Sometimes the best way to move up in your career is by exploring opportunities at a different company. And in startup land, getting into a company at just the right stage could land you a senior level position before you know it. If you're ready to take the leap and put in the work, consider applying at one of these companies.
What they do: Plated is a subscription food service that allows users to choose from chef-designed recipes to get precisely measured ingredients delivered each week.
Coolest perks: Health benefits, unlimited vacation and progressive PTO policies, equity, food perks (a weekly four plate box and test photo shoot samplings) and a full kitchen.
A note from the company: "Our most successful hires have been people with positive attitudes who are driven by collaborative problem solving, creativity, and customer obsession. We looking for mission-driven candidates who feel passionate about not only restoring — but redefining — cooking culture, food discovery, and quality dinners for busy Americans."
What they do: Yotpo is a customer content marketing platform that generates reviews, ratings, questions & answers and user-generated content for e-commerce websites.
Coolest perks: Numerous team events such as a summer BBQ, a picnic in Central Park and a scavenger hunt. Additionally, the whole team has lunch together once a month where they welcome new hires by asking them to share embarrassing stories.
A note from the company: “The primary perk of working at Yotpo is being surrounded by some of the most intelligent, driven and compassionate people you'll ever encounter,” said Sally Bolig, Head of Talent Acquisition at Yotpo. "Our employees are humble and invested in the growth of everyone around them, and each person individually puts in 150 percent of the effort you'll find from employees elsewhere. This business breeds professional growth.”
What they do: Greenhouse provides a recruiting software as a service.
Coolest perks: Flexible Vacation time (unlimited), peer-led yoga and meditation, GH Fun Day, AMA's with CEO, Daniel Chait, Any Perks discounts, Diversity Committee and sports/fitness clubs.
A note from the company: "Our ideal candidates are collaborative, pragmatic, focused, and in constant pursuit of improvement," said Mike Boufford, VP of Engineering at Greenhouse. "Having the chance to work with such talented people everyday makes all the work we put into hiring pay off 100-fold."
What they do: Flatiron Health is a leader in cloud-based oncology software.
Coolest perks: Unlimited vacation, 100 percent benefit coverage for employees (including medical, dental, vision and life insurance), free daily catered lunch, stocked breakfast options and bottomless snacks, cold brew on tap along with local ground drip coffee, monthly wellness day (which includes massages, manicures and mediations sessions) and monthly happy hour.
A note from the company: "Every new hire makes us better,” said Zach Weinberg, co-founder, COO and President of Flatiron Health. “No matter the role, we are looking for smart, curious and humble people who care about using their skills and expertise to make an impact in the fight against cancer."
What they do: Influenster is a product discovery platform and review site that enables consumers to find new products to try and get advice so they can make informed purchases.
Coolest perks: A kitchen stocked with free snacks and beverages, free themed lunches, weekly themed tastings that are all about the sharing of culture, monthly company outings, every holiday is a party in the office, customized celebrations of every employee's birthday, outstanding performance is recognized with gestures of appreciation, fitness activities, team bonding events, a dog-friendly workplace and summer Fridays.
A note from the company: "We look for bright, ambitious and driven self-starters who aren't afraid to take on any challenges they are tasked with,” said Trish Turrin, Talent and Culture Specialist at Influenster. “Adaptability is also a key trait that we look for in potential candidates since Influenster is a startup that constantly innovates and evolves to stay ahead of the curve."