Zillow and DocuSign have been named among the 50 best medium-sized companies to work for by jobs site Glassdoor in its 2014 Employees’ Choice Awards.
Zillow ranked 26th, earning 4.1 out of five possible stars based on the reviews of employees who elected to participate in the survey — which asked them questions about their job, work environment and company — while eSignature firm DocuSign ranked 37th with an average rating of 3.7 stars.
CEO Spencer Rascoff is an overwhelmingly popular boss, according to employees who participated in the survey. Ninety-nine percent of Zillow respondents said that they approved of his leadership. Eighty-nine respondents also said they would recommend working at Zillow to a friend.
Employees tended to offer the survey’s highest rating to three of the company’s five job attributes — company’s culture and values, work-life balance and senior management. The last two attributes asked about — career opportunities, and compensation and benefits — “came in a close second” from a ratings perspective, Zillow said.
“We work incredibly hard to maintain an innovative, startup culture at Zillow, even while we’re growing rapidly,” said COO Kathleen Philips. “It’s wonderful to hear such positive feedback from employees, and a real honor to be named to this list.”
Rich Barton, co-founder and executive chairman at Zillow, is also a co-founder and non-executive chairman of Glassdoor.
The only other company with a strong foothold in the real estate tech space that placed in the rankings was DocuSign. Eighty-three DocuSign respondents said they approved of CEO Keith Krach.
Employees tended to offer the survey’s highest rating to the job attributes culture and values, and career opportunities. Seventy-three percent of employees said they would recommend the company to a friend.
Ratings for Glassdoor’s survey were based on reviews from U.S. employees who participated in the survey between Nov. 14, 2012, and Nov. 12, 2013, and overall rankings were based on the quantity, quality and consistency of reviews, according to Glassdoor.