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What Sets the Best Workplaces In Tech Apart?

What Sets the Best Workplaces In Tech Apart?

Data scandals, flippant approaches to privacy and a perception of “bro culture” have battered the tech industry’s reputation over the last few years. “Tech-lash,” or the public revolt against big tech, has no doubt undercut perceptions of trust at these workplaces.

However, a community of companies are flipping this narrative and proving that tech workplaces can be great for employees.

The 2020 Fortune Best Workplaces in Technology™ speak the language of organizational trust and are building workplaces that workers love. 

What do employees think of the Best Workplaces in Technology?

At the companies who made this year’s list, employees are:

  • 7.2 times more likely to tout their workplace to others, compared to other organizations
  • 3.3 times more likely to stay a long time
  • 2 times more likely to feel psychologically and emotionally safe at work

So, how do the tech companies on our Best Workplaces list create employee and public trust in distrusting times? Let’s go straight to the source and hear it from their employees.

Here are the 2020 Best Workplaces in Technology:

Pluralsight, Inc.

Rank: #10

What they do: Pluralsight enables technology professionals and leaders to develop skills — in areas like cloud, data, security and infrastructure — at scale.

Location: Farmington, UT

Number of employees: 1,242

Employees who say this is a great place to work: 95%

What employees say: “For me, it all boils down to the fact that everyone here is committed to Pluralsight's values and being good to each other. I've never felt more welcomed and supported.”

Red Hat

Rank: #9

What they do: Red Hat provides open-source software to the enterprise community.

Location: Raleigh, NC

Number of employees: 5,652

Employees who say this is a great place to work: 96%

What employees say: “Everyone has a voice that can directly go all the way to the C-Suite team. Literally everyone here. Love all the amenities, which pushes me to work harder and love my job more.”

Adobe

Rank: #8

What they do: Adobe gives everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — everything they need to design and deliver digital experiences.

Location: San Jose, CA

Number of employees: 10,954

Employees who say this is a great place to work: 92%

What employees say: “Adobe is incredibly family-friendly and prioritizes a healthy work/life balance. The parental leave policy, as well as family-focused benefits, make me feel supported.”

HubSpot

Rank: #7

What they do: HubSpot provides marketing, sales and service software that helps over 70,000 businesses grow better.

Location: Cambridge, MA

Number of employees: 1,837

Employees who say this is a great place to work: 97%

What employees say: “HubSpot is incredibly flexible and encouraging when it comes to work/life harmony and balancing job responsibilities with life responsibilities. The flexibility and support of remote employees is amazing and unlike any other workplace.”

NVIDIA


Rank: #6

What they do: NVIDIA gives gamers, designers and scientists the power to create experiences using artificial intelligence.

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Number of employees: 7,275

Employees who say this is a great place to work: 92%

What employees say: “NVIDIA is full of incredibly intelligent, innovative, forward-thinking people! Rapid formation and re-formation of teams to achieve objectives. We are passionate about building a company that makes a difference for the world.”

Intuit Inc.

Rank: #5

What they do: Intuit empowers consumers and small businesses to improve their financial lives. 

Location: Mountain View, CA

Number of employees: 7,273

Employees who say this is a great place to work: 93%

What employees say: “Intuit's culture is extraordinarily magnanimous. Transparency, data-driven decisions, and value-based promotions come from the top and appear to be genuine.”

Salesforce

Rank: #4

What they do: Salesforce empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way using CRM.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Number of employees: 24,111

Employees who say this is a great place to work: 92%

What employees say: “Clear objectives, transparency, customer first, get it done attitude, flexible work/life balance, warm people who care!”

Workday

Rank: #3

What they do: Workday deliver human capital management and analytics applications for the worlds largest companies, educational institutions and government agencies.

Location: Pleasanton, CA

Number of employees: 8,552

Employees who say this is a great place to work: 93%

What employees say: “Culture, from the top down, is awesome.  Executives through individual contributors mean what they say and say what they mean. Everyone is given ample opportunities and is encouraged to explore roles and take training that are of interest to them.”

Cisco 

Rank: #2

What they do: Cisco creates networks that give companies easy access to information anywhere, at any time.

Location: San Jose, CA

Number of employees: 38,990

Employees who say this is a great place to work: 98%

What employees say: “Cisco is a place I'm proud to work. The people I work with are so intelligent and willing to help others. I've never worked somewhere where everyone collaborates so well and there's such a team-friendly environment. People helping people is the norm.”

Ultimate Software

Rank: #1

What they do: Ultimate Software provides cloud-based human capital management and HR service delivery solutions.

Location: Weston, FL

Number of employees: 5,363

Employees who say this is a great place to work: 97%

What employees say: “Ultimate Software makes you feel at home and accepted, regardless of your race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, etc ... actually, they support you for who you are and love you for it. Equality is a huge deal here.” 

Do any of these workplaces remind you of yours? You might have what it takes to make a Best Workplaces list. There’s one way to find out. Get Certified™ and show the world (and potential hires!) your outstanding workplace culture.


Claire Hastwell