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50 BEST SMALL COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN Chicago 2020

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.
55
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Lunch and learns
Paid industry certifications
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Paid Volunteer Time
401(K) Matching
Group brainstorming sessions
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. "

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
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Volunteer in local community
Remote Work Program
Online course subscriptions available
Team based strategic planning
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!"

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
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Continuing Education stipend
Job Training & Conferences
Highly diverse management team
Casual Dress
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
Open office floor plan
Time allotted for learning
Stocked Kitchen
Life Insurance
Group brainstorming sessions
Performance Bonus

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
Paid Sick Days
Commuter Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Relocation Assistance
Disability Insurance
Family Medical Leave

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
Cross functional training encouraged
Job Training & Conferences
Open office floor plan
Disability Insurance
Happy Hours
Friends outside of work
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."

Kalderos

Healthtech + Machine Learning
About us
Kalderos delivers technology that solves the challenges around drug discounts in the US healthcare system. We work with healthcare providers, drug manufacturers, payers, and government agencies alike to increase transparency and restore trust — lowering the cost of healthcare and enabling everyone to focus on improving the health of all people.
33
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
401(K) Matching
Open office floor plan
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Generous PTO
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
What people are saying
"A typical day here is full of interesting challenges, fun filled conversations, and growth opportunities. Everyone is friendly and eager to come together to help you succeed and this motivates me to push my limits and deliver beyond expectations."

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
Eat lunch together
Paid Holidays
Casual Dress
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
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
Fitness Subsidies
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Parking
Onsite Gym
Team based strategic planning
Open door policy
What people are saying
"One thing I love about ReviewTrackers is the team-oriented mentality! Everyone works really hard towards a common goal and it feels like every win is shared and celebrated by the whole company."

Tock

Food + Software
About us
Tock is changing the way restaurants, bars, wineries, event organizers (and more) think about and run their business. This includes a robust reservation, guest, and table management system for businesses of all sizes across the globe. Tock was founded with the idea there was a better way for guests to book reservations.
90
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Dental Benefits
Open door policy
Commuter Benefits
Promote from within
Paid Sick Days
Stocked Kitchen
What people are saying
"The best way I can describe it is “chill focus”. It’s much different than the kitchens I came up in. The best part about working here is the people. No one is here simply for a paycheck, but to be a part of something bigger. Everyone helps move the company forward while still being a great person.

The 8 foot dinosaur watching over us helps too."

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
Paid Sick Days
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Disability Insurance
Open office floor plan
Generous Parental Leave
Intracompany committees
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."

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.
71
Local Employees
Founded
Bolingbrook
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Friends outside of work
Fitness Subsidies
Job Training & Conferences
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Highly diverse management team
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)."

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
Wellness Programs
Pet Friendly
Remote Work Program
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Child Care Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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
We're creating product transparency that retailers and brands use to drive growth.
48
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Generous Parental Leave
Dental Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Life Insurance
Daily stand up
Team based strategic planning
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."

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
Vision Benefits
Daily stand up
Intracompany committees
Some Meals Provided
Health Insurance Benefits
Generous PTO
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
Stocked Kitchen
Open door policy
401(K)
Some Meals Provided
Intracompany committees
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."

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
Team owned deliverables
Volunteer in local community
Generous Parental Leave
Commuter Benefits
Open door policy
Highly diverse management team
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."

All Campus

Agency + Edtech
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
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Partners with Nonprofits
Lunch and learns
Flexible Work Schedule
Some Meals Provided
Life Insurance
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."

Tillable

Cloud + Other
About us
Tillable was created to help landowners receive fair rent and get the insights they need about their farm’s performance, while also helping great farmers build their reputations and expand operations. We’re using the power of data and technology to make renting farmland easier, more profitable and more efficient than ever before.
23
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Casual Dress
Cross functional training encouraged
Team owned deliverables
Wellness Programs
Remote Work Program
Generous Parental Leave

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.
47
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Pair programming
Flexible Work Schedule
Team owned deliverables
Generous PTO
Open office floor plan
Sabbatical
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!"

