Big Switch Certified Great Place to Work, Receives 93% Overall Employee Satisfaction

As Company Experiences Rapid Expansion and Growth, Maintains Culture of Awesome, 98% of Employees Believe It's A Great Atmosphere

Santa Clara, California, UNITED STATES

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2017) - Big Switch Networks®, The Next-Generation Data Center Networking Company, announced today that it has been certified as a Great Place To Work, receiving a 93% overall satisfaction rating from employees surveyed. To see more results and learn about current employment opportunities at Big Switch: Great Place To Work - Big Switch Networks.

"I am thrilled that Big Switch has been certified as a Great Place to Work, with an impressive overall satisfaction score from our employees," said Douglas Murray, CEO, Big Switch Networks. "We have an amazing team and this certification reflects our employees' hard work, our corporate values, and efforts to foster a culture that is transparent. It is important that employees feel their contributions and hard work are recognized, and that they have a healthy and positive work environment."

The survey is based on an independent analysis of more than 100 US-based employees conducted by Great Place to Work®. Results underline a strong level of confidence in the leadership of the company and a consistent demonstration of transparency from the leadership team and recognition of work life balance in an environment that promotes "family first," supported with flexible work schedules. Additionally, employees recognized Big Switch's philanthropic efforts within its local community. A sample of findings from surveyed employees include:

  • 98% of employees feel good about the ways they contribute to the community
  • 96% of employees feel like they are making a difference at Big Switch
  • 96% of employees believe they are encouraged to manage their work life and personal life
  • 95% of employees believe they are able to take time-off when needed
  • 94% of employees believe they can ask management any reasonable question and get a straight answer
  • 94% of employees believe that management is approachable and easy to talk to
  • 94% of employees believe management is honest and ethical in its business practice
  • 92% of employees believe that management has a clear view of where the organization is going and how to get there

Big Switch is an equal opportunity employer and takes pride in the diversity of its workforce. Employees recognize the environment to be positive, an even playing field for opportunity and an environment where diversity is welcome. When asked about opportunities based on race, age, sexual orientation and gender, employees believe:

  • 98% of employees believe they are treated fairly, regardless of race
  • 97% of employees believe they are treated fairly, regardless of age
  • 97% of employees believe they are treated fairly, regardless of sexual orientation
  • 95% of employees believe they are treated fairly, regardless of gender

Big Switch offers the usual perks such as catered meals, on-site gym, flexible work schedule, ability to work remotely, excellent benefits and competitive pay. But, Big Switch's culture is what sets it apart. Big Switch's team is comprised of some of the most talented people in Silicon Valley and around the world. Collectively, the team works to build and foster the company's culture of Awesome: Be, Do, Share. Big Switch's employee recognition and rewards programs is based on the principles:

  • Be Awesome: Respect, trust, integrity and courage to make the tough decision
  • Do Awesome: Innovative, results oriented, proud of your craftsmanship.
  • Share Awesome: Transparent, customer and partner driven, and giving back to the community.

(% = often, almost always or sometimes)
98% -- Great Communication
98% -- Great Atmosphere
98% -- Great Bosses
98% -- Great Pride
95% -- Great Rewards
94% -- Great Challenges

Big Switch is currently hiring for positions based at its global headquarters in Santa Clara, CA and for roles across the globe. To learn more about our current employment opportunities or internships:

"We applaud Big Switch Networks for seeking certification and releasing its employees' feedback," said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work's Certification Program. "These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees' trust and create a great workplace -- critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with Big Switch Networks should take into account as an indicator of high performance."

To Learn More About Big Switch and employment opportunities:
Great Place To Work
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Glassdoor: Big Switch Networks
Blog: Big Switch Networks, A Career-Launching Company
Crunchbase: Big Switch Networks
Careers at Big Switch

About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Center Networking Company. We disrupt the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks for our customers around the world. We do so by leveraging the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. Big Switch Networks has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a Next-Generation Network Packet Broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data center and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry's first Next-Generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices located in Tokyo, Sydney, London and Istanbul. For additional information, email, follow @bigswitch, or visit

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About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on building, sustaining, and recognizing high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures. It has crafted its perspective by learning from great leaders, surveying millions of employees, and examining thousands of the best workplaces around the globe. We thrive on sharing the insights we've gleaned from our work with companies of all industries and sizes in order to help organizations around the world build, sustain and scale their great culture.

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