Computerworld Names Portland State University to 2018 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT for second year running
Author: Office of Information Technology
Posted: October 1, 2018

IDG’s Computerworld announces Portland State University as a 2018 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. Organizations will be included in coverage on along with results from the 2018 Best Places to Work in IT survey.

“Portland State University (PSU) is excited to be recognized by Computerworld for this distinguished award for a second year running,” said Kirk Kelly, Chief Information Officer. “Employees are our number one value, and I am proud to work with our outstanding staff; this award is a reflection of the great work environment that PSU and OIT have created for our employees.”

PSU’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) prides itself on its engaged, happy, and effective employees, and the quality work and customer service that follows. Embracing a culture of caring, OIT is employee-focused; successful examples include a welcoming onboarding experience, flexibility in work hours and locations, an investment in professional development, and a commitment to health and wellness. Mixed with the university's passion for inclusion and diversity, community engagement, and sustainability, IT employees have found a recipe for success at PSU. The result of these efforts is a low turnover rate and high employee engagement, which act as a testament to employees’ commitment to OIT and the mission of PSU, whose motto is “Let Knowledge Serve the City.”

“Over the past couple of years, we've seen an already tight market for tech talent get even tighter,” said Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis. “Computerworld's 2018 Best Places to Work in IT list illustrates that the companies that offer the best working environments aren't satisfied with rolling out one or two initiatives. They seek an edge in the talent marketplace through a combination of good salaries, great benefits, ready access to training, and the deployment of cutting-edge technologies. They recognize that the top tech talent can easily move to the organization that respects them best, and they are determined to be that organization.”

About the Best Places to Work in IT
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.

Portland State University is Oregon's urban research university recognized for excellence in sustainability and community engagement, and is located in the heart of downtown Portland.  Portland State offers more than 200 degrees with opportunities to work with businesses, schools, and organizations on real-world projects and enrolls over 28,000 students from every state in the nation and more than 84 foreign countries. As the state’s only urban public university, Portland State provides comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education as well as professional education to thousands of Oregonians who want to update their skills or change careers, and applies research to problems of interest to the city, region, and global society. Portland State is renowned for innovative academic programs that combine student learning, research, and community engagement, particularly in fields related to urban and public affairs, business administration, and science, technology, and sustainability. 

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading technology media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today's abundantly powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications. Computerworld also offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with new collaboration platforms. Computerworld's award-winning website (, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld is published by IDG Communications, Inc.. Company information is available at