Ames Tribune: Workiva named to top 100 places to work list

February 15, 2019

First Reported, February 14, 2019, Ames Tribune

Ames-based financial software reporting company Workiva has been named one of the top 100 places to work by Fortune magazine and the research and consulting firm Great Place to Work.

Workiva, located in the Iowa State University Research Park, was ranked 80th on the list, which is based on survey responses from more than 4.3 million employees who rated their workplaces.

According to a news release, factors considered in the rankings included trust in their manager, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits tied to innovation.

“Workiva is proud to be joining many of our customers in this prestigious group, which includes some of the most successful companies in the world,” said Workiva CEO Marty Vanderploeg in the release. “Our company is based on core principles of respect, fairness and compassion, and we value all backgrounds, beliefs and interests.”

Workiva employs more than 1,200 people in 16 offices in the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. More than 500 are employed in the Ames office.

Alison Doyle, the director of marketing and business engagement for the research park, said the partnership between the research park and Workiva is an example of what can be accomplished when the university, state and community come together with a shared vision for growth.

“This honor is so well-deserved,” Doyle said. “Their culture impacts not only their employees, it impacts our research park community, Ames and the entire state. They’ve set the bar higher, and we are all better for it.”

Just last month, Workiva was ranked No. 19 on the Best Workplaces in Technology List by Fortune and Great Places to Work.

Workiva was founded as WebFilings in 2008, and later changed its name in 2014 and began trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange.

Its main product is Wdesk, a cloud-based platform that helps companies collect, manage and report critical business data.

For the latest information and news, visit The Workiva Newsroom.

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