If you’re a young professional on the prowl for your next career move, Philadelphia has some pretty alluring options. The city has become a hotbed of tech for the east coast, including some of the fastest growing e-commerce and marketing/branding companies out there, as well as innovators in beer, fantastic coffee, and investment. The coolest companies have a great company culture with employee benefit programs, competitive salaries, and room for advancement and growth — so prepare your resumes, job hunters, here is our list of the coolest employers in Philadelphia.
With clients like Ferrari and Nike, 160over90 has quickly established itself as one of Philly’s boldest and fastest growing advertising firms. The company certainly works its creatives hard to create such killer content, but the employees say that makes it like one big, hard-working family — and that there’s plenty of room to advance if you’re willing to take risks and put in the time. Employees who work after 8pm are given free dinner, staff can take volunteer service leave, and the dress code is pretty lax. Salaries are on par with average, but employees report that those who work hard are rewarded. So be prepared to be an active, contributing member of the team, and you can be a part of this Philly firm’s rapid rise to the top of your field.
If you’re looking to join a Fortune500 rising star, AmerisourceBergen was number 16 in 2015 and currently handles around 30% of the world’s pharmaceutical needs… and that’s not a level of success built on the backs of unhappy employees. The staff at all levels in Philly are offered a dry cleaning service, fitness classes, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, and benefits are competitive — as are the salaries. With so many levels of employees (16,000 with 900 local in Philadelphia), pay ranges pretty widely, but the staff seems pretty darn happy with their environment and lifestyle.
At Fame House, the cool factor is pretty off the charts — they’re heading up digital marketing campaigns for the likes of Maroon 5, Eminem, and Pearl Jam through branding, social marketing, website development, online advertising and e-commerce. If you’re not interested in outside-of-the-box innovation or staff Mario Kart tournaments, don’t bother applying because this House is certainly excited about radical creativity. Employees report that the health and dental plans are fantastic, there is flexibility to work from home if needed, and salaries are fairly competitive with plenty of room for growth for those who are willing to put in the energy. So if you want to go places in the music industry, bring your best digital marketing ideas and apply.
This boutique real estate advisory and brokerage company has been spearheading Philly’s rapid development and retail market. They are charged with finding just the right kinds of business to fill storefront spaces and buildings, curating the feel of each neighborhood carefully and matching business with newly trending spots. It’s a small staff, with only 26 employees — and their jobs page says they “love hearing from and meeting with interesting individuals that are juuuuust a bit off” It also says that they provide unlimited snacks. So there’s that.
The office walls are orange, you can work from your laptop on a big, plush couch, and the lucky staffers get a stock-option plan, flexible scheduling, unlimited vacation, and 100 percent company-paid health insurance. This start-up has been expanding rapidly, and rightly so — it’s founders created a platform that helps busy companies analyze data to make better decisions, faster. Its employees are tech geeks with a passion for data, so if this sort of environment sounds appealing, check them out.
Over the past year Curalate has grown 75% and scored a big success in creating Instagram’s new “Like2Buy” option, so they’re definitely worth checking out if you’re moving to Philadelphia. Social media experts and innovative marketers only, please — they’re working with big names like Gap, Urban Outfitters, and Martha Stewart Living. With a small, young staff, employees report that they have a ton of fun and become close friends with their fellow staff. So if you like sending funny memes to your coworkers and whipping up a GIF before you’ve finished your coffee, all while working hard to build this rapidly growing company, have a look and their openings. At the rate, they’re growing you’re bound to find something.
Good luck on the hunt to find a job in Philadelphia — this city is full of great options.