Rainforest QA named one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces for 2018
Company's vibrant culture and employee engagement also honored with Hero Award for Best Company Culture 2018 from Bamboo HR
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rainforest QA, the leader in on-demand quality assurance (QA) solutions, has been named one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces for 2018, the publication's third annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. This is the second prestigious award Rainforest has been honored with for creating an excellent workplace, having won the 2018 BambooHR Hero Award for Best Company Culture last month.
Inc.'s Best Workplaces list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just under 300 winning companies. Similarly, Rainforest won the Culture category of the BambooHR Hero Awards for creating an exceptional, positive culture that consistently improves and motivates employees.
"We recruit not just for aptitude, but for values. Culture is a buzzword to most companies - not so for us. We started Rainforest to build a world-class business that is also a place we'd be excited to work at as employees," says Fred Stevens-Smith, Rainforest co-founder and CEO. "It's extremely clear from the moment you step into our office or our Slack channels that this is a company filled with people who share a sense of what's important in life. We've focused on this solely because we know it's the right way to build a valuable business, and being recognized by Inc. and Bamboo is awesome for our team."
Rainforest prioritizes culture and career development throughout the employee lifecycle. Cultural onboarding is part of the broader onboarding process, making new hires feel welcome and integrated, and priming them for how Rainforest differs from other startups. Inclusion and integration programs for both new hires and longtime employees that promote collaboration are also offered, such as participating in community service activities and team outings, such as cooking classes, and rock climbing. Other features of Rainforest's culture that contribute to employee happiness and a healthy workplace include company-sponsored mentorship, and a focus on career development. This way all employees, even those who work remotely, have access to in-house training, monthly expert guest trainings and management roundtables, as well as a free workplace communications coach and an unlimited Udemy membership for courses geared towards personal and professional goals.
Rainforest's company culture milestones over the last year include:
- Achieving a Glassdoor rating of 4.8
- Receiving an eNPS score of 81
- Featured as a top 50 company culture by Entrepreneur Magazine
- 75 percent of managers at Rainforest are internal promotions
- Hiring growth of 50% year over year
About Rainforest QA
Rainforest is changing the way QA is done in an era of continuous delivery. Our on-demand QA solution improves the customer experience by enabling development teams to discover significantly more problems before code hits production. More than 150 companies including Adobe, Oracle and Solarwinds currently use Rainforest to automate their QA testing process and easily integrate it with their development workflow via a simple API. Headquartered in San Francisco, Rainforest is a 2012 Y Combinator graduate funded by Bessemer Venture Partners and SVB Capital among others. For more information, visit https://www.rainforestqa.com.
About the Inc. Best Workplaces Awards
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and mangers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,00,000 in 2010 to over 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit https://www.inc.com/.