Oct 23

Philadelphia's Best Places to Work in Tech

Finding the the best workplace for your needs can be overwhelming. Navigating who is offering the best salary, benefits, and perks is a task in itself. We also all know that the best work environments go beyond office snacks and PTO days. A truly great employer goes above and beyond to foster a creative, inclusive, and rewarding culture for their tech teams.

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. These 19 companies and managers stood out from the rest. Below is a collective list of what makes these employers 'award-worthy' when it comes to keeping tech talent engaged.

Philadelphia’s Best Places to Work

 

This App Saves Lives

At a Glance:
This App Saves Lives, or TASL is a mobile app that partners with well-known brands to provide meaningful rewards to drivers who choose not to engage in phone-based distracted driving, a habit resulting in 1.5 million accidents, 500,000 injuries, and 4,000 deaths every single year. Their mission is to improve public safety and put a serious dent in this dangerous habit by rewarding drivers who willingly choose not to use their phones while driving.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Equity benefits, Remote Friendly, Wellness benefits

What Employees are Saying:
“We are encouraged every day to make the world a better place”


TechFino LLC.

At a Glance:
Located in the heart of Philadelphia, TechFino LLC offers technology & business consulting services to companies of all sizes. They have several years of experience developing custom software solutions for clients across numerous industries and a passion for innovation. TechFino's expert team leverages the latest technology to optimize business processes and achieve business objectives. Techfino’s development services follow a rigorous project management approach to deliver high quality solutions on-time and on-budget.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Paid internal growth certifications and bonus structures

What Employees are Saying:
"Management provides in depth training, pays for certification training and fees, and constantly updates you on where you stand performance wise. Great Bonus structure and up to 4% 401k matching!

Cesium

At a Glance:
3D data is all around us. Today this data is being collected at astonishing rates, every second of every day, by sensors on satellites, aircraft, cars, drones, and nearly everything. But we're hardly doing anything to use this data. With Cesium they want to change this and unleash the power of this 3D content by creating a platform that makes it easy for developers to use this data in their applications..

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Parental leave, time off, learning & development

What Employees are Saying:
"Great place to work! Team is all smart people working at the cutting edge of technology with warm, cooperative culture. CEO is an engineer and visionary who developed the product. Very high standards for code and all work.”  

ForMotiv

At a Glance:
ForMotiv is the first-ever Digital Behavioral Intelligence (DBI) platform. They invented a patent-pending “Digital Polygraph” technology to provide a level of previously unobtainable behavioral data on customers and employees.
While the technology is complicated, the idea behind ForMotiv is simple...With the right kinds of intelligence about the actions and behaviors of users, organizations can deconstruct their user’s behaviors to obtain their root causes. This information not only allows them to understand the intentions, motivations, and plans of those end-users, but they can then predict the future actions that the users will take.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Stock options and internal growth

What Employees are Saying:
"ForMotiv looks for an employee with strong work ethic and who takes each day to better themselves for the team. Each employee is challenged to identify their strengths and weaknesses, knowing they're in an open environment to ask for help.”  

QuotaPath

At a Glance:
QuotaPath is the most adaptable compensation solution for sales reps to finance to everyone in between. Ditch spreadsheets or other tools for a stress-free way to track and pay commissions.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Generous equity, diverse & inclusive workplace

What Employees are Saying:
“Great opportunities for personal & professional growth. If you have an interest in exploring something or contributing in a way that might be outside your traditional role it’s possible, and often encouraged to do so.”

 

Entech

At a Glance:
Entech is a premier digital consultancy with a business-lead focus to realizing the full value of digital transformations by applying innovative technology solutions across the value chains of our clients.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Growth opportunities, Start-up feel, dynamic work environment

What Employees are Saying:
"Refreshing and motivating work environment surrounded by very knowledgeable and professional people. Entech has great team collaboration and provides necessary resources.”  

 

PromptWorks

At a Glance:
Technology can solve massive challenges, even the ones we haven’t yet imagined. But in 2018, poor quality software cost U.S. organizations $2.8 trillion. Promptworks raises the bar by building ingenious software that lasts. With deep technical expertise, human-centric design thinking, and transparent processes, we confidently engineer masterful products for companies such as Comcast, Twitter, Sony, URBN, IQVIA and Honeygrow..

