Like free food? Playing foosball? How about drinking beer or unlimited paid leave?
If so, then working at a fintech could be the right career path for you.
All of these benefits — and more — are offered by the 50 companies that made SourceMedia’s second annual list of Best Fintechs to Work For. The list includes a wide variety of companies, such as small-business lenders, wealth management software developers, direct mortgage lenders, digital banks and payments platforms. The smallest company, Fountain City Fintech, has just 15 employees, while the biggest, Ally Financial, has more than 8,000.
These companies go out of their way to ensure their employees are having fun — whether it’s competing in office Olympics or escaping to the nap room. Others are focused on serving their communities through organizing 5k races that raise money for charity and hiring local artists to create masterpieces. And many promote a healthy work-life balance by limiting after-hours meetings and providing sabbaticals.
Below are highlights of the 50 fintechs that made our list.
Location: Wilmington, N.C.
CEO: Pierre Naudé
Business: Cloud banking
Activity to relieve stress/promote fun: From May through September, all employees in the Wilmington, N.C., office can participate in free paddle boarding on Friday or surf lessons on Wednesday mornings before the work day starts.
Employee recognition/appreciation program: nCino gives a quarterly “propeller hat” award to recognize a job well done and superior technical knowledge, with winners receiving a gift card to a local company. The honor is named after an employee who solved a difficult issue for the company in 2013 while on an airplane traveling to vacation and subsequently received a propeller hat to mark the accomplishment.
Pictured: Employees enjoy free paddle boarding on the Intracoastal Waterway in North Carolina.