Best Tech Companies to Work for According to IT Professionals

Best Tech Companies to Work for According to IT Professionals

As an agency of highly specialized technical recruiters across North America focusing on the top tech markets, Motion Recruitment constantly has a pulse on what candidates have to say about their companies. We keep our ears to the ground to tap into the best tech talent and tech jobs around. As part of our Annual Timmy Awards, our event series recently asked IT professionals to nominate the tech companies and managers helping to cultivate positive and inclusive work environments for their employees.

Every year, Motion Recruitment’s event series, Tech in Motion, hosts the Timmy Awards, honoring the best places for tech professionals to work. Through the Timmy Awards, we asked tech professionals to lift their companies and managers up by telling us why they are deserving of recognition.


The majority of 2020 nominations are first-hand accounts from tech employees about their work experience. According to IT professionals, here are some of the top tech companies to work for in a city near you:

Best Tech Startup

Drift (Boston)

With a growing list of accolades, including being featured on LinkedIn’s 50 Top US Startups of 2020, Drift is a Boston-based, fast-growing revenue acceleration platform. One employee says, “At Drift, our mission is to use conversations to make business buying frictionless, more enjoyable, and more human. In 2015, founder David Cancel identified a paradigm shift that changed the way he looked at traditional sales and marketing operations.”

Stacklet (DC)

With cybersecurity and cloud governance at the forefront of the latest technological needs, Stacklet offers it's customers a comprehensive solution to be managed securely in the cloud. It's innovative founders recently raised a large round of funding, and claim to have an advantage over competing solutions in that it's product is "Policy as Code", allowing for remediation and automation.

Epsoft Inc. (Dallas)

This intelligent business automation platform is making waves in the Dallas tech scene by improving the human experience through technology. According to Epsoft's nomination, the company's goal is to "elevate human potential" through data science, robotics automation and workflow optimization. In reaction to Covid-19 they even created a new platform to help companies safely move essential workers back into physical work spaces.

Best Tech For Good


The National Public Radio has been leveraging technology to provide access to information on today’s most critical topics and pressing issues. From their website: NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human.

Thrive Market (LA)

A well-known name in the health foods space, Thrive Market leverages data science to offer it’s customers access to the healthiest and affordable foods from all over. According to their nomination, “Every day, Thrive Market leverages innovative technology and member-first thinking to help their 900,000+ members find better products, support better brands, and build a better world in the process. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thrive Market is providing access to healthy groceries nation-wide.”

Phenom (Philadelphia)

Phenom, “the most powerful talent experience platform”, hails from Philadelphia. The company took a customer-centric response to COVID-19 and quickly developed an array of add-ons and offerings free of charge, including a notifications bar, customizable COVID-19 FAQ drop down, chatbot and remote wellness resources to name a few.


Best Tech Workplace for Diversity

SADA (LA/Toronto)

SADA is a global leader in cloud technology services, and is a finalist in multiple awards categories in Tech in Motion’s LA and San Francisco Bay Area chapters. SADA highlights a wide range of diversity and inclusion programs that have been implemented within the organization, accompanied by their core values: #beachangeagent, #makethemrave, #bedatadriven, #beonestepahead & #dotherightthing.

Best Tech Work Culture

Calendly (Atlanta)

Recently featured on an episode of the How I Built This podcast, Calendly offers an easy-to-use scheduling solution without the back and forth emailing of the past. According to Calendly’s Timmy Award nomination, the company pivoted quickly to an all-remote working environment while upholding their positive work culture and professional support system. The company’s community-centric and people-focused culture includes values like inclusivity, creativity and wellness.

Sertifi (Chicago)

A Best Tech Work Culture finalist in Chicago, Sertifi is a secure and efficient platform for doing business. At the beginning of the pandemic, the Sertifi People Team and the Employee Advisory Committee developed programs dedicated to keeping team members engaged virtually from home through group activities and volunteer projects. What really stands out from their nomination is this, “Everyone at Sertifi has a voice”.

Rokt (New York)

“Rokt makes e-commerce smarter, faster and better.” In these times when we rely on the digital world, companies like Rokt innovate and pivot to offer solutions to our everyday challenges. The NYC-based tech company prides itself on an exceptional work culture. They call their employees Rock’tstars and believe company and cultural growth comes from personal growth of their employees.

Best Tech Manager

Grainger (Chicago)

Grainger’s Senior Principal Data Scientist, Fouad Bousetouane, is up for the Timmy’s individual leadership award. According to his team, Faud leads with kindness and by example to cultivate a positive work environment. He is known for his “constant technical guidance” and “passion for the product”.

Mobiquity (Philadelphia)

A company created to “uncover friction to spark transformation”, this Philadelphia-based digital consultancy is a finalist for two Timmy Awards this year; Best Tech Workplace for Diversity and Best Tech Manager. Their VP of Creative, up for the manager award, seems to be leading the charge with innovation. Here’s what his colleagues have to say, “At Mobiquity, he leads the design of major international websites and apps, playing an integral role in UX strategy, visual/interaction design, and usability testing for web, mobile, and touchscreen experiences.”

Best Tech Enterprise Employer


This cybersecurity company's motto is to "Predict. Adapt. Synchronize." The security and risk-management space is rapidly growing and Sophos is quickly scaling to meet the demand. Sophos showcases it's employee-centric approach through three major company programs: "Managing People, Manager to Leader and Leading Our Future." The goal of these programs is to foster the most innovative and creative thinking across the company.

CVS Health

CVS Health is leveraging technology through their Digital Innovation Lab to improve the health and well-being of it's customers. The company is focused on streamlining and automating processes like prescription orders, insurance details, medication refills, vaccinations and testing. The company prides itself on cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment and developing leaders who share the company mission to drive innovation.


This multinational enterprise application software has a "global network of customers, employees and thought leaders." From SAP's nomination, "Technical growth, inclusion, and invention are at the core of SAP’s DNA." The company highlights professional growth and personal development at every level and department as a core tenant of it's success. Employees are encouraged to contribute ideas to SAP's global business and often work with senior executives to take the idea to fruition at startup speed through the company's One Billion Lives program.

These companies are just a few of the many 2020 Timmy Award honorees! For the full list and details on how to tune into the national awards ceremony, visit:

As founder of Tech in Motion, Motion Recruitment is both excited to be a part of recognizing the best places for tech professionals to work and proud to see innovators in the tech industry celebrated for the good they’re doing. Want to work at company like this? Check out our open jobs below. 

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