New York, one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the world, is described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the globe. The city has a Hollywood and Broadway appeal and attracts thousands of tourists and professionals from around the world. New York City is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the world with over 800 different languages spoken by its citizens.
New York has a GDP of $1.21 trillion and is responsible for 7% of the country’s GDP. The Greater New York City region is the world’s second-largest metropolitan economy after Tokyo.
Established in New York are some of the biggest names in tech and the city has seen a significant rise in startups over the years. Here is a list of some of the top places to work in New York City.
adMarketplace is a search syndication platform that provides custom monetization to search advertisers and digital publishers. The company delivers pay-per-click advertising solutions, offers managed services to marketers and advertisers, connects consumers to top brands and provides a platform for search syndication.
adMarketplace was added to Cain’s list of the 100 Best Places to Work in 2019 in the category of 2019 Best Places to Work in New York City.
adMarketplace fosters a work-life balance and career growth and development. They strive to have an inclusive work environment for employees to feel motivated and engaged.
Some of the benefits include 401k retirement plan, 401k matching plan (25% of contributions up to $2,000 per calendar year), stock options for all employees, remote work program and generous PTO.
Other perks include employee fitness membership discounts, free catered lunches every Friday, game room with ping pong, pool table, and darts along with a kitchen stocked with a wide variety of snacks.
The Trade Desk
The Trade Desk provides advertisers with cutting edge technology to manage and optimize their advertising campaigns across social, audio, video, TV, and other similar platforms/devices. The company is one of the largest to provide independent programmatic advertising.
The Trade Desk was certified in July 2019 by Great Place to Work, with 95% of employees considered the company to be a great place to work for. The Trade Desk was also ranked #2 on FORTUNE’s 2018 Best Medium Workplace List.
The company offers a range of benefits to its employees including parental leaves, 401k matches, company equity, generous PTO, and health care benefits. Employees also enjoy games, snacks, beer, and catered lunch a couple of times per week.
Slalom is a technology consulting firm that helps companies solve business and technology problems through services like design, engineering, business advisory, customer experience, and analytics.
Slalom offers a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), 401k, generous paid holidays, PTO, and flexible work hours. Employees can also take advantage of education/training/tuition/certification reimbursement. Also included are career planning and coaching benefits. Employees participate in health and wellness programs and have access to an onsite gym.
Etsy is an e-commerce platform and a global marketplace for unique and creative items like bags, clothing, vintage items, handcrafted pieces, furniture, art and craft supplies, toys and handmade items in many other categories.
At Etsy, millions of people from around the world connect to buy and sell these products. Etsy also offers many tools and services for sellers to start, grow, and manage their businesses.
From 2017-2018, Etsy was featured in Great Place to Work and had a 92% employee approval rate.
Etsy employees enjoy many benefits including Documented Equal Policy (D&I) where all employees get paid fairly. Etsy provides Disability insurance with short-term disability (26 weeks at 100% salary) and long-term disability (up to 24 months at 60% earnings). Employees can also elect for Critical Illness insurance (up to $30k).
Other benefits include 401k and 401k matching, medical benefits, free access to One Medical (urgent care), gym discounts, meditation, onsite yoga/fitness room. Etsy offers a generous 6 months of parental leave. Employees get 20 days PTO per year for 5 years service, those with 5+ years of service get 25 days off.
Box Inc. is a cloud storage, content management, and file sharing service for businesses. With Box, customers can upload files on the cloud and access them from any device, anywhere. This process helps accelerate business, ensures workplace collaboration, and also protects valuable information that can otherwise get lost or stolen if stored on a hard drive.
Box Inc. made it into 2019 Fortune’s 60 Best Companies to Work for in New York. It was also certified by Great Place to Work in 2019. 98% of employees said they felt welcome in the company, 96% said they were proud to tell others they worked for Box Inc. and 93% considered Box Inc to be a great place to work at. The company was also ranked #63 in Best Workplaces for Millennials 2019 (Large Companies), #68 in Best Workplaces for Women 2019 (Large Companies) and #33 in Best Workplaces for Parents 2019.
At Box, pregnant moms get 8 weeks off and 12 weeks of bonding leave. Mom’s get paid 100% of their base pay for up to 20 weeks. Employees get comprehensive healthcare plans, flexible time, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), and Career Development coaching.
