Facebook co-founder fights Amazon culture and wins praise
During last year’s imbroglio over Amazon.com’s hard-charging culture, Asana co-founder Dustin Moskovitz wrote a blog post titled “Work Hard, Live Well,” promoting a very different kind of tech environment.
Employees have rallied around that message.
In a report released Thursday from Glassdoor and Battery Ventures, Asana was the top-rated place to work among private cloud-computing companies. The report ranked the top 50 companies with at least 200 employees, taking into account how workers view their CEO, how optimistic they are about the business over the next six months and their overall company rating.
Asana scored a 4.9 out of 5, with Moskovitz receiving 100 percent approval as a CEO. Glassdoor’s website has 67 Asana reviews, including some from former employees of the San Francisco-based company.
All 50 companies on the list have ratings of at least 4.1. Among the 580,000 businesses on Glassdoor, the average rating is 3.3, while Amazon is just above average at 3.4.
Asana’s web-based software helps teams collaborate on projects and track and manage their work. Moskovitz started the company in 2008, but he was already a mini-celebrity in Silicon Valley. Moskovitz was Mark Zuckerberg’s roommate at Harvard University and helped launch Facebook, where he worked for over four years. Forbes estimates Moskovitz’s net worth at $10.7 billion. …
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