Nov 23

Boston Tech Professionals Share Their Favorite Places to Work

While it's uncertain exactly what workplaces will look like in the future, it's clear that companies are having to find new ways to make their work environments stand out from the rest. With many tech employees now working remote indefinitely, the draw of free happy hours, catered lunches and paid commutes are no longer the appealing perks they once were. We wanted to understand what qualities really make up an award-winning and inclusive work culture across the entire company landscape.

In our quest to find the best places to work in Boston, we went straight to the source. We asked local employees to tell us what makes their place of work "the best" in our Annual Timmy Awards recognizing the top startups, managers, and employers in 2020. Based on their responses, these companies and managers stood out from the rest. Want to know what makes these employers 'award-worthy' when it comes to keeping tech talent engaged? Keep reading to hear what your local tech community had to say about these groundbreaking Boston tech companies.

 

Boston's Best Places to Work

CVS Health, Digital Team Boston


At a Glance:
CVS Health is united around a common goal of becoming the most consumer-centric health company. The company is evolving based on changing consumer needs and meeting people where they are, whether that’s in the community at one of their nearly 10,000 local touchpoints, in the home, or in the palm of their hand. The company continues to leverage innovative technologies to help people on the path to better health.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Award-winning company for the hiring of veterans and promoting a diverse workplace, Career Growth Programs, Comprehensive Benefits

What Employees are Saying:
The culture and environment fostered with the Digital Team at CVS Health is one that supports the company’s overall mission of helping people on their path to better health. Culture is cultivated by leadership in the way they strategize and motivate and championed by individuals in their passion for developing solutions to today’s challenging healthcare problems.


Privy


At a Glance:
Privy helps ecommerce businesses-- no matter how small-- get bigger and better through their marketing efforts, using the company's website conversion, email marketing, and text messaging tools. Privy is used by 500,000+ small ecommerce brands around the world to recover more than $5 billion in revenue. 

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Unlimited PTO, Career Growth Programs, Flexible Work Hours

What Employees are Saying:
"Ultimately, the people of Privy are kind, empathetic, love helping our customers, and learning from each other. From our Privy Buddies program (where we're randomly paired up to hang out with someone from another team), to our wide breadth of hilarious custom Slack emojis, the company feels like it's truly a community, built by the masses."  

Mimecast


At a Glance:
Mimecast believes that securely operating a business in the cloud requires new levels of IT preparedness, centered around cyber resilience. This is why the company's offerings unify the delivery and management of security, continuity and data protection for email via one, simple-to-use cloud platform.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Corporate Wellness & Social Responsibility Programs, Family-Focused Work Culture

What Employees are Saying:
Mimecast's unique organizational culture is based on our five core values, the Mimecast Way. By having an enduring commitment to these values, we have been able to not only maintain, but strengthen, our culture amidst the unexpected events in 2020.

 

Botkeeper


At a Glance:
Botkeeper is making waves for their leadership as a reason for their positive work environment.  The company is a more accurate, more affordable, and highly scalable bot that's excellent at automating data entry accurately, 24/7. It offers software that is exceptional at following rules and accounting policies consistently and precisely. It is technology that can visually render unlimited reports, dashboards, and charts that represents the future of bookkeeping as we know it.  

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Health & Wellness Programs, Employee Recognition Awards, Unlimited Vacation

What Employees are Saying:
About Justin Whitehead, Botkeeper's Chief Technology Officer “Justin Whitehead (JW) leads the Tech team at Botkeeper in Boston, and he deserves to be recognized as Best Tech Manager because he is an effective, compassionate leader with creative solutions to problems and innovative ideas for how to drive Botkeeper—and the accounting industry—forward.

Akamai Technologies


At a Glance:
Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud world. Our globally distributed intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. 

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Award-Winning Company Culture, Employee Resource Groups, Events & Career Growth Opportunities

What Employees are Saying:
Akamai believes that by fully embracing diversity in all its multiplicity, we foster the growth and support of the employee life cycle that not only leads to creating better products, solutions and services, but also to being better people. We bring together our shared values and culture to build stronger relationships, to see ourselves within each customer, and to bring our best to work each day.

