6 of the best Austin companies to work for (and they're all hiring)

March 2, 2017

Job searching can be a stressful experience. To make it a bit easier, we've identified six companies hiring in Austin tech right now. From the looks of it, each of these teams offers awesome work environments, solid perks and good values. 

When you find a collaborative atmosphere filled with positive, dedicated and collaborative individuals behind a worthy cause, work can actually be enjoyable. Good luck on your interviews!


What they do: RetailMeNot is a leading savings destination, enabling consumers to find hundreds of thousands of digital offers to save money while they shop or dine out.  Within the last 12 months, their online and mobile sites have yielded 650 million views. Their digital solutions also use location awareness technology to notify shoppers when they are near a storefront that has a special offer.

Why you want to work here: In addition to benefits like equity, 401(k) matching, health insurance, an open PTO plan, free food, and tuition reimbursement for professional growth, employees can also earn or win shopping sprees, concert and festival tickets, trips, and dinners.

A note from leadership: “At RetailMeNot, we feel strongly about hiring for alignment with our values. We look for innovative and diverse problem solvers who get to work on technology seen by millions of consumers across the U.S.," said Lizette Fleher, director of recruiting. "Our employees are our best asset, and our leadership is passionate about investing in their careers and personal growth. We work hard, and we take the time to celebrate that hard work regularly with fun company events and surprises.”



What they do: Shopgate’s software allows retailers to take their merch online by helping in the creation, management and optimization of native apps and mobile websites. Their mobile app design helps decrease app bounce rates, improve SEO rankings and increase mobile conversion rates.

Why you want to work here: The work environment is flexible and laid-back but with a professional atmosphere. Their downtown office includes a fully stocked kitchen with healthy snacks and treats, drinks galore, a fridge full of Topo Chico and kegs full of beer and cold brew. In addition to office outings, parties, celebrations and ongoing recognition of success, they're also a flat organization with open access to leadership.

A note from leadership: “We’re a tight-knit group. Teamwork is at the heart of all our successes,” said Casey Gannon, VP of marketing. “When we’re seeking out new team members, we’re not only looking for people who are bright, driven, and highly experienced in their field — we’re looking for all that, plus an infectiously positive attitude, a knack for communication with peers, and the desire to contribute ideas to a team that truly values your opinion.”



What they do: Since launching in 2010, Main Street Hub has grown their marketing automation software team from three to 300. Their platform helps local businesses maintain customer engagement and an online presence across social media, customer reviews, email marketing and mobile.

Why you want to work here: This Austin startup is poised for another huge year as they look to add 200 positions across their NYC and Austin offices. When you join their team, you join a workforce building a strong culture that's committed to elevating one another. Plus, their perks include three weeks of paid vacation, 100 percent covered health benefits, competitive 401(k) package, stock options, gym membership discounts, a full-service Houndstooth Coffee espresso bar in both Austin offices, weekly catered breakfast, free snacks, and stocked fridges.

A note from leadership: “At Main Street Hub, we are looking for employees that are driven — driven to challenge themselves to be great, driven to compete in a fun and friendly way, and most importantly driven to help local business owners achieve their goals and help them make a difference in their communities,” said Tom Calvert, SVP of Sales.



What they do: Amherst InsightLabs develops data analytics and research solutions to help their clients identify commercial and residential real estate trends before they happen. They’ve partnered with three financial institutions that specialize in mortgage securitizations and asset management, and host a single-family, buy-to-rent platform to inform business decisions.

Why you want to work here: With an open office layout, Amherst InsightLabs wants their team to have direct, collaborative access to senior leadership. Perks also include training certification assistance, flexible vacation, competitive compensation and a bonus program, daily catered lunch, paid maternity and paternity leave, and a casual work environment with regularly scheduled team outings.

A note from leadership: “I look for people that aren’t just talented or exceptional in their field but people who are driven and motivated. I choose people with vision and foresight over someone that has all the technical chops,” said Todd Lawrence, SVP of emerging technologies. “Our employees make an impact from day one and will be immersed in challenging projects. We strive for perfection and we seek those who are detail oriented and who take ownership in what they do.”



What they do: The startup develops a customer acquisition marketing solution for the U.S. insurance industry. All Web Leads’ technology, which uses data analytics and real-time automation, helps pull in and interact with potential customers, determining if they make a for a good lead or not before sending that information over to insurance agents, brokers and carriers.

Why you want to work here: Leadership remains transparent by continuously updating the team on financials and performance of the company. Their work hard/play hard attitude also includes an element of wellness, including gym reimbursements and no-cost or low-cost health benefit plans. Other perks include equity options, bonus plans, team parties and competitive salaries.

A note from leadership: "Winning is a core value here at AWL and the way you consistently win in the lead-generation business is to have a trusted and talented team of people working passionately toward their goals," said Kristie Douglas, VP of human resources and administration. "Hiring people who are a good fit means a better company for our employees and customers. Check us out. You will learn firsthand how we lead our industry by combining a passion for data and technology in — what else — a winning way."



What they do: MVF’s marketing platform leans on technology and data to help companies generate customers in high volumes. The platform integrates with more than 50 marketing and sales systems, and they've built relationships with companies in 120 countries. MVF will be bringing on multiple candidates now through June for the account executive role. 

Why you want to work here: MVF offers all employees a $1,500 training budget toward any external courses to sharpen their skills as well as an unlimited budget for books to help further their careers. Additionally, they host weekly yoga classes, sports groups, monthly team lunches, social nights out and trips to paradise when the company beats the annual targets. 

A note from leadership: "We're an established, award-winning organization based out of the UK ready to launch our massive growth in the U.S.," said Bjorn Zellweger CEO, MVF US. "We're driven, live by our seven core values and hire candidates that put those values into practice! If you're driven, commercially smart and ready to make an impact, please apply!"



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