Monday’s don’t have to be dreadful. These four Boston tech companies fend off “Sunday scaries” with work environments that value flexibility, convenience and communities that employees can get behind. The best part? You can join them.
DataRobot, the platform that helps data experts build their own AI-powered predictive models, continues to expand its global reach across its 14 offices worldwide. Despite this surge, the company has maintained a sense of connectivity and community amongst its team through weekly all-hands meetings. Software Engineer Alex Shoop gave us the details.
Coolest perks: All meals catered all of the time. Enjoy having the time (and money) back that would otherwise be spent on planning your next breakfast, lunch or dinner. Flexible hours also ensure everyone can work the hours that best suit their preferences and lifestyles.
The best part of the meeting is a segment called ‘Wows,’ which is designed to celebrate exceptional work across all offices.”
What’s one thing about DataRobot that would surprise a lot of people?
During our weekly company-wide meetings, employees from around the world tune in to meet new employees, learn about company news and support each other’s accomplishments. The best part of the meeting is a segment called “Wows,” which is designed to celebrate exceptional work across all offices. Employees submit these “Wows” via Slack, highlighting a specific project or task from a colleague. An enthusiastic volunteer then presents these at the meeting with a photo of the employee mentioned. It’s really awesome and motivating to be recognized for good work in front of the whole team.
From Red Sox games to food trucks at the office, PrismHR knows how to take care of its team. Program Manager Tori Brooks filled us in on some of the best parts of working for the HR platform.
Coolest Perks: Along with monthly catered breakfasts from a small local joint, the company takes time to celebrate employee accomplishments for birthdays, anniversaries, and even recently for an employee who got his citizenship. There’s also an annual cornhole tournament called the “Game of Throwssss.”
We’ve got a very close-knit culture here and a good work-life balance.”
What's one thing about PrismHR that would surprise a lot of people?
We’ve got a very close-knit culture here and a good work-life balance. We love having dog visitors at the office, and encourage people to keep dog treats at their desks. Our culture and engagement committee meets weekly and any employee is welcome to attend to contribute events, activities or community causes to get behind. This really is a great place to work.
Built on the belief that people perform their best when they are rested and at ease, Perceptive Automata’s perks and benefits package cultivates both a sense of comfort and community. Till Hartmann, a research scientist working on the company’s human behavior predictability technology for automated cars, gave us the scoop.
Coolest perks: Employees can enjoy a healthy work-life balance via three weeks of vacation, 10 holidays, and a closed office between Christmas and New Years, in addition to flexible working hours. Also offered: daily catered lunch, team happy hours, regular team events proposed by employees and more.
Despite coming from various countries and cultural backgrounds, we are surprisingly similar when it comes to enjoying each others’ company, the food and treats and being pretty nerdy.”
What's one thing about Perceptive Automata that would surprise a lot of people?
I was surprised at how much people genuinely seem to enjoy coming to work; I’m sure this is largely from a shared passion for the project, but also because we look forward to daily video game competitions and the resulting bragging rights. Despite coming from various countries and cultural backgrounds, we are surprisingly similar when it comes to enjoying each others’ company, the food and treats and being pretty nerdy.
Did you know Alyce’s first office was located in the back of a downtown bike shop? Thanks to Head of Operations Tori Oellers, now you do. Here’s what else you should know about the AI-powered direct mail and gifting marketing platform.
Coolest perks: Alyce’s perks and benefits program was built from their core value, “give first, give consistently.” As a result, the company offers employees a shared Audible account, personal gifting credits in Alyce to send gifts to friends, mentors and family, and a personal budget that covers the expense for activities that further personal development like improv class, language classes or yoga.
Alyce’s perks and benefits program was built from their core value, ‘give first, give consistently.’”
What's one thing about Alyce that would surprise a lot of people?
We chose a hummingbird logo because they have been called the most generous bird. Also, our first office was located in the back of a bike shop in downtown Boston, and our new office has a custom arcade game built by UX/UI Lead Peter Mutascio.