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How These Companies Are Preventing Burnout in the City That Never Sleeps

12 Companies Hiring Now!

A 2018 study found that 1 in 5 highly engaged employees is at risk of burnout. And the General Social Survey of 2016 (a nationwide survey that tracks the attitudes and behaviors of American society) found that 50 percent of respondents are consistently exhausted because of work, compared with 18 percent two decades ago.

If these are the numbers for the U.S. as a whole, imagine the numbers of New York City... a microcosm of highly competitive, ambitious workers who on top of working long days have an average one-way commute time of 41.2 minutes.

Several years ago, I had a very low-stress summer internship in New York. Two months' worth of AM commutes on the F train, pinned against my fellow passengers, were enough to convince me that people's stress was just as transmittable as their sweat... I'd arrive to work, sticky and exhausted, as if even my commute was some sort of competition.

None of this is to knock the charm of living in the city that never sleeps, but it's no secret that maintaining some semblance of work-life balance in New York can be challenging. These 12 companies know how important it is to make sure highly-engaged employees want to stick around for the long-haul... and they're offering these cool perks to help make sure their employees stay well-rested, healthy, and happy. Because self-care beats burnout any day!

Find Puppy Love at Alloy

This small but growing NYC startup is shaking up the financial services industry... and stodgy office culture that says you've gotta leave your furry family members at home!

This dog-friendly office is sure to keep you smiling (dogs really do make us happier and reduce stress -- it's science!)

Alloy also offers other great benefits like health and dental benefits for you and your family, very flexible work hours and work from home options, relocation pay, an open vacation policy (seriously), and generous family leave options and support in returning to work.

Check out their open NYC jobs here!

Never Go Hungry at Cardflight

Salty snacks

Cardflight keeps their pantry fully stocked with unlimited snacks - healthy and unhealthy - to fuel you through crunch time. They also offer weekly team lunches.

Other great benefits include fully covered medical, vision and dental plans, a liberal vacation policy, and a budget for continual learning.

Check out their open NYC roles here!

Make Your Schedule Work For You at Mastercard

Flexible schedule written on a calendar.

Mastercard believes that "results, not hours, count. Our workplace allows the kind of scheduling flexibility that helps balance work demands with personal responsibilities."

Find the right balance between work and personal responsibilities by managing your own schedule. Mastercard also encourages employees to stay refreshed and fulfilled by offering a volunteer incentives program and education assistance.

Other benefits include family care resources, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, and more.

Check out their open NYC roles here!

Take a Break at PwC

PwC offers a number of potential flexible-working arrangements, including career breaks, so you have the option to take time off to do whatever you want/need to do and then return to work... perfect for when you really need some time to step back and hit the reset button.

They also offer a wide variety of additional benefits, covering everything from firm-wide holidays (so you can properly unwind without the stress of wondering what you're missing at the office) to student loan assistance!

See their open NYC roles here!

Always Be Supported at Bloomberg

Bloomberg believes in supporting your health, wellbeing, and financial security - when and where it's convenient for you. Their health care coverage is competitive, with minimal out-of-pocket expense to their employees. Employees in the New York and New Jersey offices also have access to healthcare providers on-site five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, Bloomberg provides a generous retirement savings plan, a variety of family and life programs/resources, as well as solutions to support the behavioral and mental wellbeing of all their employees.

Check out their open NYC roles here!

Work Your Mind - and Body - at Dow Jones

Dow Jones offers an onsite gym... because having to travel all the way to the gym after work is the perfect excuse to skip it. (And, if you have kids you can take advantage of their onsite daycare as well.)

Check out all their open NYC roles here!

Enjoy (True) Unlimited Vacation at Better Mortgage

In their words, "Life/work, not work/life - all work and no play is a recipe for a breakdown. So we give our team members unlimited time off."
To be honest, Better Mortgage is a bit of an overachiever when it comes to perks and benefits. They also offer fully funded health, dental, and vision benefits; up to 20 weeks paid parental leave; and free lunch, dinner, and snacks ("because hungry employees aren't happy employees")... among other things.
Check out their open NYC roles here!

Never Miss a Show at TodayTix

What better way to avoid burnout than with some free entertainment? After all, the best way to forget about the stress in your own life is to spend an hour focusing on someone else's!

TodayTix brings its employees the gift of theater with complimentary tickets and discount codes to a number of live events!

Oh, and they also offer unlimited paid vacation days (with an ideal minimum of 4+ weeks)... And a 401K with up to 4% employer matching; health, vision, and dental insurance; pre-tax commuter and childcare benefits, weekly company lunches, gym reimbursement and more! (Another overachiever...)

Check out their open NYC roles here!

Catch Some Zzz's at Casper

Based in the city that never sleeps, Casper is all about making sure their customers - and their employees - are extremely well rested.
That's why they give all their employees a top-of-the-line bed set (mattress, sheets, and pillows) to ensure they get the best sleep of their lives. And they even offer paid incentives for employees to sleep more!
They also offer other great benefits like health incentives, unlimited PTO, and bi-weekly catered lunches.

Check out their open NYC jobs here!