PTC


At a Glance:
PTC's technology helps industrial companies to create value for themselves, their customers, and the world. From hospital equipment with increased uptime and a spacesuit that is just as durable at half the weight, to more sustainable buildings and more efficient manufacturing—each improvement their technology helps to create, makes our world a better place.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Inclusion & Diversity Programs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Wellness Programs

What Employees are Saying:
PTC prioritizes and creates an inclusive workplace where employees can be their true, authentic selves and feel like they belong.

 

PatientPing


At a Glance:
PatientPing is a care collaboration software that provides real-time visibility into patient care events across the continuum. Working with hospitals, post-acutes, health plans, ACO’s and beyond, the platform connects providers across the nation to improve patient and organizational outcomes.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Notable Company Culture, Mission-Driven Work

What Employees are Saying:
Collectively we’ve created a team of unique, driven, and passionate individuals that truly support and embody our PatientPing values of grit, rigor, ownership, authenticity and humility.

 

1upHealth


At a Glance:
1upHealth provides data interoperability between healthcare systems at a very low cost, fractions of a cent per API call. They utilize the latest FHIR® standards, and patient-authorized access, to ensure the best insights at the lowest costs across healthcare providers for low-income, diverse, and vulnerable populations.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Employee Welcome Events, Weekly Social Calls, Professional Development

What Employees are Saying:
“Remitr's approach to trust is a two-way street. The founders hire based on an individual's connection to the mission. Using this as a ‘North star’, the founders do no doubt intentions. At the same time, employees are given the space to ‘create delight’ within the product and within the team. Current programs foster cross-department communication and support.”

Tamr


At a Glance:
Tamr envisions a world where people in organizations have accurate, up-to-date, mastered data to deliver impactful business outcomes. Tamr’s cloud-native (MDM) Master Data Management solutions make it easy to connect internal and external data sources quickly to power analytic insights and drive business outcomes.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Flexible Working Hours, Career Development, Industry Leading Parental Leave

What Employees are Saying:
“Tamr has an active Diversity, Equity & Inclusion task force, that meets bi-weekly and discusses company-wide initiatives, as well as perspectives on current DE&I topics of interest. Participants are encouraged to share their opinions, and be mindful and respectful of potential differences in opinion.”

 

formlabs


At a Glance:
Formlabs is expanding access to digital fabrication, so anyone can make anything. Headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts with offices in Germany, Japan, China, Singapore, Hungary, and North Carolina, Formlabs is the professional 3D printer of choice for engineers, designers, manufacturers, dental and medical professionals, and decision makers around the globe.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Cutting-Edge Technology, Innovative Company Culture

What Employees are Saying:
“Working hand in hand, Formlabs’ team of 3D printing experts worked tirelessly to help hospitals troubleshoot potential problems in optimizing the printing process, securing the proper resins, and identifying ways to produce swabs, PPE and ventilator adapters at scale.” 

Drift


At a Glance:
Drift claims to be "The Future of Sales and Marketing". In a buyer-centric world, companies need to connect with customers on their terms. Drift's Revenue Acceleration Platform helps them do just that. Drift's platform connect companies with buyers in real-time via chat, video, voice, or email to help build trust and accelerate revenue.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Diversity & Inclusion Programs, Comprehensive Benefits Package, Generous PTO

What Employees are Saying:
Drift encourages and actively supports the grassroots formation of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) by groups of underrepresented people with a felt need for community within our offices. Within these groups, people are able to connect with others from similar backgrounds or lead as an ally to inclusion, which we hope boosts their sense of belonging.

Wellframe


At a Glance:
Wellframe reimagines healthcare relationships through a new approach that uses high-tech to deliver the high-touch support people need, when and where they need it. Wellframe's comprehensive Digital Health Management platform offers solutions for care management and advocacy that help organizations forge more meaningful connections with members, across their healthcare journey.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Award-winning Company Culture, Health & Wellness Programs

What Employees are Saying:
“Wellframe's mission and vision revolves around combining patented technology with transformation services to give people the support they need, when and where they need it.”

Sophos Inc.


At a Glance:
Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyber threats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Career Growth Opportunities, Mission-Driven Work, Award-winning Company Culture

What Employees are Saying:
“The Sophos Values show who we are as company and how we operate, reflecting in part who we are today and what we aspire to become. It helps guide us to build a truly great company: one that makes a positive difference for our customers and partners, that does important work in the world, that is successful for our investors and stakeholders, and that we are all proud to be part of.”

