San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014
Livefyre, provider of the leading real-time conversation and social curation platform, has been named one of the best places to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, marking the second year in a row that Livefyre has received this recognition.
The list is determined by an employee survey that ranks companies based on several criteria including teamwork, retention, co-workers, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leadership, benefits and overall job satisfaction.
“My leadership strategy has always been to hire people into positions as if they’re running their own startup within Livefyre,” said Jordan Kretchmer, Livefyre founder and CEO. “Everyone cares deeply about the work everyone else is doing, which means there’s a built-in culture of collaboration which inspires far more than just words could. We don’t prescribe anything about our culture because we want every single person we hire to have an impact on what it feels like to work at Livefyre.”
This recognition comes at a time when Livefyre is emerging as a leader in social engagement, having grown its customer base by 660% in 2013 to over 600 enterprise customers. The passion and commitment of Livefyre’s employees translates into high customer satisfaction, with the company delivering a 99% customer retention rate.
In addition to a culture that truly encourages employees to be sociable and comfortable in the office, Livefyre perks include gym membership reimbursements, catered meals and a fully stocked kitchen and bar. Employees also enjoy an active calendar of social activities outside of work, which includes movie nights, various sports leagues, off site retreats, concerts, trivia nights, happy hours and more.
The company also recently relocated to a brand new 38,000 square foot office in SoMa, which boasts a stunning rooftop deck, an in-office amphitheater, a 15-foot real-time social media wall, secret passageways, soundproof ‘developer caves’ and custom art installations from local artists.
The complete list of winners and finalists is available on the San Francisco Business Times website at: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2014/04/best-places-to-work-2014.html. The list will also appear in a special print edition of the publication this week.
Livefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. With Livefyre's social CMS, brands can integrate real-time social content into their websites, mobile apps, and advertisements and television broadcasts to increase viewer engagement, boost website traffic and drive revenue. As the fourth largest network online, Livefyre is powering real-time social experiences for over 600 leading brands including AOL, Bravo, Burger King, CBS, Conde Nast, Cox Media Group, Dow Jones/WSJ, FOX Sports, Mashable, NASCAR, Showtime, Sony PlayStation, Sports Illustrated, Unilever and Universal Music Group. Livefyre acquired social storytelling platform Storify in September 2013 and social application provider Realtidbits in November 2013.
Founded in 2009 with offices in San Francisco, New York, London and Sydney, Livefyre was named one of the best places to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and 2013 Corporate IT Software Company of the year by the World Technology Network. For more information, visit http://www.livefyre.com or follow us Twitter and Instagram at @livefyre or @storify.