Looking for Purpose in Your Work? Our 10 Featured Companies of the Month Offer That and More

These Boston tech companies offer the opportunity to do more with your work and provide top-notch perks and benefits, to boot.

Written by Michael Hines
Published on Dec. 15, 2023
Looking for Purpose in Your Work? Our 10 Featured Companies of the Month Offer That and More
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As anyone contemplating a career change knows, finding the perfect job isn’t merely a search for the highest salary. Equally as important is finding meaning in your work. Fortunately, that’s not hard to do in Boston. The city is full of companies with a purpose, those whose goals progress beyond going public or becoming a unicorn. 

Stride Funding’s products enable colleges and bootcamps to offer students alternative sources of funding to open the door of higher education to more people. Dust Identity fights fraud and ensures supply chain security by using diamond dust to create unique product tags so brands, individuals and collectors can trust in the authenticity of their investments. Healthtech company Kyruus builds software for scheduling doctor’s appointments that ensures patients get the right care they need.

And those companies are just the tip of the iceberg. Continue reading to learn more about 10 purpose-driven Boston companies, all of which are currently hiring.

 


 

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Our Boston office is located in the heart of the city, surrounded by restaurants, shops, and tourist attractions!

What Kyruus does: Kyruus delivers a better, data-driven approach to patient-provider matching and scheduling for healthcare organizations.

 

The Perks

  • 20 days of paid sabbatical after six years of employment, for eligible employees
  • A day off every quarter to rest and recharge and a $300 quarterly wellness stipend
  • Generous parental leave, a return-to-work program for new parents and childcare benefits

 

Encouraged to unwind: Kyruus offers unlimited PTO and insists employees use it, according to Pat Dennehy, director of financial planning and analysis. In addition to PTO, Dennehy said he also encourages his team to take additional time off between busy periods.

“I encourage my team to utilize our ‘downtime’ in between quarter-ends to unplug in addition to any planned time off or vacations,” said Dennehy. “I prefer that they leave their computer behind and not look at email or Slack so they can truly reset.”

 

 

Step into the vibrant heart of Boston with our office, ideally situated in the dynamic downtown area, just across from South Station! We are surrounded by a lively mix of cafes, restaurants, bars, and an array of shops, our location is not just a workplace, it's a hub for activities.

What Mirakl does: Best Buy, Toyota and Decathlon are just a few of the enterprise companies that use Mirakl’s technology to manage third-party marketplaces and dropshipping.

 

The Perks

  • Generous parental leave
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid time off to volunteer

 

Living their values: At some companies, values are just words on a wall or an about page. At Mirakl, they make a real impact on employees' daily work, as Gina Guarracino, director of people for the Americas, told Built In in an April interview. 

“I relate to the value of ‘Satisfy and Empower Clients,’” said Guarracino. “This translates into ensuring employees feel inspired to succeed. A big part of my job is coaching folks through their journeys, which can be during celebratory moments and challenging times. Listening with empathy and respect is crucial to understanding the needs of employees.”

 

 

Our Boston area office, located near Gillette Stadium and the Patriot Place shopping center, has been completely renovated with a fitness center, flexible collaboration spaces, rec tables, and more. The office offers easy access to major highways and train routes, along with plenty of free parking.

What eClinical Solutions does: Clinical research companies use eClinical Solutions’ data hub to centralize data storage and analytics, bringing life-changing therapies to patients faster.

 

The Perks

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous parental leave
  • A 401(k) with company match and an annual performance bonus

 

A recognized workplace: eClinical Solutions was named to USA Today’s 2023 Top Workplaces list. More than 42,000 companies applied for the list, with placement granted to those that scored highest on an anonymous employee survey about company culture. Along with being recognized as a top national workplace, eClinical Solutions also captured several Culture Excellence Awards from USA Today, including for its compensation and benefits, work-life flexibility and leadership.

 

 

What MineralTree does: MineralTree, a Global Payments Company, is a fintech whose software automates the accounts payable process for finance professionals.

 

The Perks

  • Generous paid parental leave and adoption assistance
  • A 401(k) match of 5% for employees who contribute more than 6% of their earnings 
  • A continuing education stipend and annual tuition reimbursement of $5,250

 

Proud all year long: This summer, Built In spoke with Emily Fisher, an HR business partner at MineralTree, about the company’s plans for Pride Month. In addition to detailing the events calendar, Fisher also dove into the benefits offered by MineralTree and its parent company, Global Payments.

“We offer gender-affirming care, benefits for same-sex spouses and domestic partners, as well as fertility and adoption assistance programs,” said Fisher. “We have an LGBTQIA+ ERG and can also access the Global Payments Pride Network, which highlights news in the community and offers resources such as mental health services and articles.”

 


 

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Our office is located in the heart of downtown Boston, with easy access to all major MBTA lines, food, shopping, and historical sites. In the vibrant Downtown Crossing neighborhood, we’re steps from Boston Common and the Public Garden, and surrounded by peers in the tech and financial industries.

