The 39 best small tech companies to work for, according to employees

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When it comes to working in the tech industry, the myth is that the best employers are the biggies, like Facebook and Google.

And it's true that those are fabulous tech companies that pay well and shower employees with perks.

But for those that prefer the a small-company atmosphere, there's no shortage of great employers, too.Advertisement

So in its annual look at the best places to work, job-hunting site Glassdoor looked at companies that had less than 1,000 employees and had at least 25 employee reviews between November 2, 2015 and October 30, 2016. Companies were rated on a 5-point scale, with 5 being the best.

Glassdoor's list of the 50 best small companies to work for was dominated by tech companies, doing everything from serving up health care software, to helping non-profits raise money. Here they are:

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This story was originally published by Glassdoor.

No. 39: Thumbtack

No. 39: Thumbtack

Company: Thumbtack

Company Rating: 4.6

Thumbtack is a tech platform that lets people hire local professionals like house painting, event planning, music lessons, movers, etc.

An employee says:

“Incredibly dedicated, humble, and approachable management. All the C-level people are down to earth. Amazingly smart and talented people. Beautiful office space(s).” - Thumbtack Product Designer (San Francisco, CA)

No. 38: Elementum

No. 38: Elementum

Company: Elementum

Company Rating: 4.6

Elementum offers cloud software that takes big data and determines its impact on the supply chain.

An employee says:

“Employees are encouraged to act like owners, and can suggest the craziest ideas, provided they are well thought out.” - Elementum Product Employee (Mountain View, CA)

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No. 37: Applied Predictive Technologies

No. 37: Applied Predictive Technologies

Company: Applied Predictive Technologies

Company Rating: 4.6

Applied Predictive is a cloud-based analytics software company.

An employee says:

“Driven, motivated, young, people with their priorities in the right place. This company has well-rounded employees and a phenomenal culture.” - Applied Predictive Technologies Quality Assurance Engineer (Arlington, VA)

No. 36: Mavenlink

No. 36: Mavenlink

Company: Mavenlink

Company Rating: 4.6

Mavenlink offers project management, accounting and collaboration software.

An employee says:

Mavenlink delivers cloud-based software and services that transform how businesses do work with distributed teams, contractors, and clients.

"Excellent work environment with a lot of room for growth. They attract excellent employees, so coworkers are fantastic." - Mavenlink Account Executive (Irvine, CA)

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No. 35: CoverMyMeds

No. 35: CoverMyMeds

Company: CoverMyMeds

Company Rating: 4.6

CoverMyMeds is a system that automates insurance prescription authorizations.

An employee says:

"CMM is aggressively invested in the welfare, development, and general happiness of its employees at least as much as it is invested in its products." - CoverMyMeds Software Developer (Columbus, OH)

No. 34: Fortitude Systems

No. 34: Fortitude Systems

Company: Fortitude Systems

Company Rating: 4.6

Fortitude Systems is an IT consultant.

An employee says:

"This is hands down the best company to work for. The passion and drive that exudes from everyone that works here, makes you want to give 100%, all the time. Everyone is always looking out for one another and is truly interested in helping you achieve personal success." - Fortitude Systems Employee (location n/a)

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No. 33: C3 IoT

No. 33: C3 IoT

Company: C3 IoT

Company Rating: 4.6

C3 IoT provides a cloud development platform for designing and running largest-scale big data, Internet of Things applications.

An employee says:

"From top to bottom, the company culture is rooted in transparency, creativity and hard work in service to the mission - exceeding customers' expectations through technical/product excellence, customer service and sound business practices." - C3 IoT Manager (Redwood City, CA)

No. 32: Beepi

No. 32: Beepi

Company: Beepi

Company Rating: 4.7

Beepi is a marketplace to buy and sell cars 100% online.

An employee says:

"Opportunities to grow based on your effort and dedication. Opportunities to learn, everyone is open and collaboration is at the core of the company." - Beepi Head of Design (Mountain View, CA)

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No. 31: Eventbrite

No. 31: Eventbrite

Company: Eventbrite

Company Rating: 4.7

Eventbrite builds technology that allows people to find events, manages events and sell tickets online.

An employee says:

"There is an overall culture of trust, openness and transparency that is truly unique for a company this size." - Eventbrite Program Manager (San Francisco, CA)

No. 30: Cumulus Networks

No. 30: Cumulus Networks

Company: Cumulus Networks

Company Rating: 4.7

Cumulus Networks has developed a full-featured Linux operating system for networking hardware.

An employee says:

"If I have questions, concerns, or even suggestions, leadership not only listens but takes the appropriate actions to address these quickly." - Cumulus Networks Engineer (Cary, NC)

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No 29: Achieve Today

No 29: Achieve Today

Company: Achieve Today

Company Rating: 4.7

Achieve Today is a self-improvement app and community that will also connect people with a personal life coach.

