(June 24, 2016) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Zagster, the nation’s leading provider of public and public/private bike-share systems, has been named a Best Place to Work by the Boston Business Journal in its 14th Annual ranking. The company placed seventh overall for a company of its size. Boston Business Journal each year recognizes the city’s best employers based on actual employee feedback and ratings on work environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management, compensation and benefits. This recognition comes on the heels of a year of exponential growth for Zagster across multiple business metrics, including: 300 percent growth in staff; 300 percent growth in unique customers and programs; and 400 percent growth in the number of bikes deployed nationwide. To meet the growing demands of bike sharing, and to accommodate for the surge in hiring, Zagster also in the last year opened a West Coast field office in San Francisco and moved into a new Cambridge headquarters.
“As our growth continues, we strive to make the workplace a dynamic environment that will keep our employees happy, passionate and energized,” said Tim Ericson, CEO of Zagster. “We’re honored to be recognized by Boston Business Journal for our efforts to create a great and vibrant workplace.”
Unlike other programs in which riders must drop off bikes at designated stations for every stop, Zagster’s programs give users the freedom to ride as long as they want, wherever they want. And because Zagster manages all aspects of its programs — from bikes and technology, to maintenance and marketing — Zagster partners can create and deploy scalable bike-share systems that best suit their needs and work within their budgets.
In the first five months of 2016, Zagster launched or expanded programs in eight cities, on three campuses, and at dozens of commercial and residential properties. All told, Zagster has more than 45,000 active riders utilizing thousands of bikes deployed to more than 130 bike shares nationwide. Zagster users have taken more than 217,000 rides — and counting.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Zagster is the largest and fastest-growing bike share provider in the United States. Zagster works directly with over 130 communities across North America to make scalable bike-sharing programs available in areas where traditional bike share providers can't reach. The company’s goal: To make the bike the most loved form of transportation. More information about Zagster and its programs can be found at www.zagster.com.
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