Fortune names 3 Austin startups to 50 Best Small Workplaces

October 12, 2016

Great Place to Work and Fortune announced this year's 50 Best Small Workplaces naming three Austin tech companies to the list, placing within the top 20. 

Every year, 52,000 employees from Great Place to Work-certified companies with 100 employees or less complete an anonymous Trust Index survey. Their answers offer insights to how frequently they experience the behaviors that contribute to a great workplace like honesty, quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees' personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationship with colleagues. 

The companies with the highest employee ratings relative to comparable organizations made the list.



The AcademicWorks team landed #3 on Fortune's list, receiving 100 percent employee ratings for great challenges, great atmosphere, great rewards, great pride, great communication and great bosses, based on answers from 37 of their 41 employees.

Founded in 2010, AcademicWorks launched a comprehensive scholarship management solution for higher education. 



At #8, BP3 Global made the list with 98 percent of their employees saying their workplace is great, and they have the perks to back it up. BP3 offers free health insurance, student loan debt repayments of up to $100/month, quarterly bonuses, unlimited time off and more. 

Headquartered in Austin, BP3 also has a presence in Denver, CO, with an international presence of remote workers. The company was founded in 2007 and provides business process management services and solutions.



Forty-eight of Square Root's 49 employees completed the Trust Index survey, and 100 percent agreed that they are proud to tell others they work there, that people celebrate special events, care about one another, that management practices ethically and honestly, and that people int he company willingly give extra to get the job done.

Founded in 2006, Square Root develops digital solutions that power data-driven decision making for automative and retail enterprises. 


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