Aflac makes top employer list for IT workers

Computerworld magazine has named Aflac Inc. as one of the best places to work for information technology professionals. This is Aflac's ninth time it has appeared on the 15th annual list.

"It is an honor to have a reputation as an employer of choice for IT professionals," Gerald Shields, Aflac senior vice president and chief information officer, said in a statement. "Aflac's IT team is committed to being leaders in innovation because we understand the added value that technology can bring to our sales force's ability to perform their jobs while providing quality service to our customers."

The Columbus company came in at number 34 on the top 100 list, which appears in the magazine's July edition. The publication noted Aflac's flexible work schedule and employee work/life balance as reasons why it made the list.

To help determine the rankings, Computerworld surveyed more than 31,000 IT workers about what they wanted most in an employer.