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50 Best Small Companies to Work For in Chicago

Otus

Big Data + Edtech
About us
Otus brings the entire school community together on a common technology platform reducing the number of disconnected solutions educators use while providing actionable insight to school leaders.
43
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Fitness Subsidies
Wellness Programs
Paid Volunteer Time
Vision Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Paid Holidays
What people are saying
"The goal is to have a reasonable balance between work and life: our flex-time and work from home policies help!"
About us
Braviant Holdings is a digital lending platform that combines breakthrough technology and cutting-edge machine learning to empower consumers with better credit solutions. This next-generation approach to lending is reducing credit barriers and creating a Path to Prime to help millions of underbanked consumers.
52
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Promote from within
Daily stand up
Tuition Reimbursement
Open door policy
Paid Sick Days
Paid Holidays
What people are saying
"After being here for less than a year, I've already had the opportunity to help design, build, and release a brand new product. The level of ownership and responsibility we are given is something that I really enjoy about Braviant. "

Camelot Illinois

Consumer Web + eCommerce
About us
Camelot Illinois operates the Illinois Lottery, a modern enterprise that truly benefits the people of Illinois. We place consumers and social responsibility at our core, providing funding for schools, capital projects, and special causes.
93
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Wellness Programs
Happy Hours
Open office floor plan
Company Outings
401(K) Matching
Highly diverse management team
What people are saying
"Camelot Illinois is the place for builders. A rare opportunity for you to quickly make an impact and chart the course of a company in growth mode. A vibrant culture, great people and a downtown location are a bonus."

Apervita

Healthtech
About us
Soon to be utilized by more than 50% of all US hospitals, Apervita is the leading healthcare cloud-based application development platform. Apervita exists to make it easy for healthcare enterprises to connect with the people, systems and organizations they need to, in order to save lives, improve outcomes and cut costs.
58
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Happy Hours
Wellness Programs
Time allotted for learning
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
401(K) Matching

NexLP

Artificial Intelligence + Big Data
About us
Founded by a team of data scientists, programmers, and eDiscovery experts, NexLP uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to derive actionable insight from unstructured and structure data. Powered by a proprietary cognitive computing engine, NexLP uses next generation text analytics to help corporations uncover answers in their data.
21
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
401(K)
Promote from within
Happy Hours
Unconscious bias training
Eat lunch together
Beer on Tap

Payformance Solutions

Healthtech + Machine Learning
About us
The mission for Payformance is simple. We aim to be a catalyst for payment transformation in the healthcare industry. Our software focuses on what really matters: aligning incentives to ensure insurers and providers deliver the best health outcomes for patients, at the lowest cost. Find us at the intersection of healthcare, tech, & social good.
10
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Remote Work Program
Online course subscriptions available
Volunteer in local community
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Documented equal pay policy
What people are saying
"There are times we stay late to finish a project, but other times we all go out for a drink after work. Community Outreach events include beach clean-ups and most recently we went Axe Throwing! Friday is a lunch out day, we try to go to a different place every week. Office decorations for every holiday and always ways to get involved!"

ReviewTrackers

Enterprise Web + Marketing Tech
About us
ReviewTrackers is the award-winning customer feedback software that helps businesses measure and transform the customer experience. The platform collects review data from 100+ review sites to surface customer insights that enable brands to listen, comprehend and make data-driven decisions about what their customers truly need or want.
92
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Generous PTO
Parking
Diversity Program
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite Gym
Vision Benefits
What people are saying
"It’s so great being able to work with and learn from colleagues that I’ve come to appreciate as some of the smartest minds in their fields. Our environment is fantastic for empowering each other to make some of the best work so far in our careers. "

CarrierDirect

Logistics + Transportation
About us
We are a band of strategy consultants, technologists and industry veterans who focus on the hard problems facing transportation and logistics companies. Our portfolio includes everything from management consulting to custom software products to integrated service design.
24
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Beer on Tap
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Happy Hours
Onsite Gym
Intracompany committees
What people are saying
"Anyone who has worked with us or knows someone who has, says good things about us. For people in the industry we have a reputation for doing good work and I’m proud of that."

