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The 5 Best Tech Companies to Work For And Why

career change tech field Sep 20, 2022

The media often glamorizes working in tech. You may have seen sitcoms depicting tech giants with all the latest devices, creative hangout areas, and full-service cafeterias. The reality is not always free snacks and employees taking naps on bean bag chairs. Although if you play your cards right, you could end up at a great company with fantastic perks. This article is going to tell you about some of the top tech companies to work for today.

The range of jobs in tech is vast, from software engineering to Information Technology, to UX/UI design and UX research. It seems like there's a tech position for every personality.  You do not even need a formal education to succeed in tech. Tech employees are made up of bootcamp alumni and self-taught professionals. If you're not convinced, check out Avocademy's UX bootcamp alumni Daniel Cubas’s brilliant portfolio here. 

 

What Qualities Make a Tech Company Great to Work For?

  • Salary compensation and benefits

    • Benefits can be even more crucial than a high salary. A 401K plan, health insurance, and paid time off are all factors you should consider. In some cases, it could be worth it to take a lower salary for better benefits. 

  • Work environment, culture, and community

    • Culture and environment can make or break your experience with a company. This includes team-building activities, management style, remote or physical office space, and overall respect.

  • A balance between professional and personal life

    • We’ve all felt this struggle before, trying to balance free time, health, social life, family, and more with a packed school or work schedule. It is the inevitable conundrum of our time. A good company will take initiative and ensure their employees have time to rest and leave work at work.

  • Career development and growth

    • A good company will also offer growth opportunities, whether it’s classes to learn new skills, promotions, or bonuses for hard work. 

  • Quality of work

    • Technology is changing travel, work, the medical field, learning, and much more. The quality of work a company puts out is reflective of the company's values.  

       

What Are The Best Tech Companies to Work For and Why?

  • NVIDIA

 NVIDIA is the dominant provider of graphics processing units in the US. The Santa Clara-based company is focused on combining graphics and AI to impact the healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation industries. NVIDIA is widely recognized as the US’ top tech company to work for in 2022. However, It's not just analysts and journalists who hold this opinion. A whopping 95% of NVIDIA employees say the company is a great place to work.

Perks of working at NVIDIA include the option to be fully remote, competitive salary and amazing benefits, diversity and inclusion, and senior leadership. 

  • HubSpot

 HubSpot is a customer relationship management (CRM) platform that provides support, including marketing, sales, and customer service software. The company culture at Hubspot has been recognized for excellence by Glassdoor, Inc., Comparably, Great Place to Work, and more. Employees at HubSpot praise the company for its people, culture, transparency, and leadership.

Benefits of working at HubSpot include $5k tuition reimbursement, remote work, unlimited vacation, fitness perks, and more.

  •  Google

 Google fits the stereotype for the high-end, creative, fun tech workplaces with great food and lives up to the hype. 90% of its employees report that they would recommend the company to a friend. Google also encourages employees to spend 20% of their time pursuing innovative ideas. Similar to HubSpot, google offers free fitness classes, food, a juice bar, and a great community. Employees can even bring their pets to work! 

  • Salesforce

Salesforce is another customer relationship management (CRM) platform with a wide range of cloud-based enterprise software for sales, marketing, collaboration, and more. Salesforce employees are proud of the ways they contribute to the community. Employees also say management is honest, ethical, and practical. Salesforce has many benefits such as social outings, free food, legal assistance, and is pet-friendly. 

  • Docusign 

DocuSign is a global platform allowing organizations to manage their documents securely on any device and users to sign documents online. DocuSign has a quick-paced, innovative, and impactful culture that encourages employees to add value to the workplace and make the world more “agreeable.”. The company has a friendly atmosphere with passionate employees. DocuSign offers employees high salaries with options for stocks.  

 

Why Work in The Tech Industry?

  • High demand - tech is always hiring!
  • Good salary - the industry has an average salary of $104,566
  • Often work from home benefits - most positions in tech can be done remotely
  • Makes a difference in the world - you’ll get to work on ideas for the future
  • Job security  - since technology is always expanding, there is a good outlook for job security and growth in tech

 

Do All Tech Jobs Require Coding?

Not at all! Here are a few awesome jobs in tech that do not require coding. 

  • UX Designer - UX Designers create apps and websites through user-based research. UX Design has high salaries and requires no coding.
  • UI Designer - UI Designers take the outlines and ideas from a UX Designer, and create the visual layout and graphics for apps and websites. Often a designer will do both UX and UI in their career.
  • Project Manager - Project managers ensure everything is running smoothly when launching a new tech project. They coordinate with staff, clients, and third parties and deal with marketing, distribution, and, ideation. Project management is a great fit if you are a people person. 
  • Technical Writing - Technical writing is an ideal career for those who can concisely explain ideas and have strong writing skills. They write content to go along with the coding and designs for apps and websites. 

 

Do You Want a Career in Tech?

If you are interested in tech, User Experience (UX) Design is a perfect place to start. With a UX education, you can become a UX Researcher or UX/UI Designer. Our mentors at Avocademy can guide you through the process. Schedule a free mentoring session with a UX designer today!

 

Author:
Brynn is an aspiring UX designer who loves the beach, cooking, and meeting new people. She loves her avocados on a big salad or in a breakfast burrito.

 

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