6 hiring Chicago tech companies to bet your career on

Sam Dewey

People spend too much of their lives at work to not enjoy what they’re doing. If you don’t love your job, it just might be time to shake things up a bit. For those who struggle with indecision, here are 6 awesome (and hiring!) Chicago tech companies to help you make up your mind.


closerlook is a Chicago-based digital marketing agency that specifically caters toward building meaningful relationships between pharmaceutical brands and healthcare professionals. Joining their team means working with over 100 of the city’s best and brightest in digital strategy, user experience, creative design and writing, data analytics, web and mobile application development, video, and program management.

Perks: They’ve got a robust benefits package, and they top it off with a lot of good old fashioned fun. From holiday parties and random gathering to special events put together by the company’s Mirth Committee, closerlook goes the extra mile. 
Location: 212 W Superior St #300, Chicago
Founded: 1995

“closerlook is continuing to grow across all competencies—strategy, analytics, creative, tech and account,” said Joanna Kontoudakis, Director of Human Resources. “It’s an exciting time and it confirms our position as an agency bringing creative and innovative solutions to the pharma industry. Ideal candidates are driven and like to collaborate with others to solve problems—they’re interested in helping us deliver better ways, smarter ways to help our clients connect with their customers.”

Check out closerlook jobs here!


This young company takes an ultra-modern approach to office cleaning and management. The idea is to centralize and automate as much of your office’s maintenance and cleaning processes as possible. Launched earlier this year out of Paul Lee’s newest project, Roniin, OfficeLuv quickly grew from 2 employees to more than 20 in a matter of months.

Perks: Besides a suite of competitive traditional benefits, OfficeLuv said its perks include the “perfect balance” between working independently and on a team, along with planned outings, rapid growth, and more. 
Location: 1165 N Clark St, Chicago
Founded: 2015

“Ideal candidates are self starters and detailed oriented,” said OfficeLuv co-founders Chris Hartman and Kathryn Saluke. “As an organization we clean corners, we don't cut them and we look for others who feel the same, which means they're dedicated to what they do.

Check out OfficeLuv jobs here!

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You might have guessed it by their name, but the folks at DRIVIN are steering a fast-paced (and forward thinking) company that’s big on data and innovation. And they’re looking for truly motivated individuals to join their team. Together, you can help this startup revitalize the used car industry by connecting car dealers with the right cars at the right time — and at the right price.

Perks: At DRIVIN, you can expect a super casual work environment, a daily Fooda allowance, and weekly happy hours — with an innovative new office space coming Spring 2016.
Location: 600 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
Founded: 2015

“This is a fun and exciting time to be part of DRIVIN,” said CEO, Kayne Grau. “We’ve more than doubled our headcount in the last six months and we aren’t stopping there. Our employees are driven, talented individuals who see the impact they make on our business everyday and are committed to rolling up their sleeves and working together to achieve success. That’s what it’s all about."

Check out DRIVIN jobs here!


Persio, a multi-channel platform for retail marketers, says it “helps put control back in the marketer’s hands” by helping them craft more personalized web, email, SMS and app content. Their tools are impressive, as is the $2.5 million round of funding they secured earlier this year.

Perks: Outside of normal perks — which to Persio includes health benefits, 401k, stock options, gym memberships, fully stocked kitchen, flex vacation and transit benefits — the company offers a host of other fun perks, like offsite events, company sponsored sports teams, and extra time off during the holidays. 
Location: 10 South LaSalle St, Chicago
Founded: 2008
"Culture is at the foundation of everything we do,” said CEO Marc Grabowski. “Starting with hiring great people who can solve hard problems to fostering a culture of debate that allows us to challenge one another in search of a perfect solution for our clients. Team members need to be comfortable taking risks, questioning the norm and owning decisions within their span of control. We want Persio to be a place where people want to spend time with each other, treating one another with mutual respect and regularly engaging in non-work related activities."

Check out Persio jobs here!


Textura is on a mission to transform the commercial construction industry through innovative software solutions. And if Textura’s rapid growth is any indication, that mission has been a success. Recently named the fifth fastest-growing company in Chicago by Crain’s, the decade-old, public company is expanding its operations and its suite of SaaS collaboration solutions. All that growth means a wealth of opportunities for creative problems solvers who want to help reshape a large and vital industry.

Perks: Casual environment full of smart people; competitive benefits; United Center box; snacks, happy hours – and an onsite fitness center to work off the calories! 
Location: 130 E Randolph, Floor 32
Founded: 2004

“Textura offers a place where the best and brightest can tackle complex business problems in a highly collaborative environment,” said Amanda Collins, Talent Acquisition Manager. “From software engineers, to consultants, to marketers, what unites our people is a desire to make an impact and to grow, both personally and professionally, as part of a terrific team.”

Check out Textura jobs here!


DialogTech is a market leader in call analytics and automation, arming marketing professionals with a centralized platform that helps foster both transparency and control over any conversation they have. By using DialogTech, companies can find and acquire new businesses at a faster pace — and increase customer loyalty, too.

Perks: Besides traditional perks, DialogTech offers a ton of benefits that would make just about anyone smile, from monthly employee engagement events to unlimited vacation. They even have a break room that doubles as a playroom, fully-stocked with games, toys and free drinks and snacks. 
Location: 300 W Adams St, Chicago
Founded: 2005

“DialogTech loves SWANs - someone who is Smart, Works hard, is Ambitious and Nice,” said Amy Dolan, HR Manager. “We hire only the best and brightest talent because we have exciting plans for the future of our company and we need SWANs to take us there. In return, our goal is to provide our employees with a​ collaborative​, positive, ​challenging yet ​fun work environment. ​​High growth, constant change, endless opportunities.”

Check out DialogTech jobs here!


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