Square Root, an Austin-based Software as a Service (SaaS) company, has been recognized by Fortune and Great Place to Work® as the 16th best small workplace in the United States on their 2016 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published today on Fortune.com. This is the third consecutive year Square Root has been recognized for its exceptional workplace culture by Fortune and Great Place to Work.
The 2016 Best Small and Medium Workplace accolade is given out to companies based on employees’ anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their levels of trust, pride, and camaraderie at work. The companies with the highest employee ratings compared with organizations of the same complexity in size and scope were selected for the list. Companies with fewer than 100 employees compete for placement on the 50 Best Small Workplaces list, and companies between 100 and 999 employees compete for placement on the 100 Best Medium Workplaces list.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized by Fortune and Great Place to Work for the third year in a row,” said Chris Taylor, Founder and CEO of Square Root. “Every day, we strive to create an environment where our team can thrive both personally and professionally. As we’ve grown over the past 10 years, we continue to focus on our core values and we believe that’s what makes Square Root a great place to work.”
As its team and business are quickly scaling, Square Root continually works to enhance its culture and stay strongly aligned to its four core values: Be Customer Inspired, Think Big – Do Bigger, Partner, and Thrive. The company empowers its employees with a philosophy of individual and team ownership balanced with a flexible work and vacation schedule. Other company perks include a unique office space split between five craftsman houses in downtown Austin, a yearly $3,000 training stipend, regular team building activities ranging from community service to Segway races, fully stocked kitchens, “craft” bar including a bourbon collection and beer brewed by members of the engineering team, exercise and wellness programs, and frequently catered lunches including bi-monthly “cross-team” outings so everyone continues be connected as the company grows.
A full list of 2016 Great Place to Work Best Small and Medium Workplaces rankings will be featured in Fortune magazine’s November issue on newsstands in late October and can be found online at Fortune.com.
About Square Root: 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 (SRM) 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.
About Great Place to Work®: Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces 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®” and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity and over a half dozen different industries. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.
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