An employee says:

"The working environment is super positive and welcoming. The hours are good and they are very willing to work with you on growing and being the best you can." - Achieve Today Sales Employee (Provo, UT)

No. 28: Procore Technologies

No. 28: Procore Technologies

Company: Procore Technologies

Company Rating: 4.7

Procore Technologies provides cloud-based construction management software.

An employee says:

"Collaboration is always positive and humility is pervasive. Procore stays true to its values of Openness, Ownership and Optimism." - Procore Mobile Architect (Carpinteria, CA)

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No. 27: Liaison International

No. 27: Liaison International

Company: Liaison International

Company Rating: 4.7

Liaison International makes admissions management and enrollment marketing automation software for universities.

An employee says:

"I’ve been given career opportunities at Liaison that I wouldn’t have been given elsewhere. They really value their employees and are willing to take a chance on you, which is truly amazing." - Liaison International Employee (Watertown, MA)

No. 26: Pariveda Solutions

No. 26: Pariveda Solutions

Company: Pariveda Solutions

Company Rating: 4.7

Pariveda Solutions is an IT consultant.

An employee says:

"Genuine culture of mentoring others, growing your career, taking on more responsibility, partnering with the client, etc. Just can't say enough good things." - Pariveda Solutions Associate (Dallas, TX)

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No. 25: PayJunction

No. 25: PayJunction

Company: PayJunction

Company Rating: 4.7

PayJunction makes a "smart" credit card payment terminal that eliminates paper receipts.

An employee says:

"My experience at PayJunction has consisted of a great work environment, fun coworkers, a great leadership team, continually growing business, and a customer-focused product." - PayJunction Account Executive (Santa Barbara, CA)

No. 24: Kabbage

No. 24: Kabbage

Company: Kabbage

Company Rating: 4.7

Kabbage is an online provider of small business loans.

An employee says:

"Kabbage has a fantastic environment that actively fosters creative thinking and innovative ideas. Kabbage also has a fun culture and a great mix of people. Never a dull moment!" - Kabbage Employee (location n/a)

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No. 23: Madwire

No. 23: Madwire

Company: Madwire

Company Rating: 4.7

Madwire provides digital marketing software.

An employee says:

"There is an energy here, a spirit of excellence that pervades everything we do. It's exciting, and it makes coming to work every morning that much easier."- Madwire Web Developer (Fort Collins, CO)

No. 22: Masergy

No. 22: Masergy

Company: Masergy

Company Rating: 4.7

Masergy offers cloud-based networking, managed security and communications to businesses.

An employee says:

"My superiors are very knowledgeable and pragmatic, and management practices transparency. The benefits are very good and pay is competitive."- Masergy Web Developer (Plano, TX)

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No. 21: StormWind Studios

No. 21: StormWind Studios

Company: StormWind Studios

Company Rating: 4.7

StormWind brings live, high-definition content to the world of e-learning.

An employee says:

"The environment is so positive and uplifting, and the company truly cares about you and helps your development even more in a professional and personal level." - StormWind Studios Business Development Specialist (Scottsdale, AZ)

No. 20: Chef Software

No. 20: Chef Software

Company: Chef Software

Company Rating: 4.7

Chef Software makes software that automates many IT administration tasks.

An employee says:

"No pigeonholing here. Actively encouraged to participate and lead projects outside of core strengths. Senior staff is very open to good ideas from any level of the organization." - Chef Software Business Analyst (Seattle, WA)

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No. 19: InVision App

No. 19: InVision App

Company: InVision App

Company Rating: 4.7

InVision offers a prototyping, collaboration & workflow platform.

An employee says:

“Challenging and engaging work. An amazing team. Tech management listens and are easy to approach.” - InVision App Principal Engineer (New York, NY)

No. 18: BambooHR

No. 18: BambooHR

Company: BambooHR

Company Rating: 4.8

BambooHR makes cloud HR software for small businesses.

An employee says:

"BambooHR has the culture that every company strives for and every employee is looking for. I love the people I work with and I love that the executives and management work relentlessly to protect the culture they've built." - BambooHR Account Executive (Lindon, UT)

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No. 17: Sprout Social

No. 17: Sprout Social

Company: Sprout Social

Company Rating: 4.8

Sprout Social makes social media management software.

An employee says:

"Collaborative and open minded communication occurs every day. Great work-life balance, caring employers and caring employees." - Sprout Social Social Media Specialist (Chicago, IL)

No. 16: RealSelf

No. 16: RealSelf

Company: RealSelf

Company Rating: 4.8

RealSelf is an online platform and community that connects people to reviews of plastic surgeons and cosmetic procedures.

An employee says:

"Nothing compares to RealSelf and the positive environment created here. I truly feel honored to be a part of this team and am excited to see what the future holds for this uniquely wonderful company!" - RealSelf Employee (Seattle, WA)

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No. 15: WillowTree

No. 15: WillowTree

Company: WillowTree

Company Rating: 4.8

WillowTree is a mobile design and development agency.

