The Cool Kids Cloud Club?
First of all, I can’t stand butt kissers, and I hope my readers will understand I’m just an objective correspondent reporting the facts, ma’am. Anyway, this morning I excitedly scanned the list of The Best Cloud Computing Companies And CEOs To Work For In 2015 in search of well, us. I didn’t find us, so I did a little investigative reporting. Louis Columbus over at Forbes used the latest Computer Reseller News list, The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors Of 2015, plus Glassdoor.com scores of the percentage of employees who would recommend this company to a friend and the percentage of employees who approve of the CEO…
OK, so first I want to make sure Kronos was “cloudy” enough to make the list, and since I see IBM, Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle, yeah, I think with 12,000 customer organizations in the Kronos cloud, we’re pretty cloudy.
Then I looked at Kronos rankings at Glassdoor to see if employees hate us or if the big guy got us bounced from the list. Uhhh, no. In fact, 88% of Kronos employees in the Glassdoor database would recommend us to a friend (that would place us at #12 of 53 companies), and as for the CEO, here’s the list from the Forbes article annotated by me:
The highest rated CEOs on Glassdoor as of January 28th include the following:
- Jay Chaudhry, Zscaler, 97%
- David Ulevitch, OpenDNS, 97%
- Rodney J. Rogers, Virtustream, 96%
- Brian Halligan, HubSpot, 96%
- Lew Cirne, New Relic, 96%
- Nicolas Desmarais & Daniel Saks, AppDirect, 96%
- Larry Page, Google, 96%
- Aron Ain, Kronos, 96%
- Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat, 96%
- Brad Peters, Birst, 95%
- Greg Schott, Mulesoft, 95%
- Marc Benioff, Salesforce, 94%
Then it hit me. We didn’t make the “cool” list, even though “cool” isn’t defined by CRN. So what’s cool for a cloud company? Happy, loyal customers? Yessir. Happy, engaged employees? Yep. SaaS? Uh-huh. Mobile? iCheck. Global? Si. Gamification? We got game. Revenue growth? Money. Profitable. Yeah, that too.
Nevermind. I guess I’m cool with all that.