More than 43,000 employees provided input to this years Best Workplaces in the Bay Area list.
Great Place to Work® analyzed each companys performance on over 50 survey questions anonymously rated by their staff. Employees at all levels of the organization were invited to participate in the survey, which is designed to reveal whether the organization is consistently a great place to work for all its people. Meaning:
Do employees trust the people they work for?
Are they treated fairly and with respect?
Are people proud of their work?
Do they enjoy the folks they work with?
Are great experiences available to everyone or does it depend upon who you are and what job you perform?
How effective are executives at leading the organization and giving everyone an opportunity to innovate and contribute to the organizations success?
How does the workplace compare to others of a similar size or industry in the Bay Area?
Great Place to Work also collected demographic and program data from companies, but rankings were driven by employee feedback. To be considered, companies had to meet the Great Place to Work-Certified standard, a sufficient number of Bay Area employees needed to respond, and their overall survey results needed at least a 95% confidence level, and a 5 percent margin of error or lower.