Denver, Colorado offers spectacular views, unique residential districts, and a bustling downtown. It’s also a hub of innovation and entrepreneurialism, spurred by networks like Built in Colorado, which supports up-and-coming businesses as they get off the ground. As if that weren’t enough, the Mile High City boasts the most well-funded high-tech neighborhood in the state.
From well-established companies to relatively new ones, we researched some of Denver’s most exciting businesses and found seven with particularly impressive company cultures. If you’ve ever thought of relocating to Denver, these companies may help you make up your mind.
When Zen Planner employees aren’t developing management software for the fitness industry, they’re partaking in company-sponsored events like “Drink and Think” happy hour, ping pong tournaments, or book clubs. Free healthy snacks, a fitness membership stipend, and a well-equipped playroom are a few more reasons a job at Zen Planner is worth relocating for. With perks like these, we’re not surprised Outside Magazine ranked Zen Planner the sixth best place to work in the U.S.
It’s easy to understand why The Denver Post honored high-tech advertising company Altitude Digital as one of the state’s “Top Work Places 2015.” In addition to a slew of benefits that include a wellness program, onsite massages, and a kegerator, Altitude Digital employees earn extra time off for organization-wide achievements. Company-paid outings and numerous volunteer opportunities round out the reasons to consider a career with Altitude Digital.
Denver-based kidney care company DaVita is recognized by “Training Magazine” as the best national healthcare service provider for employee training and honored by “Fortune” as one of the world’s most admired companies. As if these kudos aren’t impressive enough, DaVita also encourages its employees go the extra mile to help others. Since 2006, DaVita team members have volunteered nearly 44,000 hours to community service projects.
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive space to launch or grow your business, you’ve found it. Green Spaces provides almost 13,000 square feet of environmentally friendly, high-tech, co-working space and the convenience of a car-sharing hub. Best yet, Green Spaces offers an infectious entrepreneurial vibe and on-site hosts who thrive on ensuring you have the tools to be successful.
In addition to competitive salaries and a casual work environment, data storage company Spectra offers an impressive assortment of health and fitness benefits. One of the “Denver Post” Top Workplaces, Spectra offers employees two on-site gyms, cruiser bikes, yoga classes, and Ping-Pong tables to help keep stress at bay. And when employees need to refuel, Spectra Café offers plenty of healthy options.
Namasté Solar is an employee-owned cooperative that practices 100 percent transparency. When they’re not growing their business, Namasté Solar co-owners enjoy events like big wheel races, beer socials, and karaoke nights. A flexible work schedule, free bus passes, and opportunities to give back to the community are a few more reasons Namasté Solar is a Denver company worth joining.
If you’re passionate about the natural world and crave exploration, polish your resume and send it off to Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA). As a naturalist guide with this progressive ecotourism company, you’ll get paid to live the adventures of your dreams — from African safaris to Arctic journeys. You’ll also feel proud “Outside Magazine” named NHA “The World’s Best Travel Company” and praised it for donating more than $1.4 million to the World Wildlife Fund.
From onsite gyms to free beer, the work environment these seven companies offer gives you plenty of reasons to start packing your bags for Denver. What do you think – is it time to make the Mile High City home?
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