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Small company, 401k matching

What Employees are Saying:
“PromptWorks was a great place to work. I always felt as though my voice was heard and respected and that I had the support of the Founders and my manager. I was given the flexibility to drive my own path at PromptWorks while also being guided when needed

STRATIS IoT

At a Glance:
STRATIS became the sole provider to Google Nest Smart Thermostat Fleet Management Platform and Lutron Lighting Systems for multifamily and student housing, due to our standard setting security execution. STRATIS earned a National Renewable Energy Lab/Wells Fargo grant to create digital twin technology for energy metering and monitoring efficiency forecasting.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Flexible hours, WFH days

What Employees are Saying:
“Our company has an excellent work/life balance and we have a phenomenal team of well-rounded individuals who come from all types of personal and professional backgrounds.”

Odessa

At a Glance:
Odessa is a global provider of digital transformation solutions for equipment finance companies. Our solutions power a diverse customer base globally, providing end-to-end, extensible solutions for lease and loan origination and portfolio management. The Odessa Platform facilitates business agility through rich feature sets including low-code development, test automation, reporting and business intelligence to ensure organizations can more effectively align business and IT objectives.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Tuition reimbursement, 3% retirement match, generous parental leave, and high engagement through employee events.

What Employees are Saying:
The leadership team genuinely cares about each employee and are committed to building a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are empowered to bring our authentic selves to work – encouraged by learning development and recognition to continuously evolve.”


NeuroFlow

At a Glance:
NeuroFlow is a digital health company combining workflow automation, patient engagement solutions and services, and applied AI to promote behavioral health integration in all care settings. NeuroFlow’s suite of services and HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based tools simplify remote patient monitoring, improve risk stratification, and facilitate collaborative care.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Award winning culture, Unlimited PTO, Monthly mentail health stipend

What Employees are Saying:
“Working at Neuroflow is like working at your dream employer. They have flexible work hours, friendly and super smart people, and fun events like workout classes and happy hours. It is a mission driven organization so everyone is here for a purpose and working to make patients’ lives better.”

 

AWeber

At a Glance:
Simplify your email marketing with the noteable email marketing features and services from AWeber.Along with its award-winning 24/7 US-based customer support, AWeber delivers the ability to quickly load and manage contacts, send amazing emails, build landing pages, and analyze results without having to be a tech whiz. AWeber works with more than 1,000 partner software solutions, allowing customers to seamlessly integrate with the apps and services they rely on to operate and grow.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Premiums paid for employees, 401k matching, Generous PTO

What Employees are Saying:
"In depth training and onboarding, casual work environment, very helpful coworkers. Career professional help with a number of disciplines. Great experience overall with excellent benefits.”  

Mobiquity

At a Glance:
Mobiquity is a digital consultancy that partners with the world's leading brands to design and deliver compelling digital products and services for their customers. Their approach balances human needs with usefully applied technology, unbound creativity with research and analytics, and agile development with strict engineering and security standards. The company blends teams of consultants, analysts, designers, developers, and data scientists together to consider every dimension of a digital business..

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
WFH options, competitive benefit compensation

What Employees are Saying:
“Work life balance is stressed, and when I had to work more hours, there were follow up periods of normal work weeks. I worked with a lot of capable, smart people and the office culture was awesome.”

 

Greenphire

At a Glance:
As the industry's leading provider of clinical payment and communication solutions, Greenphire's technologies are used globally to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, mitigate regulatory risks, increase subject retention, promote protocol compliance, and produce quantifiable results for our clients.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Flexible working from home policy, Unlimited PTO

What Employees are Saying:
“People are great to work with and the development teams genuinely care about writing good, clean code and making sure the applications are built right.

 

Phenom People

At a Glance:
Phenom People delivers the Phenom Talent Experience Management (TXM) platform to transform the talent journey from interested candidates to thriving employees to enthusiastic brand advocates, while helping HR evolve from being a cost center to a revenue generator.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Unlimited PTO, Flexible WFH policy, 100% medical coverage

What Employees are Saying:
“Phenom set out to change the way candidates connect with work and for recruiters and talent acquisition leaders to have access to new, real-time intelligence. Being a part of this team that is so focused on changing this domain and all within a culture that supports and drives personal and professional growth is overwhelmingly positive.

