UpGuard Recognized as One of Australia's Best Workplaces 2024

On May 7, 2024, Great Place to Work (GPTW), the global authority on workplace culture, announced UpGuard as one of its Best Workplaces in Technology for 2024 in Australia. Out of 55 companies shortlisted across three size categories, UpGuard ranked in the top 10 best workplaces for companies with 30 to 99 employees in Australia. This achievement underscores UpGuard’s commitment to fostering a workplace environment and culture rooted in autonomy, transparency, inclusion, and professional growth.

Since 1992, Great Place to Work has surveyed over 100 million employees worldwide, using these insights to define what makes a great workplace and recognize organizations that cultivate an exceptional employee experience. As Australia increasingly becomes a center for technological innovation, GPTW believes organizations like UpGuard that champion trust, innovation, and fair opportunities are vital, especially in a tech industry driven by advancements in AI and cutting-edge technologies.

This article dives deeper into UpGuard’s GPTW Australia ranking and explores additional accolades the company has received throughout the first half of 2024. Keep reading to learn more about what makes UpGuard’s employee culture one of the best in the world. 

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About UpGuard’s GPTW Australia recognition

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To compile their rankings and determine Australia’s Best Workplaces, Great Place to Work analyzes confidential employee surveys that garner team member experiences related to several critical facets of the employee experience, including trust, advancement, innovation, company values, and leadership. GPTW then uses this data to benchmark companies based on the workplace culture employees actually experience. Only organizations that stand out and receive the highest scores during the evaluation receive recognition as one of Australia’s Best Workplaces. 

Being named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces in Technology is an exceptional honor for the UpGuard team, reinforcing the company’s reputation as a global leader in cybersecurity software and one of the best places to work in the world. 

UpGuard’s recent accolades

In addition to being named one of the top 10 best workplaces in technology by Great Place to Work Australia, UpGuard has recently received several other awards and accolades for its workplace culture and focus on team member well-being. Over the last six months, UpGuard has received the following awards:

“Being recognized by Great Place to Work Australia and several other organizations throughout the first two quarters of 2024 is a testament to the work we do to nurture the well-being of our team, solidifying a robust foundation of performance, productivity, engagement, creativity, and innovation,” said Marcus Waterreus, UpGuard’s Vice President of People. 

As a remote-first employer with team members spread across 10 countries, UpGuard strives to create a work environment where every team member is empowered to do their best every day, regardless of their timezone, team, or role. 

UpGuard’s remote-first culture

UpGuard prides itself on offering remote-first employment opportunities where team members have the freedom to simultaneously cultivate a positive work-life balance and pursue professional development opportunities where they see fit. The three pillars of UpGuard’s workplace culture are autonomy, development, and connection:

  • Autonomy: First and foremost, UpGuard promotes a culture built on trust, diversity, innovation, and independence. By offering remote-first employment opportunities, generous leave benefits, a monthly lifestyle allowance, and a work-from-home budget, UpGuard empowers employees to cultivate a positive work-life balance.
  • Development: UpGuard fosters growth and excellence by investing in professional development, transparent performance evaluation, and knowledge sharing. All full-time employees have access to an annual learning and development budget they can use to develop skills essential to their career growth and expand their knowledge.
  • Connection: UpGuard deeply engrains a sense of connection into its culture by promoting collaboration and transparency and prioritizing in-person gatherings. Through regional meet-ups, functional offsites, an internal gratitude system, and weekly all-hands meetings, UpGuard provides employees opportunities to develop lasting relationships and bonds with fellow team members.

Since its beginning, UpGuard has embarked on an incredible journey to nurture an exceptional workplace culture. This culture will continue to be critically important moving forward as UpGuard leverages the invaluable insights provided by Great Place to Work and pursues new opportunities for growth and expansion.

Jumpstart your career by joining the UpGuard team

Being globally recognized as a Great Place to Work, UpGuard offers world-class employment opportunities to professionals around the globe. In addition to being a part of an inclusive and purposeful workplace environment where colleagues encourage each other to excel, all full-time UpGuard employees also receive competitive benefits (some benefits may be specific to employees in a particular region):

  • Generous compensation package
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance coverage
  • Monthly wellness and grocery subsidies
  • WFH set-up allowance
  • Learning and development budget

If you’re inspired to join UpGuard’s world-class team and be part of an exciting community of motivated and passionate professionals, explore UpGuard’s current career opportunities.

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