What Stride Funding does: Stride Funding provides alternative funding options for colleges and bootcamps, including income-share loans and deferred tuition plans. 

 

The Perks

  • A 401(k) program and company equity
  • An unlimited vacation policy
  • Commuter benefits

 

A top innovator: Stride Funding was named to the 2023 Forbes Fintech 50, the magazine’s annual list of the most innovative private fintech companies. This was Stride Funding’s first time appearing on the list, and it was one of only eight personal finance companies to make the cut.

 

 

We're in the heart of Boston's Financial District, a short walk to all MBTA bus/train lines, including North & South stations. Shop in the historic Faneuil Hall or visit tasty lunch spots in the North End. We embrace a hybrid working culture; our employees can enjoy the city's hustle or stay home.

What Abacus Insights does: Abacus Insights is a data management and analytics platform for healthcare companies.

 

The Perks

  • Unlimited vacation policy and paid time off to volunteer
  • Financial support for obtaining industry certifications
  • Generous parental leave, adoption assistance and a return-to-work program for new parents

 

Structured growth: At Abacus Insights, employees aren’t left on their own when it comes to professional development. Jeff Zhou, VP of product engineering, told Built In this past spring that managers help keep “Beads” — an internal nickname for employees — on track to reach their professional growth goals through the Bead Impact Development (BID) program.

“These biannual, goal-oriented performance reviews allow employees and managers to engage in productive conversations around impact and growth,” said Zhou. “It also provides structure to goal setting and tracking. The BID program is a terrific tool for employees to enhance their performance and boost their career development.”

 

 

Our Boston HQ is in the Leather District - a short walk from South Station, and right outside of Chinatown with plenty of great options for food and drinks nearby, and easy access via public transport.

What BlueConic does: Companies use BlueConic’s platform to transform customer data into person-level profiles for targeted marketing campaigns at scale.

 

The Perks

  • A $500 home office stipend
  • 28 vacation days per year
  • 401(k) with 4% company match

 

Parental advice: In addition to generous parental leave, BlueConic also offers more informal support to new parents. Alexa Buchta, director of revenue operations, said the company’s “#bluecrewrents” Slack channel was an invaluable resource as she prepared for maternity leave.

“It was so helpful to get support as I prepared for a major life change and it has been an invaluable resource for questions about product recommendations or how to prepare for our first road trip with a baby,” said Buchta. “Becoming a parent and transitioning back to work can be difficult and at times the balance can be daunting, but knowing people are navigating it right alongside you is comforting.”

 

 

We're currently focused on being remote first - everyone on our team works primarily from a home office & connects to work from a remote environment.

What Mainstay does: Colleges, companies and government agencies use Mainstay’s engagement platform to fight burnout and disengagement.

 

The Perks

  • Up to 10 weeks of parental leave for the primary caregiver and six weeks for the secondary caregiver
  • A 401(k) program with a 3% company contribution — determined by annual salary — regardless of whether employee contributions are made
  • A monthly $200 home office stipend and a $250 annual wellness stipend

 

Staying accountable: In 2021, Mainstay published a blog post about the concrete steps it was taking to become an anti-racist company, authored by Adrienne Barnard, SVP of people operations and experience. This past May, Barnard published a blog post detailing the progress made toward those goals, which included hosting an unconscious bias session for employees, launching an LGBTQIA+ ERG and monitoring pay equity.

 

 

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What Dust Identity does: Dust Identity utilizes nanodiamonds to create unclonable markers that ensure the provenance of everything from handbags to art to electronics.

 

The Perks

  • Unlimited vacation policy and company-wide vacation
  • 401(k) program, company equity and performance bonuses
  • Childcare benefits

 

Who they’re looking for: Conor Hackett is a principal software engineer who has been with DUST Identity for more than four years. Hackett, who did some hiring in his previous role as director of software engineering, let Built In know what the company looks for in candidates.

“You will thrive on our team if you are curious about the world, see problems as unsolved rather than unsolvable and love to learn about a wide range of topics,” said Hackett. “Those who can handle ambiguity and take initiative, enjoy being part of a collaborative team and can provide feedback just as well as receive it should apply here.”

 

 

Close to Fenway Stadium, our Boston office is an ever growing community of software engineers.

What Anduril does: Anduril is a defense contractor that builds technology from start to finish for the United States Armed Forces and the Customs and Border Protection agency.

 

The Perks

  • Unlimited vacation with bonuses paid for taking vacations of more than one week
  • A 401(k) match and charitable contribution match
  • Support for fertility planning and treatment, adoption, gestational carrier support and fertility preservation

 

ERGs in action: This past September, Anduril’s employee resource group held an event at its headquarters in Costa Mesa, California, celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event included food from a variety of countries, music and a live flamenco performance. There were also activities for children, including opportunities to learn about important U.S. Latinos from history. In addition, Anduril participated in the 2023 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers conference as well as Rewriting The Code’s Latinas In Tech Virtual Summit.

 

 

Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Images provided by Shutterstock and listed companies.

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