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 Smashing Boxes, Republic Wireless, and Infinia ML.
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.
But, with so many choices, where should a tech worker apply for a job?
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 2018 or 2017. It also had to have at least 10 employee reviews on Glassdoor, with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 or greater.
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 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.
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 percent health benefits for employees and their families.
inMotionNow provides project management software that allows marketing teams to better navigate the workflows of content production and marketing campaigns. Around since 1999, the company boasts a 90 percent retention rate due to its culture of transparency, personal growth, and collaboration.
3. Red Hat
Now one of the Triangle area’s largest tech employers, Red Hat has come a long way since its launch in 1993, offering a range of enterprise open-source software solutions. In many cases, employees get the flexibility to work remotely, and the company has an entire week – Red Hat Week – celebrating its brand, culture, and people.
Charlotte, NC (Office in Cary, NC)
On the market for a decade, 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 percent of base salaries to 401Ks, and offers 8 weeks of flexible paid time off (PTO).
Automated Insights makes natural language generation software that turns big data into readable narratives, making it easy to quickly produce millions of personalized reports and articles. Started in 2007, the software company provides its employees with free lunch, “take-it-when-you-need-it” vacation days, and free health, dental, and vision.
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.
Charlotte, NC (Office in Cary, NC)
Investor Management Services (IMS) allows commercial real estate firms to better manage their investors’ experiences by using performance dashboards, document dissemination, and a centralized location for new offerings. Employees receive a robust benefits package that includes unlimited PTO, weekly lunches, local craft beer, an onsite gym, and Ping-Pong tournaments.
San Francisco, CA (Office in Raleigh, NC)
WalkMe developed a Digital Adoption Platform (DAP) that helps users of other web-based platforms better navigate those services and provide feedback to the product teams. The company grants many opportunities for well-deserved breaks throughout the day, offering music jam rooms, PlayStations, and arcade basketball, as well as subsidized lunches and fully stocked kitchens.
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 percent 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.
Part of the Cision family of brands, iContact has offered an email automation and marketing platform for small-to-medium-sized businesses since 2003. The company has a range of employee benefits, including medical, dental, and vision, flexible PTO and work arrangements, and a gym in its building.
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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