Today, Dataiku, one of the world’s leading Enterprise AI and machine learning platforms, was recognized as one of the 25 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For During the COVID Crisis in a list released by Battery Ventures, a global investment firm and cloud investor, with data specifically provided by Glassdoor*, the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies. The list highlights 25 privately held companies—all business-to-business, cloud-computing companies–where employees reported the highest levels of satisfaction at work during the first six months of the pandemic, according to employee feedback shared on Glassdoor.
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“Cloud CEOs have had to stay unbelievably focused, resilient and nimble over the last eight months, working in conditions they likely never expected”
The distinction placed Dataiku at number one (out of 25 total) with an overall company rating of 5.0. The broader average across Glassdoor is 3.5. Dataiku’s senior-leadership rating was 4.9, compared to the Glassdoor average of 3.2, while its positive business-outlook rating—indicating the percentage of employees who believe their employer’s business will get better in the next six months—was 96%. That compared to an average across Glassdoor of 51%.
This is the fourth year Battery has issued a version of its highest-rated cloud companies list, along with a related ranking of the 25 Highest Rated Public Cloud Computing Companies to Work For. The rankings—which this year hinged on how companies are handling issues like remote workforces and the broader economic downturn–highlight the global trend of businesses increasingly turning to the cloud to run critical technology systems and software, instead of using on-premise systems.
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They also highlight the potential links between positive company culture and overall corporate performance and growth, according to Neeraj Agrawal, a Battery general partner who specializes in cloud investing. This year, 10 of the top 25 private companies announced financing rounds during the pandemic (through Nov. 1) worth more than $1.9 billion combined, according to Crunchbase.
“Cloud CEOs have had to stay unbelievably focused, resilient and nimble over the last eight months, working in conditions they likely never expected,” Agrawal said. “The best CEOs are listening to employees and making tough decisions that will continue to move their companies forward. We’re heartened that so many of these B2B companies are surviving and even thriving during Covid, as they’re providing technologies to serve the new, pandemic workforce, as well as solutions that are digitizing customer businesses faster than ever. Every company that made the list this year should view it as an honor to be included.” A Glassdoor economic research study, as well as other third party studies, show that companies with high employee satisfaction often post stronger financial performance.
“Dataiku has always made company culture and inclusiveness a top priority,” said Dataiku CEO, Florian Douetteau. “We strive to constantly embrace innovative thought and collaboration among our employees, which only became more vital when our entire global workforce moved remotely due to COVID-19. We are proud of what we have accomplished in 2020, continuing to enable our customers with enterprise AI across their organizations, through the dedication and passion of our employees.”
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. For instance, according to one anonymous employee review of Dataiku on Glassdoor:
“I have been working at Dataiku full-time for more than a year. Talented team members, industry leading product & ability to work with customers & partners around the world. Individuals have a big impact on our business.”