Built In Chicago’s Featured Companies of September

September 28, 2020
Pizza Hut Connect
Pizza Hut Connect

As one of the nation’s most robust business hubs, Chicago boasts a diverse and impressive tech scene. The city’s countless tech companies have played a major role in shaping a wide range of sectors, from e-commerce to healthtech. Unsurprisingly, many of the city’s most impressive tech companies also tout top-rated workplaces, placing them at the forefront of Chicago’s tech community. 

Whether they’re transforming the consumer health realm or helping investors reach their financial goals, the city’s tech companies have played a major role in shaping the local tech landscape. For the people behind them, there is no shortage of top-notch benefits, from 401(k) matching to paid volunteer time. 

For Chicago’s tech companies, sticking out involves not only building the best technology but supporting the minds at work behind it. And luckily for job seekers, many of these companies are in the midst of hiring phases. 

Built In Chicago rounded up nine of city’s top local tech companies to provide a glimpse into the city’s growing tech scene. 

 

Home Chef
Home Chef

Location: West Loop

Cool perks and benefits: 401(k) matching, generous PTO, commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement. 

What they do: Home Chef has helped shape the meal kit delivery space since its founding in 2013. The company enables home chefs to choose meals that meet their dietary needs and lifestyles, offering 15- and 30-minute meal kits as well as fully prepared meals ready to be placed in the oven or on the grill. Since its inception, the company has formed a partnership with food retailer Kroger to offer their express meals in grocery stores. Home Chef has grown to include over 1,000 employees nationwide, with plans to continue its steady expansion

 

Zoro
Zoro

Location: West Loop

Cool perks and benefits: Wellness programs, generous parental leave, paid volunteer time, company outings and relocation assistance. 

What they do: Zoro is an e-commerce company dedicated to helping businesses search for, order and ship products. Through the company’s platform, businesses can discover millions of products in a wide range of categories such as vehicle maintenance and material handling. Over the years, Zoro has fostered strong ties with its surrounding communities through the Zoro Cares program as well as through a partnership with YouthBuild. Since its founding in 2011, Zoro has grown from a team of 20 to over 400. 

 

Rally Health
Rally Health

Location: The Loop

Cool perks and benefits: Performance bonuses, company equity, generous PTO, paid holidays, relocation assistance and commuter benefits. 

What they do: Rally Health aims to transform the consumer health industry by making it easier for individuals to take charge of their health. The company enables employers to grant employees access to healthcare benefits, allowing employees to unlock rewards and track their health. Their dashboard is designed to help individuals more easily find, access and manage their care and understand lower cost options. Since its inception in 2010, Rally Health has opened offices across the U.S. and has formed partnerships with various organizations such as Stand Up To Cancer. 

 

Yum! Brands
Yum! Brands

Location: Streeterville

Cool perks and benefits: 401(k) matching, adoption assistance, generous PTO, company outings and tuition reimbursement.

What they do: Yum! Brands operates a portfolio of brands that includes some of the world’s most recognizable restaurant chains — think Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC. To meet the demands of its global chain network, the company has built out a team of techies dedicated to building next-gen software for hundreds of thousands of restaurants located worldwide. Yum! Brands continues to broaden its global reach and is currently hiring in a variety of roles. 

 

Morningstar
Morningstar

Location: The Loop

Cool perks and benefits: 401(k) matching, child care benefits, sabbaticals, fitness subsidies and unlimited vacation policy.

What they do: Morningstar, Inc. builds technology that helps investors reach their financial goals. Since its humble beginnings in 1984, the company has grown into a globally recognized organization, developing products that change the ways in which investors, retirement professionals, advisors and asset managers do their jobs. Boasting over 27 offices worldwide, Morningstar is currently in an organization-wide hiring spree.

 

bswift
bswift

Location: The Loop

Cool perks and benefits: Company equity, generous PTO, tuition reimbursement, commuter benefits and paid volunteer time. 

What they do: Bswift seeks to reinvent the healthcare and benefits industry through the development of customer-centered benefits administration technology. Backed by Aetna and CVS Health, the company offers a platform that helps employers maximize the value of their benefits strategy. Through its technological solutions, bswift aims to simplify the administration of healthcare, reduce costs and connect consumers to the resources they need.

 

CSG
CSG

Location: The Loop

Cool perks and benefits: Flexible spending account (FSA), employee stock purchase plan, unlimited vacation policy and relocation assistance.

What they do: CSG helps companies acquire, monetize, engage and retain customers, assisting them with every stage of the customer lifecycle. In an effort to help communications, information and content companies thrive in challenging market conditions, the organization specializes in a variety of capabilities, including customer journey management, design mastery, customer analytics, and strategy and advisory. Boasting a global team of more than 3,000, the company is continuing to expand its employee base

 

Pizza Hut Connect
Pizza Hut Connect

Location: Streeterville

Cool perks and benefits: Wellness programs, generous PTO, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and commuter benefits.

What they do: Pizza Hut Connect is the technological arm of the Pizza Hut restaurant chain. The organization is dedicated to improving the chain’s ability to offer a simple and personalized online ordering experience. Boasting more than 18,000 restaurants in over 100 countries, Pizza Hut Connect has launched various initiatives over the years, including the U.S. BOOK IT! Program, which encourages students across the country to earn rewards for reading. 

 

Duck Creek Technologies
Duck Creek Technologies

Location: Rosemont

Cool perks and benefits: 401(k) matching, paid leave, health and wellness initiatives and generous vacation time.

What they do: Duck Creek Technologies provides core system solutions and professional services to the insurance industry. The company’s suite of insurance software products are designed to provide end-to-end visibility while supporting business transformation and offering a competitive edge. Duck Creek Technologies works with a wide range of clients including Liberty Mutual Insurance, AIG and Northbridge Insurance.

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