Today, Contently was named one of the best places to work in New York City by Crain’s New York Business for the second year in a row. The rankings were based on factors like company culture, benefits, charitable giving, and perks.
The list featured a diverse group of organizations, including law firms, financial companies, architectural firms, consultancies, and tech companies like ourselves. The fact that Contently has made it two years in a row, despite stiff competition, is a testament to the phenomenal employees that make up this company.
That doesn’t mean that making it here was a breeze. If you’ve ever applied for a workplace award, you know it’s not exactly easy. You have to ask the entire team to take time out of their busy schedules and—without the usual means of coercion, threats, or bribery (kidding!)—you just have to hope that they actually have nice things to say.
Part of what makes the Crain’s ranking so encouraging is that the large majority of the scoring is based on those confidential surveys. That means people said great things about working here at Contently—even when they easily could have used it as an excuse to rant.
Like any fast-growing technology company, there’s been a lot of change here at Contently. Since we last ranked on Crain’s “Best Places to Work” list, we’ve:
- More than doubled the business, growing annual revenue from seven to eight figures
- Acquired a company and opened an office in Minneapolis
- Brought on top executives and expanded our global offices
- Hired more than 50 new employees
- Promoted 18 employees
- Significantly grown our nonprofit, The Contently Foundation
- Grown Ladies@ to connect Contently’s female employees with women at technology companies across the country
- Had six employees switch career paths within the company
- Launched a content-focused internal communications program
With all this activity, I’m incredibly proud that we’ve been able to sustain a great workplace year after year. Sure, we have the cliché startup perks like snacks, dogs in the office, and trivia nights—all of which are awesome. To me, though, this ranking proves that our culture is about much more than those surface-level benefits.
Our founders have instilled key values in each new employee since day one. We encourage everyone to own their work, give to others, and truly care about one another as colleagues and people. That’s resulted in an office culture where people can feel comfortable to be themselves, do their best work, and further their careers.
As we continue to hire new employees (yes, we are hiring!), these are the type of people we’re looking for. If this sounds like it could be you, consider giving us a shout.