Bento for Business

Fintech + Software
About us
At Bento, our mission is to give businesses the freedom to drive their vision, empower their employees and deliver business growth. We do that with our awesome financial operating platform that makes it easy for SMBs to manage daily expenses, virtual payments and cashless workflows. We are serving thousands of (very) happy customers and growing!
17
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Performance Bonus
Casual Dress
Vision Benefits
Generous PTO
Onsite Gym
Happy Hours
What people are saying
"It’s incredibly rewarding to hear unprompted customer feedback on how features I’ve released are being used and making a difference. I work with passionate people looking to transform an industry and I get to contribute to our customer's success."

Livly

Real Estate + Software
About us
Livly is an operating system for all digital and physical experiences in buildings across the world. Our mission is to create joy through great technology and services - one building, person and digital experience at a time.
60
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Paid industry certifications
Dental Benefits
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Stocked Kitchen
Beer on Tap

Sittercity

Kids + Family + Software
About us
Sittercity’s mission is to make child care finally work. As the company that pioneered tech-enabled child care, we've come a long way since 2001. We've connected millions of families and sitters, and now we’re reinventing the category we created, with technology that radically simplifies the way families and sitters connect.
38
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Pet Friendly
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Paid Volunteer Time
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
What people are saying
"I joined Sittercity because it has a mission that I believe in. It’s not just about the bottom line, but about improving people’s lives and society as a whole. I’m proud and excited that each day my work impacts the lives of families and sitters!"

Label Insight

Big Data + Machine Learning
About us
Label Insight was founded with the mission of helping consumers understand what’s in the products they use and consume. Today, their world-class data solution powers transparency between CPG brands, retailers, and consumers.
48
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Promote from within
Team based strategic planning
Open door policy
Friends outside of work
What people are saying
"I love the fact that I get to wear many hats and be involved in roles that I wouldn’t normally get a chance to be a part of. I love that we all work together towards a common goal and see the win come to fruition because of the open transparency."

All Campus

Agency + Marketing Tech
About us
All Campus creates value for leading universities by expanding their reach and cultivating relationships with students to advance their lives through education. All Campus is dedicated to providing an outstanding experience for students, university clients and our employees, through collaborative partnerships and innovative technology and services.
90
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Continuing Education stipend
Happy Hours
401(K)
Dental Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Volunteer in local community
What people are saying
"Everyone is accessible and open to new ideas; the senior executives’ and CEO’s offices are always open and you can walk in to talk to them any time. A lot of companies say they’re open to change, but All Campus backs up their claims."

Punchkick Interactive

Agency + Fintech
About us
Punchkick is digital innovation for the world’s brightest brands. We build custom software and everything that supports it, including user research and business intelligence. We specialize in mobile apps, web experiences, user experience design, and business analytics.
27
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Casual Dress
Life Insurance
Team based strategic planning
Performance Bonus
Highly diverse management team
Stocked Kitchen
What people are saying
"Punchkick is the first place I’ve worked where I can bring my true and whole self to work every day and I know that every Punchkicker will be doing the same."

Neighborhoods.com

Real Estate + Software
About us
Neighborhoods.com is the first online real estate resource to put the neighborhood at the center of the home search. The platform invites visitors to imagine their life in a new area by providing a local’s perspective, including detailed descriptions and resident reviews of schools, amenities, and the surrounding community.
90
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
401(K) Matching
Flexible Work Schedule
Job Training & Conferences
Life Insurance
Commuter Benefits
Lunch and learns
What people are saying
"The support & encouragement to do what I feel is right and in the best interest of the company is unlike anything I have experienced at other employers. The autonomy given to do my job is refreshing."

Pareto Intelligence

Big Data + Healthtech
About us
Pareto Intelligence is a leading healthcare solutions company modernizing the way health plans and providers succeed in value-based care. These solutions are supported by proprietary algorithms, predictive models and advanced data science that have analyzed over $100 billion in claims/medical costs and touched over 14 million lives.
82
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Open door policy
Paid Sick Days
Diversity manifesto
Family Medical Leave
Child Care Benefits
Commuter Benefits
What people are saying
"What excites me about Pareto is that I get to work with some of the best talent to build and evolve an innovative data and analytics platform that solves some of the most complex healthcare issues in the industry."

