Bazaarvoice Named #1 Best Place to Work by Austin Business Journal in Large Business Category

Bazaarvoice is the only company that has been recognized as the #1 best place to work in every size category: small, medium, and large

Bazaarvoice, a global leader in transforming customer conversations into long-term business value, today announced that it has been named the 2011 Best Place to Work in the Large Business category by the Austin Business Journal. The award, featured here, follows the Business Journals’ recognition of Bazaarvoice as a Best Place to Work in the medium business category (2008 and 2009) and small business category (2007). Bazaarvoice is the only company to sweep all categories in the history of the awards, and this year’s honor rewards the company for successfully scaling its phenomenal corporate culture during a time of exponential company growth.

Bazaarvoice also won the #1 Best Place to Work in the inaugural Austin American-Statesman competition in 2010. Both the Austin Business Journal and the Austin American-Statesman use an external firm to confidentially survey Bazaarvoice employees, and their methodologies are different. This is a testament to the high employee satisfaction and the Bazaarvoice culture. To win #1 in both newspapers is a great honor.

“Bazaarvoice’s success is driven by the amazing people that make up our business, including our employees, customers, advisors, Board, and partners,” said Brett Hurt, Founder and CEO of Bazaarvoice. “Our culture has defined our company, and our performance, since we were a tiny start-up and it remains our single largest advantage as a global organization. It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as a Best Place to Work at each stage of our growth, and I am pleased to share the award with everyone who makes Bazaarvoice an exceptional company.”

Culture Drives Business Value – From Start-Up to Global Enterprise
Bazaarvoice means “voice of the open marketplace”, and this defines the company’s culture and business. Since its inception in 2005, Bazaarvoice has purposefully created and nourished a corporate culture that is inspired by its customers and emphasizes innovation, excellence, and openness in all areas. Bazaarvoice’s culture has been embraced by employees and customers across the globe, and has helped drive the company’s rapid growth to a global market leader serving nearly 1,200 brands in 67 countries.

As part of this commitment, Bazaarvoice has pioneered many innovative practices to ensure that this culture translates into long-term business value, including in-depth candidate presentations, a three-day scavenger hunt for all new employees, an upward feedback program for managers in quarterly performance reports, and an unrestricted vacation policy based on trust. Employees participate in activities and fundraisers organized by the employee-led Bazaarvoice Foundation that allow the company and employees to give back to the Austin community, and take advantage of opportunities such as an all-company art show to share all their passions and talents with the community.

“Working at Bazaarvoice is like nothing else I’ve experienced in my career,” said Zach Hotchkiss, a Global Account Executive that joined Bazaarvoice five years ago. “We are building a movement to change the way that companies operate and consumers shop – hand-in-hand with the biggest and best companies in the world. It is an unbelievable journey, and an incredibly exciting place to spend my days.”

Bazaarvoice is currently hiring across departments with multiple open positions in Product Management and Engineering. A complete list of open positions can be found here.

About The Best Places to Work Awards
The Best Places to Work honors are awarded annually by the Austin Business Journal to top companies in three categories: small, medium, and large business. The awards are based on confidential feedback from employees in the following categories: team effectiveness, retention risk, alignment with goals, trust with co-workers, individual contribution, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, work engagement, and people practice. For more information, please visit


About Bazaarvoice

Bazaarvoice’s Software as a Service (SaaS) social commerce solutions have powered more than 190 billion customer conversations on more than 1000 brand web sites like Best Buy, Blue Shield of California, Costco, Dell, Macy’s, P&G, Panasonic, QVC, and USAA in 68 countries. The company connects organizations to their influencers through a unique network that reaches hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe, enabling authentic customer-powered marketing. Through syndication, analytics, partnerships, and consulting, Bazaarvoice brings the voice of the customer to the center of their clients’ business strategy, proving “social” can drive measured revenue growth and cost savings for manufacturing, retail, travel, and financial services companies. Headquartered in Austin, the company has offices in Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, London, Paris, and Sydney. For more information and access to client success stories, visit, read the blog at, and follow on Twitter at

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