The Puget Sound Business Journal ranking is based on anonymous employee surveys and comes on the heels of other workplace accolades for the company
SEATTLE – August 23, 2019 – Zipwhip, the leading provider of Texting for Business, was named the sixth-best workplace in Washington by the Puget Sound Business Journal in a new ranking based on anonymous employee reviews. Zipwhip placed in the extra-large business category, among companies with 250 employees and above.
To be recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Workplaces, Washington-based employees participated in an anonymous survey and answered questions that relate to career and work satisfaction across six categories including communication, trust in leadership and team dynamics. The survey, which analyzes how engaged employees are in their jobs, showed 99% of Zipwhip employees reported being engaged in their work. And when asked what word best describes their work environment, the top answer was, “fun.”
“Of the awards we’ve been fortunate to win recently, the ones recognizing Zipwhip as a phenomenal workplace mean the most to me,” said John Lauer, CEO and co-founder of Zipwhip. “We’re growing fast and changing as a company, but one thing we work hard to keep intact is our culture. Thank you to all of our Zipwhip employees for putting one another first, for building each other up and for working hard toward our shared goals.”
This ranking adds to a growing list of recognitions for the company in 2019, including awards celebrating Zipwhip’s culture, leadership and work environment:
- Seattle Business Magazine named Zipwhip the sixth-best company to work for in Washington (and first in employee benefits) based on employee survey results
- Comparably named Zipwhip one of the best places to work in the Seattle region based on employee reviews
- John Lauer, CEO of Zipwhip, was ranked among the nation’s top 30 CEOs for women by Comparably based on female employee reviews
- Lauer was named a finalist in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Pacific Northwest
- Zipwhip is ranked 25 on the GeekWire 200 list, an index of the most popular Pacific Northwest startups
Zipwhip pioneered the texting-for-business industry when it text-enabled the first landline phone number in 2014. Today, over 35,000 business rely on Zipwhip’s technology to communicate with their customers. As the industry leader, Zipwhip prioritizes its people and culture through HR initiatives including leadership training, learning and development opportunities and volunteer outings. Plus, every Zipwhip employee receives benefits such as comprehensive medical plans; stock options and a 401k match; paid maternity and paternity leave; generous vacation time and a flexible work-from-home policy; complimentary gym memberships; free lunch, snacks and drinks with kombucha on tap; social events; and more.
Companies that made the list were honored during a special ceremony at T-Mobile Park on August 22.
Zipwhip empowers companies to communicate with their customers in the most effective and preferred way possible – text messaging. As the pioneer of Texting for Business, Zipwhip first enabled text messaging to and from existing landline, VoIP and toll-free phone numbers in 2014. Zipwhip’s direct network connectivity, intuitive cloud-based software and an enterprise-grade API mean businesses can use any computer or mobile device to securely and reliably reach their customers, every time. Your customers are only a text away: https://www.zipwhip.com/.