Local Companies Earn Spots in Top 100 Workplaces
Appfolio employees (photo: glassdoor)
By edhat staff
Four local companies earned top ratings in a recent poll based on employee's reviews of the Best Places to Work in 2020.
Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, has announced the winners of its 12th annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2020 across the U.S. and eight other countries. The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about their job, work environment, and employer over the past year.
The awards feature ten distinct categories, showing 100 Best Places to Work (honoring employers with 1,000 or more employees) and 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For (honoring employers with fewer than 1,000 employees) in the U.S. Winners are ranked based on their overall rating achieved during the past year.
Santa Barbara County-based companies made an impressive showing with four organizations listed. They are:
While LinkedIn is officially headquartered in Sunnyvale, they famously purchased Lynda.com and set up a massive camp in Carpinteria.
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, the computer software company has locations eight official locations within California, Texas, and Massachusetts.
#53 Yardi Systems
Established in 1982 in Santa Barbara, the software and hardware company has grown numerous locations throughout the world.
Small - Med Companies
Founded in 2000 by three UCSB graduates without a single dollar of outside investment, PayJunction has gone from bootstrapped to billions in processing. PayJunction now transacts over $5 billion dollars annually for tens of thousands of users. It now has offices in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Houston.
“This year marks the shift to a culture-first decade in the workplace. Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards winners are employers that are prioritizing culture, mission and employees at the heart of everything they do. In turn, their employees have spoken and are recognizing them truly as the Best Places to Work in 2020,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president.
Glassdoor also compiled a list of eight HR and recruiting trends they anticipate for 2020 and what’s likely to shape the coming decade:
- AI will get a seat in upper management.
- 2020 will begin a culture-first decade for employers.
- Companies will refresh hiring playbooks ahead of a potential recession.
- Employers will further prioritize diversity and inclusion jobs.
- Recruiters will adapt as 65+ Baby Boomers become the fastest-growing workforce.
- More people will find their next job on a mobile device.
- Brexit will threaten tech hiring in the UK.
- The 2020 election cycle will unleash companies’ political side.