Owl Labs


At a Glance:
By adding a Meeting Owl Pro to any conference room, your space is now equipped to become a Smart Meeting Room. Powered by the Meeting Owl Pro’s enhanced Owl Intelligence System™, customers can expect a growing ecosystem of smart features and applications to help your team be even more productive.
 
Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Remote Work Opportunities, Flexible Schedule, Free Health Insurance

What Employees are Saying:
“Our products and services use predictive technology and AI to create a better collaborative experience for today's growing hybrid workforce of in-office and remote employees. We've improved and equalized the traditional meeting experience, making communication more collaborative, productive and fun.”

Altaeros


At a Glance:
Altaeros spun out of MIT in 2010 on a mission to make the world’s first autonomous aerostat. We released our first autonomous aerostat, the SuperTower, in 2019. The SuperTower is an aerial platform designed to bring affordable services anywhere, and everywhere they are needed to help businesses and communities access the basic building blocks to allow for prosperity.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Comprehensive Health Plans, PTO, Collaborative Work Environment, Outstanding Leadership

What Employees are Saying:
About Sheri Palazzo, VP of Engineering, "Sheri has been instrumental in creating the culture at Altaeros and upholding our values. Our values include: working collaboratively, learning fast(er), getting sh*t done, being transparent, having fun, and behaving respectfully and with integrity. She is not afraid to jump in and get her hands dirty which serves as an example to the team to offer help where needed."

Bento


At a Glance:
By building an end-to-end platform that integrates all parties, Bento is able to reduce inefficiencies and unnecessary costs, while increasing savings, and improving access. Together with the exceptional team at Bento, we are changing the way individuals, families, groups, and employers think about dental benefits. With our revolutionary price transparency, the fastest growing network in the country, and superior member and customer experience, Bento is the market-leader in healthcare innovation.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Health & Wellness Programs, Flexible Work, Generous Vacation

What Employees are Saying:
"For decades dentists have relied on large traditional insurance companies. Bento's technology is putting the power back into the hands of both the dentists, employers and patients without unnecessary friction and cost.”

LogMeIn


At a Glance:
LogMeIn’s category-defining products unlock the potential of the modern workforce by making it possible for millions of people and businesses around the globe to do their best work simply and securely—on any device, from any location and at any time.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Educational Stipends, Wellness-focused Work Environment, Financial Resources

What Employees are Saying:
"Culture is both the foundation of LogMeIn and the glue that holds the company together across teams, geographies and time zones. Just as LogMeIn works to deliver connectivity and remote collaboration for its customers, the company applies that same focus internally, emphasizing the importance of innovation and meaningful relationships to ensure all employees feel engaged, valued and motivated.”

YOTTAA


At a Glance:
In the age of Amazon, everything is fast. In order to effectively compete, retailers must not only have sites that load quickly, they also need to differentiate their brand through distinctive imagery and eCommerce technologies. YOTTAA is purpose-built for improving the performance of today’s sophisticated eCommerce sites.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Award-Winning Company Culture, Collaborative Work Environment, Exceptional Leadership

What Employees are Saying:
About Bob Buffone, CTO & Founder, "As the founder, Bob truly values the people that work at Yottaa who trust him with their career development. Bob believes working at Yottaa should enhance employees' career growth by enabling them to do bigger and better things in the future."

Perceptive Automata


At a Glance:
The applications are countless as machines with modern AI are increasingly deployed in a broad range of fields as diverse as automated driving, factory automation, healthcare, and enterprise settings. Perceptive Automata is starting with human behavior prediction and understanding for automated vehicles, and working with OEMs, suppliers, and tech companies globally that are building or integrating automated driving systems.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Premium Health Insurance, Extensive PTO Offerings, Professional Development Opportunities

What Employees are Saying:
"Teaching is in our roots. With our founders’ background in academia, our executive team takes every opportunity to help individual team members learn, grow, and excel from day one. We are purposeful in our thinking not only about the culture we want now, but a sustainable culture that will grow with us. A big piece of achieving this longtail value is leaders that are mentors, not bosses."

Looking for a new tech role with a great company in Boston? Contact a local job market expert today.

Interested in learning more about these companies? Visit our Timmy Awards website. If you missed the ceremony, you can watch the full recording of the Timmy Awards on YouTube Premiere to see who took home the "best in tech" in North America! 

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