110 Great Places to Work at Large, Medium and Small Tech Companies
The best tech companies combine forward-thinking, insightful management with a personal investment into their employees’ professional growth and well-being. At least these are the qualities shared among the following 10 “Best Workplaces in Technology,” a ranking recently released by Great Place to Work and Fortune. There are, of course, great perks too, including exercise workstations, generous sabbaticals and high-end meals. More than 79,000 employees in the IT industry took part in the research, assessing more than 50 different workplace qualities to come up with the company rankings. The following are the top five large tech companies and top five small-medium ones, along with highlights about the strengths of each employer (including the perks).
2Top Five Large Tech Companies: Ultimate Software
Overall, 98 percent of Ultimate Software employees said their company’s workplace environment is “great.” It scored particularly high—at a 99 percent level—for atmosphere and “great pride” among staffers in working there. Among other perks, Ultimate Software gives employees $300 per child every year to participate in team/extracurricular events.
3Top Five Large Tech Companies: Workday
Workday is considered a “great” place to work by 96 percent of its employees. In addition, 96 percent said they are given the resources and equipment needed to do their jobs, and that managers are honest and ethical. Workday funds more than 80 clubs for employees, including cheese-tasting and videogame clubs.
4Top Five Large Tech Companies: World Wide Technology
5Top Five Large Tech Companies: Salesforce
Salesforce earned a “great” rating from 94 percent of its workers. It’s also considered a strong company for “team” environments, with 96 percent of staffers indicating that “people here are willing to give extra to get the job done.” Salesforce allows employees to take seven paid days off a year to volunteer.
6Top Five Large Tech Companies: SAP America
Overall, 93 percent of SAP America employees gave the company a “great” rating as a workplace. In fact, 95 percent describe their bosses as “great” here. SAP America’s fellowship program enables staffers to take one to six months to work on a strategic project in a different line of business, to expand their skill set.
7Top Five Small-Medium Tech Companies: Asana
Asana earned a 99 percent “great” workplace rating. It even managed to receive 100 percent “great” ratings for its bosses, communications and ability to inspire pride within the workforce. Asana’s chef/nutrition team makes three meals a day, using locally sourced and organic ingredients with vegetarian/vegan options.
8Top Five Small-Medium Tech Companies: SendGrid
9Top Five Small-Medium Tech Companies: BambooHR
10Top Five Small-Medium Tech Companies: Service Express
11Top Five Small-Medium Tech Companies: KnowBe4
KnowBe4 earned a 97 percent “great” rating. It received 99 percent “great” scores for its atmosphere, rewards and employee pride. In the interest of total transparency, the company holds a morning meeting every day to tell employees about the company’s direction, financial health and other key details.