ARI has been named to IDG's Computerworld's Best Places to Work in IT for the second time. The annual list recognizes the top 100 workplaces in the U.S. for technology professionals.
"ARI has a long history of investing in our people, processes and technology so that we stay at the forefront of our industry and provide an engaging environment for our IT professionals," said Steve Haindl, executive vice president for technology and innovation for Holman, ARI's parent company. "We have created and maintained a workplace that provides our people with the tools, software and support they need to drive innovation. In return, they have developed ground-breaking solutions that have evolved how fleets are managed years before anyone else in our industry."
ARI dedicates 25%t of its annual budget to IT research and development, which allows the company to offer its more than 200 IT team members both the means and opportunity to engage in projects involving the company's advanced technologies. The organization's in-house learning and development program, ARI University, encourages participation in sessions designed to improve individual performance and enables employees to meet professional goals. ARI also offers employees full tuition reimbursement from the first day of employment to support those who may be seeking training beyond what is available through ARI University.
Last month, ARI opened its new Technology and Innovation Center, a 107,000 square foot building designed to help inspire new ideas and solutions for years to come.
"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list excel at creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects."
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 IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.