10 top-rated tech companies in New York City

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It’s official: New York City has been crowned the global leader in tech. The Big Apple is now outpacing San Francisco, according to a recent report, based on factors from the number of days it takes to start a business to venture capital.

In fact, venture-backed companies in NYC secured more than $10 billion in capital in 2018. And while these rising stars are major contributors to the robust tech scene, industry leaders like Netflix, Salesforce and Yext also shape the landscape by either gearing up to move in or expand existing New York City office spaces.

So which of these New York City tech companies are the best to work for? Using company ratings on Indeed, we’ve put together a list of 10 top-rated tech companies in NYC, including why you might want to work there. Plus, insights from real employees on Indeed Company Reviews.


Adobe

Adobe is igniting creativity around the world with products to meet almost any digital need, whether you’re toying with entrepreneurship or are a Fortune 500 leader. Though more commonly known to consumers for programs like Photoshop and Acrobat, Adobe offers an impressive collection of creative, marketing and document solutions—and fuels them with cutting-edge tech. Adobe Sensei, for instance, powers smart features across Adobe products using AI and machine learning, from Photoshop’s Face-Aware Liquify feature to predictive analytics that surface real-time insights.

Employees at Adobe are given meaningful work and enjoy a culture that promotes both creativity and learning. According to a solution architect in New York, “everyday there is something new to learn.”

Average company rating on Indeed: 4.3

Open tech roles at Adobe.

Working at Adobe:

  • Educational reimbursement of up to $10,000 a year
  • Two company-wide breaks each year (on top of PTO)
  • Up to $360 per year for wellness expenses, like gym memberships, massages, nutritional counseling and more

Airbnb

With Airbnb, people can enjoy more affordable, accessible lodging in over 100,000 cities around the world, all the while allowing hosts to earn money for renting out their spaces. At its core, you’ll find tech like AI, machine learning and natural language processing to create personalized, frictionless travel experiences.

Airbnb knows science and tech are key to its success, so engineers have a voice from day one and embrace a “test and learn” culture. In addition to cool offices spaces with free food and happy hours, employees are encouraged to do their best work with Apple equipment and plenty of learning and development opportunities.

Average company rating on Indeed: 4.1

Open tech roles at Airbnb.

Working at Airbnb:

  • $500 quarterly travel coupon
  • Company-sponsored tech talks
  • Fitness discounts and access to healthy food and snacks

Apple

The innovations of Apple have changed the way the world engages with technology. Ranked the largest tech company in the world, it’s turning ideas into transformative products and features that are powered by not just cutting-edge tech, but the talented minds bringing these designs to life.

No matter the role, Apple believes every employee is an innovator (or innovator-to-be). In the words of one software engineer, Apple is a great place to advance your skillset where its talent can enjoy a “fast-paced environment and results-driven working culture.”

Average company rating on Indeed: 4.2

Open tech roles at Apple.

Working at Apple:

  • Discounts on the latest Apple products
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Annual fitness reimbursement of up to $300

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Capital One

One of the biggest banks in the US, Capital One operates more like a technology company. By investing in top engineering talent, it’s building digital experiences using exciting technologies and approaches, such as RESTful APIs, DevOps and cloud computing, to deliver value to people and organizations worldwide.

Capital One is on a mission to change banking for good. In the words of a senior full stack developer based in NYC, Capital One “has by far been the best company I’ve ever worked for. They value their employees and there’s always the option of potential growth within the company.”

Average company rating on Indeed: 4.0

Open tech roles at Capital One.

Working at Capital One:

  • Wellness programs
  • Tuition reimbursement for eligible degree or non-degree courses
  • Flexible work schedules

eBay

eBay makes it easy to buy and sell almost anything, from mystery boxes to classic cars. And by weaving AI throughout its platform, plus using over 20 years of data and insights, it’s created a marketplace that can anticipate the needs of both buyers and sellers. One of the many ways eBay accomplishes this is through computer vision: In 2017 it launched Image Search, a feature that allows buyers to use images as a search query to more easily find what they’re looking for.

A senior Java developer based at eBay’s NYC office notes, “the team was a blast to work with,” adding that eBay is more than just a fun workplace, but a ”great place to start or [move] forward in a career.”

Average company rating on Indeed: 3.9

Open tech roles at eBay.

