Pinger Named to Fortune’s Best Workplaces in the Bay Area List

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pinger Inc., maker of leading communications apps TextFree, Sideline and Sideline Pro, was named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by Fortune magazine in 2022.

The Best Workplaces award is based on findings from Great Place to Work (GPTW), a global authority on workplace culture. Virtually all Pinger employees who responded to the survey gave the company the highest marks for its corporate culture and employee experience.

“We created the model of the culture we wanted the day the company was founded 17 years ago. This recognition from Fortune confirms that you can create the culture you want if you have a vision and strive to create it,” said Greg Woock, co-founder and CEO of Pinger. “I would like to thank our employees for fostering our cooperative, responsible and fun environment while providing excellent products and services to our customers. Our culture of respect is at the heart of our business.

Pinger received an average score of 97% for all questions about the employee experience, including whether management was accessible, whether employees had the resources to do their jobs, and whether employees were treated fairly. 100% of respondents rated the company as a “great place to work”.

Employee participation in the Great Place to Work survey was voluntary and responses were confidential. Companies were only considered for this award if they were certified Great Place to Work™ and were headquartered in the Bay Area.

All of the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area The list is available on Fortune at

“As employee demands and expectations have changed dramatically over the past year, these companies have risen to the occasion, and it hasn’t been easy,” said Kim Peters, executive vice president of the global recognition, research and strategic partnerships at Great Place to Work. “Their hard work and dedication to listening to and caring for each employee’s well-being, and supporting them in a way that is meaningful to all, is the standard by which all organizations will be held.”

About Fortune’s Best Workplaces in the Bay Area

Great Place to Work selected the best places to work in the Bay Area by collecting and analyzing confidential survey responses from thousands of companies representing more than 6.1 million U.S. employees at Great Place organizations. to Work-Certified™. Company rankings are derived from 60 questions about employee experience in the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey.

About Pinger

Pinger’s employee-centric culture includes competitive salaries and benefits like unlimited time off, comprehensive medical coverage even for part-time employees, and pet insurance. Employees have the freedom to work remotely and are encouraged to take alternate Fridays off. The company also regularly hosts online and in-person meetups.

Pinger started the communication app revolution in 2005 by enabling the first smartphones to send free text messages with its TextFree app. The company has further expanded the versatility of mobile phones with Sideline and Sideline Pro. Today, Pinger’s apps have been downloaded over 150 million times and powered over 100 billion text conversations.

Pinger is privately held and headquartered in San Jose, California, with remote staff in the United States and Europe. Learn more about Pinger and its apps at

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Pinger, Sideline, Sideline Pro and TextFree are trademarks of Pinger, Inc.

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