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