Spin Away Your Stress at Peloton

Peloton's NYC Studio

Peloton is more than a bike.

This is a company that is pioneering technology that shapes lives and creates connections.

When you join Peloton, you get the opportunity to work alongside the most creative and innovative minds in the field. A few of the benefits and perks of working here are a 401k plan with a 4% match, $100 a month towards your student loans, $100 a month towards a college savings plan; Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, discounted bikes for you and your friends/family, a complimentary digital subscription service, a great work-life balance.

See their open NYC roles here!

Never Stop Learning at Flatiron Health

One of the best ways to keep employees engaged is to make sure they're always learning and developing their skills... nothing demotivates a highly capable employee like feeling there's no room for growth!

That's why Flatiron invests in their people, offering career and personal development through Flatiron University.

Check out their open jobs here!

Swap the Subway for a Citi Bike at Intent

Intent uses predictive analytics to help travel brands maximize revenue per visitor.... and they use awesome perks and benefits to keep their employees happy.

In fairness, a free Citi Bike membership is just a blip on the radar when compared to the rest of these impressive benefits, but Intent offers just about every benefit mentioned so far on this list, so we decided to save the best for last.

They offer:

  1. Unlimited Vacation - Yup, that's right. UNLIMITED. There's no cap on the amount of leave you can take, but we suggest you take at least three-weeks per year.
  2. Learning Budget - Always. Be. Learning. They'll reimburse you up to $2,000 towards the cost of any courses, seminars, or books you need.
  3. A beautiful, dog-friendly office in SoHo with plenty of natural light
  4. Company sponsored social events and a kitchen fully stocked with drinks and snacks
  5. Citi Bike Membership - You'll never forget how to ride a bike! Sign up for an annual Citi Bike membership as another resource to get around the city.
  6. Fond - A perks and discount program for all Intent employees. Never buy full-price movie tickets again!
  7. Sherpaa - Message, talk, or video chat with one of Sherpaa's doctors anytime from anywhere. It's a game-changer.
  8. Stock Options - We want all of our employees to feel like a part of the company, so we literally give you a part of the company.
  9. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance
  10. 16 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregiver and an onsite New Mother's room
  11. 401(k) Retirement Plan - We partner with TransAmerica Retirement Solutions to provide a 401(k) plan that allows you to save for your future.
  12. Employee Assistance Program - Our EAP is available to you and your loved ones at all times for any work- or personal-related issues that may come up in your life.

It's no wonder they've been included on the Crain's top 100 places to work in NYC list for seven years running!

Check out their open NYC roles here!


What benefits do you think are best for preventing burnout? Let us know @PowerToFly.


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7 Women in Software Engineering Share Their Experiences

A Look At The Challenges They've Faced & How Their Companies Support Them

We know that the ratio of women to men in software engineering is overwhelmingly low. Scroll through just about any company's roster on Linkedin and see for yourself. It's depressing.

If you're not in the mood to engage in that little experiment, just check out this PwC study that found that only 15% of employees in STEM roles in the U.K. are women, and that women hold a mere 5% of leadership roles in the tech sector.

However, we also know that diversity is the top priority for 78% of talent leaders. This is good news for us, because our goal at PowerToFly is to close these gender gaps as quickly as possible - and the more companies that get on board, the faster we can do that.

We partner with companies that are not only committed to diversity and inclusion, but to fostering a sense of belonging for underrepresented candidates once they accept job offers.

In the meantime, we know that the struggle for many women and other minorities in tech is still real, and that being a woman in this male-dominated industry is no cake walk. That's why we invited women engineers at some of our partner companies to share their experiences in their own words.

They shared some of the biggest challenges they've faced as women in tech and how they overcame them, as well as why they feel supported and enjoy working at their current companies.

We hope reading about these experiences will make other women in software engineering realize they're not alone in the challenges they're facing, and that there are lots of companies making strides to better support women in tech. We also hope that reading this will inspire more companies to follow suit, especially given that women leave the tech industry at twice the rate of men.

Hats off to these 7 women and to the companies that support their work:

What's the coolest thing Promptworks does to support women engineers?

"One of my favorite things about Promptworks is how all the female engineers support each other. Having an amazing group of colleagues to lean on, vent to, and seek advice from has been vital to me. As soon as I joined the engineering team, I felt immediately part of this amazing family of women who also have my back."

—M.K., Software Engineer at Promptworks

Want to join Promptworks' team of Women Engineers?
They're hiring!

More about PromptWorks:
Promptworks builds custom software for companies by creating amazing technologies that help achieve their vision.

Benefits include:
Monthly work-from-home flexibility, Collegial atmosphere with family-style lunch twice a week on us, ergonomic work stations including seated & standing pair programming stations, 100% company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) plan with company matching and more!

Why did you choose to work at Yelp?

"The best thing about Yelp is the culture. I had an amazing interview process which reflected how much Yelp values their employees. Once I got through, I received a welcome card from my team and AWE group and I still feel very loved at Yelp. Also, I love the people! They are very smart and innovative and Yelp gives us all the freedom to vent out our creativity."

—Supriya, Backend Engineer at Yelp.

