7 Dog-Friendly Companies Hiring Now!
In honor of National Puppy Day this past Saturday, we decided to showcase these seven dog-friendly companies that are making sure their employees never have to leave their furry friends home alone all day.
And it's not only dog-owners that stand to benefit: given that the General Social Survey of 2016 found that 50 percent of respondents are consistently exhausted because of work (compared with 18 percent two decades ago), having a few cute dogs on staff couldn't hurt.
Numerous studies have shown that dogs can relieve our stress and enhance our mood; plus, in an age where we struggle to disconnect from our phones and computers, dogs can help us feel more social and connected.
So take a look at these companies and their open roles - you just might find yourself (and your dog) the job of your dreams!
What They Do: Philo is a small, ambitious startup building the future of television. Their product lets you watch your favorite shows on all the devices you care about, with intelligent search, insightful discovery, and effortless sharing.
Why We Like Them: Philo is a people-first company, and they believe that a diverse set of voices and perspectives is key to building the best product for their customers.
- Full health, dental and vision coverage
- Flexible working hours
- Generous paid parental leave
- Unlimited paid time off for vacation and sick leave
- $2000 annual vacation bonus
- $5000 annually for professional development and educational assistance
- $500 "TV stipend" for new employees to upgrade their home watching setup
Meet Boomer, uShip's "Chief Executive Pawfficer"
Learn More About uShip's puppy culture here.
What They Do: uShip.com is the world's first and largest shipping marketplace. They're "an Internet company focused on solving a real-world problem and having loads (pun intended) of fun along the way."
Why We Like Them: In their words, "Located across from downtown Austin, Texas, we're proud to say that we do our share to 'Keep Austin Weird.' We welcome diversity in all its forms, and believe we're better collaborators, strategizers, and thinkers because of it."
- Paid holidays and open vacation policy
- 100% paid maternity and paternity leave
- 100% paid medical, dental, and life insurance available for employee only
- Flexible spending/health savings accounts available, including dependent care
- Maternity Suite
- 401(k) with a generous company match
- Stock options
- uShip shipping credit
- Pet insurance
- Free parking or "green" commute credits
- Corporate discounts on gym memberships, hotels, and more
- In-house chef and free daily lunches
- & More!
Meet more of the dogs of Intent here.
What They Do: Intent uses predictive analytics to help travel brands maximize revenue per visitor. Sophisticated machine learning capabilities — trained and fine tuned for years — enable them to serve ads and conversion-boosting user experiences based on a unique understanding of where a given user is in the shopping journey.
Why We Like Them: Named one of Crain's top 100 places to work in NYC for 7 years running, Intent is "building the company we've always wanted to work for — one that's open, human and collaborative, where very smart people come together to share ideas and get things done."
- Unlimited Vacation - There's no cap on the amount of leave you can take, but they suggest you take at least three-weeks per year
- Learning Budget - They'll reimburse you up to $2,000 towards the cost of any courses, seminars, or books you need.
- Citi Bike Membership
- Sherpaa - Message, talk, or video chat with one of Sherpaa's doctors anytime from anywhere.
- Stock Options
- Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance
- 16 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregiver and an onsite New Mother's room
- 401(k) Retirement Plan
- Employee Assistance Program
- & More!
Meet Ash, a key member of the Alloy Team: https://alloy.co/team/
What They Do: Alloy is the smart identity solution for the financial services industry. They help companies in financial services and other regulated industries safely onboard more "good" customers without introducing any additional fraud into their systems.
Why We Like Them: They're building and growing their thirteen-person team and are actively seeking to "diversify in terms of people, thought, and perspective." And, as the fourteenth member of their team, you'll have the opportunity to make your own mark on the culture (in their words, "you can help us set the agenda for what benefits we do and don't offer").
- Health and dental benefits for you and your family
- Very flexible work hours and work from home options
- Relocation pay - if you need to move to NYC, we'll pay to make it happen
- Open vacation policy, and we actually mean it. Take some time off!
- Generous family leave options and support in returning to work
- & More!
