Square Root Named 8th Best Workplace for Giving Back in the U.S.

APR. 26, 2016

Austin software company receives national recognition for dedication to community initiative.

Fortune and Great Place to Work® have named Square Root one of 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back in America. The Austin-based provider of Store Relationship Management (SRM) software placed 8th on the 2016 list.

The inaugural Best Workplaces for Giving Back list spotlights 50 companies from across the nation where people make great impacts at work and in their communities. Winning companies were determined by both the extent to which employees feel they can make a difference in their communities and the degree of support employees have from their workplace to give back.

“Giving back to the local Austin community helps our team feel more connected to the place that we live and work,” said Chris Taylor, Founder and CEO of Square Root. “We want our team to have the opportunity to give back to causes they are passionate about and by supporting their endeavors outside of Square Root, it helps our team have a more well-rounded and balanced life.”

We want our team to have the opportunity to give back to causes they are passionate about and by supporting their endeavors outside of Square Root, it helps our team have a more well-rounded and balanced life,” says Chris Taylor, Founder and CEO of Square Root.

More than 240,000 randomly-selected employees were surveyed from nearly 600 organizations, each rating various aspects of giving back, including the difference they make at work, the meaningfulness of their jobs, and the impact they feel their organization makes in its community. Winning company’s scores were based on employees’ survey scores, as well as the generosity of its community-oriented programs, relative to its size and revenue.

Square Root’s commitment to making a positive impact is rooted in company values, Partner and Thrive, which focus on going above and beyond calls to action in order to grow strong relationships in its community and with customers. As a company, Square Root actively supports local charities like GirlStart through company donations and team volunteering events.


Square Root, an Austin-based Software as a Service (SaaS) company, creates technology solutions that power data-driven decision making for leading automotive and retail enterprises. Built for companies with distributed retail networks, Square Root’s store relationship management platform, CoEFFICIENT®, delivers actionable data insights to align organizations, increase transparency, encourage collaboration, and improve store performance. Founded in 2006, Square Root has been bootstrapped to success, and serves as a trusted partner to many of the most well-known and complex enterprises in the world.


Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.

In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list.Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.


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