For the second consecutive year, proudly stands as one of BuiltIn’s Best Places To Work in the Bay Area, while also earning Best Remote Place in 2024. This recognition is a testament not just to our commitment to excellence, but also to our vibrant team and the amazing people who are a part of it. 

So what’s our secret sauce or our magic formula?

Well, truthfully, there is no specific formula or magic sauce to instantly make a company great. The world is too vast and diverse for that. However, there are things that can be done to create a top notch environment. In our case, it has been the combination of hiring super talented, team oriented people with a go-getter attitude;  a willingness to live by our core values in our day to day work, as well as a leadership that leads by example. 

Getting the Right People on Board

It might seem like the most logical step in creating a world class work environment: getting the right people. Yet, it is probably one of the hardest ones to do as well, because people are so different, so complex. At Ascend, we strive to embrace that diversity, we actually seek it out. For a company our size and at our stage, it is a tremendous accomplishment that we have built a global team, spanning contents, time zones, and backgrounds.

We have employees all over the world, from the US where we are headquartered,  to the UK, to Taiwan, to Australia and all the way back to the Americas with Canada in the North, and Nicaragua further South. Plenty of people from different backgrounds, with different views, but also with the common goal helping each other out and creating a standard of excellence. Tesssa Blankenship, a Senior Cloud Data Architect, captures this spirit: 

"Ascend offers a remarkable work environment where the team collaborates wonderfully and is deeply committed to delivering exceptional service to our customers."

Anchoring in Our Core Values

Our core values at are” I Got It”, “One Team, One Dream”, “Build for 10x, Plan for 100x”, “Evolve with Intent”. These are not only pretty words to impress or regurgitate, but our guiding principles as we interact with each other in our day to day work, or we are dealing with our customers.

Spend a couple minutes talking to a fellow Ascender, or ask one of our many customers about what our company does for them, and the answer will be very evident: Ascend talks the talk and walks the walk. 

“Lead our Ship” Leadership

They say a ship is only as good as its captain. We have the privilege of working alongside experience-tested leaders who push our team to excellence! Our leadership team leads by example. They are seasoned, strategic, visionary, and empower each person on the team to execute at their best. Elevating Standards, Year After Year

Being recognized as one of BuiltIn’s Best Places to Work in San Francisco for the second year in a row is a great honor. And getting recognition as one of the Best Remote Places to Work for 2024 is a major accomplishment. We are happy, we are excited and humbled by it, but we are not satisfied.  We are excited to continue building on this momentum and look forward to an even brighter future as we strive to be the best place to work for our team.

Thank you to Built In for this recognition and to our amazing team for making Ascend an incredible workplace.