DevMountain aims to give students the necessary skill sets to get a start in the field of their choice. And while we hope that each of our graduates will find success in their careers and passion wherever they work, we also want them to love the places where they end up. So, we’ve been publishing lists of the best places to work in areas across the country to help point them in the right direction.
Whether you end up at one of these companies, or somewhere else, just know that with your new skill set—and a bit of hard work on your part—a whole world of possibilities will be open to you. So without further ado, here are our picks for the Coolest Companies in the Phoenix area, listed in alphabetical order.
With a mission to make student financial aid affordable, simple and more transparent, CampusLogic is a company with a mission that everyone can get behind. But the benefits of working for this company do not end there. As shown by its near-perfect Glassdoor rating, employees love the hiring and onboarding process, culture, and company values. If you are looking for flashier perks, they have those, too—including basketball hoops, ping pong, and free snacks.
Fresh off of a Best Place to Work award in 2017, Carvana has the hardware to back up its place on the list. And that award is more than justified; Carvana prides itself on hiring quality character over skill set “every single time.” Employees have noticed the difference this makes, noting the fun, fast-paced work environment, great people to work with and, well, Waffle Wednesdays as the best reasons to work there.
DoubleDutch is an exciting company that provides apps for live events. They have been named one of Deloitte’s fastest growing companies in America, and placed on the AlwaysOn Global 250. As such, there are a lot of opportunities for growth and development at this company, and employees feel valued and important from the top down. According to one member of the DoubleDutch team, “Everyone spends time together outside of work just because DoubleDutch hires such great people.”
Though it’s still a small company of around 50 employees, if you get the chance to work for DUFL, it’s definitely worth considering. DUFL is a premium travel service and personal valet that allows you to ship your clothes straight to your destination, with dry cleaning and laundry included. This tight-knit company allows for friendly culture and the opportunity to learn and use real skills.
Gainsight is a customer service platform, so the people there know a thing or two about keeping people happy. And it’s not just their customers who are happy—Gainsight is bolstered by great employees, reportedly excellent management, and a 4.5 star rating on Glassdoor. How do you know they are a cool company to work for? Well, their San Francisco base was named one of the coolest companies in the bay area just a couple of years ago.
You may recognize GoDaddy from their out-of-the-box Super Bowl ad campaigns, but what you might not know is how great GoDaddy is as a company to work for. Based in Chandler, GoDaddy provides good pay, great benefits, nicely furnished offices, and perks such as travel discounts, on-campus gyms, subsidized meals, and so on. And, employees love the people they work with and the “small business attitude” employed by the company.
Infusionsoft is a software company with a focus on small businesses. The people of Infusionsoft pride themselves in their high standards. They believe in hiring those who are ego free, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and are unified in purpose and mission. The results of this speak for themselves, both in revenue, and in their being named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Women.
Former Identity Protection Services Leader, LifeLock is a great company and a great place to work. Based in Scottsdale, LifeLock was recently acquired by Symantec, but the cool factor has not suffered on bit. LifeLock is in a great location, offers good benefits, and employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, growth opportunities, and good work-life balance.
Another Scottsdale-based company, Plexus Worldwide is home to hundreds of employees who, incidentally, use that very word to describe it: home. Except this home happens to offer generous compensation, full benefits, and weekly prize drawings for its residents. It was recently named Arizona’s fastest growing privately-owned company, and it’s easy to see why.
RetailMeNot is a huge global company with roots all around the world, including Phoenix. Sometimes such large companies struggle to maintain the kind of culture that made them successful—but not this company. It hosts a collaborative environment with co-workers who are excited to solve problems and help each other succeed. Still not convinced? Take it from someone who works there: “Some part of my work is fun every day, and a large part of that is due to company culture and nature of the business.”