An employee says:

"I absolutely love it here! I'm working on really cool projects and I'm having a blast doing it." - WillowTree Software Engineer (Charlottesville, VA)

No. 14: Kepler Group

No. 14: Kepler Group

Company: Kepler Group

Company Rating: 4.8

Kepler offers database software and consulting for big data marketing projects.

An employee says:

"I continue to be impressed by the innovative thinking and dedication of every single employee. I feel innately pushed to perform my best, and it has made me a more strategic thinker as a result." - Kepler Group Senior Analyst (New York, NY)

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No. 13: Novus Partners

No. 13: Novus Partners

Company: Novus Partners

Company Rating: 4.8

Novus offers web-based portfolio analytics software for institutional investors.

An employee says:

"The quality of people and work environment between teams is incredible. Working with great minds and motivated teams to drive product forward based on passion and strategy is extremely exhilarating and inspiring." - Novus Partners Senior Systems Engineer (New York, NY)

No. 12: EverFi

No. 12: EverFi

Company: EverFi

Company Rating: 4.8

EverFi offers e-learning software for schools and financial services companies.

An employee says:

"Great work-life balance, positive staff culture, open communication among all team members, complete dedication to the work." - EverFi Schools Manager (Washington, DC)

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No. 11: Justworks

No. 11: Justworks

Company: Justworks

Company Rating: 4.8

Justworks offers payroll, benefit and HR software for small businesses.

An employee says:

“Justworks is the definition of a meritocracy - hard work is always recognized. There are major growth opportunities at this organization.” - Justworks Sales Development Employee (New York, NY)

No. 10: Health Catalyst

No. 10: Health Catalyst

Company: Health Catalyst

Company Rating: 4.8

Health Catalyst offers big data analytics software for the health care industry.

An employee says:

"Transparent, positive, mission driven company. Good senior leadership. Great, collaborative culture! Best environment I have worked in my career." - Health Catalyst Senior Vice President (Salt Lake City, UT)

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No. 9: LiveRamp

No. 9: LiveRamp

Company: LiveRamp

Company Rating: 4.8

LiveRamp offers marketing automation software.

An employee says:

"They trust their employees to get their jobs done without telling them how and where to do it." - LiveRamp Product Implementation Manager (San Francisco, CA)

No. 8: Asana

No. 8: Asana

Company: Asana

Company Rating: 4.8

Asana makes group project management software.

An employee says:

"The culture is phenomenal and the people are amazing. I have never worked at a company before where I felt the whole company was striving forward together towards the same mission." - Asana Customer Success Employee (San Francisco, CA)

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No. 7: Classy

No. 7: Classy

Company: Classy

Company Rating: 4.8

Classy is an online fund raising platform for non-profits.

An employee says:

"While the culture is fun and exciting, the dedication and work ethic of everyone on this team is contagious." - Classy Account Executive (San Diego, CA)

No. 6: MetroMile

No. 6: MetroMile

Company: MetroMile

Company Rating: 4.8

MetroMile is a platform that lets you buy car insurance per mile you drive, geared toward ride-share users.

An employee says:

"The people you work with are super smart, dedicated, and driven. They'll make your work better. No egos, no big politics." - MetroMile Employee (San Francisco, CA)

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No. 5: SeatGeek

No. 5: SeatGeek

Company: SeatGeek

Company Rating:

SeatGeek is a live entertainment ticket search engine.

An employee says: 4.8

"Really smart crowd. Fun product. Great culture. Extremely transparent. Exciting prospects for the company's future." - SeatGeek Software Engineer (New York, NY)

No. 4: SailPoint Technologies

No. 4: SailPoint Technologies

Company: SailPoint Technologies

Company Rating: 4.8

SailPoint Technologies offers identity management cloud software.

An employee says:

"Internally they treat employees like adults and allow people to do their best work and make their biggest impact." - SailPoint Technologies Senior Manager (Austin, TX)

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No. 3: Entelo

No. 3: Entelo

Company: Entelo

Company Rating: 4.9

Entelo offers recruiting software.

An employee says:

"Committed, experienced leadership team. A great balance between the hard grind of start-up life and fun times." - Entelo Sales Employee (San Francisco, CA)

No. 2: Illuminate Education

No. 2: Illuminate Education

Company: Illuminate Education

Company Rating: 4.9

Illuminate Education offers big data analytics software for schools.

An employee says:

"People here go out of their way to help others and get you up to speed with the company. What's amazing is how this place treats career growth." - Illuminate Education Marketing Employee (Irvine, CA)

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No. 1: Greenhouse Software

No. 1: Greenhouse Software

Company: Greenhouse Software

Company Rating: 4.9

Greenhouse Software offers recruiting software.

An employee says:

"There’s a positive buzz in the office knowing that each person is impacting growth, and everyone plays an active role in building a company worth working for." - Greenhouse Software Sales Employee (New York, NY)