PALO ALTO, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE) today announced it has been named as one of the Top Workplaces in the Bay Area. The annual award by the Bay Area News Group identified winning companies by surveying regional employees, who were asked to rate their workplaces against attributes such as quality of leadership, business execution, strong values and ethics, flexibility to balance work and personal life, and pay and benefits.
"We're changing the future for the better, and improving the lives of everyone who uses our software," noted one Jive employee in the Bay Area News Group survey. "It's an incredible feeling being part of a team of people who work together – so tirelessly – to make, market, sell and recruit for such an amazing product that enables people to do their jobs BETTER!" Jive was also recently recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine for the second year in a row, as determined by employee survey results. Additionally, Jive was named one of Oregon's Most Admired Companies following a statewide poll of CEOs by the Portland Business Journal. "Jive places tremendous value on its employees, our most important asset, and these distinctions – validated by our employees – inspire us to keep moving the needle," said Tony Zingale, CEO and chairman, Jive Software. "We are fundamentally focused on providing a place where people can work better together – collaboratively and connected and as part of an open, dynamic and inspiring environment." Jive has also achieved an impressive 4.3 out of 5 rating from both current and past employees on Glassdoor, the global standard for transparent employee workplace assessments. One Glassdoor reviewer said, "This place is great! It has an amazing environment, great coworkers, great compensation, amazing benefits. There has been very little that hasn't impressed me here." Furthermore, across every one of Glassdoor's standard ratings categories – including Career Opportunities, Culture, Leadership, and Work/Life Balance – Jive far outpaces the Glassdoor average. For example, 84 percent of former or current employees would recommend Jive to a friend, compared to the Glassdoor average of 58 percent. Similarly, Jive's CEO approval rating has reached 98 percent, compared to the Glassdoor average of 69 percent. And 72 percent of Jive's employees have a positive view of the company's business outlook, compared to the Glassdoor average of 39 percent.