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The 25 best places to work in the Bay Area, according to local employees

The 25 best places to work in the Bay Area, according to local employees
  • A few ecommerce and fintech companies made Comparably's top places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Comparably used ratings from San Francisco Bay Area employees to rank these workplaces.
  • From Uber to Adobe, the following are the top 25 companies, and the full ranking by city can be found here.

25. Uber

25. Uber
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Industry: Ride sharing mobile app

Employee's quote about the company: "We have a clear mission and the passion is pretty palpable. We're open and transparent."

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24. Nextdoor

24. Nextdoor
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Industry: Private social networking platform

Employee's quote about the company: "There's a great, light-hearted sense of humor throughout the org and we are very neighborly."

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23. Concentrix

23. Concentrix
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Industry: Customer service outsourcing

Employee's quote about the company: "Our culture statements are strong reminders of why we are here and why we do what we do every single day."

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22. Cisco

22. Cisco
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Industry: Information technology and services

Employee's quote about the company: "Company culture is great. Cisco employees are proud to work for Cisco."

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21. Contentstack

21. Contentstack
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Industry: Content delivery network

Employee's quote about the company: "Contentstack values hiring employees that are not a cookie cutter that fits the mold of the company, but someone who challenges and pushes the company to grow."

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20. Grammarly

20. Grammarly
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Industry: Information technology

Employee's quote about the company: "The environment values entrepreneurial thinking and dedication to doing the right thing. Almost zero politics."

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19. Deem

19. Deem
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Industry: Business travel

Employee's quote about the company: "This is a small and mighty company. There's a lot to get done and everyone knows and is excited about the possibilities."

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18. KeepTruckin

18. KeepTruckin
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Industry: Transportation software

Employee's quote about the company: "An amazing, innovative and supportive culture with a focus on cutting edge products and services for peak customer satisfaction."

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17. Tophatter

17. Tophatter
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Industry: Ecommerce

Employee's quote about the company: "The experience has been great, has provided much care for staff during COVID. Sometimes I am taken aback by how inspiring the company is."

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16. Loanpal

16. Loanpal
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Industry: Fintech

Employee's quote about the company: "Being able to work and surround myself with individuals who are outgoing and who strive for growth is the best kind of support."

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15. Pipefy

15. Pipefy
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Industry: SaaS

Employee's quote about the company: "I like it a lot because I have a different challenge every day. It is also very evident that the arrival of the new CEO is giving the rhythm that the company needs to become a unicorn!"

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14. Facebook

14. Facebook
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Industry: Social media

Employee's quote about the company: "I like how approachable and open people are. No one will fault you for being transparent or sharing something that is hindering your ability to be successful. We promote open and honest conversations to clear the air and continue moving forward."

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13. Calix

13. Calix
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Industry: Communication technology

Employee's quote about the company: "My encounters with colleagues are collaborative, respectful and kind. I'm excited to contribute to the success of Calix and look forward to the future."

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12. RingCentral

12. RingCentral
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Industry: SaaS/enterprise software

Employee's quote about the company: "I've never felt like I had to pretend to be anyone except for who I am and finding people who share your interests, whether that be working out or just having fun with your pets, is really easy."

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11. Nvidia

11. Nvidia
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Industry: Computer hardware and software

Employee's quote about the company: "You know the great culture even if you are not in the office. They support the employees just as well even when remote."

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10. Instacart

10. Instacart
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Industry: Ecommerce

Employee's quote about the company: "We can see our hard work pay off, especially this year in the pandemic. You have the agency to think of ideas and execute them quickly to make an impact. That's not something you get at many private or public companies."

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9. SentinelOne

9. SentinelOne
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Industry: Cybersecurity

Employee's quote about the company: "A great modern company with superb vibes and a lot of new challenges to tackle."

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8. Google

8. Google
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Industry: Internet cloud computing

Employee's quote about the company: "Enlightening. Google cares about its employees and I've felt supported. Just as important, they truly care about their users."

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7. VMware

7. VMware
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Industry: Computer software and cloud infrastructure

Employee's quote about the company: "VMware really does live the EPIC values. They don't just talk about them. My regional colleagues, and local team do as well. It's not just words on the website."

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6. Apple

6. Apple
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Industry: Consumer electronics

Employee's quote about the company: "I love the teamwork! Apple focuses more on a person's wins, and looks at everything else as an opportunity to improve."

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5. Medallia

5. Medallia
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Industry: Customer service and employee SaaS software

Employee's quote about the company: "All I can say is that Medallia is not like any other company, and there is room for everybody."

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4. Credit Karma

4. Credit Karma
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Industry: Fintech

Employee's quote about the company: "Credit Karma has a supportive culture that is all about progress. There is a robust structure in place that helps us help one another along the way."

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3. Zoom Video Communications

3. Zoom Video Communications
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Industry: Video conferencing software

Employee's quote about the company: "The constant and underlining objective of delivering happiness. Happy customers and happy employees."

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2. Chegg

2. Chegg
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Industry: Higher education

Employee's quote about the company: "The company loves to celebrate every moment of success and leaves no stone unturned to bring a smile on employees' faces."

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1. Adobe

1. Adobe
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Industry: Enterprise software

Employee's quote about the company: "Committed to Diversity and Inclusion and social justice, very involved in corporate giving and matching employee donations."

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Here is the full list for the San Francisco Bay Area:

Here is the full list for the San Francisco Bay Area:
Courtesy of Comparably
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Method and data source

Comparably just published rankings of best companies in various cities like the San Francisco Bay Area, according to their employees. Many companies that were highly-rated in this area are tech firms, in fields ranging from fintech to cybersecurity. 

To rank the best companies in the Bay Area, Comparably used anonymous employee ratings from people who work in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The various questions, collected between March 22, 2020, to March 22, 2021, asked on the site covered different aspects of a workplace, including questions about compensation and leadership.

Employee quotes and industry categories mentioned above are from Comparably and provided to Insider. This ranking can also be found on Comparably here in addition to the full award category here.

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