CityBase

Information Technology + Other
About us
CityBase is a technology company transforming the way cities connect and do business with constituents. CityBase works with local governments, agencies, and to integrate functionality, business processes, and communications onto a cloud-based platform that consumers can access through web, mobile & /P.O.S. systems.
80
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Intracompany committees
Paid Holidays
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Group brainstorming sessions
Disability Insurance
Vision Benefits
What people are saying
"Everyone is extremely approachable and open / willing to help however they can, even up to CEO Mike Duffy. We are making products for the that have the potential to impact all citizens across the US - and that is **bleeping** cool!"
About us
closerlook is a digital marketing agency that specializes in helping pharmaceutical brands build and maintain meaningful relationships with their most valuable healthcare professionals. Our 100+ employees specialize in digital strategy, user experience, creative design and writing, data analytics, web and mobile application development.
95
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Tuition Reimbursement
Group brainstorming sessions
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Partners with Nonprofits
401(K)
Disability Insurance
What people are saying
"Every day, I get to tackle interesting challenges alongside fun, passionate, talented teammates who are genuinely rooting for me. It’s a great place for problem solvers committed to applying their craft in a meaningful way."

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
Open door policy
Job Training & Conferences
Fitness Subsidies
Commuter Benefits
Dental Benefits
Team owned deliverables

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.
82
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Open office floor plan
Some Meals Provided
401(K)
Wellness Programs
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."

TopstepTrader

Fintech
About us
TopstepTrader®’s vision is to be where the world goes to safely engage in and profit from financial markets. We evaluate traders’ performance in the Trading Combine® - a real-time, simulated account. When traders follow the risk criteria and meet the profit targets, they receive a Funded Account™ where they trade real capital and keep real profits.
47
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Paid Volunteer Time
401(K)
Cross functional training encouraged
Diversity Program
Life Insurance
Team owned deliverables
What people are saying
"I feel empowered. My supervisor, Robin, always says, "you're the boss of you." I've become so much more confident in my decision making and self management because our leadership team gives me a lot of freedom in my work."

Milyli

Enterprise Web + Information Technology
About us
We're a software development firm dedicated to making eDiscovery easier for anyone. Milyli stands for “Make It Like You Like It” and that acts as our guiding philosophy. We've worked with Relativity and eDiscovery technologies since 2008, building custom solutions and developing innovative applications.
28
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Beer on Tap
Group brainstorming sessions
Commuter Benefits
Promote from within
Company Outings
Dental Benefits
What people are saying
"I have always appreciated that the managers root for everyone here to win. It makes me feel more confident doing my work and has built a really supportive, savvy team across our organization that knows how to give feedback and work together well."

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
Open office floor plan
Family Medical Leave
Intracompany committees
Onsite Gym
Eat lunch together
Life Insurance
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
Casual Dress
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Happy Hours
Customized development tracks
401(K)

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
Dental Benefits
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Group brainstorming sessions
Generous PTO
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."

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
Pair programming
Open door policy
Fitness Subsidies
Flexible Work Schedule
Team owned deliverables
Friends outside of work
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! "

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
Paid Holidays
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Company Equity
Wellness Programs
Remote Work Program
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

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
Generous Parental Leave
Promote from within
Casual Dress
Time allotted for learning
Health Insurance Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
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."

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
Beer on Tap
Open door policy
Fitness Subsidies
Team based strategic planning
Happy Hours
Stocked Kitchen
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."

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
Group brainstorming sessions
Partners with Nonprofits
Vision Benefits
Open office floor plan
401(K)
Friends outside of work

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
Pet Insurance
Family Medical Leave
Stocked Kitchen
Paid Volunteer Time
Lunch and learns
Dental 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."

