Here are the winners for this year’s Best Places to Work

The list is out: Here are the Bay Area companies that are the finalists of this year’s Best Places to Work in the Bay Area.

The rankings of each of these 130 Bay Area companies will be unveiled on April 18, this upcoming Tuesday evening in San Francisco. Click here to register for the event.

Below is a snapshot of where these companies are based and their industries. This year’s honorees survived a nomination pool of 537 applicants. All of the Bay Area companies will be ranked in five categories: Smallest, small, medium, large and largest, based on number of employees.

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What do this year’s winners have in common? Happy, engaged employees with great food options and benefits. Collectively, those businesses employ 51,419 people in the Bay Area.

For a look back at past Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, head over to this special web page.

Profiles of winners in each size category will be published online and in our print edition on April 21 — check back to read those. This special section is produced by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal to honor Bay Area companies that have exceptional workplaces and value the contributions of their employees.

How the rankings are determined

The rankings are created in conjunction with our research partner, Quantum Workplace, which sent surveys directly to employees of companies that were in consideration. The numeric rankings, based on Quantum’s scoring process, will be unveiled Tuesday evening at the event.

Here are the Bay Area companies, listed alphabetically and by size category:


  • Bayer, Berkeley, global life sciences company
  • Comcast, Livermore, media and technology
  • Hyatt Hotels of the Bay Area, San Francisco, hotel
  • Intuit, Mountain View, business and financial software
  • Robert Half International Inc., Menlo Park, professional staffing services
  • Rosendin Electric, San Jose, electrical construction
  • Salesforce, San Francisco, customer relationship management software
  • SAP Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, business application software
  • Telecare Corp., Alameda, behavioral health care
  • Workday, Pleasanton, finance and HR software


  • Acxiom/LiveRamp, Redwood City, enterprise big data
  • AdRoll, San Francisco, marketing technology platform
  • Burr Pilger Mayer Inc., San Francisco, public accounting firm
  • Cloudera, Palo Alto, big data analytics platform
  • CMG Financial, San Ramon, mortgage brokerage
  • Credit Karma, San Francisco, personal finance company
  • DPR Construction, Redwood City, general contractor
  • Eden Housing, Hayward, low-income housing provider
  • Ellie Mae, Pleasanton, mortgage technology company
  • EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, San Francisco, insurance brokerage and consultants
  • Eventbrite, San Francisco, ticketing and event technology platform
  • Fenwick & West LLP, Mountain View, law firm
  • First American Title Insurance Co., Santa Ana, title insurance and settlement services
  • Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP, Palo Alto, accounting firm/professional services
  • Genesys, Daly City, customer experience and contact center software
  • Golden State Lumber Inc., Petaluma, building materials retailer
  • Guidewire Software Inc., Foster City, software products for property/casualty insurers
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP, San Francisco, law firm
  • Intacct Corp., San Jose, cloud ERP and financial management software
  • JLL, San Francisco, real estate firm,
  • Moss Adams LLP, San Francisco, professional services
  • MuleSoft, San Francisco, enterprise software platform
  • NerdWallet, San Francisco, personal finance company
  • Oportun, Redwood City, financial technology
  • Overaa Construction, Richmond, general contractor
  • Prometheus Real Estate Group Inc., San Mateo, real estate group
  • Pure Storage, Mountain View, enterprise flash storage
  • Riverbed, San Francisco, IT application performance
  • Slalom Consulting, San Francisco, consulting firm
  • Southland Industries, Union City, design-build mechanical building systems engineering firm
  • Splunk, San Francisco, software for operational intelligence
  • Sprig Electric, San Jose, electrical and low-voltage contractor
  • Swinerton Inc., San Francisco, general contractor
  • Therma Corp., San Jose, mechanical contractor
  • Truebeck Construction Inc., Redwood City, general contractor