Each month Box offers free webinars focusing on different areas of health and general well-being. The company also offers expense reimbursements ($55), monthly commuter subsidy ($50), monthly gym benefits ($55), discounts on tickets, travel, financial, and beauty products.
Bloomberg is a privately held global provider of financial and economic news, analyst coverage, data services, and equity trading for financial companies and professionals around the world.
Bloomberg was featured in Forbes as America’s Best Employers By State 2019, the company ranked #74 in America’s Best Employers 2019 and #449 in Best Employers for Diversity 2019. Bloomberg was also named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ by Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
The company offers comprehensive benefits including medical (dental, vision, prescription), BWELL– workplace wellness program which includes gym discounts, weight-loss programs, and screening programs. Bloomberg also provides financial protection benefits (disability, life insurance, retirement plan). In addition, employees can take advantage of 401k, Flexible Spending Account and a tuition reimbursement plan.
Flexport is a freight forwarding company that enables businesses to do all kinds of import and export globally. Freight forwarding means the company organizes shipments for customer’s goods all the way from the manufacturer to the customer. Flexport works through Operating System for Global trade – an operating model for global freight forwarding that combines technology, analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise.
Flexport was included in the 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50, CNBC’s annual list of private companies transforming the economy, and Inc.’s Best Workplaces.
Flexport offers 100% covered health, vision, and dental insurance, 401K, performance bonuses, and company stocks. The company also provides generous maternity (18 weeks) and paternity leave (8 weeks).
In addition, employees enjoy free lunch and snacks, commuter benefits, unlimited vacation policy, recreational clubs, dog-friendly offices, and more.
Salesforce provides a cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform to organizations to help them manage their customers effectively. The platform, along with managing customers, keeps track of new sales and also provides the ability to interact with customers directly.
Salesforce was ranked #1 on FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in 2018 and #2 in 2019.
Employees at Salesforce get many benefits including 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account. Employees also get a week of paid time off per year to participate in volunteer activities. Other benefits include college tuition reimbursement, 28 days paid time off, free lunch and snacks, and an on-site fitness gym.
Salesforce offers many perks through Fond — where employees get up to 15% off on travel, fitness services, Ray Ban sunglasses, concert tickets, nanny services, house cleaning, and much more.
Beeswax is a New York-based startup, offering a scalable and customizable Bidder-as-a-Service solution (BaaS) to allow buyers to get a full bidding stack in the cloud at a lower cost.
Beeswax was certified in November 2019 by Great Place to Work and showed a 97% employee approval rate.
Employees at Beeswax get comprehensive benefits including 401k, parental leave, work from home options, flexible work hours, WageWorks for commuter benefits, and an unlimited vacation policy.
Other benefits include gym membership discounts (NYSC, NY Health and Racquet Club), company outings, stocked kitchen, and a yearly subscription to CitiBike.
Cooley LLP is an American international law firm located in Palo Alto California. Cooley has 10 offices throughout the US, including four in California and others in Boston, Broomfield, Colorado, New York, Reston, Virginia, Seattle, and Washington.
Cooley provides services for venture capitalists, life sciences companies, and emerging technology startups. The firm specializes in business law, intellectual property, litigation, public market, real estate, financial services, cyber data privacy, clean technology, and more.
Cooley was featured in Fortune’s category of Best Workplaces for Women, Best Workplaces for Flexibility, Best Workplaces for Giving Back and Best Workplaces for Parents. It also ranked #1 Law Firm on Fortune’s Best Companies List in 2018.
At Cooley, employees enjoy many benefits including 20 weeks of paid parental leave. The work hours are accommodating (part-time and flexible work schedules). There is a private mother’s room where new mothers can feed their babies at ease.
Leverage Errand-Running service helps employees save time as a crew of trained and qualified concierge specialists is assigned to run errands for the employees. For example car maintenance, holiday shopping/returns, post office services, waiting for utility personnel, etc.
Employees also get free personalized health coaching with a licensed health physician who works with employees in areas like weight management, diet and nutrition, stress management, and exercise/fitness
If any of these amazing companies to work for in the Big Apple caught your attention, you can learn more about the best startup tech companies, big and small, to work for in New York City through resources like Built In, Fortune 60 Best Companies to Work for and Great Place to Work in New York.