Three companies that are significant players in the education market received a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice award for rating among the site’s Best Places to Work for 2022 — a list abundant with technology companies.
The rankings are separated into two categories, naming the top 100 large companies and top 50 small or medium-sized companies.
MathWorks, a mathematical computing software company that in part seeks to support universities, ranked 22nd among large companies.
On the same list, Curriculum Associates, which designs print and online instruction materials, assessments, and data management tools, ranked 53.
Among small- and medium-sized companies, Grammarly, an online writing assistant whose partners include schools, ranked 27.
The lists were compiled based on anonymous employee reviews submitted between October 2020 and October 2021, according to Glassdoor, the site known best for offering reviews of employer’s workplaces, and salary comparisons.
Employees rank their experience across six categories, including career opportunities, compensation, culture, and diversity and inclusion.
Glassdoor then uses an awards algorithm that considers the quantity, quality, and consistency of reviews.
“Given the challenges of the last two years, employers need to be responsive to changing work environments and employee feedback,” Sandra O’Sullivan, chief people officer at Curriculum Associates, said in a statement, in response to her company’s ranking.
“Leaders who value inclusivity create a culture that fosters great talent, one that is about continued learning and experimentation.”
Tech Companies Represented
At MathWorks, core values such as respect for the individual, inclusion and collaboration, and continuous learning have created a positive work environment, said spokesperson Kevin Lorenc in an email.
“You see real evidence of these in practice on a daily basis, and that matters to people,” Lorenc said. “The investment in people extends to benefits and perks that include great facilities, an ever-expanding list of staff services, and company celebrations.”
The company is also modifying its remote-work policies to reflect the changing needs caused by the pandemic, he said.
Several other technology companies, some of whose portfolios include working with schools, made the list, including: Box, Google, Microsoft, Apple and Zoom Video Communications. They ranked 5, 7, 28, 56 and 100, respectively.
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