There’s a good reason many companies do the same thing over and over again: because it works. But some companies, and people, need a challenge. The seven Los Angeles tech companies featured here are working to build the future of personal finance, streaming, security and so much more. Oh, and they’re all looking for top talent right now.
Read on to learn more about what they do, what they look for in candidates and some of their best perks and benefits.
What they do: Health and wellness retailer iHerb helps people around the world — over 1,000,000 and counting — lead healthier lives through its wide selection of vitamins, supplements and natural products.
Best perks: The iHerb Irvine office features a fitness center that hosts both yoga and circuit training classes for employees — in addition to featuring a game room, beach volleyball and ping-pong tables. The company also gives employees skin in the game through its profit-sharing plan and performance bonuses. Other awesome perks and benefits include a generous vacation plan, 401(k) match and tuition reimbursement.
Individuals who have an entrepreneurial and nimble mindset flourish in our dynamic and fast-paced environment.”
Notes from an insider: “We look for intelligent individuals with highly diverse skill-sets and experiences who are motivated to embark on the creation of advanced technology platforms, said CTO BT Bitarafan. “Individuals who have an entrepreneurial and nimble mindset flourish in our dynamic and fast-paced environment.”
What they do: Aspiration is a fintech company with a focus on socially-conscious and sustainable banking and investment whose products help users better their own financial situations while making a positive impact on the world.
Best perks: Aspiration has a diverse and inclusive culture that is driven by the company’s mission to build a better world. To help make this dream become a reality, the company donates 10 percent of its profits each year to charity. In addition to taking care of the planet, Aspiration also takes care of its employees by offering unlimited vacation, robust health care plans and an office that is both dog-friendly and features a gym.
We look for people who are mission driven.”
Notes from an insider: “We look for people who are mission driven — they not only believe deeply in Aspiration's values around sustainability, conscience and putting the customer first, but use every ounce of their brilliance, creativity and energy to walk through walls to bring those values to life and deliver results,” said CEO Andrei Cherny.
What they do: Ecosense is a lighting technology company that builds adaptable, attractive and energy-efficient LED luminaries.
Best perks: Ecosense helps employees maintain a positive work-life balance through its unlimited PTO policy, flexible work schedules and end-of-year office shutdown. The company also goes the distance when it comes to insurance: Employee health premiums are 100 percent covered and pet insurance is also offered.
We like to hire people who are self-driven and make a deliberate choice every day to be an owner.”
Notes from an insider: “One of our core values is freedom via discipline and agency,” said Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy and Development Shruti Koparkar. “We like to hire people who are self-driven and make a deliberate choice every day to be an owner. To fulfill our ambitious mission, we need people who are curious and want to push the boundaries of what is possible. Finally, we look for people who enjoy what they do. The path to success isn’t always easy and it is important to us that we have fun along the way!”
What they do: Rapid7’s technology, services and research are designed to help companies simplify the complex world of security so that they can focus on accelerating innovation and growing.
Best perks: Rapid7 recently moved into a new office that features a game room, onsite gym and plenty of snacks and drinks, including cold brew and kombucha. The company’s culture places a big emphasis on continuous learning and professional development, with employees given ample opportunities to learn and grow. Rapid7 also offers comprehensive medical benefits, a 401(k) match and competitive employee stock purchase plan.
We roll up our sleeves and pride ourselves on getting creative to solve business challenges.”
Notes from an insider: “We are constantly evolving and looking to hire people with diverse skill sets and experiences, so much so that one of our core values is ‘Bring You,’” said Director of Global Talent Acquisition Elizabeth Gormley. “We roll up our sleeves and pride ourselves on getting creative to solve business challenges. We look for people who have high degrees of integrity and who are passionate and focused on driving results. We love to challenge convention and create impact together as a team, so a collaborative mindset is also key!”
What they do: Mobcrush creates streaming tools that enable creators — there are currently over 210,000 on the platform — to reach a wider audience and connect with big brands on partnership opportunities.
Best perks: Mobcrush’s office is dog-friendly, features a stocked kitchen and sits above a farmer’s market that’s open for business every Wednesday. A “take what you need” time-off policy and paid maternity and paternity leave ensure team members are able to make time for life events that happen outside of the office. Mobcrush also covers 100 percent of health, dental and vision benefits for employees.
At Mobcrush, employees are given a tremendous amount of trust and autonomy, so being a motivated self-starter is is absolutely necessary to succeed here.”
Notes from an insider: “At Mobcrush, employees are given a tremendous amount of trust and autonomy, so being a motivated self-starter is is absolutely necessary to succeed here,” said Senior Operations Manager Annie Chen. “We highly value people who are adaptable to change, aren’t afraid to question the norm and excited to dig deeper into solving problems that may not always have a clear solution.”
What they do: Centerfield’s big data-driven marketing and sales technology enables enterprise companies to engage consumers online, offline and everywhere else.
Best perks: Those with a thing for fitness will be happy to hear that Centerfield’s office offers onsite bootcamps, yoga and kickboxing classes. In addition to bonding over exercise, the company also hosts frequent offsite team-building and happy hour events to ensure that employees get to know each other outside the office. Other standout perks and benefits include unlimited PTO, weekly catered lunches and a 401(k) match.
We pride ourselves on being a diverse workforce and with every hire we’re looking for someone with a unique skill set we don’t currently have to complement our team.”
Notes from an insider: “Centerfield is always seeking entrepreneurial-minded individuals who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work collaboratively with other departments to solve problems and achieve success for our clients,” said EVP of Finance Brad Green. “We pride ourselves on being a diverse workforce and with every hire we’re looking for someone with a unique skill set we don’t currently have to complement our team.”
VideoAmp’s software and data solutions are used by marketers and content owners to plan, transact and measure the success of targeted ad campaigns across television and digital video platforms.
Best perks: Team bonding is a big part of VideoAmp’s culture, with employees gathering for game nights, happy hours and Crossfit, which is held at the office’s Crossfit gym. Team members also have access to an onsite fitness and wellness trainer, as well as a fridge full of healthy snacks. And in case you were wondering, yes, there is tons of swag to be had.
Candidates who connect to our fast-paced environment and amazing culture will disrupt the industry with us while they enhance their technical and non-technical skills.”
Notes from an insider: “VideoAmp is challenging paradigms and focused on the metrics that matter to our customers,” said SVP of Engineering Josh Nisenson. “We are drawn to people with similar traits who like to question patterns, processes and technological systems. Candidates who connect to our fast-paced environment and amazing culture will disrupt the industry with us while they enhance their technical and non-technical skills.”