Updater

Updater

New York, NY
185 Total Employees
85 Local Employees
Year Founded: 2011

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Benefits at Updater

Updater offers Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance through Aetna and all are 100% covered by Updater. We also offer competitive company equity, unlimited paid time off, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), and a company culture that paves the way for personal development, friendships, and happiness at work on a day-to-day basis! Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Updater has shifted to a remote-first company. We've shifted everything from our cultural activities to virtual, our health and well-being stipends to include home-office needs, and our meeting cadence to reflect our mental health needs (including our company-wide "No Meeting Thursday"). While we hire with remote-first in mind, Updater goes above and beyond to make our offices feel like second homes. Employees receive a fully-stocked kitchen at all times, an open-office environemtn for easy collaboration, world-class technology and meeting systems, and a support system of encouraging teammates every day. Updater is also known for its regular surprises. From pop-up marching bands to Updaterversary celebrations to “10 days of surprises” for hitting a big milestone, the Updater team keeps curiosity alive and subscribes to the art of surprise. We are also active sponsors of the moving industry's official nonprofit, Move For Hunger, and provide opportunities to donate our time, our skills, and - of course - food in an effort to eliminate hunger. We take pride in Updater’s transparent environment. Our CEO and team leaders host an all-hands meeting weekly to keep employees in the loop and on the same page. We find that being trusted with crucial information and being owners in the company (all employees receive stock options) pushes our team harder to achieve our goals. Updater also sponsors tons of social events to foster relationships: happy hours, team meals, book club, company trips, ping pong tournaments, and more. In a virtual environment, this includes crafting activities, cooking classes, mindfulness sessions, desk yoga, and much more. Many studies have shown that when employees have friends at work, they’re more productive and performance improves. Updater’s work environment is one where people feel impactful and invested, and where passion and creativity drive innovation. With honest leadership and exceptional teamwork, Updater always goes the extra mile to create an exceptional work and life experience.

Financial + Retirement

401(K)

Company equity

We offer company equity to all full-time positions over a four-year vesting period.

Employee stock purchase plan

Charitable contribution matching

We match charitable contributions for company-driven initiatives.

Office Perks

Commuter benefits

We provide pre-tax commuter benefits for all full-time employees to pay for mass transit expenses, such as metro, train, bus and carpooling/ridesharing.

Company-sponsored outings

We have company-wide annual holiday parties, summer/winter events for all full-time employees, all-hands strategy days 3x per year, among other team-specific outings.

Fitness stipend

Every teammate is provided a wellness subsidy that they can choose to invest on fitness, mental health, or professional growth — through whatever method they’d like.

Company-sponsored happy hours

Various happy hours throughout the year to celebrate our accomplishments and build friendships.

Onsite office parking

Only at certain office locations. No parking at the NYC office.

Pet friendly

Our Pupdaters are the cutest dogs in NYC! Check them out on our "Meet the Team" page on our website. We were also named one of Rover's Most Pet-Friendly companies for the last two years.

Recreational clubs

Updater team members have created many clubs based on interest, including sports, book clubs, puzzle clubs, girls' nights, motorcycle enthusiasts, Peloton riders, and more!

Relocation assistance

We're Updater, aren't we?! :)

Free snacks and drinks

We have a fully-stocked kitchen with unlimited snacks, fruits, coffee, tea, and La Croix (our favorite). We also take ongoing requests too!

Some meals provided

Monday breakfasts, Friday lunches, and a few surprises every now and then.

Home-office stipend for remote employees

New, during the COVID-19 pandemic! Teammates can order standing desks, monitors, noise-canceling headphones, and much more.

Professional Development

Continuing education stipend

Job training & conferences

We partner with LifeLabs to provide company-wide and manager workshops throughout the year.

Online course subscriptions available

Promote from within

Lunch and learns

Hosted by our own teammates to share skills. Topics are work and non-work related.

Health Insurance + Wellness

Dental insurance

Our individual dental insurance plan through Aetna is 100% covered by Updater.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

We’ve partnered with BenefitWallet to offer a seamless FSA experience, allowing you to allocate pre-tax dollars to spend on qualifying health expenses.

Health insurance

We offer a range of healthcare plans with 100% company paid options available.

Life insurance

Vision insurance

Our individual vision insurance plan through Aetna is 100% covered by Updater.

Wellness programs

Free access to Health Advocate and Talkspace. Updater Wellness Week every October. We regularly host wellness days with yoga classes, mindfulness sessions, and free access to popular wellness apps.

Mental health benefits

Free access to Talkspace and regularly-scheduled yoga and mindfulness practices.

Child Care + Parental Leave

Family medical leave

Generous parental leave

Return-to-work program post parental leave

Culture

Flexible work schedule

Open door policy

Open office floor plan

Pair programming

Partners with nonprofits

Updater is an active sponsor of the moving industry's official nonprofit, Move For Hunger. We donate our time, our money, and our skills to help our friends at this very small organization grow.

Remote work program

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Updater has shifted to a 100% remote-first company. We hire remote employees, but still maintain our two headquarter offices in New York City and Atlanta.

Team based strategic planning

OKR operational model

Vacation + Time Off

Generous PTO

Updater offers unlimited PTO and sick days.

Paid volunteer time

We encourage employees to give back with paid volunteer time through our company-organized volunteer activities.

Paid holidays

We offer all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays within our calendar year.

Paid sick days

Updater offers unlimited PTO and sick days.

Unlimited vacation policy

Our vacation policy is flexible!

Diversity

Diversity employee resource groups

We offer diversity and inclusion thinktanks via Slack and the ability for any team member to start a Slack channel for any topic on their mind.

Hiring practices that promote diversity

Additional Perks + Benefits

Ownership in company – competitive equity packages for all employees. Remote-first culture – desk yoga, Slack resource groups, home-office stipdent, and more. Catered meals – Monday breakfasts, Friday lunches, and a few surprise ones every now and then. Health and wellness perks – burn calories, take a course, fuel your brain with a health and wellness stipend. Company offsites – all-hands strategy days 3x per year. (Adjusted for COVID-19 pandemic) Charitable activities – 5Ks, food drives, charity comedy shows, and more. Onesie Days – yes, the pajama kind. Regular surprises – previous surprises include massages, a marching band, smoothie bars, and more!