SendGrid, Inc. (NYSE:SEND), a leading digital communications platform, was recognized as one of the 25 Highest Rated Public Cloud Computing Companies To Work For in a new list released by Battery Ventures, a global investment firm, and Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites. The list highlights 25 publicly traded companies—all business-to-business cloud companies—where employees report the highest levels of satisfaction at work, according to employee feedback shared on Glassdoor.
The distinction placed SendGrid at number four out of 25 total, with an overall company rating of 4.5. The broader average across Glassdoor is 3.4. SendGrid’s CEO, Sameer Dholakia, boasts a 97% approval rating on Glassdoor—compared to an average of 69% for all 770,000 employers on the site—and SendGrid has an 89% percent positive business-outlook rating, again based on feedback shared by employees. The broader Glassdoor average is 48%. A positive business outlook means employees believe business will improve in the next six months.
“Since we first partnered with Glassdoor to compile this list in 2016, the cloud has only grown in influence and market power,” said Neeraj Agrawal, a Battery general partner who specializes in cloud investing. “It was also significantly tougher to make the list this year, with companies requiring a higher Glassdoor rating to make the cut—showing that companies can’t rest when it comes to focusing on culture and employee happiness.”
“SendGrid is a great place to work because of our 4H culture of being Happy, Hungry, Humble and Honest. It’s what makes our organization unique and it’s the way we recruit and retain top talent,” said Pattie Money, chief people officer at SendGrid. “We strive to create an environment where people can have a career-defining experience and do their best work. We’re truly humbled to be ranked number four of Battery Ventures and Glassdoor’s highest-rated public cloud computing companies to work for.”
Glassdoor noted that employees at these highly rated companies commonly mention in online reviews that they enjoy working for mission-driven companies with strong and unique company cultures; employers that promote transparency; and companies with experienced senior leaders who regularly and clearly communicate with employees.
More broadly, “We view these rankings as a key indicator of company health and potential growth,” said Agrawal, who will discuss the lists and their implications at this week’s CloudNY conference, an invite-only event for cloud founders and CEOs.
Full lists of the Battery/Glassdoor highest-rated 50 private cloud companies and 25 public cloud companies to work for can be found here.