Ascent

Artificial Intelligence + Enterprise Web
About us
We’re leading the world of regulatory compliance forward by offering greater efficiencies, greater cost savings, and greater accuracy. Using market-leading artificial intelligence, Ascent tells financial services firms exactly which rules and regulations apply specifically to their business, saving our customers time, money, and resources.
40
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Eat lunch together
Company Outings
Highly diverse management team
Friends outside of work
Casual Dress
Flexible Work Schedule
What people are saying
"Our leadership really believes in building and strengthening our community here at Ascent. We've had a day-long company outing to a baseball game. We have monthly team lunches, which are a good way to connect with colleagues over food. We also have movie outings and happy hours that we all enjoy together!"

One North Interactive

Agency + Professional Services
About us
One North is a digital agency that partners exclusively with professional services organizations to create programs that enhance the client experience, drive new business and attract top talent. Our team of more than 85 curious and passionate professionals specialize in brand, digital strategy, experience design, technology and managed hosting.
80
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Vision Benefits
Company Outings
Tuition Reimbursement
Friends outside of work
Beer on Tap
Eat lunch together
What people are saying
"One North is efficient with project tasks and is always mindful about where time is being spent. While “Efficiency” and “Time Management” might not seem like exciting qualities of a company, they're critical for developers to have time to innovate."

UrbanBound

HR Tech + Software
About us
Relocating for a job can be scary, complex and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. At UrbanBound, we build software to to help HR teams manage and track relocation benefits, while providing relocating employees access to the tools and support they need to move for their job.
40
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Recreational Clubs
Paid industry certifications
Open office floor plan
Dental Benefits
What people are saying
"After three months of employment, you earn the coveted UrbanBound jacket. In order to receive this jacket, you must participate in the Jacket Ceremony. I can't say much about what this ceremony entails...it's top secret. "

Tegus

Fintech + Software
About us
Tegus is a primary research platform powering the decision making process for the world's top institutional investors. Our platform helps our clients get direct perspective from former executives, customers, competitors, and consultants providing actionable insights, shortening the time in making smarter decisions, and generating new ideas.
40
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Game Room
Onsite Gym
401(K)
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits

ServiceNow

Cloud + Information Technology
About us
ServiceNow was founded on a very simple idea: that work should be easier. That getting simple stuff done shouldn’t be so hard and complex stuff should be manageable. We started with IT, and today, an entire enterprise can tap into the power of the Now Platform™ to transform the way work is done.
100
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Friends outside of work
Match charitable contributions
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Diversity manifesto
Daily stand up
What people are saying
"Being a part of the Chicago development office from the ground up is like working at a startup funded by a large successful company. Every day is a chance to make the office a great place to work and improve the work lives of our customers."

Adage Technologies

eCommerce + Professional Services
About us
Founded in 2001, Adage Tech is a web design and development firm combines strategic thinking with a passion for technology to advance our client's purpose. We bring together a diverse team of creative and technical professionals who partner with our clients to create their digital strategy and build applications to connect with their audiences.
66
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Happy Hours
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Generous Parental Leave
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
What people are saying
"At Adage I'm surrounded by people who are not only smart, but dedicated and passionate about what they do. Everyone here is actively trying to do their best work and help one another to do the same."

Sagence

Big Data + Information Technology
About us
Sagence is a management advisory firm dedicated to helping our clients optimize the value of their data assets. We work with leading institutions in the acquisition, evaluation, development, and management of their data assets and in the application of analytics to discover new insights, shorten time-to-value, and drive competitive advantage.
30
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Family Medical Leave
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Disability Insurance
Volunteer in local community
Cross functional training encouraged
Company Equity

UPshow

Digital Media + Marketing Tech
About us
UPshow is a rapidly growing Chicago-based tech company that transforms the existing TVs within a business into its top marketing assets. One simple platform transforms the TVs within a venue into powerful marketing and entertainment assets. We’ve raised over $8 million in Series A funding, and power more than 12,000 screens worldwide.
45
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Job Training & Conferences
Stocked Kitchen
Volunteer in local community
Generous PTO
Happy Hours
Paid Sick Days
What people are saying
"Working here has exceeded all expectations! UPshow has created a dynamic and motivating environment that always keeps me challenged. Being a part of this organization right now is already amazing, but the opportunity ahead is what excites me most!"

