Fortune and Great Place to Work® have named Square Root, an Austin-based Software as a Service (SaaS) company, the 28th best workplace in the state of Texas on their inaugural 2016 Best Workplaces in Texas 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 Workplaces in Texas rankings are based on critical feedback from more than 100,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations with locations in Texas. Feedback was culled using a completely anonymous survey answering questions about how frequently employees experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, such as the respect with which people are treated, the opportunities for professional development, and team cohesion.
“Texas—and especially Austin—continues to be home to some of the best talent around. Our goal at Square Root is to have a culture that not only attracts that top talent, but allows them to thrive both personally and professionally.” said Chris Taylor, CEO of Square Root. “Our team constantly inspires me to work hard every single day. Being recognized by Fortune and Great Place to Work is a true testament that we are indeed thriving.”
As Square Root continues to rapidly scale both its team and its business, a key goal will be staying true to its culture and remaining 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 balance between individual and team ownership, and a flexible work and vacation schedule. Other company perks include a unique office space split between five craftsman-style 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 offerings—including a bourbon collection and beer brewed by the engineering team members, exercise and wellness programs, and frequently catered lunches, which embraces bi-monthly “cross-team” outings to promote cross-departmental connectedness as they grow and scale.
More information on Square Root and the full list of 2016 Best Workplaces in Texas can be found on Fortune’s website here.
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 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 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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