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The Top 10 Tech Companies To Work For In Tampa

The Top 10 Tech Companies To Work For In Tampa

We’ve put together a list of the top 10 tech companies to work for in Tampa. These are companies we love because they embody the spirit of tech, because the culture is amazing, and they really value their teams. We didn’t limit ourselves to the big guys – you’ll see smaller companies in this list that, while small, are mighty. Also, keep in mind that some of these aren’t core tech companies, but they utilize their tech in awesome ways and need to be recognized for that.

New to this list for 2019 are AgileThought, Vology, and Accusoft. Congratulations!

KnowBe4

Top 10 Tech Companies To Work For In Tampa - KnowBe4

What they do:

KnowBe4 is the world’s most popular integrated Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing platform with over 17,000 customers. Based on Kevin Mitnick’s 30+ year unique first-hand hacking experience, you now have a platform to better manage the urgent IT security problems of social engineering, spear phishing and ransomware attacks.

With world-class, user-friendly new-school Security Awareness Training, KnowBe4 gives you self-service enrollment, and both pre-and post-training phishing security tests that show you the percentage of end-users that are Phish-prone. KnowBe4’s highly effective, frequent, random Phishing Security Tests provide several remedial options in case an employee falls for a simulated phishing attack.

Why they’re great to work for:

They keep winning award after award for Best Places To Work in Tampa, and we can see why. Earnings are uncapped, everybody gets a bonus at the end of the month if the company did well, they love promoting from within, and the dress code is quite relaxed. The office is in Clearwater, close to the beach.

We actually got a tour of the office for our 10 Nicest Offices article, and it was a really cool space. People feel at home in the office. If there’s a holiday coming up, desks will be decorated. It’s just a very homey atmosphere with lots of opportunity.

For all these reasons, KnowBe4 has dethroned ConnectWise in 2019. You have to give credit where it’s due – here’s a company on a massive growth track, and instead of hoarding the profits, they spread the wealth back to the employees and give them even more benefits. My hat is off to you, KnowBe4.

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Benefits:
-100% company-paid Medical, HSAs, FSAs, and supplemental insurance
-Dental and Vision benefits
-Monthly bonuses
-Completion bonus and annual raise when a professional certification is achieved
-6 weeks of PTO
-401k plan
-Flexible hours
-Fully-stocked kitchen with the famous SNACK WALL and drinks
-Catered lunches at the end of each month
-Relaxed dress code
-Standing desks
-A game room with arcade, ping pong table, comfy bean bag chairs
-In-office yoga, dance lessons, and on-site massages
-Lots of team-building activities, holiday parties, movies, dinner cruises, howl-o-scream tickets, catered lunches, beach parties, etc.
-Free gym membership (there are 2 gyms you can choose from)
-Volunteer time
-On-site car washes

Want to learn more?

Go to https://www.knowbe4.com/jobs to find out more about this awesome Clearwater company. They’re constantly doing cool stuff, so this gives you a great look into the office culture.

ConnectWise

What they do:

ConnectWise is a community-driven software company dedicated to the success of Technology Solutions Providers. Their suite helps you manage your business, sell more efficiently, automate service delivery, and remotely control technology so you can consistently deliver amazing customer experiences.

Established in 1982, ConnectWise began as a full-service IT solution provider to small- and mid-sized businesses. After discovering a need to better streamline and automate processes in their own business, they built the ConnectWise business management solution to manage all of the core functions of any technology business in one integrated solution.

In February 2019, ConnectWise was sold to a private equity firm. I’m eager to see if the culture will stay the same with Arnie no longer at the helm. Time will tell – but for now, they happily remain on this list.

Why they’re great to work for:

ConnectWise has consistently been named one of Tampa’s Best Places to Work. They have lots of culture events, and volunteering opportunities.

Benefits:
-Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
-401k plan
-Flexible PTO
-A daily lunch stipend, and stocked kitchens with free snacks
-Foosball table
-Volunteer time
-Fun events like Star Wars Day, huge holiday parties, Halloween costume contests, and annual picnics

Want to learn more?

I have 3 friends that currently work or have worked at ConnectWise and all have great things to say about the company and how they’re treated there. So, go ahead and learn more here: https://www.connectwise.com.

Gooee

Top 10 Tech Companies To Work For In Tampa - Gooee

What they do:

Gooee’s Enterprise IoT Ecosystem is a unique full stack data and analytics platform using hardware, software, and cloud infrastructure. Their solutions center around 3 core areas: Lighting control and analytics, beacon networking, and space and occupancy analytics.

I was recently invited to visit their IoT testing lab, which, yes, is as cool as it sounds.

Why they’re great to work for:

I’ve been at the Gooee offices a bunch: I interviewed Simon a while ago, I took pictures of the office for the 10 Nicest Offices article, and I visited their IoT test lab, as noted above. There’s no doubt in my mind that the culture at Gooee is collaborative, inclusive, and open-minded. It’s not unheard of that the entire St. Pete office will leave together to go have lunch. The employees also have creative time where they can work on fun stuff not related to their current projects. Plus, they support awesome causes – they recently worked with Suncoast Developers Guild to help kids learn to code.

