Startup companies have a long history of stepping up their perks at work, and LinkedIn (opens in new tab) has taken notice. The social networking company released their 50 Most Sought-After Startups List (opens in new tab) for 2017 on Wednesday, and the insane perks will make you want to quit your day job.
While most of the companies on the list were founded in San Francisco (after all, Silicon Valley is the mecca of startups), New York and Chicago came in second and third. Another interesting fact about this year's honorees is that about 12 percent of the companies listed have women at the helm, which is more than three times the number of female CEOs for the traditional Top Companies list released earlier this year, LinkedIn said. Editor-in-chief Daniel Roth said they also took into consideration "how well those companies were attracting talent from the Top Companies" when compiling the startups list.
And the perks are one of the reasons these companies are all attracting new employees. Startups have a reputation for setting a new standard for office culture, and the companies ranked this year are leading the pack in fun and innovative ways. Check out five companies that are taking work perks to another level, and this year's full LinkedIn Top Startups list below.
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LinkedIn Ranking: #49
Description: Direct-to-consumer mattress retail
Main Headquarters: New York City
Perks: Sleeping on the job is acceptable. Casper's New York City headquarters allows their employees to do work while lounging on the company's famous mattresses or they can even take an afternoon snooze. This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "power nap."
LinkedIn Ranking: #9
Description: Home remodeling
Main Headquarters: Palo Alto, California
Perks: Comfort is king at Houzz. All employees are given a pair of branded slippers to wear around the office, which sure helps save money on a shoe budget for work.
LinkedIn Ranking: #48
Description: Personal finance
Main Headquarters: San Francisco, California
Perks: The company's office space gives you all the reasons to want to stay and work late. They recently opened an onsite spa where they offer manicures, pedicures, and massages, and have rooms dedicated to music “jam” sessions, nap nooks, an art room, a library, and a coffee bar.
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LinkedIn Ranking: #20
Description: Business software reviews
Main Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois
Perks: Bitmojis are not just for your phones at G2 Crowd—they're used as office décor. Each new employee gets a personalized Bitmoji, which is hung in the entrance of the office in their first day.
LinkedIn Ranking: #38
Description: Cloud-based data warehouse
Main Headquarters: San Mateo, California
Perks: This tech company knows the value of experiencing the great outdoors. In accordance with their name "Snowflake," the company hosts an annual ski trip to Lake Tahoe every February making it easy for co-workers to create an office bromance like the one below.
LinkedIn's 50 Most Sought-After Startups List:
11. General Assembly
15. Aryaka Networks
18. Duo Security
20. G2 Crowd
32. Stitch Fix
36. Sprout Social
37. Virgin Hyperloop One
38. Snowflake Computing
43. Moda Operandi
48. Credit Karma
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