SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Udemy, the global marketplace for learning and teaching online, today announced it ranked number one large business in the annual “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” awards given by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The award recognizes Bay Area companies that have strong company cultures, invest in their employees, and maintain high levels of employee satisfaction. This is the fourth year Udemy has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area”.

Udemy’s mission is to improve lives through learning, and that journey begins with its employees. Udemy is dedicated to supporting employee growth and development through access to a variety of learning opportunities, including unlimited free courses on the platform, monthly “DEAL” hours during which employees are encouraged to “drop everything and learn,” as well as group learning opportunities. Udemy strives to instill a learning mindset in its employees to ensure they are truly living the company's mission.

“Our employees are the reason for Udemy’s continued success. For us, building a great place to work begins with a learning culture, and that's why we've prioritized investments in our employees' well-being and development,” says Udemy CEO Kevin H. Johnson. “We are thrilled that our employees value these benefits, and we are proud to be recognized alongside other great companies in the Bay Area."

Applicants were grouped into five different categories according to Bay Area headcount, and winners were announced at an awards ceremony on April 18, 2018. Winners were selected based on how employees rate their companies on values such as team collaboration, compensation and benefits, and management practices. Udemy was ranked first in the large companies category.

To learn more about Udemy’s culture and career opportunities, please visit Udemy Careers.

About Udemy
Udemy was founded in 2010 with the aim of improving lives through learning. Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where more than 20 million students learn from an extensive library of 65,000 courses taught by expert instructors in over 50 different languages. Whether learning for professional development or personal enrichment, students can master new skills through self-paced, on-demand courses, while instructors have a way to share their knowledge with the world. For companies, Udemy for Business offers subscription access to a collection of business-relevant courses as well as a simple platform to host and distribute their own content in one central place. Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Ireland, Turkey, and Brazil.

About 2018 Bay Area Best Places to Work
Best Places to Work is an innovative publication and awards program produced by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.  The rankings were determined by surveys that went directly to employees who answered a series of questions.  The survey was administered online by the employers and through a service provided by Quantum Workplace, our research partner.  The rankings are numeric based on Quantum’s scoring process.  By ranking companies and sharing best practices we facilitate idea sharing and help other companies learn from the best.

Contact:
Romina Varriale
Director, Global Communications
romina.varriale@udemy.com