Narrative Science

Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning
About us
Narrative Science creates software that writes stories from enterprise data to drive understanding and results. Powered by artificial intelligence, our technology automatically turns data into easy-to-understand reports, transforms statistics into stories, and converts numbers into knowledge.
85
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Vision Benefits
Dental Benefits
Wellness Programs
Job Training & Conferences
Beer on Tap
Stocked Kitchen
What people are saying
"Narrative Science is a place that fosters an incredible level of intelligence. However, even more than that, NS operates with the same level of teamwork and collaboration."

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.
67
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
401(K)
Company Outings
Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Casual Dress
Vision Benefits
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."

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
401(K)
Game Room
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance

UPshow

Digital Media + Marketing Tech
About us
UPshow is a rapidly growing Chicago-based tech company building the "Netflix for business," with brand-friendly entertainment and marketing tools for TVs inside bars, restaurants, gyms, health clinics and more. We've raised over $8 million in Series A funding, and power more than 16,000 screens worldwide
45
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Job Training & Conferences
Paid Holidays
Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
Dental Benefits
Generous PTO
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!"

Focused Labs

Cloud + Information Technology
About us
At Focused Labs we take a unique approach to developing high-quality, business focused, software. We believe that digital products can and should be built to evolve with your business. Our approach is structured around delivering products to market fast, testing with real customers, and iterating based on their feedback.
8
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Lunch and learns
Eat lunch together
401(K)
Documented equal pay policy
Generous PTO
Open office floor plan
What people are saying
"I think there's actually a deeper question, what is the balance between work, life, and time to be creative. When you spend all your time hacking away at a backlog you're not learning. At Focused we want you to have creative time, and time with your family/friends. That's why we offer Idea Hours and have a strong culture of 8 hour days, no more!"

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
Fitness Subsidies
Paid Volunteer Time
Generous PTO
Adoption Assistance
Promote from within
Some Meals Provided

Clarity Partners

Information Technology + Internet of Things
About us
Clarity Partners, LLC is a privately held full-service management, technology, and trial consulting firm. We were founded in Chicago, IL in 2004 on the principle of providing big firm consulting best practices with the innovation, efficiency, and personal attention typically found in smaller firms.
125
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Pair programming
Highly diverse management team
Pet Insurance
Daily stand up
Life Insurance
Commuter Benefits

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
Friends outside of work
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Game Room
Fitness Subsidies
401(K)
Dental Benefits
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."

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
Generous Parental Leave
Job Training & Conferences
Stocked Kitchen
Performance Bonus
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Casual Dress
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
Team owned deliverables
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Family Medical Leave
Intracompany committees
Wellness Programs
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
Casual Dress
Online course subscriptions available
Paid Holidays
Company Outings
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance

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
Some Meals Provided
Company Outings
Open door policy
Friends outside of work
Promote from within
Team based strategic planning
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
Time allotted for learning
Happy Hours
Flexible Work Schedule
Health Insurance Benefits
Pair programming
Team owned deliverables
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"

Bluecrew

HR Tech + Mobile
About us
Bluecrew is an on-demand staffing platform for temporary work. We are driving to change the future of work by adding transparency and automation to the staffing of blue collar positions. We are the best platform to quickly fill temporary positions with high-quality candidates.
30
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Disability Insurance
Family Medical Leave
Relocation Assistance
Life Insurance
401(K) Matching
Company Outings

Payline Data, LLC

Payments + Software
About us
Passion. Purpose. Positive Impact. Payline improves commerce by creating industry leading technology & exceptional customer experiences to simplify payments in-person, online, & in-app. Payline was built on the foundation of empowering employees & clients alike to achieve their greatest potential while improving communities through charitable work
46
Local Employees
Founded
Chicago
Location
TOP PERKS + BENEFITS
Some Meals Provided
Health Insurance Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Stocked Kitchen
401(K)
What people are saying
"Working for Payline is more than just business, it is a vehicle of change. Empowering our employees, customers and charities to improve the world we live in. It's a real treat to do this every day!"

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