IDG's Computerworld Names Paychex to Annual List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Fifth straight year on the list for leading payroll and HR services company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Paychex, Inc. announced today that IDG's Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," has selected the company as one of the top 100 workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. This honor is part of the weekly IT publication's 16th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, which was published in the June 15 issue of Computerworld and online at Paychex, a leading provider of payroll and human resource services, ranked number 35 on the 2009 list, up from number 54 last year. This is the fifth consecutive year Paychex participated in the survey and appeared on the list.

Since 1994, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training, and retention. In addition, this year Computerworld surveyed more than 27,000 IT workers for the list, and their responses factored heavily in determining the rankings.

"This honor confirms our commitment to keeping Paychex a great place to work," said Jonathan J. Judge, Paychex president and chief executive officer. "Our IT professionals - and all our employees - can come to work each day knowing they'll be challenged, supported, and given the chance to grow, all while enjoying a terrific package of benefits and programs that help them take care of their lives outside of work."

In its employer profile of Paychex, Computerworld cited the company's robust wellness program, which is well-utilized by IT employees who participate in companywide wellness efforts and have organized their own biking and walk/run events. It also called out several community volunteer efforts embraced by Paychex IT employees, including student mentoring and Habitat for Humanity builds.

In addition to ranking number 35 on the overall list, Paychex ranked among the top 30 in a few key areas:

    --  #4 for the number of training days offered per employee (14 days)
    --  #11 for the percentage of IT employees promoted (19%)
    --  #26 for the percentage of women (37%)

"We're so pleased to be recognized by Computerworld again this year," said Daniel A. Canzano, Paychex vice president of information technology. "In addition to challenging work on projects that help drive the company's success, it's the camaraderie that exists among our IT people that make our great place to work even better."

"To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough just to seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay, and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list sustain a dynamic work environment in which IT professionals keep their hands on the latest technologies and work on projects that are business critical. In the months and years ahead, IT is going to become a key accelerator of business growth."

About Paychex

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) is a leading provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. The company offers comprehensive payroll services, including payroll processing, payroll tax administration, and employee pay services, including direct deposit, check signing, and Readychex(R). Human resource services include 401(k) plan recordkeeping, health insurance, workers' compensation administration, section 125 plans, a professional employer organization, time and attendance solutions, and other administrative services for business. Paychex was founded in 1971. With headquarters in Rochester, New York, the company has more than 100 offices serving approximately 572,000 payroll clients nationwide as of May 31, 2008. For more information about Paychex and our products, visit

About Best Places to Work

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

About Computerworld

Computerworld's award-winning Web site (, weekly publication, and focused conference series form the hub of the world's largest global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards including the Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) in both 2004 and 2006, and the American Business Media's Neal Award for Best Web Site, Best Blogs and Best Article or Series in 2008. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2.5 million unique monthly visitors and a print audience of more than 1 million readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS, Fall 2008). Computerworld also reaches over 10,000 IT executives every year through its high-touch conferences and custom summits.

    Source: Paychex, Inc.