 

Think Company

At a Glance:
Think Company is an award-winning experience design firm founded in 2007, employing consultants across three studios with expertise in almost every industry. They pride themselves on using a research-driven methodology which ensures the design decisions are always based on evidence. They specialize in research, strategy and visioning, content strategy, experience design, digital product design, and software development.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
100% employer-paid medical, vision, dental. Unlimited paid time off. Life insurance. Parental Leave.

What Employees are Saying:
“Think company is a mid-sized (and growing!) design and develop consultancy that claims to value and support their employees. EVERY company claims to value and support their employees..”

 

Misfit Market

At a Glance:
Misfits Market is a values-driven startup focused on reinventing the grocery store experience. Their mission is to bring delicious, fresh, and affordable food to people everywhere while tackling inefficiencies in the food system. Since their founding in late 2018, they’ve rescued 10 million pounds of organic produce and made it accessible to millions of people in the Eastern U.S.

Top Perks, Benefits or Stand Outs:
Flexible hours, creative environment

What Employees are Saying:
“I come to work every day because I work alongside an amazing group of people who truly care about the mission of the company and the people they work with.

 

Philadelphia’s Best Tech Managers

An excellent tech manager promotes career growth, ensures a positive team culture, inspires performance, and successfully leads their team through unexpected or turbulent territory. We couldn't share the best places to work in Philadelphia without highlighting some of the tech leaders paving the way, who have even been nominated for a Timmy Award to prove it.

Kevin Breen: Vice President of Creative at Mobiquity

How do they impact the company? 
Kevin Breen has over 18 years of experience providing strategy and creative execution to Fortune 500 and Internet Retailer 100 companies. He has developed a unique combination of skills including digital user experience design, brand development/positioning strategy, and crm/performance marketing planning/execution. At Mobiquity, he leads the design of major international websites and apps, playing an integral role in UX strategy, visual/interaction design, and usability testing for web, mobile, and touchscreen experiences.

What are their employees saying?
“As members of Kevin’s team, we have experienced him establishing clear career goals for each employee and supporting their growth through fostering a positive critique environment, creating opportunities for skill expansion, and communicating transparently at all times. He is also a constant proponent of keeping our skills fresh via training, webinars, and conferences. Under Kevin’s thoughtful watch, the team has grown, both in numbers and in the savvy and experience of individual team members.”

Paulina Gallo: Lead Developer at OpenForge

How do they impact the company?
Paulina started out with me at my prior company, web junto, as a software apprentice. Instantly, I could tell she had a knack for software development.  She was fresh out of college but had the insatiable desire to learn more and more about the software development industry.  Over the years, she became one of our best mobile developers and worked hand in hand with our customers, our team, our management and basically took part in every piece of app development.

What are their employees saying?
“Paulina has achieved her role as Lead Developer at OpenForge through the respect of her team, hard work, and dedication to improvement. Paulina was never hired as a lead developer, but rather was democratically *elected* to lead by her peers. Let me tell the story of how one of our early employees unanimously became the leader of the development team at OpenForge

Shawn Doyle: Software Engineer and Director of Culture at STRATIS IoT

How do they impact the company? 
At STRATIS, we take our work and culture seriously. We seek to find culture adds, not culture fits, to enhance the caliber of people around the table. The description of a 2020 Best Technology Manager reads as though it was taken right out of the Shawn Doyle biography. Shawn Doyle, Software Engineer III and Director of Culture not only talks the talk, but he walks the walk...daily. And, moreover, he encourages and inspires others to do the same.

What are their employees saying?
“Shawn is the protector and steward of STRATIS souls. He has guided the implementation of a number of new initiatives that are in place currently at STRATIS to ensure that all individuals who work at the company feel that they are in a safe, empowering environment where they can strive to be the very best version of themselves.”

From among these Regional finalists, one Regional Winner per category is moving on to represent Philly in the national competition, judged by an expert panel of judges that includes leaders and founders from Siri, Netflix, Change.org and many other innovation experts. You can see the national winners announced live by joining Tech in Motion's first digital ceremony!

Register for the Virtual Awards Ceremony on 10/29

 

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