The 18 best cloud computing startups to work for, according to employees

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The ability to rent computers and software over the internet, aka cloud computing, has forever changed the computer industry.

But that doesn’t mean that every cloud startup is a good bet for a prospective employee.

So, at the behest of venture capitalist firm Battery Ventures, job hunting site Glassdoor has come up with a list of the best cloud companies to work for, based on employees’ overall ratings shared with Glassdoor.

All of the companies on this list are growth stage startups that employ at least 200 people.

Glassdoor included the top 50 companies on its full list. We further whittled that down to companies that received a high overall rating, had 90% or higher approval of the CEO and where 90% or more employees say they think the company is going in the right direction.

Based on that criteria, here’s the skinny on the 18 best cloud startups to work for.


No 18: AppDynamics

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AppDynamics CEO David Wadhwani
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Dan Frommer, Business Insider

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.2 stars out of 5.

CEO: David Wadhwani

CEO approval rating: 93%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 90%

AppDynamics offers cloud software that monitors and troubleshoots mobile applications.


No. 17: SendGrid

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SendGrid CEO Sameer Dholakia
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SendGrid

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.4 stars out of 5.

CEO: Sameer Dholakia

CEO approval rating: 93%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 90%

SendGrid manages the email messages between companies and their customers for purposes like confirming an order or subscription to newsletters or email marketing.


No. 16: DocuSign

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DocuSign CEO Keith Krach
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Docusign

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.4 stars out of 5.

CEO: Keith Krach

CEO approval rating: 97%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 90%

DocuSign offers an electronic signature service.


No. 15: AppDirect

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AppDirect cofounders Nicolas Desmarais and Daniel Saks
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AppDirect

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.

CEO: Daniel Saks

CEO approval rating: 95%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 97%

Offers a cloud billing service that other cloud apps can use to charge their customers.


No. 14: Okta

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Okta CEO Todd McKinnon sharing his newfound, bigger vision at his customer conference Oktane
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Okta

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.

CEO: Todd McKinnon

CEO approval rating: 98%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 94%

Okta offers a cloud service for businesses that handles employees’ passwords and security to other cloud services.


No. 13: Smartsheet

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Smartsheet CEO Mark Mader
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Smartsheet

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.6 stars out of 5.

CEO: Mark Mader

CEO approval rating: 100%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 90%

SmartSheet is online project management software.


No 12: HireVue

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HireVue CEO Mark Newman
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Vimeo/HireVue

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.7 stars out of 5.

CEO: Mark Newman

CEO approval rating: 100%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 96%

Video employee recruitment and video training tools


No. 11: Duo Security

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Duo Security CEO Dug Song
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Dug Song/About Me

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.7 stars out of 5.

CEO: Dug Song

CEO approval rating: 100%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 100%

Duo Security offers a cloud service that protects passwords and monitors for hackers.


No. 10: Sisense

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SiSense CEO Amir Orad
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SiSense

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.7 stars out of 5.

CEO: Amir Orad

CEO approval rating: 100%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 92%

Sisense offers what’s known as a “business intelligence” tool, that can be run as a cloud service or as regular software. BI software analyzes data to help companies understand business trends.


No. 9: nCino

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nCino CEO Pierre Naude
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nCino

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.8 stars out of 5.

CEO: Pierre Naudé

CEO approval rating: 93%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 94%

Software for banks that helps them manage loans and other services, and track regulatory compliance.


No. 8: PagerDuty

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PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada
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PagerDuty

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.8 stars out of 5.

CEO: Jennifer Tejada

CEO approval rating: N/A (Tejada just joined PagerDuty as CEO in July)

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 100%

PagerDuty offers “incident management” cloud software for IT professionals to handle outages, service problems and the like.


No. 7: Procore Technologies

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Procore CEO Tooey Courtemanche
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Procore

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.9 stars out of 5.

CEO: Tooey Courtemanche

CEO approval rating: 99%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 97%.

Procore offers construction management software and cloud software.


Nol 6: Grovo

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Grovo CEO Jeff Fernandez
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YouTube/TedX talks

Employee satisfaction rating:4.9 stars out of 5.

CEO: Jeff Fernandez

CEO approval rating: 99%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 97%

Grovo offers online employee training.


No. 5: Sprout Social

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Sprout Social CEO Justyn Howard
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YouTube/Turn&Burn

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.9 stars out of 5.

CEO: Justyn Howard

CEO approval rating: 98%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 98%

Sprout Social offers a cloud service for social media management.


No. 4: Chef Software

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Chef CEO Barry Crist
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Chef

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.9 stars out of 5.

CEO: Barry Crist

CEO approval rating: 100%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 100%

Chef offers software and a cloud service that helps automate IT management tasks.


No. 3: WalkMe

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Walkme CEO Dan Adika
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Dan Adika/Twitter

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.9 stars out of 5.

CEO: Dan Adika

CEO approval rating: 98%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 93%

WalkMe is online help desk and customer support software. Its claim to fame is providing online demos.


No. 2: Greenhouse Software

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Greenhouse CEO Daniel Chait
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YouTube/Demo

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.9 stars out of 5.

CEO: Daniel Chait

CEO approval rating: 99%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 100%

Greenhouse is online employee recruiting software.


No. 1: Asana

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Dustin Moskovitz
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Asana

Employee satisfaction rating: 4.9 stars out of 5.

CEO: Dustin Moskovitz

CEO approval rating: 100%

Employees who think company is going in the right direction: 99%

Asana is online project management software for workgroups and teams.