ZEDEDA Secures Sought-After Spot on the San Francisco Business Times’ 2024 Best Places to Work List

June 25, 2024

The San Francisco Business Times, in collaboration with the Silicon Valley Business Journal, recently unveiled their prestigious Best Places to Work (BPTW) for 2024. A total of 101 distinguished Bay Area companies—categorized according to employee size—earned this esteemed recognition.

ZEDEDA, a trailblazing force in the edge computing industry with a global workforce of more than 100 employees , was recognized as a top company among employers with 25-49 Bay area employees. This remarkable achievement reflects the company’s unwavering commitment to fostering a positive and engaging work environment for the teams at their Bay area headquarters and beyond. 

Remarking on this significant achievement, ZEDEDA CEO and Founder Said Ouissal said, “Being recognized as one of the Best Places to Work is a testament to our incredible team and their dedication to building a diverse and inclusive workplace culture. This is an important time of growth for our company, and we are dedicated to fostering a culture of belonging that we and our future colleagues will be proud to uphold.”

Building a rich, inclusive and collaborative culture has been a focal point for ZEDEDA since its inception, emphasized by its five core values, or “five Cs”: courageousness, candidness, considerateness, collaboration, and commitment. The recent BPTW accolade underscores ZEDEDA’s unwavering commitment to nurture a thriving and fulfilling workplace culture, even as the company grows. The recognition is particularly meaningful because it comes directly from anonymous employee feedback gathered and evaluated through BPTW surveys. ZEDEDA ranked high in various aspects of the workplace experience, such as engagement, satisfaction, leadership, and culture. 

ZEDEDA values the voices of its employees and believes in creating an environment where everyone can thrive. This award validates the efforts of ZEDEDA’s leaders to build a collaborative and supportive workplace and reinforces ZEDEDA’s dedication to listening to its employees and continuously improving the employee experience. 

ZEDEDA’s culture includes several key initiatives:

  • Collaborative Decision-Making: ZEDEDA empowers employees at all levels to contribute their voices, fostering a sense of ownership and engagement.
  • Open Communication Channels: Weekly executive readouts, monthly leadership calls, and focus groups ensure transparent information sharing and swift action on employee feedback.
  • Mindful Communication: Training on feedback delivery and conflict resolution, emphasizes understanding and respectful communication.
  • Guided Courage: ZEDEDA provides a safe space for open dialogue where employees are encouraged to express different points of view.

ZEDEDA’s Chief People Officer James Takazawa fondly describes ZEDEDA’s culture as one that is organically a “culture of helpfulness,” which he contributes to thoughtful recruiting and hiring practices. “The foundation of our culture is a deep-rooted value of mutual support and knowledge sharing where colleagues go above and beyond to assist one another,” he shared. 

Future Growth and Opportunity

As ZEDEDA continues to recruit new team members in various areas of the business, Takazawa emphasized the significance of the next two years for ZEDEDA. “The next two years are the most precious time that you can give us,” he said, addressing potential new hires, who could work for ZEDEDA during its most rapid phase of growth. “In turn, we’re going to be able to give you a great career here and set you on the course for the next 10 years.”

The company is actively seeking new talent with a specific focus on its go-to-market strategy, which aims to reduce the sales cycles and further solidify ZEDEDA’s position in the edge computing industry. In the longer term, ZEDEDA will focus on expanding its product and engineering capabilities.

A Bright Road Ahead

ZEDEDA’s recognition as a “Best Place to Work” is a testament to its successful cultural initiatives. The company’s emphasis on collaboration, respect, and continuous growth makes it an attractive destination for top talent seeking a rewarding and impactful career. As ZEDEDA embarks on its next chapter, its vibrant culture is sure to be a driving force behind its continued success.

Interested in joining us? ZEDEDA is hiring across all roles globally. Visit ZEDEDA Careers to learn more.


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