Long weekend coming up AND a dog-friendly office? That really gives us the best #FridayFeeling https://t.co/R4farEIPtk— Justworks (@Justworks)1498832214.0
What They Do: Justworks is the simplest way for growing businesses to pay people and offer rich benefits. Their comprehensive platform automates benefits, payroll, HR and government paperwork.
Why We Like Them: Justworks' vision is for all identities, backgrounds, and expressions to be represented in the workplace. They're building the foundation for long-term success and intend to cultivate a safe, collaborative and inclusive space and company culture. And they want you to be you.
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage
- Unlimited snacks
- Save on commuter benefits,
- Free CitiBike membership and discounted access to NY Health & Racquet Club and NYSC
- Monthly learning and development opportunities
- & More!
What They Do: PAX Labs is an award-winning consumer technology brand that supports responsible, adult use of cannabis. Their products represent the gold standard in product quality and they aim to move the space beyond unfortunate stereotypes of cannabis users.
Why We Like Them: The PAX Labs team is building a brand that they and their families can be proud of which includes an internal culture of respect, empathy, and accountability.
- Competitive compensation, equity & bi-annual performance reviews
- Fully funded comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
- 401K plan
- Parental Leave
- Monthly wellness reimbursement
- Cell Phone reimbursement
- Employee Purchase Program for discounted PAX devices
- Weekly catered lunch, endless snacks, and beverages
What They Do: Cisco Meraki creates 100% cloud managed IT that simply works.
Why We Like Them: They believe that healthy employees are happy employees, and they prioritize their employees' well-being by providing great benefits.
- Daily catered lunch that's delicious, gourmet, and free
- Kitchens stocked with healthy (and unhealthy) snacks
- Onsite gym with weekly fitness and yoga classes
- Weekly farmer's market produce delivery
- Cycling and climbing clubs
- Paid time off to volunteer and give back to the community
- Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance (and matching 401k for your financial health)
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Heidi Sager loves math, but she also loves working with people.
She always has, which is why she enjoyed her part-time job working at the IT department of the University of Colorado while she was studying electrical engineering. (She'd started in computer science, but explains that it "wasn't for her" and switched her major.) She helped students and professors with word processors, basic programming, and software checkout, and took a full-time job after graduation as a UNIX system administrator.
Working at Relativity—the global tech company that equips legal and compliance professionals with a powerful data-organizing and discovery platform—looked different in 2020. The highly collaborative environment of their Chicago headquarters transitioned to a virtual setting, and just like companies around the country, Relativity adapted their goals and major projects to a completely remote environment.
Diversity Reboot 2021: The One Hundred Day Kickoff<p><strong>When</strong>: February 1-5, 2021</p><p><strong>Where</strong>: Virtual</p><p><strong>Price to register:</strong> Free!</p><p><strong>Where to register: </strong><a href="https://summit.powertofly.com/" target="_blank">Here</a></p><p>We had to include our own Diversity Reboot on our list of the best diversity and inclusion events to attend in 2021 because we know firsthand how the quality of 100+ expert speakers, the enthusiasm of 10,000 participants, and the cutting-edge tech that enables meaningful virtual networking and job fairs combine to create a truly epic five-day experience. This year, the theme 100 Day Kickoff harnesses the energy of the new government's first 100 days in office to help jump-start personal and professional plans to build more diverse and inclusive workplaces. </p><p>Following the February summit, we'll have a monthly series of smaller virtual summits on topics spanning everything from returnships to LGBTQ+ advocacy, so be sure to stay tuned for updates!<br></p>
The Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2021<p><strong>When</strong>: February 3-4, 2021</p><p><strong>Where</strong>: Virtual</p><p><strong>Price to register:</strong> Free</p><p><strong>Where to register:</strong> <a href="https://www.hr.com/en/webcasts_events/virtual_events/upcoming_virtual_events/the-future-of-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-2021_kcxf8glq.html#detail" target="_blank">Here</a></p><p>This virtual conference put on by HR.com focuses on how social movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter have pushed DEI at work beyond legal compliance and into a major factor of any company or brand's culture, employee engagement, and performance. Topics include how to uncover and resolve pay gaps across your team and hire top-level diverse talent.</p>
