SOCi Awarded on Forbes 2021 America’s Best Startup Employers List

Independent research highlights company culture behind successful startups

Originally published on Business Wire on March 9, 2021.


SAN DIEGO—MARCH 9, 2021 SOCi, the leading all-in-one marketing platform for next-level multi location marketers has been awarded by Forbes as a top employer in its second annual list of America’s Best Startup Employers. Ranking at #135 on the list, this is SOCi’s first time receiving this prestigious award presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The full ranking was issued March 9, 2021 and can be currently viewed on the Forbes website.


“We’ve built an incredible culture at SOCi, and it is an honor for that to be recognized by Forbes as a stand out employer.  This award belongs to the hundreds of Selfless, Overachieving, Customer-centric and innovative (S.O.C.i.) employees at our company who come to work everyday ready to make a difference,” said Afif Khoury, CEO of SOCi. “We’ve won numerous technology and customer service awards, but this is a people award, and I couldn’t be more proud of our people. I look forward to continuing to foster a diverse and inclusive company culture that attracts and retains spectacular talent, and to watching that talent grow and mature into leaders in our company and our community.”


To be considered for the award, employers need to have a headquarters in the US and be founded between 2011 and 2018. The final list recognizes the top 500 companies based on over seven million data points. America’s Best Startup Employers were selected based on an innovative methodology evaluating employer excellence in three ways:

  • Employee Satisfaction: extensive research was conducted on ‘Average Length of Employment’, and ‘Online Employer Reviews’
  • Employer Reputation: company specific information was algorithmically extracted from social media channels such as news sites, micro-blogs, blogs and social networks. 
  • Company Growth: comprehensive evaluations of ‘Website Traffic’, ‘Headcount Growth Rates’, and ‘Industry-Referenced Job Openings’.

With offices in San Diego and Austin, SOCi employs more than 200 SOCialites from across the country. The collaborative and dynamic culture has attracted some of the best talent around. In January, SOCi announced Series D funding of $80 million from JMI Equity to significantly accelerate its growth, with investments in its sales and marketing teams, product innovations, and strategic M&A activity. SOCi is currently hiring for several positions. For a full list of opportunities visit, SOCi Careers.