Benefits:
-Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
-Family coverage on health insurance
-21 days PTO + separate sick day quota
-401k with 3% company match
-Remote days
-Flexible hours
-14 days paid parental leave (mother or father)
-Catered breakfast every Wednesday
-Paid membership for in-building gym.
-Hack days
-Stock options
-Open to experimenting with new technology and concepts
-Regular team-building and optional socializing
-Ping pong table, VR rig
-The most awesome boss ever. Seriously, Simon is the best.

Also, look at their office. The space is absolutely gorgeous.

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Want to learn more?

Go to their website to find out more about the coolest niche ever: https://gooee.com.

AgileThought

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What they do:

AgileThought is a full-service custom software development and implementation firm staffed by passionate professionals.

Whether you need custom mobile apps, web apps, devops, UI/UX, agile training and coaching – they’ve seen it all, and they do it all.

We got to interview Jeff Alagood, President and Co-founder of AgileThought, not long ago. He’s by far and large one of the nicest people we’ve met. Make sure to read the interview to get a good look into their culture, how the company started, and more about what they do.

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Why they’re great to work for:

The office is fantastic – we should know, Jeff gave us a tour himself! The employees were very friendly, and seemed genuinely happy to be there. It’s not just about foosball tables and snacks here (though those are, indeed, provided) – it’s the culture, the environment, and the people that make working here great. They’ve been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work.

Benefits:
-Tons of Medical options, like high deductible plans, HSAs, co-pay plans, FSAs
-Full Dental plan funded 100% by AgileThought for employees and any dependents
-Vision plan with minimal employee payroll deductions for employee and any dependents
-401k with 4% company match and immediate vesting
-15 days of PTO, plus 10 holidays yearly
-Remote work
-Company-provided beverages and snacks (we’re not kidding here either: they spend around 6k on snacks every month.)
-Massage therapist on site
-Game room featuring a cool foosball table, Xbox One and a Wii
-Wellness allowance to be used toward gym memberships or fitness classes
-Awesome office with standing desks
-Cool team-building events
-Volunteer time

Want to learn more?

Get thee to https://agilethought.com/ and see for yourself why they made this list.

Nielsen

What they do:

Nielsen is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in over 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. Their office in Oldsmar is incredible. See for yourself:

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Why they’re great to work for:

Nielsen is a company that puts their money where their mouth is. They’ve provided the Tampa Bay WaVE’s TechDiversity Cohort with a six-figure grant. They also host tons of events at their office – for example, DevOps Days Tampa, coming in June, will be held there. They are also very involved in the tech community, often attending local meetups. Plus, if there’s a bigger conference, like Synapse, you can be sure you’ll see a few Nielsen employees there.

Benefits:
-Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
-Life insurance
-Health Savings Account
-401k plan
-Unlimited PTO
-Performance bonuses
-Remote work options
-Free snacks
-Discounts on cell phone plans

Want to learn more?

Head on over to http://www.nielsen.com/ for more info on the company.

Powerchord

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What they do:

PowerChord’s digital platform helps manufacturers grow online engagement and in-store sales through their dealer networks.

Working with leading brands from around the world, they’ve combined years of industry expertise with advanced technology to provide easy-to-use, scalable tools that help your dealers compete against large, online retailers.

They are a team of forward thinkers, happy hour enthusiasts, musicians, and results-driven marketers dedicated to helping consumers find and engage with your brand.

Their office is home to innovative ideas, impromptu jam sessions, and a group of individuals with spirited ‘can do’ attitudes.

Why they’re great to work for:

Good culture with lots of company events, like Rays games, Halloween celebrations, birthday celebrations, shuffleboarding outings, etc.

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Benefits:
-Medical
-IRA with 3% company match
-Company-paid Short Term and Long Term Disability plans
-14 days PTO your first year, and an additional 2 days every year after
-14 days paid parental leave (mother or father)
-Free snacks
-Relaxed dress code
-Company events like tech talks and happy hours
-Relaxed management (read: no micromanagement)

Want to learn more?

Go to https://www.powerchord.com to read more about the company culture and what they do.

Vology

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What they do:

Vology, a leader in Managed IT, Cloud and Security Services, delivers end-to-end solutions to design, build, monitor and protect your network. By allowing Vology’s team of proven, experienced engineers and technical staff to handle your IT operations, you can focus on managing and growing your business more efficiently and cost effectively.

Why they’re great to work for:

Vology, as a company, is very involved in the Tampa tech ecosystem. For example, they are hosting March’s High Tech Connect event. They also really care about their employees – the company has a huge focus on health, offering many wellness perks.

Benefits:
-Medical, Dental and Vision
-HSA (plus up to $1,000 in company contributions)
-FSA
-401k with 4% company match and immediate vesting
-Free EAP, with in-person counseling sessions
-100% company-paid Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Short Term and Long Term Disability plans
-Teledoc Service
-6 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays
-Charity days every quarter, which allows employees to earn additional floating holidays
-Ping pong table, basketball hoops, chess table
-Monthly “First Friday Happy Hour”
-Quarterly/annual employee recognition awards and bonuses
-Annual Chairman’s Club recognition
-Company-sponsored events year-round, including chili cook-offs, ping-pong tournaments, cornhole tournaments, and more
-Quarterly employee wellness events, with an annual Wellness Fair, offering gifts and prizes

Want to learn more?

