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HubSpot – Great Company Review

Hubspot

HubSpot is an inbound marketing and sales software company whose aim is to help small businesses to escalate quickly through new strategies that attract visitors and turn them into potential customers. This company is on the Glassdoor list of the Best Places to Work in 2018 and it has been awarded as one of the best workplaces for Millennials in the last two years. Even though this company was in the eye of the storm after the release of the book “Disrupted” by Dan Lyons, employees agree that HubSpot is an excellent place to work and they show it proudly on the internet.

A place to Start and Boost your Career

For young people finding a job is really hard, but HubSpot gives them the opportunity to start. From the beginning, this company provides the necessary tools to the employees so they can work on their own, and sometimes people learn more from this training than from many years of college education. They also understand the people’s desire of growing in their career, even if this process occurs in another company.

People with “HEART”

The academic record is important when it comes to hiring people, but at HubSpot your ability to share knowledge and work in a team is also important. So, the hiring process is a little bit unconventional. They focus on qualitative tests on character rather than brainteasers to have an insight into your personality. The company is looking for employees with HEART. This is an acronym for humble, effective, adaptable, remarkable, and transparent; these qualities are the foundation of HubSpot.

Time: The Best Reward

At HubSpot your effort is rewarded with something better than pay: Time. They don’t only offer flexible schedules and work from home, you can add unlimited paid time off, vacation, sabbatical and sick leave to the list of perks. If this is not enough, this company has on-site amenities including fitness center, nutrition consultation, nap room, nursing rooms, access to free food and the list goes on.

A Supportive and Inclusive Company

HubSpot is committed to promoting diversity. Here you are accepted regardless of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, ability, or nationality. Programs like Women@HubSpot, People of Color at Hubspot (POCaH) and LGBTQ alliance are initiatives that empower employees and create safer and more comfortable work spaces. These programs include meetings, workshops, training, and networking events as well. The company also supports parenting so they promote activities like “Bring your kids to work day” or programs like ParenSpot.

Why work at HubSpot?

This company is everything that a “newbie” wants: it offers a friendly environment, it is inclusive, it has the aim to help other people grow (clients and employees), and it gives you the opportunity to start a career and receive training. HubSpot is also a great option for people with experience in the field who want to leave their comfort zone.

HubSpot Culture

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World Wide Technology – Great Company Review

World Wide Technology – Company Review 

World Wide Technology specializes in helping their customers to discover, evaluate, create, and implement advanced technology into their business. Since 2012, Fortune and Forbes have set their sight on WWT; this company has been included in every ranking you can imagine: 100 Best Companies to Work For, Best Workplace in Technology, Best Workplace for Women, Best Workplace for Millennials, and the list goes on. WWT is not only offering a good service, but they also keeping their employees happy.

The Key to Success

Trust, humility, passion, attitude, honesty, and integrity are some values that this company puts into practice. Besides this culture, their employees have proven that they can embrace change, and work as a team. This is what has made WWT such a successful company. Checking some reviews, it is not easy to get hired but once you are part of the team, they do their best to keep you there. Working at WWT makes you feel like you’re at home and that your coworkers are family.

Thinking Big

The CEO and co-founder of WWT, James Kavanaugh, also qualified as one of the top CEOs this year with 97% of the employees’ approval. He is betting on new and very ambitious projects that include companies such as VMware, Fortinet, and Cisco. At WWT, employees have the opportunity to think outside the box and demonstrate that they can fix any problem. WWT trains their employees in any area that they are interested in. So, this company is, without any doubt, a place where you can start and develop your career.

Rewarding the Effort with Perks

The salary is very important when it comes to choosing a job, but this company knows that sometimes employees look for benefits too. Although WWT staff earns $50,000 on average, which is 20% lower than the national salary, they offer a fairly broad list of benefits. Those benefits include two on-site family health centers, a tread-desk workstation, a day of caring, and a wellness program.

Why Work at World Wide Technology?

People who are working at this company feel proud to have WWT on their resume. This company guarantees to their employees a work/life balance, especially through flexible schedules, on-site amenities like chair massages and telecommuting. One of our favorite aspects is that they allow employees to work from home between 1-3 days depending on their performance. In a nutshell, World Wide Technology is a company that keeps their customers happy by keeping their staff happy.

 Meet the CEO of World Wide Technology

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Great Company Review

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Great Company Review

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been included eight times in the Fortune’s list of 100 best companies to work for, and they keep climbing every year. Their mission is to advance cures and provide treatment for pediatric catastrophic diseases. But, what makes St. Jude so special? All children can receive treatment; no matter their race, religion, or economic status. Aside from that fact, St. Jude is an excellent place, not only to develop your career, but also to make you grow as a person.

Passion and Commitment.

