Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, 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 Talend at number 20 with an overall company rating of 4.1. The broader average across Glassdoor is 3.4. Talend’s CEO, Mike Tuchen, boasts a 91 percent approval rating on Glassdoor—compared to an average of 69 percent for all 770,000 employers on the site—and the company has a 79 percent positive business-outlook rating, again based on feedback shared by employees. The broader Glassdoor average is 48 percent. 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.”
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, a high-profile, invite-only event for cloud founders and CEOs. Agrawal also serves on the board of Glassdoor. A Glassdoor economic research study, as well as other third party studies, also show that companies with high employee satisfaction often post stronger financial performance.
“I’m very pleased that Talend has been recognized as a great place to work alongside so many other impressive, publicly-held cloud companies,” said Mike Tuchen, CEO of Talend. “The high marks we’ve achieved are directly attributable to the entire team. Our employees embrace a sense of collective ownership and the teamwork mentality needed to help the organization achieve its goals and deliver for our customers every day. I’m immensely proud to be a part Talend.”
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. For instance, according to one anonymous employee review of Talend on Glassdoor:
“Great product and outstanding opportunity to rule the data integration market. There is a lot of marketing and SDR (Sales Development Rep) support which makes our jobs so much easier. Great team support and solid leadership. Everyone wants to help.”
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