilizing IT employees’ keen eye for progression, the Credit Union has been able to improve upon processes and effectively address inefficiencies. Last year, the IT department executed the greatest number of strategic and member facing projects, equating to $4.2 million in project benefits within 2% delivery time estimates, while simultaneously improving productivity.

In addition to the technological advancements of the Credit Union, two-way communication is fundamental to BCU’s success. Managers support innovative thinking and encourage process improvement. Regular feedback, both quantitative and qualitative, is deeply encouraged throughout the organization.

“One of the most exciting aspects about BCU is our collective COURAGE to try something new,” said Scott Zulpo, BCU chief technology officer. “While the award is specific to IT departments, this is truly an organizational honor, and exemplifies how we challenge the status quo and explore new horizons.”

With $3.2B in assets and more than 250,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, BCU is the 4th largest credit union in Illinois and the 64th largest in the country. This is the second year BCU has been recognized as a Top 100 Best Place to Work in IT. To view the complete list of Best Places to Work in IT winners, visit Computerworld.com.