San Mateo, CA – Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have recognized SurveyMonkey as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in the Bay Area. The ranking considered more than 43,000 employee surveys from companies across the San Francisco Bay region. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do. SurveyMonkey took the number 14 spot on the list.

“At SurveyMonkey, the voices of our employees, with their diverse points of view and life experiences, define who we are and how we show up. Together, we are united by our mission and values, but also our resilience and ability to adapt to change,” said Zander Lurie, CEO of SurveyMonkey, “We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels their voice can be heard and questions are welcomed. We deeply believe curiosity inspires creative thinking, collaborative problem solving, and ultimately drives innovation for our customers.”

The Best Workplaces in the Bay Area stand out for thriving in the competitive Bay Area marketplace. SurveyMonkey believes the best way to create a great workplace is to build an ongoing dialogue with the people who matter most on the issues that matter most to them. Our employees play an active role in our culture and decision making; their feedback has inspired us to introduce industry-leading employee policies in the last few years, including unlimited Personal Time Off, 16 weeks of paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers, extended bereavement leave and more.

“As a Bay Area company, Great Place to Work is proud to have these Best Workplaces as our friends and neighbors,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like SurveyMonkey set the bar for making the Bay Area a global hub for diversity and innovation.”

The Best Workplaces in the Bay Area is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations.

About SurveyMonkey

Founded in 1999 and based in San Mateo, California, SurveyMonkey is the world’s leading People Powered Data platform enabling curious individuals and companies—including 100% of the Fortune 500—to have conversations at scale with the people who matter most. Whether it’s a trend in the market, opinions of customers, or voices of employees, SurveyMonkey turns them into actionable data. As a pioneer of the industry, SurveyMonkey is a trusted platform for people to express their true feelings and opinions so organizations can uncover the ‘why’ behind the data. SurveyMonkey’s 750+ employees throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific are dedicated to powering the curious.

About the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 385,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.