Workplace Revolution: From Talk to Collective Action<p><strong>When</strong>: March 8-12, 2021</p><p><strong>Where</strong>: Virtual</p><p><strong>Price to register: </strong>$820</p><p><strong>Where to register:</strong> <a href="https://cvent.me/ZQ4BbE" target="_blank">Here</a></p><p>The Forum on Workplace Inclusion's 33rd annual conference includes 12 session tracks, from DEI Strategy to Social Responsibility, along with 59 workshops and daily networking sessions. This year's theme focuses on one question: "What will it take to start a workplace revolution that moves us from talk to action?"</p>
Diversity: How Employers Can Match Words With Deeds<p><strong>When</strong><strong>: </strong>May 19, 2021</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> Virtual</p><p><strong>Price to register</strong><strong>: </strong>Early bird registration is $49 and general admission is $149</p><p><strong>Where to register:</strong> <a href="https://hopin.com/events/may-virtual-conference-diversity-how-employers-can-match-words-with-deeds" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Here</a></p><p>From Day One is hosting monthly conferences in 2021 focused on different ways for companies to foster strong relationships with their customers, communities, and employees. May's half-day virtual event is focused specifically on how companies can make diversity promises that don't fall flat and features workshops, panels, and a fireside chat.</p>
Hire with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion<p><strong>When:</strong> August 18, 2021</p><p><strong>Where: </strong>Virtual</p><p><strong>Price to register: </strong>$195</p><p><strong>Where to register:</strong> <a href="https://www.hci.org/conferences/2021-virtual-conference-hire-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-august-18-2021" target="_blank">Here</a></p><p>This conference put on by the Human Capital Institute is one of 12 virtual conferences that HCI has planned for 2021. This one focuses on fair and inclusive talent acquisition, including how to attract diverse talent, implement inclusive hiring practices, and addressing bias in employee selection. Other conferences will focus on optimizing talent strategy, engaging employees, and developing your workforce.</p>
Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration 2021<p><strong>When:</strong> September 26-29, 2021</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> Virtual, broadcast from Chicago, Illinois</p><p><strong>Price to register:</strong> Was $799 for regular access to the virtual conference in 2020; 2021 pricing hasn't yet been announced</p><p><strong>Where to register:</strong> <a href="https://ghc.anitab.org/attend/registration/" target="_blank">Here</a>, though 2021 registration wasn't live at the time of writing</p><p>Grace Hopper might be the best-known conference for women in tech. Through keynote presentations, networking sessions, job fairs, and community-building activities, vGHC reached over 30,000 women for their 2020 conference and are expecting even more in 2021! While not a conference focused exclusively on diversity and inclusion, many speakers plan to focus their talks on creating environments for women to thrive in the male-dominated tech field.</p>
Inclusion 2021<p><strong>When:</strong> October 25-27, 2021</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> Virtual and in person in Austin, Texas as of now</p><p><strong>Price to register:</strong> Hasn't yet been announced</p><p><strong>Where to register: </strong><a href="https://conferences.shrm.org/inclusion" target="_blank">Here</a>, though 2021 registration wasn't live at the time of writing</p><p>The Society for Human Resource Management's biggest conference of the year saw 1,200 DEI leaders participate last year; SHRM hopes to see even more come to learn, be inspired, and to walk away with a playbook of implementable strategies to create truly inclusive workplace cultures.</p>
AfroTech 2021<p><strong></strong><strong>When:</strong> November 8-13, 2021</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> Virtual</p><p><strong>Price to register:</strong> Early bird pricing is $149 for individuals and $249 for corporate attendees; regular pricing hasn't yet been announced</p><p><strong>Where to register:</strong> <a href="https://experience.afrotech.com/" target="_blank">Here</a></p><p>AfroTech is a conference hosted by Blavity, a tech media platform for Black millennials. It focuses on emerging tech trends, connecting Black talent with top tech recruiters, and providing networking and educational opportunities, with an overall goal of building a strong Black tech community. Over 10,000 people participated in 2020. While the conference isn't focused specifically on DEI, its main audience of Black tech talent is an important one to understand and to engage at work and beyond, and several speakers plan to focus on issues of race and inclusion at work. </p>
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