Press Release

Swift Navigation Recognized in List of Top 50 Best Places to Work and Top 25 Companies for Diversity in Comparably’s 2017 Workplace Awards

San Francisco, CA, December 6, 2017—Swift Navigation, ​​a ​​San ​​Francisco-based ​​tech ​​firm ​​building centimeter-accurate ​​GPS ​​technology ​​to ​​power ​​a ​​world ​​of ​​autonomous ​​vehicles, ​​today ​​announced its inclusion in two business awards from Comparably, a compensation, culture and career monitoring website. The company was listed #32 in the top places to work, as featured in Business Insider as well as being listed #21 in the top companies for diversity, as featured in USA Today. The Top 50 Best Places to Work Award is the most prestigious of the business awards from Comparably, according to the company’s CEO.

“Comparably's annual Best Places to Work list represents the top 50 companies among thousands of U.S. businesses. This prestigious award showcases the best overall company cultures as rated by their own employees,” said Jason Nazar, CEO of “Team members leave the most comprehensive ratings and reviews to help Comparably determine the most in-depth and accurate account of the best places to work. These honorees stand out as the best of the best, reflecting the most stellar teams, leaders, compensation and benefits.”

“Inclusion in both of these awards reaffirms Swift’s culture and values,” said Timothy Harris, Co-Founder and CEO of Swift Navigation. “With just over 50 team members, it’s remarkable that we employ people from 17 countries around the globe and pride ourselves on a truly diverse work environment. We also strive to create the best work atmosphere for all our employees to show them how much we value and appreciate them. I’m thrilled to have confirmation from the team that the feeling is mutual.”

Swift Navigation employs team members from diverse countries worldwide, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, India, Italy, Jordan, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, South Africa, UK, USA and Venezuela.

Comparably’s Best Places to Work list is influenced by candid answers completed by employees about salary and benefits, work-life balance, work environment, relationships with coworkers and managers, the effectiveness of the leadership team and other workplace issues. Swift team members rated the company highly in all of these categories and cited Swift’s Company Values, transparent communications, open vacation policy, salary, benefits and equity, frequent team meals and fun group outings and the ability to make meaningful contributions in the workplace by collaborating on exciting engineering projects as some of the reasons they most enjoyed working at Swift.


Swift Navigation, Inc. was founded in 2012 to make GPS positioning technology more accurate and affordable. Today Swift Navigation has gained a reputation for defining a new category of GNSS systems as the industry’s first low-cost, high accuracy real-time kinematics (RTK) receiver. Its GPS and GNSS positioning products are available a fraction of the price of the competition and deliver 100 times better accuracy than the GPS in a cell phone. Swift Navigation’s technology benefits a multitude of industries and applications—including autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), precision agriculture, robotics, surveying and space. With its innovation and technology honored by Inc.’s 2016 and Forbes 2017 30 Under 30 lists, Swift Navigation is enabling a world where fields farm themselves, drones fly safely and autonomous transportation can take you home. Learn more online at, follow Swift on Twitter @Swiftnav