In Raleigh’s lively and diverse tech scene, talented developers can work for industry stalwarts like Cisco Systems, SAS, and IBM, innovative software companies like “Fortnite” creators Epic Games, or fast-growing startups like Republic Wireless, PrecisionHawk, and Constellation Digital Partners.
With these disruptive companies and a wealth of employee talent coming from local universities, it’s no wonder that many see the Triangle area of North Carolina as the next big tech hub.
Even with the coronavirus pandemic accelerating the move toward remote work, the human connection with fellow employees – and a workplace’s community – are still important factors when choosing your next gig.
But, with so many choices, where should a tech worker apply for a job in the Raleigh area?
We used two reputable sources – the Triangle Business Journal and Glassdoor – to curate a balanced list of the 10 best tech companies to work for in Raleigh, NC.
To be eligible for our list, a Raleigh-area tech company needed to be listed in the Triangle Business Journal’s Best Places to Work Awards for either 2019 or 2020. It also had to have at least five employee reviews on Glassdoor.
We ranked the tech and software companies that have been awarded by the Triangle Business Journal for two years running above the others, but the rankings are otherwise listed by highest Glassdoor ratings for Raleigh-area office locations at the time of this writing.
Read on to see where you should land your next tech job in the Triangle area of North Carolina.
Providing automated digital advertising services for businesses in industries like real estate, mortgage, insurance, and financial services, Adwerx is a fasting-growing company based in Durham’s historic American Tobacco Campus. In addition to ranking highly in the Triangle Business Journal’s Best Places to Work employee surveys for two years running, Adwerx offers a fully paid medical/dental/vision plan, company-paid parking, a matching 401(k), and the freedom to work remotely.
2. Kevel (Formerly Adzerk)
Though you can probably see why Kevel recently changed its name from Adzerk based on our first company listed, its technology allows businesses to build their own custom ad platforms using APIs. Kevel has its own “Employee Bill of Rights,” which employees say is actually followed, and the company also grants unlimited paid vacation and the option to work remotely with flexible hours.
Austin, TX (Office in Raleigh, NC)
Abrigo offers enterprise risk management software for financial institutions, and includes “love for others” among its core values. Employees receive a number of benefits, including unlimited PTO, flex schedules, employee-started wine clubs, a wellness reimbursement plan, and annual onsite biometric screening.
Founded in 2013 by former employees of Google, Rally, Cisco, and Red Hat, Pendo offers a cloud platform that helps enterprise product teams capture usage data and user feedback. Some of the company’s employee benefits include weekly catered lunches and game nights, an open vacation policy, and 100% health benefits for employees and their families.
InspectionXpert’s software simplifies inspection processes for companies in the precision manufacturing industry and associated supply chains. Employees have raved on Glassdoor about their company’s close-knit and talented team, as well as its excellent rapport with customers.
Benefits at InspectionXpert include company-paid medical, dental and vision plans (100% for employees and 50% for dependents), matching 401(k), 15 PTO days, 13 paid holidays, three paid personal volunteer days, and one three-day weekend per month.
Connecting businesses with qualified leads in the e-commerce industry, Etailinsights has created a powerful platform for shopping cart providers, logistics and delivery companies, and marketing agencies, to name a few. The small, Cary-based company has been lauded by employees on Glassdoor for its laid-back yet hard-working culture.
Charlotte, NC (Office in Cary, NC)
On the market for more than a decade and now a Q2 company, PrecisionLender’s software reveals actionable insights to bankers as they price and structure deals for their clients. The tech company has taken an Equal Pay Pledge, contributes 3% of base salaries to 401Ks, and offers eight weeks of flexible PTO.
Launched in 2004, Teamworks is a project management, help desk, and team-messaging software for university and professional athletic teams as well as organizations. Among the company’s many benefits are unlimited PTO and three months paid parental leave for new moms, as well as two weeks off for new dads.
Bandwidth is an established Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) company that allows app developers to embed voice, messaging, and 911 access within their apps. The company covers 100% of medical and dental, provides 90-minute workout lunches paired with a gym membership, and institutes an email embargo during PTO so that employees can actually enjoy their vacations.
10. Infinia ML
Infinia ML is a fast-growing machine learning company that helps clients analyze text documents to extract relevant data, as well as audit their own machine learning models. The company’s perks include Yoga Wednesdays, a well-stocked kitchen, and a Fitbit program with incentives for being active. It also offers an employee education stipend for continued learning and time for employees to explore their own research interests.
We wish you luck in finding the best Raleigh tech company for you. If you’re considering moving to Raleigh for a new job, check out the following resources for help with your relocation.
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