Passion and commitment could be the best two words to describe the staff of this hospital. They are the people that make everything possible for their patients. St. Jude has 4.7 out of 5 stars on different job platforms and employees’ reviews are so pleasant to read. James Downing, chosen as one of the top CEOs this year, has 98% of the employees’ approval and the only advice the people give to him is “keep up the great work!”

Creative perks and more.

St. Jude is a non-profit company; the money they receive is mainly from donations. Because of this, the company had to make up very creative and low-cost ways to compensate their employees. Part of these perks include food trucks at the campus every day, outdoor concerts, wellness programs, and any suggestions that the employees want to make. Of course, these benefits come with the complete package: good payment, 90% and 80% company-paid health coverage for dependents and part-time employees respectively, and flexible work schedules.

A place where Everyone fits in.

According to employees’ interviews, you will find people from all around the world that form the staff, but if you want to talk about diversity and inclusiveness, the stats are more accurate. Women represent a large percentage of the workforce of this hospital, as well as minorities; they comprise 67% and 41%. Another highlight is that St. Jude was ranked as one of The 10 best workplaces for African-Americans.

St. Judes also has only one cafeteria. This creates a great opportunity for employees, researchers, patients, and families to interact with each other, so there are no boundaries based on work positions.

Why work at St. Jude?

Although this place does a highly specialized work, it offers opportunities at any level. These opportunities allow you to start a career and, even if you don’t have any experience in the field, to continue working.

Besides payment and benefits, St. Jude facilitates promotes a work/life balance. They encourage their employees to have a comfortable and peaceful life inside and outside of work. As we mentioned earlier, they have flexible work schedules and provide the chance to participate in different activities at the campus. These activities include a weekly farmers’ market, employee crafts, book fairs, and a community garden.

Definitely, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a place that has a positive impact on you, as an employee and as a human being. The fact that you are able to work next to children and their families make it possible to see the results of your hard work just a few steps from you.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Ultimate Software Review – Best Companies

Ultimate Software – Best Company to Work for Review

Fortune.com has included Ultimate Software on the top 100 best companies to work for. This year it was ranked among the top, as well as last year. People Magazine has named Ultimate # 3 on their list of Companies that Care. The employees feel proud to say that they work there, and with all reason! Ultimate Software has 4.5 out of 5 stars in different job platforms and excellent reviews of their staff. It is, without any doubt, a place where you can develop your career: great work atmosphere, challenging tasks, and nice feedback with coworkers and superiors.

“People First!” Motto

Ultimate Software puts their employees first. This motto definitely speaks for the company. Although the workload is demanding and stressful, the CEO Scott Scherr, qualified as one of the top CEOs this year and with 95% of the employees’ approval. He takes care of everyone at the company. The supportive and caring attitude of this company creates employees who, in tern, take care of the customers. Since the employees feel valued, it is easy for them to make their customers their number one priority.

The company statistics of employee engagement and retention clearly show that the staff of this company is formed by competent people who also fit the “People First” culture.

Benefits vs a Big paycheck

When aiming for a dream job, we always look for the best salary, in the beginning. However, benefits such as health care coverage, retirement plan, and time off are important too and those perks can make such a big difference in employees’ performance and their savings balance. Ultimate Software offers a 100% coverage of an employee’s health care and his/her dependent. This plan also includes dental, vision, prescription drug subsidy and access to mental health care; free boot camp classes, reward trips for employees of all departments, two paid days to charity and more are included on the list of perks of this IT company.

Work-Life Balance and Other Policies

Besides the paycheck and benefits, there are some other qualities that make Ultimate Software a great company to work for. This company lets the employees to maintain a work-life balance; in addition to family care programs, like a childcare center and lactation rooms. They also allow employees to have flexible work schedules and to take days off, if needed, or work from home.

Ultimate Software is an inclusive company which has a written policy that prohibits discrimination based on age, disability, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, and sexual orientation.  Here, women represent a large percentage, 37% and 42%, among executives and mid-level managers respectively. Minorities in this company comprise 43% of the total workforce.

Management at Ultimate Software

The leadership at Ultimate Software strongly believe in the CEO, Scott Scherr’s, philosophy about teamwork and putting the people first. If a manager doesn’t follow this philosophy, they are probably not the right fit. The key to making this philosophy work is that the managers truly care about their employees. One manager even told her employee, “I’m not your boss, I’m your friend.” Even those who have been promoted into different areas of the company remain friends.

Employees feel that their coworkers at Ultimate Software are their second family, and sometimes even their first family. They have fun at work together and this allows those friendship and family bonds to be formed. They have football, at the office, and happy hours. They go on trips to Disney together. Everyone has a level of commodore, trust, and respect with each other.

Finally

Working for Ultimate Software will give you the opportunity to start and develop a career, with excellent benefits, and a comfortable work environment. You will be engaged in a fun family culture which builds relationships. You’ll love your job, the people that you work with, and even management and senior leadership.

This video is a MUST SEE! Hear it from the employees:

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