Go to https://www.vology.com/ to learn more about why Vology is one of the top 10 tech companies to work for in Tampa.

Sourcetoad

Top 10 Tech Companies To Work For In Tampa - Sourcetoad

What they do:

Sourcetoad is a technology consulting and software development firm. Their domain expertise in cruise software has helped their clients launch complex projects around shore excursions, hotel booking, onboard management, and customer-facing web and mobile applications.They specialize in large-scale infrastructure projects with lots of moving parts. Middleware applications controlling large IoT rollouts? They do that. Mobile apps that connect to 12 APIs through a custom control system? Yup. Data collection from 20 distinct government databases to produce water-quality scores for an entire county? You get the pattern.

Why they’re great to work for:

OFFICE DOGS. Gaming room. Company-sponsored trainings. Opportunities to go on cruises when a new deployment is being done.

Sourcetoad is a community-centric company – they leave a very strong local footprint. Joey is the host of the Tampa iOS meetup, Greg supports Suncoast Developers Guild and attends many of their events, and we’ll always see Sourcetoad staff out at all the Tampa events. We’ve seen them at Startup Week, Synapse, Ignite, Barcamp, and many smaller meetups as well.

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Benefits:
-Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
-401k plan with 4% company match
-Unlimited PTO
-Up to $1,200 reimbursement on the cruise vacation of your choice
-Company-paid Agile training through Braintrust – everyone at Sourcetoad is scrum master certified, and all devs get Agile developer training
-Conference stipend – Sourcetoad will cover admission costs and hotel for conferences
-Cool office with gaming systems on site, including a video game library
-Fun events like catered lunches, parties, movie nights, strange snacks from Japan

Want to learn more?

Head over to https://www.sourcetoad.com/ to learn more about this company.

Accusoft

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What they do:

Led by Jack Berlin, Accusoft (formerly Pegasus) offers a robust portfolio of document and imaging tools created for developers. Since 1991, their APIs and SDKs have been built using patented technology, providing high performance document viewing, advanced search, image compression, conversion, barcode recognition, OCR, and other image processing tools for use in application and web development.

Why they’re great to work for:

A cool thing about Jack is that he cares about the Tampa tech community. He’s part of the Software CEOs group, which meets monthly over lunch to discuss tech in Tampa and how to make the ecosystem more viable.

Current and former employees have great things to say about Accusoft. Work-life balance is good, managers care about your success and want to see you grow, your opinions are valued, etc.

Along with generous salaries, Accusoft offers many benefits, both standard and culture-based:
-Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
-401k with company match
-Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
-Tuition reimbursement
-Company-paid life insurance
-Company-paid Short Term and Long Term Disability plans
-Free beverages and snacks
-Personal gym onsite
-Foosball, ping-pong, pool table, and video games
-Monthly birthday celebrations
-Meetups with the local tech community
-Social events like holiday parties, picnics, and happy hours

Want to learn more?

Head on over to https://www.accusoft.com/ to discover more information about Accusoft.

Symphonic Distribution

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What they do:

Symphonic Distribution is a 100% independent music distribution and marketing company founded by music producer Jorge Brea in 2006. Headquartered in Tampa, FL with offices in major music markets throughout the world, Symphonic provides thousands of new and established record labels, managers and individual artists with global digital music distribution to hundreds of retail and streaming platforms, as well as playlist pitching, release promotion, and a comprehensive suite of label services.

Artists and Record Labels that have had their content distributed through Symphonic Distribution include: Bassnectar, Deadmau5, Waka Flocka Flame, Datsik, The Movement, Tommie Sunshine, Richie Hawtin, Play Me Records, Moody Recordings (Bad Boy Bill), and many more of various genres and music focuses.

Why they’re great to work for:

The company is currently seeing a great amount of growth, and the culture remains the shining star; the company does cool stuff like Kart racing days, park days, brew bus, etc. So you know how in May, there are 2 super important holidays? May the 4th and Cinco de Mayo? Well, they combined both last year and made it their first annual Margarita Wars day. See picture to the left. The picture to the right is a booze cruise (well, really, it was a pedal boat cruise) they did on Tampa river. Pretty darn cool.

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On the benefits side, they offer:
-50% company-paid Medical and Dental
-100% company-paid Vision, Short Term and Long Term Disability plans
-401k plan with 3% match
-PTO accrued on every paycheck, including new employees
-1 week additional PTO during Christmas holiday (does not affect PTO)

Want to learn more?

Visit them at http://symphonicdistribution.com.

Roxanne Williams is the Marketing Director at Full Stack Talent, a technology staffing agency in Tampa, FL. Find her LinkedIn here.

This article was updated on 3/14/2019 to bring it up to date.