Break up with your bad job: 7 Chicago companies hiring this month

by Andreas Rekdal
May 4, 2016

Spring is a time for new beginnings. As the weather gets warmer, you finally get to start running outside, going for long walks, or maybe even riding your bike to work. And since you're already in the spirit of trying new things, why not apply for a new job too? These seven Chicago companies are hiring like crazy:

 

With some of the world’s biggest brands among its clients, Performics leverages data to improve the performance of digital ad campaigns. Though headquartered in Chicago the company operates in 40 countries, which is great for employees with wanderlust.

Coolest perks: In addition to matching 401ks, great health insurance and tuition reimbursement, Performics start the week with healthy food and end it with Bagel and Beer Fridays. They also match employees’ charitable donations offer seven weeks off per year and sabbaticals to employees who’ve been there for ten years or more.

 

Vivid Seats connects fans with sellers of tickets to sports-, music- and theater events across the country. The company’s technology helps customers find seats closer to the action at a reasonable price.

Coolest perks: In addition to benefits like subsidized insurance, disability, paid time off and matching 401(k)s, Vivid Seats’ live events-themed office is one of Chicago’s coolest workspaces. The company also offers a subsidized healthy meal program, free healthy snacks and energy drinks, adjustable height desks, bike storage and summer sports leagues. And discounts on live event tickets (naturally).

What they’re looking for: "Just like the great athletes and artists that our fans go to see, we look for talent that likes to compete, always strives to be the best they can be, and delivers great results day in and day out,” said Executive VP Tom Spathis. “To continue our success, we need high performers that enjoy working in the spotlight — everyone on our team is expected to make an impact and help our company achieve its goals.”


One of our 50 startups to watch for 2016, SwipeSense helps hospitals and other healthcare facilities stem the spread of infectious disease with a wirelessly connected hand hygiene system. Its connected devices track compliance with hand hygiene best practices, helping caregivers form lasting habits and helping hospitals save lives and money.

Coolest perks: In addition to healthcare and a 401(k) plan, SwipeSense offers unlimited vacation, commuter benefits and daily delivered groceries for healthy snacks.

What they’re looking for: “We’re looking for candidates that are driven by purpose — we don’t believe in technology for technology’s sake,” said CEO and co-founder Mert Iseri. “Every device we design, every line of code we write, and every question we ask is moved by our long-term vision of building the connected hospital. We believe in the power of smart devices leading the charge in a digital revolution in healthcare, and we want to hire employees that will help us get there faster.”


With its cloud-based technology and benefits consulting services, bswift helps companies across the country streamline HR and payroll administration. Its platform offerings include online enrollment with interactive decision support and Affordable Care Act compliance reporting, to mention a few.

Coolest perks: A matching 401(k), fresh fruit, private space for nursing mothers, paid time off (including to care for ill dependents), flexible work hours and opportunities for paid and unpaid time off for volunteering.

What they’re looking for: “We're looking for motivated and goal-driven team members who do whatever it takes to make a company great. The reward is a fun, flexible and creative environment with ample opportunity for professional and personal growth. If you possess the bswift values of higher standards, greater accountability and more fun, we want to hear from you!”


DialogTech’s voice call analytics and automation solutions help businesses manage and route their incoming calls. It also helps them understand how online advertising drives customers to pick up the phone.

Coolest perks: In addition to unlimited vacation, a comprehensive benefits package and a 401(k), DialogTech hosts weekly onsite yoga and in-office happy hours. The company also has a fully stocked fridge, fresh fruit, snacks and a cereal bar. If you’re looking to wind down for a minute, check out the mini golf course, foosball and Ping Pong tables or the PlayStation.

What they’re looking for: “We are always looking to hire more SWANs. People who are smart, hard working, ambitious and — possibly the most undervalued quality — nice,” said CEO Irv Shapiro. “We hire the brightest people we can find and give them the autonomy to do their jobs. That’s why we measure results and not time spent at a desk. If you like to be on the cutting edge and consider yourself a SWAN, DialogTech is the place for you. We hire the best and in turn we give the best.”


Vail Systems is a provider of cloud-based communication solutions for enterprise, service providers and telecom carriers. Employing the company’s proprietary platform, Vail’s clients offer highly secure messaging, voice and conferencing solutions for browsers and mobile.

Coolest perks: Vail offers competitive pay, health benefits, gym memberships and employee referral bonuses. They also have a collaborative workspace and frequently get together for company events. Plus, with a substantial budget devoted to R&D, there’s plenty of opportunities to work on new and exciting technologies.

What they’re looking for: "We at Vail embrace new ideas and encourage creativity," said Barbara Goff, so if you’re all about trying new things, you’ll fit right in.

 

Recently acquired by Salesforce, SteelBrick helps companies sell more by automating quote, contracting and billing operations. Oh, and they’re growing really, really fast.

Coolest perks: Besides awesome compensation and an employee stock purchase plan, SteelBrick's employees get 6 days off a year to volunteer, free snacks and drinks and a $100 per month for wellness spending. They also get up to $5,000 a year reimbursed for ongoing education and commuter benefits.

What they’re looking for: SteelBrick is looking for trustworthy team players with great attitudes from every background and at every experience level.

 

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