Top 10 Coolest Companies to Work for in Boston


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What makes a company cool? For customers, it’s mostly about cool products and services. But when it comes to employees, a cool company is one where people take pride in working. A company that expects excellence and gives back through perks and programs that appreciate, recognize, and reward their employees. Cool companies understand that by treating their employees right, the ROI will be greater employee retention, better performance, and higher profitability. These are the top ten coolest companies to work for in Boston. Find out which other companies have received the O.C. Tanner Cool Culture Award at

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Top 10 Coolest Companies to Work for in Boston

  1. 1. top 10 coolest companies to work for in boston
  2. 2. Raytheon offers flexible scheduling, weekly paychecks,weekends off, 24 paid days off per year, and solid health andretirement plans. Located just outside Boston in Waltham,Raytheon also works with local retailers to offer employeesspecial discounts. Add that to a relaxed casual work atmospherefree from micromanagement and a milestone program thatrecognizes and rewards employees for their contributions andyou’ve got a pretty cool place to work.
  3. 3. In addition to offering a competitive benefits package, ThermoFisher Scientific prides itself in providing a work environment thatfosters teamwork, communication, and cooperation for its nearly39,000 employees. Thermo Fisher Scientific has also institutedmilestone and performance rewards programs to celebrate theindividual career achievements of employees and furtheracknowledge those whose efforts have made a difference forcustomers, co-workers, and the company.
  4. 4. TripAdvisor allows its employees the opportunity to assume new roles,rotating through teams and departments—even working from home—untilthey find the best possible fit. In addition, TripAdvisor employees enjoyexcellent compensation and a decidedly cool benefits package whichincludes comprehensive health insurance, 401K plan, pet insurance,adoption assistance, generous vacation and sick days, free catered lunches,an onsite gym, and discounts on travel.
  5. 5. Vistaprint was recognized by the Boston Globe for offering its employees a verycool and popular perk—free lunch. Every other Wednesday, two catering trucksshow up in the parking lot and dish up an all you can eat buffet of hot dogs,tacos, and Korean barbecue noodle bowls. This kind of tangible and tasty showof appreciation is just one of the many ways Vistaprint helps its employees feelappreciated and connected.
  6. 6. Analysis Group encourages and helps its employees to advance theircareers through higher education—helping them prepare and apply forbusiness schools while paying up to half of their tuition if they return towork for the company. In addition to bonuses for workers who reachtheir goals, the Boston based company also provides mentors andadvisors to help employees broaden their skills and work towardspromotions.
  7. 7. Boston Harbor Hotel offers VIP treatments to all of its employees,making these “internal guests” feel as important and appreciated as theclientele. And the free employee cafeteria overseen by the executivechef and often frequented by the General Manager, creates a sense offamily and community. An integral part of Boston Harbor Hotel’srecognition program is its monthly “Milkshake Moments” where thecompany honors employees who go above and beyond toaccommodate a guest’s request.
  8. 8. In an interview with the Globe, Chris Crowell, President and CEO ofEnterasys Networks, explained employees are the company’s greatestasset, and they are encouraged to “share ideas and collaborate at everylevel.” Their philosophy of “happy employees means happy customers” hasmade this Andover company a very cool place to work. No wonder thecompany’s employee attrition rate is less than five percent.
  9. 9. Hill Holliday, an upscale advertising and marketing firm, has a family officedynamic that makes it a cool and creative place to work. Eliminatinghierarchies and focusing on teamwork and the open exchange of ideas allowsall—including interns and juniors—to have their ideas heard in a relaxed andfriendly atmosphere. Plus, the free massages, manicures, and end of themonth parties do a lot to make employees feel valued and recognized for theirefforts at this Boston company.
  10. 10. HubSpot has garnered employee praise for providing an open andtransparent environment. A quick walk around the office and you’llsee a fridge stocked with free beer and snacks, foosball tables, x-box stations, and games galore. But the cool factor for thisCambridge company? They don’t track their employees’ hours.That means unlimited vacation. They simply ask their employeesto use good judgment.
  11. 11. ZeroTurnaround, an Estonian based company, sent several of its topperformers in the Boston office on a working vacation to Crete. Why?Because the company’s founders had always wanted to go there.They even got to sail on a pirate ship. This is the second Grecian go-around for the company, and it’s set to become an annual way torecognize and reward those employees who reach their goals. Howcool is that?
  12. 12. Visit our website to discover other companies thathave received the O.C. Tanner Cool Culture