top 10 coolest companies to work for in atlanta
By o.c. tanner
Culture | November 25, 2013
Atlanta, Georgia has become one of the most energetic and vibrant cities in the country. Along with its rich history “Hotlanta” also has a great nightlife full of sporting events and eclectic dining. But one of the most underrated aspects of Atlanta is the quantity of amazing places to work.
Here are the top ten coolest companies to work for in Atlanta:
Pardot, a company that focuses on helping their clients increase sales and marketing efficiency, is well known for their fun working environment. To help them relax, employees can visit the on-site massage therapist. Workers also love zipping around the office on razor and mini electric scooters, and they even keep track of who has the fastest lap. Free snacks and breakfasts are another major perk that Pardot that employees enjoy every day. Casual dress (t-shirt and flip flops) and freestyling (working from anywhere where they can work efficiently) are some of the other benefits of working at this forward thinking company. Leaders are always looking for new employee appreciation ideas, as well.
As a real estate agency, Rawls Group is completely dedicated to giving their agents the benefits and tools they need to succeed. Every agent who works for the group is a shareholder and a partner in the company, so even the little guys play an important role in the company’s success and are very involved. They bring in some top guest speakers from all over the country to keep their agents motivated and excited about their work, too. If you’re looking for a career in real estate, Rawls Group is where you want to be.
Human Resource Dimensions
Since Human Resource Dimensions is an HR company, they take pride in getting to know each of their employees on a personal level. For example, one a day that Human Resource Dimensions was set to have a company activity, the sports loving fans in the office got to go to a local college football game, while others who aren’t so involved in sports went to an Earth, Wind & Fire concert. HRD gives employees a lot of work related training, as well as training that has nothing to do with their jobs. You can take golf, public speaking, or personal investment classes—all paid for by the company. Bring your dog to work day is one of the most enjoyed perks by HRD employees.
As a designer and creator of infant and child toys, you can imagine the kind of fun workers at Kids II have at their jobs. When exiting a meeting, you can use the slide to get downstairs and go to the next one. The Kids II Olympics are a very popular activity that gets everyone involved and using their products, as well. The on-site game room and happy hour activities are some of the other fun activities employees enjoy on a daily and weekly basis. They also love getting healthy ideas and suggestions from the wellness coach, paid for by the company dime, without ever having to leave the building.
Hire Dynamics take pride in what they do, putting 3,500 people in Atlanta to work every day. During the holiday season one year, Hire Dynamics rented a bus, drove it around town to their employees’ houses and started giving the employees and their families gifts. The company goes out of their way to make employees feel like they belong and employees agree there is a family-like feeling amongst their coworkers.
The Weather Channel
At The Weather Channel, workers love informing and preparing people across the world for all types of weather. The company observes all major holidays. Plus, during the first year of employment, employees can accrue up to 22 days of paid vacation and get an additional eight hours of paid time off for volunteer work. Since The Weather Channel cares about the environment, the company will reimburse employees for their transportation, too.
As a digital marketing technology company, it’s no surprise Silverpop is extremely innovative. This innovation also carries over into their employee perks. Every Friday at Silverpop is casual. Employees can take it easy and relax in some flip flops and their favorite t-shirts. Free all-you-can-eat snacks and $0.25 sodas help keep employees’ energies high throughout the day. One of the best company sponsored events is movie madness where you can go see one of the new blockbusters in theaters during the work day.
Jabian, a management and IT consulting company, is constantly striving to integrate business and technology. They also work very hard to keep their employees happy and productive. In the first year, employees get a full month of paid time off. Another benefit the company provides, are mentoring lunches and networking activities.
Staffing company CCCi is known for taking great care of their employees. They have different compensation options, but the best part is that you get to choose which one you want—not the company. You get to choose if you’d like to be paid on their hourly, hourly plus, or salary compensation plans. Employees also receive referral bonuses if you someone you recommend gets hired. CCCi also provides its employees with unrivaled health, dental, and vision insurance plans.
Emcien, an analytics company, may not seem like it’s a fun place to work, but once you step foot in their office, you’ll realize why Emcien employees love what they do. They enjoy a work hard play hard atmosphere and are constantly taking breaks to play a game of pool. Catered lunches save employees money while providing them with quality food and giving them the opportunity to bond and strengthen their relationships with one another. Emcien workers love the company outings to bocce ball tournaments or to one of Atlanta’s excellent restaurants.