Why OpenMarket was voted one of Seattle’s best places to work

Employer benefits and compensation packages the keys to high ranking

OpenMarket – January 27, 2020

Seattle’s vibrant tech scene is exciting to be part of – but it’s pretty crowded.

Tech companies must compete hard to persuade the best people to join them.

That’s why we’re so thrilled to make Built In Seattle’s Best Places to Work 2020 list. – at number 14 of 100.

Built In’s list rates companies algorithmically based on compensation data and various employer benefits. Rank is determined by combining a company’s score in each of these categories.

So why is OpenMarket – provider of mobile solutions to six of the world’s biggest brands – up 41 places this year?

Let’s take a look.

Why OpenMarket is a great place to work

Speak to OMies (nickname for OpenMarket team members) and you’ll hear stories of a warm and friendly place to work.

We tend to hire people who are smart, supportive and authentic. And there’s a respect for their life outside of work. People come first.

That said, this is a company that’s changing fast and innovating in a growth industry. There are a lot of OMies with a lot of drive.

The end result is a workplace in which people value and respect each other, and come together across departments to wrestle gnarly projects to the floor. Celebrating success as a team is part of the culture.

Why diversity is important

We emphatically believe diverse perspectives strengthen us, and we’re totally invested in hiring, supporting and promoting people who are different in all sorts of ways.

That starts from recruitment (or actually, with our work in the community making tech more accessible for traditionally excluded groups). But it doesn’t stop there.

Our employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion group make sure we’re walking the walk, and we also partner with external consultants who can point out our blind spots.

Why work in Seattle with us?

We hire smart people we know will add lots of value. Then we get out of their way.

We’re obsessive about creating cutting-edge experiences for our customers – which include the world’s biggest tech brands.

OMies are consistently challenged to solve new problems and their ideas can end up becoming the customer experiences of tomorrow for hundreds of millions of people.

What benefits to expect in Seattle

Good benefits are table stakes for tech companies so we won’t list everything we offer. What’s nice is, our Amdocs connection means OMies get the benefits package of a much bigger company but a workplace that feels more startup than corporate. Plus there are travel (or relocation) opportunities across our global offices. It’s the best of both worlds.

People are looked after at OpenMarket. You can’t do great work when you’re stressed about healthcare, overworked and under-holidayed, or feeling unappreciated.

The upshot…

A great places to work ranking is a good marker, but it’s not enough to judge a company on.

So find out for yourself. Drop us your CV and let’s have a chat about what it’s like to work at one of the best tech companies in Seattle.

We’ve got jobs open across various departments. If you don’t see anything you like, whiz us your CV anyway. We always want to meet switched-on, talented people. And we find that switched-on, talented people want to meet us too.

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