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These are the 18 Coolest Companies to Work for in NYC


We didn’t expect just how jealous we would get after surveying hundreds of people about what gives the coolest companies in NYC their X-factor. Check ‘em out and join us in our green-eyed envy.

Coolest #Swag

Exo Protein, the company introducing crickets into your diet, isn’t shy when it comes to showing off their bugs. Check out their in-your-face t-shirts. Our favorite? “Cricket is the New Kale.”

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CoverWallet has also mastered the art of swag. Their “Insurance is Dope” swag perfectly aligns with their mission: simplify (and humorize) insurance.

Shoptiques is a bit more sneaker-centric when it comes to style. One year work anniversaries are celebrated with a “personalized Shoptiques pink Nike Roshe Flyknit”…can you say #swag? (Oh, and for a two year anniversary? A five-day all-inclusive vacation to Mexico).

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Coolest Perks

Here’s a wild idea: get a cash bonus every time you take a vacation. Well SiteCompli has made that a reality. Their “paid, paid vacation policy” rewards every employee that takes a consecutive five-day vacation (yes, please!).

coolest companies in nyc

For employees of Samba TV, led by former BitTorrent cofounder and President, Ashwin Navin, rotation is key. The company wants their employees to experience what it’s like to work at any one of their global offices…in Taipei, Warsaw, London, Lake Tahoe, and beyond.

CaterCow believes in world travel as well. The catering company founded by the first two Airbnb employees has traveled together as a team to Mykonos, Istanbul, and Santiago.

If you’re a “simple things in life” kind of individual, Cleanly offers all employees free laundry, “cleaned to their specifications” that is.

Coolest Office Space

Shutterstock’s home embraces a sleek, modern design that “pays homage to the Art Deco era”. There are certainly high standards for the space…it’s in the iconic Empire State Building after all.

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If you’re partial to midday naps, mattress startup Casper’s 32,000-square foot space has you covered. Naturally, they’ve created nap pods for employees to “catch some quick shuteye before a meeting”.

Visual Country is no stranger to comfort either. Founder Meagan Cignoli’s all-white plush office space is all about the zen (no shoes or furniture allowed).

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Coolest Team Outings

Let’s be real, we all need a break from the Big Apple every now and again. SeatGeek’s “Snowcation” brings employees together for a weekend of winter fun at a ski resort.

If you’ve got a place in your heart for Samurai sword fighting, Vimbly’s your startup. When they’re not recreating Yojimbo, you may catch them playing bubbleball soccer or pedestal jousting.

For employees of the user-generated content marketing platform, Yotpo, outings are all about avoiding getting Chopped during their kitchen cooking competitions.

Brandwatch’s employees prefer to take things to the kickball court. From the newest team members to c-suite executives, all employees are welcome to participate in the city-wide kickball league.

Coolest for Parents (& Future Parents!)

Publicly traded fintech company OnDeck embraces the work and family balance. They offer “free acess to Care.com and Adoption Assistance with reimbursement of up to $5k.” They’ve also got a lineup of all-star women execs from their Head of Technology to their CMO.

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Spotify knows how important it is for parents to spend time with their children. Their global parental leave policy is robust – offering everything from “six months’ parental leave with 100% pay” to a one month “Welcome Back” program to assist with the transition.

Coolest Office Pets

The staff of The Farmer’s Dog (think Blue Apron for dogs) is made up of two four-legged friends: Jada, Chief Inspirational Officer, and Budino, Head of Playtime. Luckily for them, there’s a mandatory office rule for team members “to draw inspiration from cuddles with the office pups”.

the farmer's dog

Pets can come in many shapes and forms. Over at Spoiled NYC, plants are people too. We’re talking about a “yellow potted plant named Sid” and a “pink garden gnome named Gernombly”.

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