Check Out Built In Boston’s Featured Companies of the Month

We’ve rounded up six local companies with great benefits and growth on the horizon.

Written by Conlan Carter
Published on Jan. 22, 2024
Check Out Built In Boston’s Featured Companies of the Month
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Last month, The Boston Common Frog Pond made headlines as USA TODAY ranked it the third-best ice skating rink in North America, beaten only by Yosemite National Park and Roseville, Minnesota. The ice rink — framed with constant foot traffic year-round by the iconic Boston Commons — is a reminder that even in the colder January weather, people can still come together, find their balance and enjoy the glide forward.

Also making major strides at the beginning of the new year are six Boston-based tech companies. Organizations like Wasabi Technologies, with a team that continues to grow after reaching unicorn status in late 2022, and DUST Identity, which recently earned funding to expand their product into new markets, are looking forward to new growth opportunities. And businesses like Jellyfish are growing thoughtfully, laying the foundation for stronger, more collaborative and inclusive workplaces.

Each offers a variety of benefits, including flexible PTO, stipends for continuing education and training and excellent parental leave policies, to name a few. Bostonians looking for a new role need only glide through the list below to see how these companies stand out from the rest.

 

What they do: Recognized as a fast-growing and visionary company, Wasabi Technologies provides simple and affordable cloud storage for businesses around the world. Wasabi empowers organizations with secure access to an unlimited amount of data without complex tiers or fees, saving costs on a service that teams can rely on.

 

THE PERKS

  • Generous parental leave and childcare benefits
  • Flexible work schedule
  • 401(K) matching
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Wellness programs and mental health benefits

 

Growing as a team: As a company that officially reached an admirable unicorn status in 2022, the Wasabi teams are no strangers to dynamic growth, including the career growth of employees looking to advance their careers. A five-year veteran, Support Engineering Manager Pankaj Sahani spoke to Built In in March about the numerous opportunities that arose as his team grew: “For someone who just stepped into this industry as a newbie, I got an amazing opportunity to learn many things from scratch, build relationships, grow a team and now manage a team with almost 20 people in it.”

 

 

What they do: With an all-in-one payment platform, BlueSnap helps businesses around the world accept payments with ease. With one integration, BlueSnap enables businesses to sell in over 200 regions globally, with access to over 100 payment types.

 

THE PERKS

  • Generous parental leave
  • Flexible work schedule with hybrid and remote work options
  • 401(k)
  • Continuing education stipend, training opportunities, and paid industry certifications
  • Flexible time off

 

Onboarding with care: With a mix of hybrid and remote employees, BlueSnap has committed itself to making every new employee feel welcomed and well-prepared. Built In caught up with People and Experience Partner Jennifer Lombardi in January 2023 to learn more about their remote onboarding. “Ideally, we love for our remote team members to spend their first week in our Waltham office when possible,” she said. “If that isn’t possible, we ensure day one is filled with meeting their new manager, peers, having a virtual team lunch and just settling in. Open communication about what’s to come is so important in creating a welcoming environment for all new BlueSnap team members.”

 

 

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Our company is in a new beautiful office space overlooking Post Office Square and downtown Boston. We are surrounded by many cafes, restaurants, and shops. Plus, the office is easy to get to with multiple train stops close by and parking underground.

What they do: Jellyfish is the pioneer engineering management platform that enables engineering leaders to align engineering work with strategic business objectives. By analyzing engineering signals and contextual business data, Jellyfish provides complete visibility into engineering organizations, the work they do, and how they operate.

 

THE PERKS

  • Highly diverse management team
  • Equity option and 401(K)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Generous parental leave

 

Combatting bias with data: Blessed with a diverse leadership team, Jellyfish takes an active approach to addressing bias at all levels of the organization, including how it runs its engineering team. Marilyn C. Cole, an engineering manager, wrote about the importance of data-driven decision-making over bias in a 2023 blog. “When organizations see DEI programs as only impacting human relations or company culture, they ignore the very real risk that our biases will do real and lasting damage to the business itself,” she wrote. “Committing to data-backed decision-making can help us to correct long-standing inequality while at the same time building a more efficient, sustainable business.”  

 

 

Located in the heart of Post Office Square, we have easy access to trendy lunch spots and a variety of public transportation options.

What they do: As a global innovator in corporate learning, Skillsoft provides digital learning and training solutions for more professionals than any other company in the world. 

 

THE PERKS

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Remote work program
  • Diversity manifesto and mandated unconscious bias training
  • Equity option and 401(K) matching
  • Tuition reimbursement, job training and online course subscriptions
  • Generous PTO and parental leave

 

Curiosity and collaboration: When asked in October 2022 what one word defines their team, Learning Services Design Architect Amy Friend replied with “Collaborative.” Friend also noted that creative, alternative thinking in a team environment fuels the success of Skillsoft so far. “Work is not accomplished in a vacuum. Collaborating with others is super important. That includes technology, relationship-building and focus on the desired outcomes.”

 

 

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What they do: Utilizing nanodiamonds to create an unclonable identity layer on any object, DUST Identity protects and connects the most valuable products of its customers.


 

THE PERKS

  • Flexible PTO
  • Equity option and 401(K)
  • Remote work program
  • Wellness programs and fitness stipend

 

Authenticity from space to sports: Primarily providing services to the aerospace and defense sectors, in December of 2023, DUST Identity announced a $40M round of fundraising to expand into the resale market for products like sports memorabilia, sneakers and handbags. 

 

 

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

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