Payment startup Ripple (XRP) has been ranked as one of the best employers in the technology industry in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a recent survey by research firm Good Place to Work (GPTW).
On the list of the best small to medium companies to work in the Bay Area prepared by GPTW, Ripple was ranked as the 17th top employer. 91 percent of employees reportedly said that Ripple is a great place to work at, with 95 percent of the surveyed claiming that they are proud to tell others they work there.
97 percent of the survey participants claimed that they are willing to give extra to get job done, 96 percent said that they are able to take time off from work when they think it is necessary, and 95 percent of the surveyed revealed that they are made to feel welcome when joining the company.
Out of 35 companies on the GPTW’s list, Ripple seems to be the only blockchain and digital currency-related firm. Tech news publication TechCrunch noted that companies have to pay for GPTW services like certification and ranking. In order to be eligible for the list, companies reportedly must allow GPTW researchers to observe the workplaces.
Furthermore, if a company cannot meet certain prerequisites, it purportedly cannot be certified and will not be mentioned on any lists.
Among the large companies list, GPTW ranked Big Four firms KPMG LLP and Deloitte as the 10th and 14th top employers, respectively, tech conglomerate Cisco as the 11th, software company Adobe as the 12th, and NVIDIA as the 17th.
To prepare the 2019 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area, GPTW reportedly conducted an anonymous survey of over 30,000 Bay Area employees, who responded to more than 60 questions. The poll covered such aspects as employees’ trust, reaching their full potential as part of their company, their daily experience, company’s value, as well as effectiveness of leaders.
Last month, Yoshitaka Kitao, CEO and representative director of Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings, singled out Ripple and blockchain consortium R3 as reasons to remain optimistic about the future of the crypto industry. He said that the real demand for XRP use in cross-border remittances and settlement is already underway and will continue to burgeon.