Step up: 6 NYC companies where you can make a difference

Written by Katie Fustich
Published on Jun. 27, 2018
Step up: 6 NYC companies where you can make a difference
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The New York City tech scene is exploding with new companies opening their doors to fresh talent every day, top-tier colleges building out their tech programs and old-school industries becoming increasingly technical. To help you prospective jobseekers out, Built In NYC has rounded up local tech companies who are expanding their teams. Who knows? They could be looking for someone like you to add to their ranks.


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What they do: Braze is the force behind a platform that helps companies and brands engage with their customers and clients using personalized messaging solutions.

Perks: Braze employees enjoy free daily lunches, as well as snacks and beverages throughout the day. Medical insurance, tuition reimbursement and a 401(k) with employer matching helps give employees peace of mind. A flexible time off policy allows employees to take time off when they need it, and an open and collaborative culture fosters diversity.

Notes from an insider: “Ideal candidates have prior experience in a startup technology company and are known for being ‘team players’ with high levels of intellectual curiosity,” said Senior Technical Recruiter Stu Levinson. “They see opportunity and growth in learning. Our team makes it all possible. We’re a crew of smart, talented, hardworking individuals who are as curious as we are informed. We don't settle. Our culture encourages fresh perspectives, genuine vibes and a deep commitment to excellence.”


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What they do: At Zipari, the team works to build products that streamline and simplify interactions between health insurance companies and their customers, keeping more people happy and healthy.

Perks: Zipari employees enjoy commuter benefits en route to the office, and a casual work environment. The Zipari office is equipped with a fully-stocked kitchen and beer on tap, and employees enjoy regular happy hours together.

Notes from an insider: “Candidates who are passionate about technology and always looking to learn and grow in a thriving environment will find themselves at home at Zipari,” said Talent Acquisition Specialist Stefan Radovanovic. “We have a fast-paced environment where collaboration and execution power our team.”


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What they do: Letgo helps individuals buy and sell clothing, furniture and more in one of the largest mobile-based marketplaces. 

Perks: Letgo employees receive 100 percent covered medical, vision and dental insurance. A fully stocked kitchen and catered meals keep the office wheels turning. Weekly team-building activities such as yoga, meditation and happy hours inspire the Letgo team to grow closer together. Employees also have the opportunity to travel between the Letgo offices in SoHo and sunny Barcelona. 

Notes from an insider: "We look for candidates who want to build something impactful and that people love using because it makes their lives simpler," said Director of People Operations Natalia Harris. "We hire people who are excited by challenges rather than intimidated by them." 


The Farmer's Dog
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What they do: Pet health company The Farmer’s Dog works to keep puppies and their owners happy by providing fresh, human-grade dog food delivered directly to your door.

Perks: A Farmer’s Dog representative put it best: “Puppies, avocado toast, happy hours, team lunches and positive vibes.”

Notes from an insider: "Our ideal team members are smart, empathetic, creative and really love dogs," said co-founder Brett Podolsky. "At The Farmer's Dog, we are solving a major problem that affects millions of dogs and people, and we really look for candidates who take ownership and pride in the work we are doing."


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What they do: At Bizzabo, employees work to build a cutting-edge events platform that helps organizations with promotions, tickets, analytics and more. The range of capabilities and user-friendly interface has earned the company People’s Choice Awards at the Event Technology Awards three years in a row.

Perks: Employees receive health, vision and dental insurance. The Bizzabo office is equipped with a fully-stocked kitchen featuring a range of snacks and drinks. Pre-tax commuter benefits help employees get to and from work. Stock options and quarterly team bonding trips ensure that Bizzabo employees remember they are valued.

Notes from an insider: “We know that great companies are built by great people,” said Bizzabo Co-Founder Alon Alroy. “Here at Bizzabo, we look for candidates who are passionate, curious and go-getters. We want people who are ready to dare, lead and take ownership. We strive for excellence and look for people who do the same. More than anything, we are looking for individuals who understand that working together is so much better.”


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What they do: Beeswax is the creator of the first “bidder-as-a-service” platform for the advertising industry, and continues to improve on their product, helping advance the advertising world and work of ad buyers.

Perks: The company gives its employees flexible work hours, work-from-home options, and unlimited PTO. Parental leave is offered, and the office is dog-friendly for those with fur babies. Commuter benefits, including a CitiBike subscription, help employees get around. Employees can enjoy snacks in the office’s stocked kitchen, and partake in regular company outings and happy hours.

Notes from an insider: "Our culture values openness, learning, and the desire to get stuff done. We want to execute with the combination of high quality and speed,” said Ari Paparo, CEO.


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