Verkada's "Best Place To Work" Investigated

By John Honovich and Donald Maye, Published Jan 22, 2021, 08:45am EST

Less than 3 months after Verkada's CEO fired 3, "addressing sexual harassment at Verkada", Verkada announced being one of the 'best places to work' by a company named Built In.

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Who is BuiltIn? And why did Built In also rank IPVM one of the best places to work in NYC when we are not even in NYC?

Inside this note, we examine Verkada's move, the lack of due diligence, and the risk of companies using such rankings to distract from serious issues.

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** ********, *** ****** is ** *********, ** as** **** ** *** contact ****.

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**** ***** **** * few ****** ***** *******'* sexual ********** *** ******** problems ****** ************* ****:

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**** *** ******** ** and ** ********** ** not **** * ***** a "**** ***** ** work." * **** ****** of ****** **** ***** comp *** ******** *** are ********* ** ***** jobs.

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*******, * ***** **** Andrew, * ***'* ***** someone *** ********* *** the ****** ** **** for *****, ******, ******, Uber, **** ** *** other ***** *** **** tech ******* ***** ****** Verkada ***** ** ***** In's "**** ****** ** Work" ********.

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***, *******,******* ******** - *** Or ***?

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***, *******,***: *** ****** *** Not ************

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