Los Angeles, California has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts over the last several years. Not only have neighborhoods become more walkable and declining business districts have been revitalized, the city has had a boom in innovative businesses.
We researched some of the most pioneering companies the City of Angels has to offer and found they have one thing in common: amazing company culture. If living in L.A. is on your bucket list, these seven employee-focused companies will tempt you to make the move with haste.
If you want to work for a company that is poised to revolutionize the online advertising market, explore the opportunities available at OpenX. Named by Inc. as one of “L.A.’s 10 Hottest Startups,” when you sign on at OpenX you’ll be surrounded by a top-notch crew of entrepreneurial team players and enjoy a slew of perks.
For starters, you will work in a state of the art LEED certified building, enjoy flexible time off and catered lunches. Monthly mixers, an onsite masseuse and a game room kick break time up a notch and lower stress. And here’s more good news about OpenX: in an effort to attract and retain top talent, it offers an impressive tuition credit program.
The way Wongdoody treats its team members may be why it has been in business for over two decades. Recognized as one of the West Coast’s most awarded independent advertising agencies, Wongdoody is also noted as one the best places to work in The Golden State.
Wongdoody offers paid maternity and paternity leave, paid-in-full health insurance premiums, and flexible summer hours. Beer on tap, paid volunteer time off, and a Fido-friendly work environment are more reasons a career at Wongdoody is worth relocating for.
If you’re team-oriented, driven, and want to align with a company that promotes employee growth, RightScale could be just what you’re looking for. The hard-charging company is not only changing the way enterprises deliver IT, it’s also setting new standards for what constitutes amazing company culture. Bonding through bicycle rides, brainstorming at the kegerator, and de-stressing with an onsite fitness class are a few of the benefits RightScale offers.
Founded eight years ago, Rubicon Project is a pioneering technology company that automates the buying and selling of advertising. It also goes to great lengths to foster a strong company culture that attracts and retains high level talent.
In addition to benefits like health, dental and vision insurance, Rubicon Project offers company equity, catered lunches, gym subsidies and a myriad of team building events. Need more reasons to make the move to L.A. and join this forward-thinking company? How about pet insurance and a “limitless time off” policy!
Stryker was founded nearly 75 years ago, but that doesn’t mean it’s an old-school operation. Just the opposite is true. Stryker dominates the medical technology, products and services industry and boasts an award-winning company dynamic. Just recently, Stryker was named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” and earned a spot on Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards list of the Best Places to Work in 2015.
Stryker designates “people” as one of its core values and it shows by the way they support employees’ professional – as well as personal – growth. For example, Stryker prioritizes work/life integration, encourages volunteerism, and openly celebrates diversity.
Lynda is a leading online learning company that helps users develop their technology, business, software, and creative skills. Lynda is profitable, growing, and getting showered with amazing press, like being named by FastCompany as one of the Hottest Online Learning Tools For Entrepreneurs.
Employees say working at Lynda affords them the opportunity to face evolving challenges, be surrounded by smart and motivated people, and feel appreciated. Plus, the edtech company offers best-in-class benefits that include paying employees’ insurance premiums and making matching 401(k) contributions.
CallFire creates intuitive voice and text connectivity products and delivers them to 100,000 clients in the U.S. and Canada. Named as one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles, CallFire blends the exciting vibe of a startup that is growing by leaps and bounds with the stability of a well-established company. CallFire’s culture is one where hard work, camaraderie and fun are encouraged and diversity is valued.
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Join the CallFire team and you can expect the company to pay the tab for catered lunch on Thursdays, plus stock the company kitchen with an array of food and beverages. If you’re ready to be challenged, enjoy pick-up ping pong games, and a canine friendly atmosphere, you’ll fit right in at CallFire.
Whether it’s paid volunteer time, onsite fitness classes, or their pet friendly environment, working at one of these seven companies will leave you with no regrets about making the City of Angels home. imove can help you get there – get a free moving quote today.
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