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

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 a world leader in testing and digital quality. Brands today win or lose customers through digital interactions, and Applause delivers 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 the uTest community of more than one million independent digital testers worldwide. Unlike traditional testing methods (including lab-based and offshoring), Applause responds 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. Digital-first brands rely on Applause as a best practice to deliver the digital experiences their customers love.

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