Sometimes the best things come in small packages. At least that’s what women who work at these companies say.
Working at a small company has some major benefits. Your presence is valued, you’re given more one-on-one attention, there’s less bureaucracy, and there’s more space for you to progress.
If you’re looking for a job where you can grow with a team that knows you, you can stop looking. These five small companies that women love are hiring right now.
Asana is a software that helps teams coordinate and manage their work. But thankfully, this company doesn’t need any team-management help on their end. According to employees, working at Asana means being part of a “great support system” that has “really high standards when it comes to treating their employees equally.”
Asana offers flexible hours, generous parental leave, on-site mother’s rooms, executive coaching for all employees, fertility benefits, employee resource groups, and more.
It was named a Glassdoor Best Place to Work in 2017 and 2018, one of Inc.’s 2018 Best Workplaces of 2018, and an Entrepreneur Magazine Top Company Culture. Basically, you can’t get better than this.
2. Jaunt VR
Women who work at Jaunt VR, a company that provides solutions for creating and distributing immersive content, can’t stop raving about the company.
Jaunt offers unlimited vacation, Infertility Treatments, transportation reimbursements, catered breakfasts and lunches, a competitive 401(k) and childcare and elder care subsidies.
“We also have a group focused on improving diversity at the company, and making an impact in our community,” one anonymous reviewer on Fairygodboss wrote.
3. Mercer Advisors
According to women who work there, wealth management firm Mercer Advisors involves the best of both worlds. When it comes time to be off the clock, FGB'ers say this is an employer that's "supportive of your life outside of work." And when you're on the clock, you're given the opportunity to "have a deep impact on meaningful work.”
Mercer offers fertility treatments and mentorship programs. And over 40 percent of its client-facing staff and advisors are female.
4. Pariveda Solutions
Pariveda Solutions, a technology strategy and solutions consulting firm, is a “company <that> challenges and supports you to become your best self… but also values healthy work-life balance.”
They make career growth expectations and opportunities very clear with their Pariveda Expectations Framework, that lays out how promotions are earned at every level. Likewise, they offer a transparent pay scale based on cohort level that ensure pay equity across the company.
On top of clear expectations, Pariveda has several systems in place to help you meet them. They offer a mentorship program, a women’s forum (Espirit de Femme), professional trainings, and executive coaching. It’s no wonder they were voted a “great place to work” by Glassdoor, Fortune, Consulting Magazine, and Computerworld.
5. NCC Media
Women at NCC Media, an advertising solutions company, agree on at least one thing: this is a great place for people of all kinds to work.
Ninety-eight percent of women who reviewed NCC Media on Fairygodboss say they believe their CEO (who’s a woman, BTW!) supports gender diversity at the company. NCC Media offers 5 weeks of paid vacation, comprehensive fertility benefits, competitive maternity and paternity leave, and meaningful care-taking benefits.
“NCC is the best place to work in this industry,” one reviewer wrote. “The women here encourage other women to succeed and climb the ladder.”
Qualtrics, an experience management software company, is highly rated by women who work there. Why? The company offers paid paternal leave, paid adoptive leave, fertility benefits, commuter stipends, generous PTO, and comprehensive insurance and retirement plans. Plus, the company offers its employees plenty of fun perks, including catered lunches, dog-friendly office spaces, and more.
7. Snap Inc.
Snap Inc. has its sights set on reinventing the way we see (and use) cameras, and women who work there seriously love being a part of that mission. When asked whether they would recommend Snap to other women, one FGB'er who recently returned from maternity leave gave a resounding, all-caps "YES." Her reasoning? "My managers and HR have been incredibly supportive and helpful with everything, which has made my time as a new mom so special. I am incredibly grateful to work at a company that values family so much."
Personal finance company Wealthfront is growing rapidly — hello, $75 million in funding! — and women who work there say it's a "very accommodating" employer if you have (or want) a family. The company has flexible hours, generous paid parental leave, and a Grade A pumping room. The company values female career development, housing a strong women’s resource group (The Women of Wealthfront) and 1:1 mentorship programs.
Plus, they offer some really fun perks. Catered lunches, free gym memberships, and transportation reimbursements? Sign me up.
Social innovation business Hitachi has a mission: to “inspire the next.” And they know they can’t do that without an amazing group of women technologists who are passionate about innovation. That’s why they make sure their female employees are valued.
“Hitachi has a great culture,” one anonymous review on Fairygodboss said. “It’s very diverse… and the managers are awesome to work with.”
10. Stride Consulting
Women love working at Stride Consulting — NYC’s go-to Agile software development company — because they know their work will be properly compensated. Stride recently won a Stevie award for Equal Pay, and all employees are allowed to request a raise 365 days a year. To make this process easier, Stride has an internal sponsorship program where each Strider is paired with a work buddy and a work sponsor to advocate for their career development.
However, your compensation doesn’t stop at your salary. Striders are also provided flexible working options, floating vacation days, competitive health and dental benefits, and 401(k) matching that vests immediately.
11. Columbia University Information Technology
Working at Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT), you support mission critical technology for over 40,000 faculty, staff, and students. But you also have the support of a team that values you and your work. CUIT offers flexible work arrangements, tuition benefits for you and your dependents, generous PTO, and useful retirement plans with employer contributions.
Tenable is the world’s first Cyber Exposure company, giving their customers critical visibility of cyber risk. But on top of doing groundbreaking and impactful work, women love working at Tenable because of it’s amazing benefits. The company offers flex work options, 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, fertility benefits, and backup child care and elder care benefits. Plus, employees enjoy 401(k) matching plans, competitive health benefits, and generous PTO.
At Genesys, technology is seen as a tool to enhance the humanity of businesses' customer service and call center needs — not a means of replacing it. Women who work at Genesys — headquartered in California, but with offices in Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia — experience a similar fusion of sensibilities in their day-to-day work. It's a fusion that proves you can sit on the frontlines of tech without sacrificing a family-focused culture.
93. PEAK6 Investments
With headquarters in Chicago's historic Board of Trade building, PEAK6 is redefining what it means to be an investment firm — including for its female talent. From the heavy hitters (like 12 paid weeks of parental leave, 401(k) matching, and tuition reimbursement) to the added bonuses (can you say free on-site yoga and monthly massages?), PEAK6 certainly takes a competitive approach in its stance on employee benefits and well being. Similarly competitive? The firm's cornhole league — but that's something you'll have to see for yourself.
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