Updated December 6, 2019
We're pleased to announce that Crain's has ranked Braze #16 in the large companies category of its 2019 Best Places to Work in New York City list. Crain's defines large companies as organizations which employ more than 101 employees in their New York City offices. This year marks the twelfth time that Crain's has compiled its Best Places to Work in New York City list, but this is the first time Braze has participated and been included.
Braze is a global company, but we’ve always had a soft spot for New York City. We were founded in this city and our headquarters is here, along with the majority of our 400+ employees. Put simply, the pace, vibrancy, and innovation that New York is built on is ingrained in our DNA; it’s a big part of what makes Braze special. Given that, we’re very pleased to announce that Crain’s has named Braze one of its 2019 Best Places to Work in New York City.
To assemble this year’s list of the 100 Best Places to Work in New York City, Crain’s surveyed more than 20,000 NYC-based employees regarding their companies’ working conditions, benefits, and corporate culture, then assessed their answers in concert with a separate employer-focused survey. All qualifying companies were subsequently examined by workplace assessment experts at Best Companies Group to determine the final selections.
Without New York City, there would be no Braze. “On a fateful weekend in May of 2011, Jon [Hyman, Braze Cofounder and CTO] and I decided to participate in the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in NYC,” said Braze Cofounder and CEO Bill Magnuson. “A couple of days later, while Jon and I were walking back to the conference, I struck up a conversation with a stranger who was waiting to cross 11th Avenue in Manhattan. That stranger...later introduced me to Mark Ghermezian, who had an idea to build a ‘check-in’ SDK for mobile apps. Collectively, we decided to join forces, quit our full-time jobs, and form Appboy—which we later renamed Braze.”
At Braze, we’re proud of the work environment and culture that we’ve created—but that doesn’t mean that we’re resting on our laurels. Today, we’re focused on creating a workplace experience that prioritizes equal representation and parity of roles for people of diverse backgrounds, and ensures that everything we do is inclusive for everyone. We put our commitment into action through our dedicated D&I task force Braze For ALL, education initiatives, partnerships in the community, and empowerment of individuals.
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