Adobe and Salesforce among best US workplaces in the technology sector


Adobe Systems, Edmunds, Salesforce and Ultimate Software are among the best US workplaces in the technology sector, according to Great Place to Work and Fortune.

The Best Workplaces in Technology 2017 rankings are based on feedback from more than 42,000 employees at Great Place to Work-certified employers in the technology industry.

The rankings are based on employee feedback about how frequently they experience behaviours that create a great workplace, taking into consideration factors such as the quality of the employee benefits programme, support for a work-life balance, transparency of communication, degree of collaboration, and the opportunity for professional development. The rankings also take into account whether these experiences are consistent regardless of gender, race, ethnicity and job role.

Employers with 1,000 employees or more are ranked in the large organisation category, with Ultimate Software gaining first place, followed by Intuit and Salesforce. Businesses with under 1,000 employees are ranked in the small and medium organisations category, with Edmunds taking the top spot. The California-based business was followed by GoFundMe in second place, and TCG in third place.

The top 1o workplaces in technology, large category, are:

  1. Ultimate Software
  2. Intuit
  3. Salesforce
  4. Zillow Group
  5. Workday
  6. Sap America
  7. World Wide Technology
  8. Sas Institute
  9. Adobe Systems
  10. Hyland

The top 10 workplaces in technology, small and medium category, are:

  1. Edmunds
  2. GoFundMe
  3. TCG
  4. Yext
  5. Fast Enterprises
  6. Reltio
  7. Atlassain
  8. CrowdStrike
  9. Health Catalyst
  10. Zendesk

Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, said: “This honour belongs to each and every one of our employees. They’ve believed in us from the beginning and continue to make Ultimate a positive, productive workplace built on trust, care and collaboration. With teamwork, dedication, and a central focus on always doing the right thing, our employees are empowered to learn, grow, and help one another reach their personal and professional best.”

Avi Steinlauf, chief executive officer at Edmunds, said: “Edmunds takes a great deal of pride in our creative and talented team members, and I couldn’t be more proud of the fact that they’ve ranked us as the best technology workplace in the US.

“We believe nurturing our exceptional culture is critical to our continued success. With perks like our Results Only Work Environment, award-winning headquarters, TripCa$h, extended parental leave policy and more, we work to demonstrate to our employees every day how much their hard work is valued and appreciated.”