Internet Week Unveils its First-Ever List of 30 Best Places to Work in New York City Tech Industry

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From small shops Ready Set Rocket and SundaySky to powerhouses like AOL and BuzzFeed, awards honor outstanding workplaces driving New York City’s vibrant tech-based economies; Companies to be honored at November 20th luncheon.

Reflecting New York City’s standing as one of the world’s top tech cities, Internet Week today unveiled its first-ever list of the 30 Best Places to Work in New York City Tech, honoring the top companies whose workplace cultures and policies are helping to drive the city’s vibrant tech-based economy.

The 30 companies on the list, which range in size from two dozen employees to more than 3,500, were selected based on a range of criteria including hiring practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks, workplace environment and design, and diversity policies, as well as surveys completed by more than 2,000 employees at the 30 companies.

The companies recognized as the 30 Best Places to Work in NYC Tech are:

Appboy, Inc.
Avanade, Inc
Bounce Exchange
Grovo Learning
JW Player
Marathon Consulting
Paperless Post
PhotoShelter, Inc.
Ready Set Rocket
Rubicon Project
The Barbarian Group
TripleLift Inc
Unified Social

Honorees will be celebrated at the Best Places to Work in New York City Tech Luncheon on November 20th in the Great Room at The W Hotel in Union Square. The company receiving the highest overall score will receive a special award and a $2,500 gift certificate from Internet Week partner Design Within Reach. Special awards will also be presented to companies that excelled in areas such as Happiest Employees, Best Perks, Best Work/Life Balance, Best Workplace Culture, Best Small Company and Best Large Company.

The 30 Best Places to Work in New York City Tech is presented in partnership with CBRE Group, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, and submissions were evaluated by Internet Week research partner Buck Consultants LLC. To be eligible for the competition, companies must have a minimum of 20 employees working full-time in a New York office.

"New York City has become one of the world’s top tech cities, where companies are investing in both smart ideas and great workplaces to draw outstanding talent and foster extraordinary performance," said Allison Arden, Managing Director of Internet Week. "Internet Week's Best Places to Work in NY Tech list recognizes the companies setting the standard for creating cultures that allow successful companies and outstanding talent to thrive in one of the most dynamic and exciting tech communities in the world.”

“New York’s tech community is a driving force in transforming the look, feel and function of the workplace,” said Kyle Schoppmann, Head of Occupier Services for CBRE’s Tri-State Region. “CBRE is excited to recognize the industry’s leaders, along with Internet Week—and we look forward to collaborating with the tech community as their needs evolve.”

Internet Week New York 2015 will take place May 18-24. More than 45,000 people are expected to attend more than 250 panels, exhibits, screenings and parties at the Internet Week New York HQ, the nerve center of the festival at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion, and at venues across the city.

Earlier this year, Internet Week and CBRE partnered to launch "The NYC Edition of Internet Week Tech Digs," an original web series exploring the workplaces of some of the top digital companies driving New York City’s tech-based economy.

About Internet Week
Internet Week supports New York’s vibrant tech-based economy and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and global impact of technology on business, entertainment and culture. The festival highlights the innovators building the new economy and creating opportunity, while educating and empowering attendees to succeed. Internet Week New York is every week, and the festival is part of an always-on movement in support of the tech community and the industries so important to global competitiveness.

About CBRE
CBRE Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. The company has approximately 44,000 employees, and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices worldwide. In New York, CBRE has been the leader in commercial real estate for more than a quarter century, providing a comprehensive delivery platform that has become an industry benchmark. A culture of collaboration empowers our people—and our clients—with the information they need to anticipate market opportunities, gain the competitive edge and implement the best real estate strategies possible. CBRE serves the needs of technology clients in New York through industry-specific market intelligence, insight into tech companies’ unique occupancy requirements and strong advisory experience based on years of experience with some of the most outstanding names in tech.

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