Get Your Butt to Boston: 7 Companies Worth the MoveBy Jess Hutton
Boston, Massachusetts is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Northeast, leading the pack when it comes to academic, medical, and technological innovation. We examined some of the most groundbreaking companies in Boston and found they all shared the same secret weapon: a responsible, revolutionary company culture.
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If you’ve been considering a move to Beantown, these socially-conscious companies will have you packing your bags in no time.
Transform your professional life by joining HubSpot’s mission “to make the world more inbound, one business transformation after another.” Not only are they changing the relationship between companies and customers, but their internal “Culture Code” ensures their employees enjoy the benefits of working for a company they love.
If you’re looking for a job that offers purpose as well as a paycheck, HubSpot is a great place to work. Their dogged devotion to doing work they love and loving the work they do has earned them recognition from a variety of national publications.
Grasshopper is a company that truly plays as hard as it works. From half-day Fridays in the summer to a billiards table in the center of the office, this company believes happy employees are the key to company success.
Priding themselves on being radically passionate, this company encourages employees to make a difference at work and at home. Grasshopper offers donation matching and volunteer days for employees who give their time and money to help make the world a better place.
It may be the world’s largest travel site, but TripAdvisor feels like a tight-knit family to the people who work there. Ongoing chess games, regular happy hours, and free lunches are just some of the ways TripAdvisor brings its large team together.
If team sports are your thing, you’ll love the company softball team and the Cycle for Survival team that recently raised $15,000 for rare cancer research. Employees here also get to pitch in on Habitat for Humanity builds and projects for the Greater Boston Food Bank.
Solving the impossible is the ambitious goal of this leading advertising firm. Hill Holiday is the only advertising agency to make Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list. Hill Holiday focuses on emotions and making a human connection in their work and with their employees.
A job at Hill Holiday comes with the flexibility to work from home, on-site massage therapists and hair stylists, and plenty of celebrations. Whether it’s the end of the month or an employee’s anniversary, Hill Holiday always find a reason to party.
More than 96 percent of New Balance employees say they are proud to work here and proud of the way the company supports the local community. If you like to contribute to causes that matter, New Balance will help you with corporate gift matching and their Community Connection volunteer program.
Employees also enjoy a robust professional development program that offers mentoring, seminars, focused team sessions, and tuition reimbursement. New Balance wants to nurture your body as well as your mind, which is why employees get fitness club discounts and reimbursement.
It’s no surprise that a company with “care” in its name goes above and beyond for its employees. Workdays are brightened with in-house manicures, on-site dry cleaning delivery and pick-up, and free snacks all day.
Care.com supports employee wellness with organic food delivery and free seated massages. If you’re starting a family, a generous 12 weeks of paid maternity leave will come in handy. And they didn’t forget about your furry friends — employees also get pet insurance.
Named as one of the Best Places to Work in 2015 by “Boston Business Journal,” this workforce management company fosters a workplace of creativity and inspiration. Their Inspired benefit programs support both employees and the local community.
Kronos dedicates resources to help employees achieve a work-life balance. Employees receive help with finding preschools, arranging elder care, and even have the option of telecommuting. Personal wellness coaches help associates avoid sick days with customized diets and exercise programs.
From in-house manicures and massages to corporate matching for charitable donations, working for any of these seven companies should make you ready and willing to pack up a moving truck and head to Boston.
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