Want skin in the game? These 5 Chicago companies offer equity to employees

Andreas Rekdal
June 12, 2017

Getting in on the ground floor of a fast-growing organization is an attractive proposition in and of itself, but many companies sweeten the deal even further by offering stock options to their employees. By offering a stake in the business, companies can foster a culture of ownership and allow employees to share in their success along the way. If that sounds like the kind of place you’d want to work, consider checking out the open jobs at these companies.

 

 

What they do: NextCapital makes financial software used by investors to create personalized retirement investment plans and track how all the investments in their portfolios are performing from a single location. Its tracking software is also used by advisors to streamline operations.

The culture: NextCapital prides itself on a laid-back work environment that emphasizes work-life balance, as well as on its company-sponsored cornhole league, after-hours social outings, hackathons and fantasy football leagues.

In addition to stock options: Employees at NextCapital get a 401(k) with matching; 120 degree sit/stand desks; local coffee, espresso and beer; and employer-subsidized health, dental and vision coverage.

 

 

 

What they do: Envoy uses technology to streamline the process of hiring and managing a workforce from across the globe. Its software aids companies in securing authorizations to work in the United States for employees and making their moves run without a hitch. Envoy also helps companies send employees abroad and keep track of when immigration documents come up for renewal.

The culture: In describing its culture, Envoy puts teamwork, ownership and passion first. Employees are invited to ask questions, make suggestions and seek out ways to make a difference.

In addition to stock options: The Envoy team enjoys ongoing training opportunities, regular social events, a comprehensive insurance package and a chance to join committees on community service, social event planning and community service. Oh, and the kitchen is stocked with coffee, peanut butter pretzels, Twizzlers and flavored sparkling water.

 

 

 

What they do: Goby builds real estate management software that helps landlords make their buildings more efficient and sustainable. Named after a fish that creates symbiotic relationships with other creatures in its environment, Goby uses big data to promote sustainability and profitability at the same time.

The culture: A venture-backed, young and dynamic company, Goby emphasizes creativity, accountability and respect.

In addition to stock options: Goby’s employees receive a 401(k) and healthcare benefits. The company’s brand new offices in the Loop also have a kegerator, an outdoor private patio and an on-site health club.

 

 

 

What they do: Built on the idea of managing debt and investments together, Supernova Companies is a fast-growing fintech company headquartered on the Near North Side. The company’s technology lets wealth managers offer security-backed loans to its customers as a differentiator in a crowded marketplace.

The culture: Supernova has a collaborative open office and it strives to promote core values of integrity, responsibility, transparency and mutual respect.

In addition to equity-linked compensation: Supernova offers flexible hours, frequent team lunches, a vacation policy designed to promote work-life balance and an office pool table that is regularly used for tournaments.

 

 

 

What they do: ShowingTime’s software suite lets real estate agents schedule their appointments online. In use by nearly a million real estate agents, its products are responsible for three million showing appointments every month.

The culture: A rapidly growing company, ShowingTime offers employees a chance to work in a relaxed and fun environment, working aside skilled colleagues and with lots of opportunities to grow.

In addition to stock options: ShowingTime offers a 401(k) with matching, employee referral bonuses and competitive base salaries. The company also provides free access to an on-site fitness room, annual incentive bonuses and health care benefits.

 

 

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