These companies have been ranked the best private cloud firms to work for

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Asana, Greenhouse Software and WalkMe have been ranked as the three best private cloud computing companies to work for, according to a new study from Glassdoor and Battery Ventures.

The study focused on larger, privately held firms, with 200 or more employees, and ranked CEO approval, as well as a ‘positive business outlook’. Participants were asked to rank on a scale between one and five, with 1.0 meaning they were ‘very dissatisfied’, 3.0 signalling ‘okay’, and 5.0 marking ‘very satisfied’.

Productivity app firm Asana came out on top with an overall company rating of 4.9, a 100% approval of CEO Dustin Moskowitz, co-founder of Facebook, and a 99% positive business outlook rating. Enterprise software providers Greenhouse and WalkMe picked up the silver and bronze medals respectively. In total, seven companies polled rated 4.9 out of 5.0 overall – Chef Software, Sprout Social, Grovo, and Procore Technologies – while the former, a Battery client, polled only fourth despite getting 100% in both CEO approval and business outlook.

All of the top 50 companies scored above 4.0 overall, with bigger names at the outside the top seven including Couchbase (4.5, #22), DocuSign (4.4, #24), MongoDB (4.3, #34), and Dropbox (4.1, #47). The latter saw 77% confidence in CEO Drew Houston, with 71% – the lowest in the top 50 poll – for positive business outlook.

“This list provides a window into which private, business-focused cloud companies are generating the most excitement among employees – one key proxy for company health, and part of the broader business trend we see today around transparency on the Internet,” said Neeraj Agrawal, a Battery general partner specialising in cloud investing in a statement. “We look forward to tracking these standouts as they mature, and to watching smaller, up-and-coming cloud startups make the list in future years.”

The report also noted key tenets of employees wanting to work at the highest rated firms; the need to work for ‘mission-driven companies with strong and unique company cultures’, as well as embracing transparency, and teams who regularly and clearly communicate with their employees.

Back in March, this publication posted a list of the top 100 cloud companies and CEOs to work for based again on Glassdoor as well as the latest figures from Computer Reseller News. Including companies across the spectrum, the top performer was Zerto; 95% of employees said they would recommend the disaster recovery and virtual data replication company to a friend.

The full Glassdoor/Battery table can be seen below (companies with asterisks after their name indicate a Battery investment):
































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