Working at eBay:

  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Four-week sabbatical every five years
  • Adoption assistance program providing up to $5,000 per adoption

Facebook

Fueled by its mission to bring people together, Facebook has become the world’s largest networking site. Today, it handles massive amounts of data for millions of users and has used some of its own creations to do the job (the Cassandra database system being one of these). Fun fact: Though Facebook has moved on from using Cassandra, this database now powers web infrastructure at leading companies like Netflix and Apple.

Talent at Facebook finds fulfillment knowing their work has a meaningful impact for people in all corners of the world, including other tech giants that rely on its engineering inventions. One software engineer based out of the New York office celebrates Facebook as a “wonderful and enjoyable experience all around.” Overall, “great people, great culture, great mission.”

Average company rating on Indeed: 4.2

Open tech roles at Facebook.

Working at Facebook:

  • Free meals and snacks throughout the day
  • Dry cleaning and laundry services
  • 30-day sabbatical every five years

Mastercard

Mastercard is embracing tech in the global payments industry, and thrives on innovation to make everyday commerce activities easier, faster and more secure. It encourages employees to approach problems creatively to build best-in-class solutions, like making “tap and go” payments standard in every country by 2023—tech that would allow cardholders to simply tap their card or device to pay.

In addition to enjoying a healthy work/life balance, one senior systems support engineer based in New York notes that “the culture and workplace were more than excellent […] plus management was always supportive.”

Average company rating on Indeed: 4.1

Open tech roles at Mastercard.

Working at Mastercard:

  • Flexible scheduling and work-from-home options
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • 401(k) company contribution up to 10%

Microsoft

Microsoft products and services help people and companies across industries achieve more. Over the years, it’s welcomed challenge after challenge to create some of the world’s most leading-edge developments, like Windows OS, Xbox, Azure and .NET framework.

At Microsoft, employees are given room to grow with autonomy and the chance to work on projects they’re truly passionate about. One engineering manager based out of the NYC location says, “I spent over 20 years at Microsoft, and I still feel it’s one of the best tech companies in the world. I have been able to work with the smartest people on the coolest projects, and create close connections that I’ve been able to maintain for decades.”

Average company rating on Indeed: 4.2

Open tech roles at Microsoft.

Working at Microsoft:

  • Family-related benefits, including paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, adoption assistance and subsidized childcare
  • Industry-leading healthcare coverage for employees (and their families): annual wellness credits for gym memberships, mediation programs, massages, etc.
  • Flexible work arrangements and PTO benefits for a healthy work/life balance

NBCUniversal

What began as Universal Films in 1912 has evolved into NBCUniversal, a leading media and entertainment company headquartered in NYC. From broadcast and cable networks to world-renowned theme parks, it’s inspiring a global audience with compelling content that both entertains and informs.

In 2014, the company opened its NBCUniversal Technology Center (a home for its core technology team), and also invests in talent with the Media Tech Associate program—a two-year program that gives early career technologists real-world experience to help jumpstart their careers.

NBCUniversal believes in its employees, and pushes each member to create their own path no matter the role or business division. According to a NYC-based software test analyst, “NBC has it all—culture, great management and overall an environment that allows you to build up current skills and provides opportunities for growth.”

Average company rating on Indeed: 4.1

Open tech roles at NBCUniversal.

Working at NBCUniversal:

  • Onsite fitness centers, relaxation spaces and flexible work spaces
  • Commuter discounts and shuttle service
  • Universal Parks & Resorts discount and sneak peek movie screenings

Salesforce

As the world’s #1 CRM, Salesforce helps more than 150,000 companies of all sizes grow. Whether closing more deals with Sales Cloud or making smart, data-driven decisions using Einstein Analytics, businesses can appreciate more accessible, personalized customer information and interactions.

Salesforce operates under a set of values that inspire its team to blaze new trails, give back to the community and do meaningful work. A solution engineer based in NYC enjoys each opportunity given to grow within the organization and describes Salesforce as an “amazing company to work for.”

Average company rating on Indeed: 4.2

Open tech roles at Salesforce.

Working at Salesforce:

  • Free snacks and drinks
  • $100 monthly reimbursement towards wellness activities
  • Organized volunteer trips across the world (top 100 volunteers receive $10,000 to donate to a nonprofit of their choice)

Top tech companies in New York are waiting

It’s no secret that NYC is one of the best places to be for tech. And while the finance sector is a key player for the economy, tech companies across industries are flocking to New York and expanding within the city—bringing tech jobs along for the ride.

What does this mean for you? More opportunity to step into a new role that excites you, whether engineering the next smart device or e-commerce payment solution.

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