At DevMountain, students acquire the skills and knowledge needed to give them the best chance to succeed as programmers or designers in any industry. Though we cannot guarantee students a job upon completing one of our bootcamps, we prepare them with everything they need to be competing for the best jobs around — at the kinds of companies that you want to stay at forever.
There are a lot of those kinds of opportunities to be found in Dallas, Texas — and some with really great company cultures to go along with it. With that in mind, here are some of the coolest Dallas tech companies to work for in 2017.
As one of Inc’s 5000 fastest growing companies, Alkami has hit the sweet spot of great work and a great company culture. The company’s 275 employees — including a number of DevMountain graduates — enjoy a full benefits package, free catered lunch every day, and free employee stock. It’s easy to see how Alkami attracts the best and brightest employees, and manages to hold on to them.
Another Jerry Jones backed company, Blue Star Sports helps youth programs across the country with the software they need to succeed. Blue Star describes team members as “high energy” and the company as a great place to build a career in technology and sports. With hundreds of employees, and the acquisition of 19 other companies, Blue Star provides plenty of opportunities to get in at the ground level and grow.
An award-winning tech research and design firm that is headquartered in Dallas, Dialexa also has a near-perfect rating on Glassdoor. The company describes the environment as “exciting but challenging” and offers employees free snacks, drinks and ice cream, as well as any technology request you want — “even if you need 12 mounted computer screens on your desk.” In an office that is designed with custom furnishings, and a culture that is defined by intellectual curiosity, employees love working at Dialexa.
Lifeblue is a digital agency that prides itself in an intimate culture and a team that loves the company and is dedicated to the creative work that they do. That work has resulted in the company being nominated for a Webby Award, but the company mission extends beyond simply getting results. Lifeblue has a campaign to end poverty and hunger through writing code, meaning employees really get to make a difference with the company. Add to that their impressive benefits package and you have a pretty great place to work.
This small tight knit crew includes several DevMountain graduates and just won Most Innovative Small Business of the Year for the Dallas area for their work in customer data analyzation for companies to become more efficient across multiple industries. This fast growing company provides employees with a taste of the startup life in a fun way, that focuses on good work life balance. Employees love working at NectarOM and also love hitting up all things Texas as a team like the Texas State Fair.
What started as a Kickstarter soon developed and blew up once it was acquired by Facebook. As it’s now Facebook’s VR arm, you can expect a Facebook style culture at these Dallas headquarters. That includes flexible working hours, free breakfast, lunch and dinner, full benefits, parties and events, and family-oriented work policies. Oculus employees also get to enjoy free access to the latest Oculus prototypes and free products. When it comes to positive company culture, the proof is in the pudding.
Originally a startup in Dallas, ParkHub now comes with some major acclaim behind it. It’s a system that facilitates paid parking for parking operators and at large events. After participating in their first Super Bowl in 2011, ParkHub fielded a wide range of offers and has since made deals with TicketMaster, Live Nation, and the Dallas Cowboys, among other notable sports stadiums. Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is a major investor. Winner of the 2017 Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award, ParkHub has a good working atmosphere and (most importantly) is dog friendly.
RewardStyle allows social influencers to earn money for product promotion in the fashion space. In its first year alone, it drove more than $60 million in fashion sales, so it’s safe to say that this business is booming. RewardStyle has been name as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World by Fast Company, and is looking for employees who reflect that mentality. They have more than 200 employees across the world, including London, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, and of course Dallas.
You’ll no doubt recognize a number of The Marketing Arm’s award-winning marketing campaigns, but it is not just the work that has this company winning awards — it has also been named as one of the “Best Places to Work” by Workplace Dynamics. That is no doubt thanks to the cocktail competitions, regular “mistake” day parties, and many holiday parties, as well as the pride that the company takes in employee growth and development.
This international chain has its headquarters in Dallas, and while it’s a fun place to go, it’s an even better place to work. What’s more, they’ve got the awards to prove it, having won a few dozen for employee engagement and culture over the past few years alone — including five “Best Place to Work” awards. What makes Topgolf such a great place to work? For one, they have a pretty great office setup, with a full entertainment center, wine fridge and rack, table tennis, foosball, dart boards, games consoles, and TVs throughout. This fun extends into the culture, and even the interview process, as Topgolf eschews the regular interview process, instead holding regular relaxed “recruitment events.”