Kin Insurance

Fintech + Insurance
About us
Kin Insurance was founded in 2016 on one simple principle: homeowners deserve better. Your home insurer should be a partner in all things homeownership, not just an address that gets a check you mail. We help you find a better home insurance policy, and we don't stop there. We'll help get you deals on smart home tech and make your home safer.
95
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Life Insurance
Time allotted for learning
Promote from within
Open office floor plan
Paid Holidays
Eat lunch together
What people are saying
"I appreciate the chance to grow. I started in operations and then moved to underwriting. I am fully encouraged and supported in obtaining my certifications. There is upward mobility and the guidance you need in order to make your goals a reality."

Sertifi

Software
About us
Sertifi offers an Agreement Platform built for businesses who need a more efficient and secure way to manage the full contract process. We simplify how businesses around the world send and collect agreements and payments by bringing it all into one secure platform.
70
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Disability Insurance
Open office floor plan
Daily stand up
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Relocation Assistance
What people are saying
"Sertifi has a fantastic work environment, especially if you are looking to learn a lot. With ambitious company goals, I get to work on really cool projects and collaborate across teams."

RoomIt by CWT

Travel
About us
RoomIt by CWT helps business travelers find the right room, right now. Our intelligent app serves up hotels rooms based on travelers preferences and behaviors making it easy to find a hotel with the price and amenities travelers crave. Plus, you can track your spending and locate travelers in an emergency - a must-have for fast-growing businesses.
100
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Friends outside of work
Onsite Gym
Commuter Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Highly diverse management team
Paid Holidays

Shiftgig

HR Tech + Software
About us
Shiftgig connects businesses with the on-demand workforce through our industry-leading mobile platform. Our technology provides financial opportunity for hourly workers seeking flexibility and choice, while delivering powerful business agility to companies.
25
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Open office floor plan
Disability Insurance
401(K)
Vision Benefits
What people are saying
"Collaboration between departments at Shiftgig is huge. In my role, there are always problems to be solved and I often need help from other departments. From payroll to product to sales, I've never encountered resistance when asking for help."

higi

Healthtech
About us
higi is a small, ambitious team re-thinking how to make it easier for consumers to be their healthiest by making healthcare more accessible, affordable and convenient. Each day we bring energy and enthusiasm to work because we're passionate about what we're building.
50
Local Employees
Founded
CHICAGO
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Fitness Subsidies
Company Outings
Commuter Benefits
Casual Dress

Chowly Inc.

Food + Information Technology
About us
Chowly integrates third-party Online Ordering Systems (TOOS) such as Grubhub, UberEats, Doordash, and more, into a restaurant's point-of-sale (POS) system. Restaurant staff will no longer need to manage delivery tablets and manually enter each order. This saves time, controls staffing costs, increases efficiency, and reduces errors.
87
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Happy Hours
Generous PTO
Casual Dress
Fitness Subsidies
Paid Holidays
Company Equity
What people are saying
"The best quality about working at Chowly for me is the team unity. I’ve never met a team more passionate about delivering the best service possible to restaurants. We help them grow in a way the restaurant industry has never seen."

Hunt Club

HR Tech
About us
Hunt Club is a new kind of talent company that leans on subject matter experts to find your next great hire.
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Time allotted for learning
Flexible Work Schedule
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Dental Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Stocked Kitchen

Pangea Money Transfer

Fintech + Mobile
About us
Founded in 2012, Pangea Money Transfer started with the mission of giving everyone the power to move money effortlessly, starting with those who need it the most. Receivers in our 15 active countries across Asia and Latin America can collect the money at available cash pickup locations or directly into any bank account in minutes.
35
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Continuing Education stipend
Family Medical Leave
Stocked Kitchen
401(K)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Online course subscriptions available

The Mom Project

HR Tech + On-Demand
About us
The Mom Project is rewriting the working mom narrative. We are a digital talent marketplace and community connecting professionally accomplished women with world-class companies. Our mission is to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce so women never feel forced to choose between their families and their careers.
40
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Disability Insurance
Family Medical Leave
Highly diverse management team
Cross functional training encouraged
Happy Hours
Customized development tracks
What people are saying
"I get to wake up every day knowing that the work I do will help a woman achieve career and personal goals in her life! As a woman and future mom, nothing excites me more!"

