a leading data platform company, was recognized as one of the 50
Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies to Work For in a
list released by Battery
Ventures, a global investment firm and cloud investor, with data
specifically provided by Glassdoor*,
one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites. The list highlights
50 privately held companies – all business-to-business, cloud-computing
companies – where employees report the highest levels of satisfaction at
work, according to employee feedback shared on Glassdoor.
The distinction placed Looker at number 21 (out of 50 total) with an
overall company rating of 4.7. The broader average across Glassdoor is
3.4. Looker’s CEO, Frank Bien, boasts a 99% approval rating on Glassdoor
– compared to an average of 69% for all approximately 900,000 employers
on the site – and the company has a 94% percent positive
business-outlook rating, again based on feedback shared by employees.
The broader Glassdoor average is 49%. A positive business outlook means
employees believe business will improve in the next six months.
This is the third year Battery has issued the list, along with a related
ranking of the 25 Highest Rated Public Cloud Computing Companies to Work
For. The rankings highlight the broader trend of businesses increasingly
turning to the cloud to run critical technology systems and software,
instead of using on-premise systems.
They also highlight the increasing importance of cohesive culture and
employee happiness in running a successful business, said Neeraj
Agrawal, a Battery general partner who specializes in cloud investing.
“The private companies on this list have not only scaled their products,
teams and business functions—but they’ve managed to scale culture,”
Agrawal said. “We view these rankings as a key indicator of company
health and longevity, and we hope all companies on this list view it as
an honor to be included.” It was also more difficult to make the list
this year, compared with last year, Agrawal added. A Glassdoor economic
as well as other third party studies,
show that companies with high employee satisfaction often post stronger
“A great culture is a virtuous cycle,” said Lloyd Tabb, Founder, CTO and
Chairman of Looker. “Working in a culture loved and respected by
employees makes everything better – better product, better talent, and
most importantly better days for everyone.”
“Our top priorities and values center around building and maintaining a
healthy, inclusive and productive culture,”
said Jen Rettig, VP of Recruiting at Looker. “We are honored to be
recognized as one of the top cloud computing companies to work for and
are proud of all of our employees that make our culture what it is.”
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.
Full lists of the highest-rated 50 private cloud companies and 25 public
cloud companies to work for can be found here.
Looker is a unified data platform that delivers actionable business
insights to employees at the point of decision. Looker integrates data
into the daily workflows of users to allow organizations to extract
value from data at web scale. Over 1600 industry-leading and innovative
companies such as Sony, Amazon, The Economist, IBM, Spotify, Etsy, Lyft
and Kickstarter have trusted Looker to power their data-driven cultures.
The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in
San Francisco, New York, Boulder, London, Tokyo and Dublin, Ireland.
Investors include CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech
Capital Partners, Premji Invest, Redpoint Ventures and Goldman Sachs.
For more information, connect with us on LinkedIn,
or visit looker.com.
About Battery Ventures
Battery strives to invest in cutting-edge, category-defining businesses
in markets including software and services, Web infrastructure, consumer
Internet, mobile and industrial technologies. Founded in 1983, the firm
backs companies at stages ranging from seed to private equity and
invests globally from offices in Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area,
London, New York and Israel. Follow the firm on Twitter
@BatteryVentures, visit our website at www.battery.com and
find a full list of Battery’s portfolio companies here.
*By a company name, denotes a Battery investment. For a full list of
all Battery investments and exits, please click here.