Boston Globe Names Applause a Top Place to Work for Third Year Straight

Applause also recognized for company culture, innovation and product excellence by International Business Awards, Boston Business Journal and Inc. Magazine, among others

Boston, Massachusetts - November 23, 2020

Applause, the worldwide leader in digital quality and crowdsourced testing, today announced it was recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the top places to work in Massachusetts. This is the third year in a row Applause has been featured on Boston Globe’s annual list.

Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work rankings are based on confidential survey information from more than 80,000 individuals at 285 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 along the way.

“This was a particularly challenging year to be a great place to work, and the companies that made our list went above and beyond to keep their employees safe, engaged and cared for,” said Katie Johnston, the Globe’s Top Places to Work editor. “From offering help with childcare to making the workplace more equitable to holding virtual talent shows, these employers showed that the best get better in crisis.”

The honor from the Boston Globe comes after Applause was named a best place to work in similar reports by Inc. Magazine and Boston Business Journal earlier in the year.

Inc. Magazine named Applause as part of its annual list showcasing the nation’s best places to work. Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out fewer than 400 finalists for this year’s list. Each nominated company took part in an employee survey on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks and confidence in the future. Inc. gathered, analyzed and audited the data, then ranked all the employers using a composite score of survey results.

Boston Business Journal also ranked Applause as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts in back-to-back years.

Applause Brings Home Multiple Company, Product and Innovation Awards

Applause won a combined seven awards this year – three gold, two silver and two bronze honors – across the International Business Awards, American Business Awards and Best in Biz International Awards.

Applause was recognized twice at the American Business Awards, earning gold in the Company of the Year category, as well as the Best New AI/ML Product of the Year category for its AI Training & Testing solution.

Applause won gold in the Company of the Year category at the International Business Awards, while also taking home silver honors in the Most Innovative Tech Company and Best New Product of the Year categories.

“Despite the unprecedented impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on organizations and working people worldwide, the number and quality of nominations we received in this year’s International Business Awards attests to the continued outstanding performance of many organizations. The commitment we’ve seen through these nominations to maintaining the success, health and safety of employees, customers and communities is truly impressive,” said Maggie Gallagher, President of both the American and International Business Awards.

Applause also received two bronze honors in the Most Innovative Company and Most Innovative Product categories as part of the Best in Biz International Awards.

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About Applause

Applause is the worldwide leader in enabling digital quality. Customers are no longer satisfied with digital experiences that are good enough; they demand the exceptional. The Applause Product Excellence Platform provides the world’s leading brands with the comprehensive approach to digital quality needed to deliver uncommonly great digital experiences across the globe – with highly vetted testers available on demand, a complete and enterprise-class technology infrastructure, multi-point digital quality solutions and SaaS products, and expertise across industries and use cases. This harmonized approach drastically improves testing coverage, reduces costs and speeds time-to-market for websites, mobile apps, IoT and in-store experiences. Thousands of leading companies – including Ford, Google, Western Union and Dow Jones – rely on Applause as a best practice to deliver the exceptional products and digital experiences their customers love.

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Dan Haggerty