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Databricks Is a Glassdoor Best-Led Company in 2024

Databricks is pleased to announce we are ranked #2 in the inaugural annual Glassdoor Award List of  Best-Led Companies in 2024!


At Databricks, we’re not just building cutting-edge technology; we’re cultivating a culture of transparency. Our leadership mirrors our internal commitment to collaborative and transparent work practices.


Databricks, a Glassdoor Best-Led Company

Our CEO and Co-founder Ali Ghodsi’s leadership is rooted in truth-seeking and first principles thinking, two of Databricks’ core values that stay true to our origins in academia. As Databricks has grown, we’ve strived to maintain the open and transparent culture we had in our early days at the AMP research lab in UC Berkeley. Giving employees regular access to Ali and our co-founders and hearing directly about our vision and priorities helps Bricksters feel a connection between our larger corporate goals and their daily work.


Hear From Databricks Employees 

Don’t just take our word for it. Hear from the Bricksters who took the time to share their workplace experiences on Glassdoor that contributed toward the award and make us feel incredibly honored:


“I’ve been in this industry for 20+ years and can honestly say, the people at Databricks are some of the smartest I’ve worked with. Love the culture and feel like everyone is on the same team and working towards a common goal. Everyone leans in to help each other, great team collaboration. Great comp/benefits/culture/leaders are top notch. Amazing and engaged CEO and executive leadership across the board. So glad I decided to join last year. Best decision ever!”

“…But even more importantly, our executive leadership team is so amazing. They are transparent, innovative, and the smartest people I have ever worked for or been around. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to grow your career and a once in a lifetime company.”

“The company is run by, operated by, and mostly staffed by visionaries and doers. The CEO can even write code and is super comfortable showing executives how easy it is to use the product. Then openness/transparency within the organization is top notch – something I can only hope sticks around as we continue our growth. We’ve been able to keep the bar high and hire great people who turn out to be great team members, all resulting in a great and happy place to work.”

“Culture is truly #1. A lot of companies say they have a “great culture” but Databricks surpasses that billing. Work with the smartest, kindest people in the industry. Across the board in every role you will work with the best people. Phenomenal technology embraced by all of our customers. Excellent leadership. I’ve been in software for 20+ years and this team is smart with an uncanny way of always making the best decisions about the future.”


What’s unique about this award is that there is no self-nomination or application process. Instead, it’s entirely based on the feedback our employees have voluntarily and anonymously shared on Glassdoor. This year, we are proud to be recognized as one of the Best-Led Companies among large companies with more than 1,000 employees, as rated by our U.S. employees on Glassdoor’s review site.


See the complete list of the Glassdoor Best-Led Companies winners in 2024.

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