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What It Means to Create an Award-Winning Workplace

We are thrilled to announce that we have been named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Built In for 2023! Being listed as a top employer is a true honor. We are proud to be recognized for the work and dedication of our talented team as we build a best-in-class culture.

At Ascend, we are driven by our core values of “Evolve with Invent”, “One Team, One Dream”, “Build for 10x, Plan for 100x”, and “I Got It!”. These values not only guide our day-to-day decisions, but also make Ascend an awesome place to work! Accordingly, we always look for ways to innovate and improve, and we believe in the power of collaboration and teamwork to achieve our goals. We focus on building for the long term and planning for growth. And above all, we work to create a culture of ownership and responsibility. As our CEO, Sean Knapp, says:

“Ascend prides ourselves on building a culture of excellence that drives outsized results for our customers, our business, and our employees. We believe our focus on a high-impact culture continues to make Ascend a phenomenal place for individuals hungry to grow faster, learn more, and have a greater impact in their career.”

What Makes Ascend One of the Best Places to Work

In essence, we intentionally build a culture of connection, belonging, and fun! From our Quarterly Hackathons and offsites to our Weekly Showcases, we create opportunities for team members to connect and collaborate. Even more, we build the space to work on projects that deliver massive impact to our customers and the business. As a result, these events are always a highlight of the year and foster a sense of community among our team that fuels our success.

Ultimately, our value of “One Team, One Dream” is at the heart of everything we do at Ascend. We are committed to working together to achieve our shared vision: building the world’s most intelligent data pipelines. Hence, this focus on teamwork and collaboration to deliver results is a key part of what makes Team Ascend amazing.

the Ascend team in Zoom

What this Means for Us

As we continue to grow as a company, being named one of the “Best Places to Work” is an important milestone. All in all, it is a testament to the dedication of our team and the investments we have made in creating a positive and supportive workplace.

“Coming to work every day with this team is truly the most fun,” says Shayaan, who has been on Team Ascend as a Field Data Engineer since 2021. “Working on a technology that is not only exciting but that we see the benefit of every day is amazing. And it’s energizing to see each of my teammates share the same excitement I do.”

We are excited to continue building on this momentum. What’s more, we 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 the incredible place that it is.

P.S. We’re Hiring! Check out our open roles on our Careers page.