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San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE "100 Best ... Read more

Mission: Building a better society by helping companies to transform their workplaces for all.

Great Place To Work – Why Work For Us?

Working at Great Place to Work® provides an unparalleled opportunity to partner with some of the biggest brands, most creative minds and inspiring leaders who sit at the forefront of creating and maintaining innovative and successful organizations. As a mission-driven organization, we're thrilled to be part of this global transformation effort! We welcome talented, high-energy, fun team members to join our team and help us create a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on building, sustaining and recognizing high-trust organizational cultures. The Great Place to Work® Trust Model is built on 25 years of research and data collected through our Trust Index© Employee Survey, which is taken by millions of employees annually worldwide.

Great Place to Work® provides executive coaching and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits and government agencies in over 40 countries on six continents.

In the United States, Great Place to Work® also produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces list. Click here to visit our Recognition Program to register for all of our best workplaces list competitions.

Our Mission: Building a better society by helping companies to transform their workplaces.


We contribute to this social mission in several ways:

  • As the world's experts in high-trust workplace cultures, we certify and review great workplaces, deliver gold standard lists and rankings that identify and classify the world's best workplaces.
  • Our robust models for understanding workplace cultures have led us to develop peerless workplace assessment tools that help companies interpret their workplace cultures and decide how they can launch change initiatives.
  • Our simple but powerful concepts have allowed us to develop workshops and training courses for leaders and employees to help them foster a great workplace.
  • Because of our unique role as the premier arbiter of workplace excellence, we help through our conferences and networks (both in-person and online) that provide opportunities to exchange experiences and promote communities of like-minded companies and individuals
  • Our ongoing research — and unparalleled database of the world’s best workplaces — enable us to share stories and insights about great workplaces through publications and online resources around the world.

As promoters of this workplace culture ideal, Great Place to Work always endeavors to maintain the highest integrity. We develop our best workplace lists completely independently, without regard to any business relationships we may develop with any individual company. Our clients are ordinary managers and employees of organizations. Our objective is to improve the quality of their workplace experience.

Finally, we strive to create a great workplace ourselves. We must walk the talk that we espouse for others.

Best Workplaces:                                                                   Planned Publication Date:

 Best Workplaces for Women                                                                                     Sep 12, 2016

 Best Small & Medium Workplaces                                                                              Oct 12, 2016

 World's Best Multinational Workplaces                                                                        Oct 26, 2016

 Best Workplaces in Retail                                                                                           Nov 1, 2016

 Best Workplace for Working Parents                                                                         Nov 15, 2016

 Best Workplaces for Diversity                                                                                     Dec 5, 2016

 Best Workplaces for Latinos                                                                                       Dec 5, 2016

 Best Workplaces in Texas                                                                                         Jan 10, 2017

 Best Workplaces in Technology                                                                                 Jan 24, 2017

 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area                                                                                Feb 9, 2017

 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production                                                          Feb 16, 2017

 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services                                                Feb 16, 2017

 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for 2017                                                             Mar 2, 2017

 Best Workplaces in New York                                                                                    Mar 28, 2017

 Best Workplaces in Health Care                                                                                 Apr 12, 2017

 Best Workplaces for Giving Back                                                                               Apr 26, 2017

 Best Workplaces in Chicago                                                                                     May 25, 2017

 Best Workplaces for Millennials (and Baby Boomers & Gen X'ers)                               June 27, 2017

 Best Workplaces in Finance & Insurance                                                                      Jul 18, 2017

 Best Workplaces in Southern California (w/ sublists for San Diego & LA)                       Aug 22, 2017

 Best Workplaces for Women                                                                                     Sep 12, 2017

 Best Small & Medium Workplaces                                                                              Oct 17, 2017

 World's Best Multinational Workplaces                                                                        Oct 26, 2017

 Best Workplaces in Retail                                                                                           Nov 7, 2017

 Best Workplace for Working Parents                                                                         Nov 14, 2017

 Best Workplaces for Diversity                                                                                     Dec 5, 2017

 Best Workplaces for Latinos                                                                                       Dec 5, 2017

 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for 2017                                                             Mar 6, 2018

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    "Great Place to Work IS a Great Place to Work"

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    I have been working at Great Place To Work part-time (More than 10 years)


    Mission-driven organization making a positive impact on a massive scale
    Amazing co-workers
    Smart, competent leadership
    Fantastic benefits (401k, 100% healthcare coverage, generous PTO, paid sabbatical after 5 years)
    Human-centric workplace
    Career opportunities; global reach


    Could help to invest in an improved communications infrastructure

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Great Place To Work (San Francisco, CA) in November 2015.


    Interview process was long and involved talking to many members of the communications team, the hiring manager and HR. There were multiple on site visits to complete these interview sessions.

    I had to follow up multiple times after each interview throughout the 4 month process and should have trusted my gut that they were giving me the run around.

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