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  • Writer's pictureMike Hanna

10 Best Midsize Software Companies to Work For

Updated: Feb 14, 2020

2020 is here, and if you’re looking for the best software jobs, you’ve probably already considered big names like Microsoft, SAP, and Salesforce. But for some people in software sales, bigger is not always better. Many people across diverse industries enjoy the benefits of working at a midsize company—and the same is true in the software industry.

Let’s take a look at the midsize contenders on Great Place to Work’s list of the best tech companies to work for. This list was assembled by consulting 48,000 employees actively at work in tech jobs in 115 different tech companies. These employees shared their thoughts about the relative strengths and weaknesses of their company in terms of work-life balance, compensation, recognition, transparency, company culture, risk, and career development opportunities.

Here are ten highly rated midsize tech companies, as assessed by their own employees:

  • Atlassian

  • Bounce Exchange

  • CyberArk

  • eVestment

  • HireVue

  • HubSpot

  • Malwarebytes

  • Nutanix

  • Spiceworks

  • xMatters

A Closer Look at 10 Great Medium Tech Companies

Atlassian develops products for software development and project management. Every quarter, employees are given 24 hours to delve into a project of their own making, as long as it relates to the company somehow. This day-long creative venture ends in a contest to reward the winner with the best idea. Atlassian employees also enjoy daily snacks and meals, paid volunteer time, and unlimited vacation. This San Francisco based team collaboration software company has around 450 employees in the US, and over 1,000 outside.

Bounce Exchange helps online businesses turn visitors into customers through its proprietary identification software, and has worked with major retailers like Hugo Boss, Samsonite, and Forever21. Employees are not eager to bounce to a different company; they rave about some of the on-site features that make this New York software company a fun environment, like the shuffleboard and pool table in the game room—not to mention monthly massage treatments and the weekly meditation sessions. With around 200 employees in the US and overseas, this New York based engagement software is definitely keeping its employees engaged.

CyberArk specializes in cyber security, with 175 employees in the US and around 500 or so abroad. Employee reviews of CyberArk are highly laudatory, with almost 100% saying the atmosphere of company culture is great, and it provides its companies with great rewards. Employees are well fed with free snacks and meals in the office, given a comprehensive health plan that involves free shots, and flexible work hours that encourage remote work.

While some companies are all about promoting a company culture of fun and snack food,

eVestment has a long-term focus on employee happiness with its promotion of healthy lifestyle choices. This provider of cloud-based tools for investment professionals provides healthy snacks, team exercise challenges, and health perks like flu shots, cholesterol tests, and blood pressure screenings. With around 700 employees between their domestic and overseas operations, eVestment seems to have a vested interest in making sure its team stays healthy.

HireVue creates recruiting software for companies to manage their talent acquisition process—and it definitely takes care of its own employees with gym memberships, a $3,000 stipend toward professional or educational development, flexible schedules, and bi-monthly company trips to Costco to stack up on snacks. This Utah-based company has around 200 employees in the US, and 200 abroad, and has provided comprehensive, AI-driven hiring platforms to Honeywell, Intel, and Singapore Airlines.

HubSpot is a software company that has certainly made a name for itself among marketers, but employees also have many positive things to day about it. The Cambridge based tech company has the usual range of on-site perks like food and a gym, but the company culture is also geared toward flexibility and a happy work-life balance: hubspot gives unlimited vacations (yes, it’s true), provides educational reimbursement, and hosts social activities. With almost 800 US employees and almost 900 overseas, this tech company hasn’t lost sight of the friendly company culture that makes smaller workplaces great places to work in tech.

Malwarebytes’ approximately 160 employees can look forward to the annual ping pong tournament every year. But Malwarebytes encourages them to stay fit during the remaining 364 days as well, with an on-site pool and gym, office-catered snacks, meals, and smoothies, and a wellness program. Malwarebytes specializes in proactive cyber security solutions for home and business internet use, and is highly rated by both personal and enterprise clients.

Most workplace healthcare plans cover your standard range of healthcare visits and expenses, but employees at San Jose Nutanix (formerly PernixData) enjoy a health plan that covers alternative medicine like acupuncture, homeopathy, and chiropractic care. Free snacks and meals are also provided for the less-than 200 employees of this California tech company. Nutanix helps companies modernize their data centers and helps adjust their applications to the cloud; clients include JetBlue, Volkswagen, and Trek Bicycle.

Spiceworks is based in Austin, Texas, a city known for tech companies and its self-proclaimed weird culture. The intersection of the two might be found at Spiceworks, which touts itself as the one of the largest and most trusted tech marketplaces, pairing up IT professionals and brands. It’s employees enjoy company fun perks like a weekly happy hour, twice-weekly catered breakfasts, and in-office martial arts and yoga classes. The Texas based tech company has over 400 US employees and an equal number abroad.

San Ramon based xMatters creates communication software for IT teams at global businesses like Pepsico, 3M, and HSBC. With 100 US employees and almost 200 overseas, this California tech company is highly rated by employees for its annual company retreats and grants that can be used toward personal goals. It also helps that the office is well-stocked with snacks and drinks, that breakfast and lunch are provided daily, and the on-site gym can provide a great midday break.

Looking for a new job in software sales?

It’s important to keep in mind that just because a tech company seems to have a great work environment doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the right fit for you. The company business, it’s ethics, culture, and policies will all play a part in determining if a certain software company is a good match for you—not to mention other factors like starting salary and location. Working with a recruiter can help you get paired up with a job that’s the perfect fit, and most aligned with your goals. Take a look at our current job openings or contact me directly by emailing and let me know what type of work environment you’re looking for.

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