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Hearsay Social Ranks Again on Bay Area’s “Best Place to Work” List in 2016

April 29, 2016

Hearsay Social has been chosen as one of the
Bay Area’s best places to work for the second year in row, and we are honored for the award! The San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal revealed the “Best Places to Work” list last week, and Hearsay Social was ranked 7th of all companies in the mid-sized company category–up from 8th last year.BPTW-plaque-300x225

Companies on the “Best Places to Work” 2016 list are ranked based solely on employee satisfaction surveys in areas such as employee engagement, work satisfaction, employee recognition, professional development, organizational leadership and management practices.

“We’re thrilled to receive this recognition; it’s a wonderful validation of our commitment to our team at Hearsay Social,” said Patty Buckley, VP of Operations, People and Culture. For one, “we’ve put in a lot of work in our professional development program, giving people a strong sense of ownership and supporting them in their endeavors to grow at Hearsay. We’ve also launched some great programs that highlight our team’s skills beyond their day-to-day work. For example, Hearsay Talks gives folks the chance to share their expertise on any subject that’s important to them. It connects us as people, not just co-workers, while also showcasing people’s individual talents and interests.”

So, what makes Hearsay Social such a great place to work?

Great Leadership Team

Hailing from all points on the globe, the Hearsay Social leadership team embodies the innovation and agility that defines Silicon Valley, and do an excellent job at creating a work environment that fosters creativity, productivity, and collaboration. Senior leaders work to establish an environment where employees feel valued by the company, helping employees to stay motivated to share ideas, try new things, and have fun.BPTW-people-photo-300x200

Engaged Employees

At Hearsay Social, one of our primary missions is to engage our employees by making sure they’re excited about the problems we’re solving for our customers and the team that they’re partnering with to a build great company. We’re a place where we want our team to make mistakes and encourage them to do so, so that we’re all learning and getting better every day. And Hearsay Social employees are engagedemployees who values a work-friendly environment, customer-first mentality, effective team building, and getting stuff done (GSD).

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Hearsay Social continues to add employee benefits as the company grows and evolves. We offer competitive salaries, full health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life), equity so that employees share ownership in what we’re building, unlimited vacation, a 401k plan, free daily lunches, and more.
While these are fabulous benefits and perks, the best part of our culture is our employees who voice what matters most to them and share it with all of us. Teammates lead Hearsay Makes sessions on crafting, coordinate climbing, basketball, tennis and soccer clubs, host regular game and movie nights at our headquarters. Our Hearsay Helps team has partnered with the Family House, a local non-profit in San Francisco, and hosts year-rounds volunteering and fundraising events for all of us.

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When asked “what word best describes your work culture,” employees responded with the word “Fun”! “Our culture’s such an important part of who we are and how we approach our business and learn together, said Patty. “As we grow, our recruiting team and hiring managers work really hard to ensure we’re hiring people who, in addition to being smart, proactive, and talented in their craft, genuinely care about their teammates and customers.”

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