A new year is upon us, and with it comes 365 new opportunities to seize the day. If your list of resolutions includes a career change that will reignite your passion for your profession, look no further. We gathered a list of nine fast-growing tech companies to give you a leg up in the year ahead.
The time to start living your passion is right now. Read on and get ready to make 2019 your best year yet.
What they do: Zoom’s enterprise video communications platform brings together teams — across time zones and devices — with tools for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat and webinars.
Coolest perks: Comprehensive health benefits, an onsite gym, unlimited vacation time, generous parental leave, free parking, job training and conferences, free daily meals, and more.
Insider insight: “We are looking for individuals who fit our culture of ‘Delivering Happiness’ to our customers, each other and themselves,” said Online Team Manager Walter Pape. “In addition, I look for people who have a variety of backgrounds that show curiosity, work ethic and coachability.”
What they do: Guild Education is increasing economic mobility for working adults by helping enterprises offer their frontline employees opportunities to gain higher education and job training.
Coolest perks: Tuition reimbursement, company equity, unlimited vacation time, catered meals, comprehensive health benefits, onsite gym, generous parental leave, and more.
Note from the boss: “When I look at hiring engineering candidates, I typically focus on their trajectory of growth in previous roles,” said VP of Engineering Jessica Rusin. “While having experience with specific technologies in our stack is definitely helpful, it is more important for me to see that a candidate shows signals of rapid learning and high engagement with the right technologies needed to solve business problems.”
What they do: Travelers Haven — and its sister company Hotel Engine — help businesses manage every aspect of short-term employee housing with a tech-driven, full-service booking platform.
Coolest perks: Discounted hotel rates, comprehensive health benefits, regular team building events and outings, craft beers and ciders on tap, a game room, free monthly massages, stunning views of the Rockies, paid gym memberships, and more.
Insider insight: “I look for people who are great at building and managing a sales pipeline and who are effective at building client relationships,” said Alex Faiks, director of inside sales for Hotel Engine. “We’re looking for experience meeting and exceeding sales goals.”
What they do: Leveraging its collective expertise in strategy, design, engineering, analytics and marketing, Bounteous partners with businesses to help them elevate their brands’ digital experiences.
Coolest perks: Top-of-the-line healthcare, flexible spending accounts (including transportation savings), a “take-what-you-need” vacation policy, a fridge stocked with local craft beers, catered lunches on Fridays, flexible work hours, professional development opportunities and more.
Note from the boss: “By bringing unique skill sets together, we are able to accomplish awesome and rewarding work,” said Director of Digital Experience Platforms Gaetan Marmasse. “If you have a strong drive to not only learn but also share your technical expertise with your peers, we believe Bounteous is a good fit for you. Come check us out!”
What they do: Percolate was built by marketers for marketers, delivering software that helps enterprises build, manage and optimize marketing campaigns and digital content.
Coolest perks: Comprehensive and customizable health benefits, company equity options, parental leave, remote work opportunities, unlimited vacation, a pet-friendly office space, tuition reimbursement and more.
Insider insight: “We primarily value two specific traits in every potential candidate: technical ability and collaboration skills,” said Senior Engineering Director Euan Davidson. “Be yourself, talk about what you know and what your experiences are. Be prepared, anticipate questions you may be asked and don’t put anything on your resume that you are not able to talk about.”
What they do: OnDeck is a big champion of small business, leveraging a cutting-edge tech platform and skilled advisors to help small businesses secure the loans they need to thrive.
Coolest perks: Comprehensive health benefits, bi-weekly social hours, flexible spending accounts, annual company summer and holiday parties, parental leave, employee stock purchase plans, and more.
Insider insight: “Experience certainly matters but just as important is a candidate’s ability to adjust to and enhance company culture,” said Alecia Chen, head of operations strategy and solutions. “One of OnDeck’s company values is ‘strike the right balance.’ We aim to be nimble while at the same time deliberately ensuring appropriate controls. We’ve found that those who focus on productive collaboration and communication with other team members are the most successful.”
What they do: HomeAdvisor helps homeowners find the right professionals for their home improvement and repair projects with its nationwide home services marketplace.
Coolest perks: Casual office environment, comprehensive health benefits, well-equipped game rooms, a bike share program, flexible work scheduling, on-site fitness classes, a “take what you need” vacation policy, tuition reimbursement, and more.
Insider insight: “Our culture relies on the collaboration of an innovative, robust team of professionals hand-picked for their unique ways of working and thinking," said SVP of Software Development Chris Kucharski. "We look for a diverse set of talents to discover, develop and deliver HomeAdvisor's products and services to serve our customers. Our culture is our core, and something our team members work hard on. It's what makes us the best at what we do.”
What they do: LogRhythm’s security intelligence software helps organizations — from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises — rapidly detect, respond to and neutralize cyberthreats.
Coolest perks: Flexible paid time off, mandatory birthdays off, comprehensive health benefits, an onsite gym, Free Food Fridays, onsite yoga and meditation classes, a game room, paid volunteer time, and more.
Insider insight: “I look for well-rounded technical knowledge and strong communication skills,” said Support Services Manager Dallas Swanger. “Avoid saying ‘I’d have to google that.’ Look for creative solutions after you find the ones right in front of you.”
What they do: Alteryx’s end-to-end analytics platform helps anyone from experienced data scientists to curious problem solvers uncover actionable insights from their data — fast and at scale.
Coolest perks: Tuition reimbursement, company equity, comprehensive healthcare, fresh fruit deliveries to the office, a wellness reimbursement program, volunteer time off, 401(k) matching, generous parental leave, and more.
Note from the boss: “Our values at Alteryx are customer emphasis, innovation, compassion, accountability and character,” said Jay Bourland, SVP of software engineering. “We look for excited, motivated people who embody those values. If you have the skills and desires to help our users master the changing world of data, then Alteryx is for you.”