Brad's Deals

Consumer Web + eCommerce
About us
Brad’s Deals brings together the best deals on the internet, all in one place. We’ve grown from a one-person operation in 2001 to a 85-person, employee-owned company that helped shoppers save more than $100 million each year.
75
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Paid Volunteer Time
Family Medical Leave
Pair programming
Flexible Work Schedule
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
What people are saying
""Brads Deals was built on an entrepreneurial spirit. When people ask me why I love my job so much, my only answer is that it's like working with my family. Every employee is valued. Every idea is important and that is paramount to our success. It is in an incredibly rewarding company to be a part of!""

Wyzant

Edtech
About us
We believe 1-1 instruction is the most powerful way to unlock “I get it” moments—when eyes light up and confidence is born. With an extensive selection of tutors listed, Wyzant helps more students, in more places, than anyone else. We work hard to make personalized learning accessible and affordable, and we're looking for great minds to join us.
70
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
401(K)
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables

LogicGate

Enterprise Web + Software
About us
We create software that helps businesses automate their risk and compliance processes. We help our customers create better controls, reduce their exposure to risks, and improve compliance to rules and regulations. Our platform's cutting-edge tech allows our customers to visually design their end-to-end workflows and build custom process apps.
85
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Life Insurance
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Team based strategic planning
Open door policy
Intracompany committees
What people are saying
"Hearing the reactions of clients when the platform delivers beyond their expectations is inspiring. The product and dev teams empower our clients with the most sophisticated capabilities they can leverage, while keeping the interface incredibly easy."

PerkSpot

eCommerce + HR Tech
About us
PerkSpot is on a mission to inspire employees everywhere to love where they work by delivering meaningful savings and recognition in their workplace. With 750 clients like Walgreens and McDonald's, PerkSpot helps over 10 million employees save money by offering exclusive discounts on top brands such as Samsung, Target, and AMC Theaters.
80
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Generous PTO
Friends outside of work
Team based strategic planning
Daily stand up
Eat lunch together
Some Meals Provided
What people are saying
"I'm able to work on a sales team that incorporates our own suggestions and experiences. We practice what we preach; we're a hard working group that has an engaging work environment. We celebrate success with recognition and the job's super rewarding"

Wellspring

Software
About us
Wellspring is the world's leading provider of innovation management software for both corporations and universities. We help clients succeed in today's innovation economy by researching technology trends, finding innovation partners, identifying startups, commercializing inventions, and coordinating global R&D and innovation programs.
45
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Happy Hours
Beer on Tap
Remote Work Program
Lunch and learns
Paid Holidays
Open office floor plan

CPI, the OpenFox Company

Legal Tech + Software
About us
Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI), is a privately held corporation that delivers market-leading software solutions to the law enforcement industry. CPI develops & maintains many different best-in-class, mission-critical criminal justice solutions to law enforcement & public safety agencies around the world with their OpenFox® Product Suite.
69
Local Employees
Founded
Bolingbrook
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Group brainstorming sessions
Team based strategic planning
Health Insurance Benefits
Highly diverse management team
Company Equity
Documented equal pay policy
What people are saying
"What I like working about working at CPI is the people. I laugh at least once every day (even on the "bad" days)."

YCharts

Fintech + Software
About us
YCharts, the fastest growing online financial platform, helps investors make smarter decisions. YCharts customers gain access to comprehensive data, visualization, and advanced analytics at an affordable cost. Industry professionals use YCharts for idea generation, analysis, alerts, and updates from real-time news feeds to monitor the markets.
45
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Team owned deliverables
Life Insurance
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Happy Hours
Commuter Benefits

Eversight, Inc.

Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning
About us
Eversight is the recognized leader in AI-powered pricing and promotions. Global brands and retailers rely on the Eversight platform to optimize pricing and respond to market conditions, deliver higher ROI on promotional spend, and enable data-driven collaboration on investments.
16
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Some Meals Provided
Promote from within
Remote Work Program
Open door policy
Vision Benefits

Paro

Fintech + Software
About us
Our platform and software empower people to become businesses. We are unlocking the next wave of the freelance economy: skilled finance and accounting professionals.
70
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Disability Insurance
Generous Parental Leave
Pet Friendly
Some Meals Provided
Open door policy
Health Insurance Benefits
What people are saying
"I started at Paro as an SDR, was able to develop my skillset
and find my career aspirations with the helping guidance of leadership. Today, I am excited to support the Account Management team and work with our amazing clients and freelancers! "

Quicket Solutions

Cloud + Enterprise Web
About us
At Quicket, we understand that government needs great technology to best serve our communities. Quicket’s unified data management and operational intelligence software improves efficiencies by breaking down data silos, automates services for residents, and eliminates costs associated with managing infrastructure.
25
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Job Training & Conferences
Eat lunch together
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Family Medical Leave

M1 Finance

Consumer Web + Fintech
About us
M1 is a rapidly growing Fintech company based in Chicago. We started by building a beautiful, one-of-a-kind automated investing platform. People can easily customize and automate their investments, borrow against a portfolio line of credit, and soon, use M1 as their bank – creating the next generation personal finance account.
45
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Team based strategic planning
Team owned deliverables
Happy Hours
Open office floor plan
Vision Benefits
Paid Holidays
What people are saying
"Laid back but very energetic at the same time. We're always working on the next product update, the next campaign, and while it can be a bit demanding, every team is good about providing flexibility and we celebrate all successes together."

dscout

Enterprise Web + Mobile
About us
dscout helps companies better understand the experiences people have with their products and brands in everyday life. Our SaaS video research platform helps our customers gather, manage, share and analyze millions of in-context moments submitted by people around the world.
90
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Beer on Tap
Vision Benefits
Team owned deliverables
Recreational Clubs
Company Outings
Generous Parental Leave
What people are saying
"dscout has some great benefits. From excellent healthcare coverage, to an office stocked with lots of snacks and Metropolis and Intelligentsia coffee, we're able to focus on building a top-notch product."

Freeosk, Inc.

AdTech + Marketing Tech
About us
We are a nimble, Chicago-based omni-channel marketing platform made up of a cross-disciplinary team of engineers, creatives, data analysts, account managers and other specialists. We help brands advance their key marketing initiative using our patented technology and a unique database of real-world consumer intent signals.
55
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Paid Sick Days
Happy Hours
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Group brainstorming sessions
Generous PTO

McDonald's Technology

eCommerce + Food
About us
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 37,000 locations in over 100 countries. More than 90% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women. McDonald's & our franchisees employ 1.9 million people worldwide.
100
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Paid industry certifications
Diversity Program
Family Medical Leave
Vision Benefits
Performance Bonus
Health Insurance Benefits
What people are saying
"Came from a start-up previously where the whole focus was on Growth, having a customer base the size of McDonald’s is awesome. Adapting to cultural nuances is eye-opening and develops my skills at a rate I wouldn’t be able to achieve elsewhere."

Meeting Tomorrow

Events + Information Technology
About us
Meeting Tomorrow is the behind-the-scenes magic that makes events run smoothly, from small sales meetings to massive conferences. We provide technology, audio visual equipment, and production expertise for more than 10,000 events every year nationwide. Based in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, we’re a group of 100 friendly, hard-working people.
90
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Dental Benefits
401(K) Matching
Job Training & Conferences
Match charitable contributions
Fitness Subsidies
Commuter Benefits

Lendr Online

Fintech
About us
In today’s business environment where it’s nearly impossible for small business to get traditional loans, Lendr is revolutionizing the way companies gain access to capital. We offer fast, working capital to help small and medium business owners focus on what they do best: grow.
43
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Onsite Gym
401(K) Matching
Vision Benefits
Promote from within
Company Outings
Commuter Benefits

BenchPrep

Edtech + Enterprise Web
About us
BenchPrep helps the world's leading education, training, and assessment companies build and deliver best-in-class online learning programs. Customers include ACT, Becker Professional Education, AAMC, CFA Institute, CompTIA, ProLiteracy, HR Certification Institute, Hobsons, McGraw Hill Education, OnCourse Learning, and GMAC.
97
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Company Outings
Job Training & Conferences
Happy Hours
401(K)
Free Daily Meals
Fitness Subsidies
What people are saying
"Because there aren't many companies that do what we do, there are lots of opportunities to create tools and processes that are entirely your own. "

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