6 Companies that Will Have You Packing Your Bags for PhoenixBy Jonathan Deesing
Phoenix, Arizona offers more than 200 days of sunshine per year, world-class sports teams like the Arizona Diamondbacks, and some of the best Mexican food north of the border. It’s also become a booming hub for startups and tech companies.
We took a look at some of the most innovative companies in Phoenix, and now we’re ready to pack our bags and head to this land of coyotes and cacti. We dare you to take a look at these forward-thinking companies and resist the call of this desert wonderland.
A job at WebPT feels more like having fun than having to work. WebPT is committed to helping rehab therapists make a difference in their patients’ lives, and they have a great time doing it.
Emily Roberts, a social media and public relations specialist at WebPT, sums up the company culture perfectly: “WebPT provides a collaborative, casual, and fun work environment (spontaneous Nerf-gun wars, anyone?); well-stocked kitchens (no coffee or brain-food shortages here); and regular team and company-wide events. Oh, and we laugh — a lot.”
We surveyed a handful of WebPT employees about what makes their company so great. Here’s what they had to say:
“My favorite part of working at WebPT has to be the people. I remember when I first stepped into the building I was overwhelmed by the sense that, these people actually enjoy their jobs. Whether it’s development, billing, or member care, everyone at WebPT is great. They are all reassurance that I made the right move to Phoenix and I’m happy to be part of this team.”
“All of the great things that WebPT does for their employees. IE, NightFlights, company Christmas Party, Company Picnics, team building events, giving back to the community, healthy living events.”
“WebPT is one of the fastest growing companies in the country. They also have one of the best cultures. They hire brilliant people and give them the trust, respect, and autonomy to do brilliant work. They have a collaborative culture, solid benefits, great pay, and quality leadership. Most importantly, they have an incredible future. That’s something worth moving for.”
“Come as you are. You don’t have to fit a particular mold to work here, and I love that. I get to work with the most interesting and talented people.”
“One of the top perks of working at WebPT is the company’s casual dress code. I came from a work environment with a very strict dress code, and that made it difficult to feel comfortable and be myself. Plus, it’s really nice to be able to wear shorts and flip-flops when it’s 110 degrees outside.”
If you want to be part of a team that’s blazing the trail for amazing customer service and progress in the realm of business communications, Nextiva might be the perfect fit. This company puts people first, and every team member is valued, mentored, and encouraged to be their best. In fact, they sent us a video of the best representatives for their company culture–their people:
At Nextiva, employees feel more like friends and family than coworkers, and they enjoy an abundance of perks — from free food and a fully equipped game room to go-cart racing and the annual ALS ice bucket challenge fundraiser.
AZ Tech Finders
Passion is the name of the game at AZ Tech Finders. This lively team of IT recruiting professionals prides themselves on “talking nerdy” and throwing the old, stuffy rules of business out the window. When you join the AZ Tech Finders team, you’ll enjoy weekly staff meetings in the park, meet-and-greets at local coffee houses once a month, and knowing you’re part of an award-winning organization.
AZ Tech Finders has been named the top Technical Recruiting Firm by Ranking Arizona two years in a row, and the company made the INC 5000 list in 2014 and 2015.
Hard work pays off at Pagely, a WordPress hosting platform that has worked with companies like Disney and Microsoft. If you like to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, you’ll love the fast pace and high energy at Pagely.
Pagely isn’t afraid to give its employees autonomy — remote and contract work are strongly encouraged. But the culture of freedom is balanced with a strong dedication to volunteerism. Pagely encourages community service and works hard to support organizations like PBS and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If you want a job you’ll love that values your contributions in the office and away, Pagely just might get you on the next plane to Phoenix.
Sprouts Farmers Market
Sunny Arizona is the ideal place to turn your passion for healthy living into a dream career. Sprouts feels like an old-fashioned neighborhood grocery store where people come before profits. This affordable, healthy store makes sure its employees and customers have a great time — whether it’s finding a new way to cook Brussels sprouts or ringing up a sale.
Sprouts team members have plenty of opportunities to grow with the company, and in addition to traditional benefits Sprouts also offers a 24/7 nurse help line and access to resources for fitness and behavioral health concerns.
Finally, there’s a company that appreciates your passion for gaming and your short attention span. Mindspace is an innovative organization that wants people who are passionate about taking boring things like employee trainings and turning them into interactive “gamified” processes that tap into the same pleasure centers in your brain as your Xbox does.
Wrapped up a week-long shoot and our team was still all smiles. @ericcasee @corinnamakeup @roundtheworld @bryanfitch Kristina Wood @amy.martino
Posted by Mindspace Agency on Sunday, December 7, 2014
Whether it’s pitching a new client, dressing up new office digs, or bringing on a new designer, Mindspace is all about celebration. They even pull out all the stops for lesser-known holidays like National Hot Dog Day. And Mindspace lets you be you — tattoos, wacky hair colors, and a weakness for chocolate are all welcome.
If you’re looking for a job that makes a difference or one that you can’t wait to get to every day, Phoenix offers an impressive selection of employee-first companies. Start brushing up your resume and scouring the Internet for the best flight deals and get a move-on to this sunny, innovative city.
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