Computerworld magazine has named Monsanto Company to its 2018 Best Places to Work in IT list, ranking the company No. 36 among large organizations. The annual recognition is given to organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.

Computerworld says Monsanto’s place on this year’s list is a result of the company’s commitment to inclusion and diversity. 

“I’m excited for Monsanto to be recognized as a great place to work in IT,” said Jim Swanson, Monsanto’s Chief Information Officer. “Driven by our employees, we’ve built a culture of innovation and value as we work together to provide high-impact, disruptive capabilities for our customers. I’m so proud of the talent and passion of our employees around the world.”

Computerworld’s annual Best Places to Work in IT list is compiled by the magazine’s editors and is based on survey results from 24,000 IT professionals at 100 companies. The final rankings are based on answers provided by the respondents in various categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention and work-life balance.

“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.”