The 25 small and midsize companies with the best leadership teams, according to employees

Mike Allen of Axios talking

25. Beiersdorf North America

Location: Wilton, Connecticut

Industry: Consumer goods

Employee quote about the leadership team: "They are very approachable and connected to employees at all levels. They have passion for our business and people." 

24. Drift

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Industry: Enterprise software

Employee quote about the leadership team: "I enjoy that they are heart and values-based leaders. They give insight into what they are thinking and what the path is going forward."

23. Matterport

Location: Sunnyvale, California

Industry: Computer software

Employee quote about the leadership team: "I love the transparency of our leadership team and their focus on growing the company while understanding employees’ needs."

22. Karyopharm Therapeutics

Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Employee quote about the leadership team: "Diverse backgrounds that help bring different angles to the company’s visions, goals, and execution." 

21. Flexion Therapeutics

Location: Burlington, Massachusetts

Industry: Biopharmaceutical

Employee quote about the leadership team: "The leadership team at Flexion Therapeutics does everything they can to go above and beyond to make sure they retain their employees."

20. Verisys Corporation

Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Industry: Information technology and services

Employee quote about the leadership team: "I appreciate all the time and updates put into the town hall meetings, keeping us all informed of everything going on." 

19. Namely

Location: New York, New York

Industry: HR software

Employee quote about the leadership team: "Power distance does not exist at Namely."

18. Motivosity

Location: Lehi, Utah

Industry: SaaS/enterprise software

Employee quote about the leadership team: "With the knowledge and experience they have, it’s amazing what we all can learn from them."

17. Deem

Location: Oakland, California

Industry: Business travel

Employee quote about the leadership team: "They think ’employee first’ in terms of the working of the company, and ‘customer first’ in terms of the business — to me that is a success mantra!"

16. Gem.com

Location: San Francisco, California

Industry: Recruiting

Employee quote about the leadership team: "The leadership team sets clear goals and vision and makes themselves very available to 1:1 conversations or public forum questions."

15. GR0

Location: Los Angeles, California

Industry: Digital media

Employee quote about the leadership team: "The leadership team cares about mental health and wellness and works to balance the stresses of the job with a focus on employee well-being."

14. Whisps

Location: New York, New York 

Industry: Food and beverages

Employee quote about the leadership team: "These women get the job done. It’s incredibly impressive and inspiring. They also genuinely care about their team as people, not just employees."

13. Vena Solutions

Location: Toronto, Canada

Industry: SaaS/enterprise software

Employee quote about the leadership team: "Leadership team at Vena is progressive, inclusive, honest and true to company culture and values." 

12. Kyruus

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Industry: Healthcare tech

Employee quote about the leadership team: "I’ve never worked for a company like Kyruus before and couldn’t be happier to be supporting such an amazing leadership team."

11. Hollister Staffing

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Industry: Staffing and recruiting

Employee quote about the leadership team: "The leadership team is always trying to improve not only the business, but our quality of life. They lead by example."

10. Axios

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Industry: Publishing

Employee quote about the leadership team: "Our leadership team is extremely transparent into what the company is working on, what direction we’re moving in and why they make the decisions they do."

9. SmartBug Media

Location: Newport Beach, California 

Industry: Digital marketing

Employee quote about the leadership team: "They truly have my best interest at hand, and this is the first job where I felt like my leadership team really cares about me and my career."

8. Globality

Location: Menlo Park, California

Industry: Enterprise applications

Employee quote about the leadership team: "The leadership team operates with an open door and solicits feedback from the whole company."

7. Hometap

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Industry: FinTech

Employee quote about the leadership team: "They seem genuinely interested in placing us in situations to work on projects that are not only beneficial for the company, but also fulfill us on a personal level."

6. VoteBash

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Industry: Market research

Employee quote about the leadership team: "They constantly keep us informed about the progress of our company’s mission and let us know that we are highly valued."

5. Flywire

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Industry: FinTech

Employee quote about the leadership team: "The executive team is approachable, always willing to listen, and forthcoming with updates about the company’s strategy, org changes, and more."

4. Productboard

Location: San Francisco, California

Industry: SaaS

Employee quote about the leadership team: "They dive into the front lines and help out where needed to stay close to our customers and employees."

3. The Change Company

Location: Irvine, California 

Industry: Banking

Employee quote about the leadership team: "I can always count on them to help me with any questions and guide me to be successful. We all have grown to become a family."

2. Grammarly

Location: San Francisco, California

Industry: Information technology 

Employee quote about the leadership team: "They are ethical and actually practice the values that we’re all supposed to practice. They genuinely care and are involved with us as people."

1. EQRx

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Industry: Pharmaceutical healthcare

Employee quote about the leadership team: "There is a visible balance between the hyper-focus on clear, measurable objectives for every team member and permission for employees to have lives outside of work."

Here’s the full list for small and midsize companies:

Method and data source

Comparably produces several different rankings a year to help employees and job seekers get a sense of the workplace and leadership at various companies.

To create the latest ranking for small and midsize companies (or those with less than 500 employees), Comparably used anonymous ratings from employees about a company’s leadership. This includes rating and answering questions about CEOs, executives, and managers. Data collection was over a 12-month period starting at the end of June 2020.

The full list of companies can be found on Comparably. All employee quotes and industries listed above are from Comparably and provided to Insider.  Some of the quotes may have been edited for grammar.

Madison Hoff July 14, 2021 at 06:36PM

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