Some of New York City’s fastest growing, innovative tech companies are kicking up their hiring efforts. Here are five tech companies on the hunt for new talent this month.
What they do: With an engaged community of more than five million active subscribers, theSkimm is changing the way female millennials consume news and information. The company originally gained traction through its daily newsletter, the Daily Skimm, and has since expanded to include an app, video content and Skimm Studies, which is a marketing tool used for brands.
Coolest perks: Weekly Sip n’ Skimms (provided lunch where the team eats together and shares the week’s highs and lows, hackathons, team karaoke, Skimm’cademy (a bootcamp on the company and team), fully stocked kitchen, 401(k), flexible vacation policy, medical benefits and social events that run the gamut from field day to movie night to volunteering to holiday parties.
Note from an insider: “theSkimm has an audience-first approach to building products and we’re passionate about using technology to fit into the routines of our target demographic," said Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, co-founders and co-CEOs at theSkimm. "We look for candidates who are both passionate and scrappy, who embody our values, and who are driven by theSkimm’s mission to make it easier to be smarter."
What they do: IEX is America’s newest stock exchange. Built from the ground up to protect investors and companies, IEX is on a mission to eliminate the unfair advantages that exist in today’s stock market.
Coolest perks: Health benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) match, pre-tax commuter benefits and paid vacations. IEX also participates in events focused on gender equality in the financial services industry, including the annual “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” on International Women’s Day.
Note from an insider: “At IEX, we’re looking for motivated people who want to use their skills and expertise to build a more fair and transparent market for stocks," said IEX CTO Rob Park. "No matter their role, people who do well here believe in our mission and are driven to challenge the status quo to push it forward each day."
What they do: Doctor.com is a marketing and reputation management platform purpose-built for the complex problems that healthcare providers face when building and growing their practices in a digital world.
Coolest perks: 100 percent insurance coverage, 401(k), work from home policy, flexible vacation policy, a fully stocked kitchen and company happy hours.
Note from insider: “The Doctor.com way consists of hiring people that are tenacious, have a teamwork dreamwork framework and are ready to win," said Nathalie Rodriguez, talent acquisition and development manager at Doctor.com.
What they do: Venmo is a mobile app that enables users to send and receive money with anyone, anywhere. The company is driven by its mission to empower people through payments, which it does through an intuitive and engaging user experience. As such, the company typically looks for intellectually curious people who want to inspire others to change the world.
Coolest perks: Full health benefits, 401(k) plan, stock options, sabbatical, pet insurance, locally sourced cold brew and an educational assistance program.
What they do: Warby Parker is an innovator when it comes to eyewear, offering an online platform for prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. The company’s larger mission is to offer designer eyewear at an affordable price, which it does for $95 per pair. Since launching in 2010, the company's direct-to-consumer business has seen exponential growth, scoring a $1.2 billion valuation in 2015, when it joined New York's club of unicorns.
Coolest perks: Company outings, guest speakers, health benefits, cell phone reimbursement, flexible vacation policy, parental leave policy, 401(k), free eyewear and a health stipend.