If you find yourself constantly reaching for an afternoon cup of coffee, it might be time to look for your next professional challenge. The five Los Angeles tech companies featured here are all looking for top talent with big ideas. Continue reading to learn more about the work they’re doing, what they look for when hiring and their employees’ favorite perk.
What they do: The Black Tux simplifies the process of renting suits and tuxedos. The company lets users order their formal wear online — all suits and tuxedos are designed and manufactured in-house out of 100 percent merino wool — and try them on at home or in a showroom.
The perk employee’s love most: If you guessed this perk was clothing-related, you’re correct! The Black Tux team members love that the company offers free dry cleaning, which lets them keep their clothes crisp and clean without having to waste time at the cleaners.
To me, trajectory and velocity are far more important than past experience and existing skills.”
How they know they’ve found the perfect fit: “The consistent characteristic I've seen in candidates who've gone on to become outstanding additions to the team is a drive to learn and get better at what they do,” said CMO Matt Gierl. “I think a common mistake some people make when hiring is over-indexing a candidate's past experience. To me, trajectory and velocity are far more important than past experience and existing skills.”
What they do: Canoo is out to change the way people get around cities. The company is building electric vehicles made for subscription, with their first model set to launch in the United States in 2021.
The perk team member’s love most: Flexible PTO. In addition to making vacations easier to plan, Canoo has found that the ability to take time off without question strengthens trust between leaders and their teams.
We are looking for people who are passionate about building products and companies.”
How they know they’ve found the perfect fit: “We are looking for people who are passionate about building products and companies,” said Talent Acquisition Leader Brooke Self. “We believe that high-potential individuals have a learning mindset, and we also want people who genuinely care! Startups can be challenging, and those who are self-motivated will find a way to succeed in an evolving environment. They challenge themselves and their team to be better every day.”
What they do: CareerArc is an HR technology company that leverages social media to help companies find and recruit top talent. The company also offers outplacement solutions, which include coaching and resume review services, to help employees who have been let go make their next career move quicker.
The perk employee’s love most: Being that they’re in the business of HR, CareerArc understands just how important professional growth and career development is. Employees are provided ample opportunities to learn new skills, work with different teams and take on leadership positions.
The right person often goes beyond the basic requirements of the job.”
How they know they’ve found the perfect fit: “The right person often goes beyond the basic requirements of the job,” said VP of Human Resources Debora Roland. They have innate curiosity, a drive to grow and win together as a team, and a people-first mentality. And their understanding and enthusiasm for what CareerArc is doing and where we’re going is palpable.”
What they do: MediaAlpha is a marketing technology company that connects brands to consumers when they’re ready to make a purchase.
The perk employee’s love most: Unlimited PTO, employee health premiums that are 100-percent covered by the company and flexible work schedules are all perks that MediaAlpha employees love — but not as much as getting to be their true selves at work. The company embraces individualism and encourages team members to bring who they really are to the workplace.
We know someone will fit right in when they express their love of learning.”
How they know they’ve found the perfect fit: “We are a conscientious, humble group who enjoy being challenged and working together in a transparent environment,” said Director of Yield Optimization Tony Leung and Director of Media Buying Shant Aroch. “We know someone will fit right in when they express their love of learning — both personally and professionally. Our company is built on positive energy and enthusiasm to get the job done, and we support learning and development in any way we can.”
What they do: Cameo’s platform lets fans quickly and easily book video shout outs from their favorite athletes, celebrities, musicians and more.
The perk employee’s love most: It’s a tie between a monthly gym credit and the encouragement to dream, and run with, ideas that make the company better, whether it’s for a new product or an awesome office gadget.
The people on our team find purpose in their work but are constantly seeking feedback and wanting to grow.”
How they know they’ve found the perfect fit: “A good fit for our team is someone with voracious curiosity within their field who balances it with being humble,” said Product Manager Bianca Monaco. “The people on our team find purpose in their work but are constantly seeking feedback and wanting to grow. We have a lot of energy within these walls and we want new friends who will contribute to it.”