Workiva Ranks Number 6 on Top 50 Workplaces for Camaraderie by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine

December 22, 2015

AMES, Iowa, Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Workiva (NYSE: WK), creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, ranked number 6 on the 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie list by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. The recognition is based on Workiva employees' own assessments of teamwork, fun and collegiality that exist in the workplace.

"Our culture fosters collaboration, free thinking and innovation," said Matt Rizai, Workiva Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We use a Human Asset Management approach, which focuses first on improving our employees' quality of life. We believe that this level of care for our employees gets passed on to our customers and is why our customer satisfaction scores are among the highest in any industry."

Workiva and the 49 other winning companies were selected based on evaluations by more than 255,000 randomly-selected employees from nearly 600 participating companies. Employees anonymously answered questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace. Companies achieving the highest overall results in their size categories were then ranked based on employees' feedback regarding the quality of the personal connections they experience with colleagues, taking into account: how comfortable people feel being themselves; how friendly, cooperative and fun the workplace is; and the strength of its teams. Survey results achieved a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 5 percent or less. The total score for each company was based entirely upon employee feedback.

"Companies that develop strong personal ties among employees and make time for fun at work aren't just doing it to be nice – it's a critical strategic investment," says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. "Workplaces with strong camaraderie are associated with higher levels of cooperation, effort and effective communication – all essential ingredients of a high-performing organization."

The 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie ranking is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine based upon employee survey feedback from published Great Place to Work® Reviews.

About Workiva
Workiva (NYSE:WK) created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65% of the Fortune 500, use Wdesk for risk, compliance or management reporting. Wdesk proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk, improve productivity and give users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva employs more than 1,000 people with offices in 15 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa.  For more information, visit For the Great Place to Work Review, visit

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