From the Mexic-Arte Museum’s end-of-October Viva la Vida Parade and Festival until Ballet Austin dusts off the Nutcracker, Austinites can pack in as much outdoor activity as possible while the temperate season lasts.
It may be time to hike Ink Lake State Park or hit some Hill Country wineries. It may also be time to visit some new options with regards to your career. While hiring seems to be cooling with the seasons, these featured companies are still scaling, building out their teams and offering competitive perks to attract and retain talent. Learn more about the benefits, the opportunities for growth and the missions that inspire these Austin-based tech companies below.
What they do: A retail provider of alternative health and wellness modalities, Restore Hyper Wellness offers clients treatments like red light saunas, IV drip therapy and intramuscular shots at retail locations throughout the U.S.
- Wellness perks including a fitness reimbursements, free treatments and discounts from partners
- Paid volunteer opportunities
- Mental health benefits, including five counseling sessions a year through LifeWorks
- Health, dental and vision benefits — including a medical flexible spending account
Hale and Healthy Growth: Last December, Restore announced plans to open a new location every four days after a $140 million funding round led by growth equity firm General Atlantic.
“The democratization of wellness is long overdue. Better outcomes and options should not be reserved solely for the affluent,” Co-Founder and CEO Jim Donnelly said in a press release. “We take great pride in making Restore accessible to every walk of life. In return, our avid customers have become great brand ambassadors and are providing the gift of better wellness when they bring their friends and family to Restore.”
What they do: Decide is an adtech firm that leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate ad selection and buying decisions. The company’s flagship technology, Decision Marketplace, offers its clients a marketplace of intelligent models engineered to help brands and publishers efficiently improve advertising outcomes.
- Competitive compensation, stock options and a 401(k) with 5 percent company match
- Health benefits including dental, vision and wellness programs
- Wellness benefits including gym membership and yoga
- A flexible work schedule with work-from-home options
Encouraging Innovation: “Technical team members at all levels and across departments truly thrive on having direct access to our CTO,” Emily Adair, director of messaging and community, told Built In this September. “He’s a phenomenal teacher who’s excited to bounce back ideas with people. That innovative culture is what draws people to the team, and it’s what keeps them here for six, eight and even 10-plus years.”
What they do: Saatva is a digital-first direct-to-consumer mattress and luxury home goods company that focuses on handcrafted, eco-friendly and made-to-order products.
- Generous vacation, holiday and sick leave policies
- Employee and friends and family discounts
- A flexible remote-first workplace
- ERGs dedicated to supporting colleagues and celebrating diversity
- A performance-based bonus program
Commitment to values: “Saatva is more than just our logo. It’s a reminder every day that we are committed to honesty, transparency and putting our customers first,” Ron Rudzin, founder and CEO, said in a blog post published by the company this April. “We try to live up to the principles embodied in our name, whether it’s through the helpful content we put on our website or the premium materials we put in our products.”