  • ABD Insurance & Financial Services Inc., San Mateo, insurance brokerage for property/casualty and employee benefits
  • Athens Administrators, Concord, claims administration and managed care services
  • Bay Federal Credit Union, Capitola, credit union
  • Blach Construction Co., San Jose, commercial general contractor
  • Build Group Inc., San Francisco, general contractor
  • Cahill Contractors LLC, San Francisco, general contractor
  • Campaign Monitor, San Francisco, email marketing and automation
  • Demandbase, San Francisco, account-based marketing
  • Dome Construction Corp., South San Francisco, general contractor
  • DoorDash, San Francisco, on-demand food delivery service
  • ENGEO, San Ramon, engineering consulting firm
  • Farella Braun + Martel LLP, San Francisco, law firm
  • Filice Insurance Agency, San Jose, employee benefits brokerage
  • Flexport Inc., San Francisco, licensed freight forwarder and customs brokerage
  • GoDaddy, Sunnyvale, Internet domain registrar and web hosting
  • Gusto, San Francisco, human resources platform
  • Hearsay Systems, San Francisco, enterprise software for the financial industry
  • Heffernan Insurance Brokers, Walnut Creek, insurance brokerage
  • Hotel Tonight Inc., San Francisco, mobile app for last-minute hotel booking
  • Hotel Zephyr, San Francisco, hotel
  • IMVU Inc., Redwood City, virtual world, avatar social community/chat
  • Looker, Santa Cruz, data analytics software
  • Radius, San Francisco, predictive marketing analytics
  • Royal Ambulance Inc., San Leandro, ambulance company
  • Seiler LLP, Redwood City, accounting firm
  • Strava, San Francisco, social network for athletes
  • Syserco Inc., Fremont, energy management
  • The Money Source, Walnut Creek, mortgage company
  • Optimizely, San Francisco, experience optimization platform
  • Snowflake Computing Inc., San Mateo, cloud data warehouse
  • Thumbtack, San Francisco, online marketplace for local services
  • Udemy, San Francisco, marketplace for learning and teaching online
  • Unity Technologies, San Francisco, platform for creating 2D, 3D, VR and AR games and apps
  • XL Construction, Milpitas, general contractor
  • Zymergen, Emeryville, biotechnology company that engineers microbes for use in industrial chemicals and other products


  • AppLovin, San Francisco/Palo Alto, mobile marketing platform
  • Area 1, Redwood City, cybersecurity software
  • Color Genomics, Burlingame, health technology company
  • Commercial Casework Inc., Fremont, architectural millwork and cabinetry
  • Core, San Francisco, software company
  • Cumulus Networks, Mountain View, Linux network operating system
  • Distil Networks, San Francisco, bot detection and mitigation
  • Fond, San Francisco, perks and rewards platform
  • Galileo, Oakland, innovation summer camps for kids
  • Hotel Nikko San Francisco, San Francisco, Hotel
  • Kahuna Inc., Redwood City, cross channel marketing automation
  • Leanplum, San Francisco, mobile marketing platform
  • Liftoff, Palo Alto, mobile app marketing platform
  • Patreon, San Francisco, membership platform that helps content creators get paid
  • Paxata, Redwood City, self-service data prep at scale
  • Periscope Data, San Francisco, data analytics software
  • Premier Staffing Inc., San Francisco, recruiting firm
  • Primitive Logic, San Francisco, business and IT consulting
  • Principal Builders, San Francisco, general contractor
  • RedSeal, Sunnyvale, cybersecurity technology
  • Reflektive, San Francisco, employee performance management software
  • RMC LLC, a Ray Morgan Co., Pleasanton, office technology solutions
  • Signifyd, San Jose, e-commerce fraud prevention
  •, Mountain View, online video courses for K-12, college
  • vCom Solutions Inc., San Ramon, IT services


  • Akraya Inc., Santa Clara, IT staffing services
  • Bateman Group, San Francisco, public relations and communications
  • Bozzuto & Associates Insurance Services, Campbell, Insurance brokerage
  • Duo Security, San Mateo, cybersecurity company
  • Engagio, San Mateo, marketing/sales technology
  • Everlaw, Berkeley, legal technology
  • Full Circle Insights, San Mateo, marketing analytics
  • Guttmann & Blaevoet, San Francisco, engineering design and consulting services
  • Intelliswift Inc., Newark, IT services
  • Kulesa Faul, San Mateo, public relations agency
  • Legacy Risk & Insurance Services, Walnut Creek, insurance brokerage
  • Little Passports Inc., San Francisco, educational products subscription for kids
  • LookingPoint, Pleasant Hill, IT services
  • Magoosh, Berkeley, online test-prep firm
  • MassMutual Northern California, Walnut Creek, financial services
  • pMD, San Francisco, health care technology
  • Singular, San Francisco, marketing analytics platform
  • StreamSets, San Francisco, data performance management company
  • Striim, Palo Alto, data integration and streaming analytics platform
  • Suhr Risk Services of California, San Jose, insurance brokerage
  • Title21 Health Solutions, Pleasanton, software provider for health sciences
  • Tipalti, San Mateo, supplier payments automation platform
  • Toeniskoetter Development Inc. and Toeniskoetter Construction Inc., San Jose, commercial real estate development/construction
  • Zinc., San Francisco, mobile communication platform for desk-less workers
  • Zumper, San Francisco, apartment rental website


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