April 18, 2018

Meet the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2018

Julia Cooper

Meet the Bay Area’s Best Places to Work for 2018. This annual ranking produced by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal shines the spotlight on 130 local companies whose employees rate them as exceptional. These special workplaces were honored at an awards event on Wednesday at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

What makes the Best Places to Work award so distinguished is that each company’s employees exclusively determined the winners. Bay Area workers were asked to complete an assessment that measures their company on such values as trust in leadership, collaborative culture, personal engagement and satisfaction of individual needs through great benefits and perks.

Our research partner Quantum Workplace reviews the questionnaires and generates scores for each company. The rankings are numeric based on Quantum’s scoring process. We break out the companies in five different employer size categories, based on the number of Bay Area employees: Largest (More than 1,000 Bay Area employees), Large (250-999), Midsize (100-249), Small (50-99) and Smallest (25-49). This year’s winners survived a nomination pool of more than 500 applicants that span many industries and sizes. Combined, 49,000 Bay Area employees work for these 130 standout companies.

The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal congratulate the winners of this coveted award!


No. 18, Midsized Companies

Score: 91.22

Business Type: Data Analytics and Insights

Top Bay Area Executive: Harry Glaser, CEO

Examples of programs or actions implemented to make company a Best Place to Work for employees: As our CEO Harry Glaser often says, we're building a people-first environment at Periscope Data not for any sort of recognition, but because it's the right thing to do. From our expanded medical benefits and perks to increasing our educational options within the office for training, to keeping transparent communication open with employees, everyone at Periscope Data is committed to building a work environment that supports and includes everyone.

Pictured: Periscope Data celebrates anniversaries and gives peer-recognition awards at its weekly all-hands meeting – and each person who is recognized gets to spin the wheel for prizes.

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