The Boston Globe Names Applause a Top Place to Work for 2018

Magazine honors the best employers in Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts - November 16, 2018

Applause, the worldwide leader in crowdsourced digital quality, has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the 11th annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2018 issue is available online and in The Boston Globe Magazine.

The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work program recognizes the most admired workplaces in the State of Massachusetts voted on by the people who know them the best—their employees. The survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay and benefits, and engagement. The employers are placed into one of four groups: small, with 50 to 99 employees; medium, with 100 to 249 workers; large, with 250 to 999; and largest, with 1,000 or more.

“This recognition from The Boston Globe further validates that we have a top-notch team at Applause,” said Bradley Batchelder, VP of People & Culture at Applause. “Our mindset is all about collaboration, respect, and fun, and the team has embraced these values to the benefit of the company as a whole. This award is truly a testament to their hard work and dedication.”

“Making employees happy doesn't have to take a lot of effort or money, but it does require companies to put workers first," said Katie Johnston, the Globe’s Top Places to Work editor. "Our winning companies know that their people are their most valuable assets."

The rankings in the Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by Energage (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from more than 80,000 employees at 318 Massachusetts organizations. The winners share a few key traits, including offering progressive benefits, giving their employees a voice, and encouraging them to have some fun while they’re at it. Top Places to Work online extras include sortable rankings and photo galleries. Readers can follow the news on Twitter at #workboston.

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About Applause

Applause is the world leader in testing and digital quality. Brands today win or lose customers through digital interactions, and Applause alone can deliver authentic feedback on the quality of digital assets and experiences, provided by real users in real-world settings. Our disruptive approach harnesses the power of the Applause platform and leverages a vetted community of more than one million digital experts worldwide. Unlike traditional testing methods (including lab-based and offshoring), we respond with the speed, scale and flexibility that digital-focused brands require and expect. Applause provides insightful, actionable testing results that can directly inform go/no go release decisions, helping development teams build better and faster, and release with confidence. Thousands of digital-first brands – including Ford, Google, Western Union and Dow Jones – rely on Applause as a best practice to deliver the digital experiences their customers love.

Learn more at www.applause.com.

For More Information:

Jennifer Maguire
jmaguire@applause.com