Want to join Yelp's team of Women Engineers?
They're hiring!

More about Yelp:
Yelp engineering culture is driven by our values: we're a cooperative team that values individual authenticity and encourages "unboring" solutions to problems.

Benefits include:
Medical, dental, and vision insurance - 100% covered for Yelp employees, 401k program with company match, parental program: Bright Horizons, mother's rooms, paid baby bonding leave, well being and stress management resources, and more!

What's the biggest challenge you've faced at Ubiquity6 and how did you overcome it?

"One of the personal challenges I've dealt with at Ubiquity6 is imposter syndrome, which was definitely amplified by working with so many incredible engineers. Thankfully, my team is really supportive and I have been able to take ownership over some important projects. The combination of getting great constructive feedback while framing my mindset towards improvement has really helped build my confidence as an engineer."

—Robyn, Software Engineer at Ubiquity6

Want to join Ubiquity6's team of Women Engineers?
They're hiring!

More about Ubiquity6:
Ubiquity6 works with the design, infrastructure, and game engine teams to help guide the user through complex workflows involving spatial mapping, dynamic code loading, and game engine orchestration. Their challenge is to tie together all the different pieces of technology in a way that feels seamless to the end user.

Benefits include:
Generous PTO, flexible work hours, work-from-home, remote positions, medical and dental benefits including family coverage, and more!

What's the coolest thing Verisign does to support women engineers?

"Verisign has been extremely warm and welcoming. Your opinions and ideas are heard irrespective your gender and position in the company. Verisign has a Women in Technology group which organizes monthly workshops and seminars, encouraging women to participate and demonstrate their skills. It is attended by the entire company and not just women. The company is full of empowering women who constantly motivate you to break the stereotypes and fulfill your passion."

—Shreyashi, Software Engineer at Verisign

Want to join Verisign's team of Women Engineers?
They're hiring!

More about Verisign:
Verisign, a leader in domain names and internet infrastructure, enables internet navigation for many of the world's most recognized domain names.

Benefits include:
Medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, traditional and Roth 401(k) with company match, basic life insurance, optional life insurance for employee, spouse or child(ren), home and auto insurance and more!

What’s one of the most impactful things One Medical does for women engineers?

"I recently attended a fireside chat with Sheryl Sandberg who pointed out that while there are increasing programs aimed at bringing women into technical roles, there aren't as many women being promoted. One of the most impactful things I see that One Medical does is actually hire and promote female engineers into both senior engineering roles and engineering management roles. Not only are they being promoted, but there is noticeable support before, during, and after the promotion. Growth and learning is a big part of the culture here, and I am excited to take part in such a fulfilling company."

—Vanessa, Data Engineer at One Medical

Want to join One Medical's team of Women Engineers?
They're hiring!

More about One Medical:
One Medical builds amazing end-to-end solutions to connect patients and our care team in new and innovative ways.highly collaborative environment, not only will you be partnering with designers and product managers, you'll also be sitting shoulder to shoulder with the doctors and nurses who deliver care daily to One Medical patients.

Benefits include:
Top-notch dental, vision, and health insurance, paid parental leave, PTO, paid holidays, and sabbatical at 5 and 10 years
401K Match, One Medical membership for you and your family and more!

What's the coolest thing Fair does to support women engineers?

"Gender equity is a big thing at Fair. I once received a Fair-branded jacket that didn't quite fit right in the sleeves and waist. I tried to return it, but my boss wouldn't hear of it, citing Susan Fowler's leather jacket incident. Fair immediately offered to cover the jacket alteration costs for myself and other women in the company. I'm grateful to work at a place that values and includes its female employees as much as Fair does."

—Michelle, Lead Software Engineer at Fair.

Want to join Fair's team of Women Engineers?
They're hiring!

More about Fair:
Fair is looking for highly motivated engineers interested in delivering the next level of innovation to product search and discovery at Fair. You'll be designing and implementing new search features and the systems behind them, including the integration of natural language processing, heuristics, and machine learning systems used to generate and rank search results. You'll work with microservices on AWS, multiple languages, and a great engineering team with a fun culture.

Benefits include:
Equity incentives, 100% coverage of medical, vision and dental premiums for employees and their families, 100% paid parental leave for 4 months, 401(k) retirement plans and free lunch 5 days a week for every employee and more!

In moments of self-doubt or adversity, how do you build yourself back up?

"Coming from coding school, my background was not in computer science nor did I graduate from college with a degree in engineering, so it has always been a bit of a struggle to build myself up. I remind myself that everyone is going through a learning process. I have spoken to my mentor about having imposter syndrome when I first started working at Yelp. He let me know that even he has moments of imposter syndrome. It is easier to relate to somebody when you hear that they are going through the same struggles as you and it's a good reminder that nobody is here to judge you. I think it's great that even when you mess up you don't have to be worried about getting fired. Yelp has a very supportive environment. In times of adversity I try to calm myself down and realize that everyone makes mistakes and tries to learn from them to be better."

—Julie, Full Stack Engineer at Yelp.

Scroll up or click here to learn more about Yelp & how to join their team.


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