7 Chicago companies hiring for jobs that will actually make you want to get up in the morning

by Sam Dewey
July 9, 2015

We're already half way through 2015, and the sun is high in the Chicago sky. Maybe your sights are set on the sun overhead, but for many of us, we're looking toward the horizon. If you're ready for a new career experience to wrap up the second half of the year, we've rounded up 7 of the hottest companies hiring this month. 

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VelocityEHS (formerly MSDSonline) is a leading provider of on-demand EH&S compliance solutions for helping companies manage MSDSs and hazardous chemical inventories, report workplace incidents, train employees and administer other critical EH&S information.

“We’re looking for dedicated, self-motivated individuals who want to join a unique, high-energy environment,” said Glenn Trout, president and CEO. “Success here is both a journey and an everyday occurrence. We work hard and play hard because we love what we do.”

Location: 350 North Orleans Street #950, Chicago
Perks: Casual dress, PTO, summer hours, new hire buddy system, transit benefit program, and more.
Founding: 1996

Check out VelocityEHS jobs here!

 

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Fieldglass, now part of SAP, is the largest Vendor Management System (VMS) provider. Its innovative cloud solutions allow organizations to better procure and manage their flexible workforces, including contingent labor, services arranged through Statements of Work, independent contractors and specialized talent pools. 

“At Fieldglass, we look for candidates that demonstrate an aptitude and an eagerness to learn,” said Amy Nordness, head of HR at Fieldglass. “Because of the high rate of growth and constantly evolving environment, we are consistently asking employees to step up and take on new responsibilities and learn new skills. We look for individuals who view this as an opportunity to grow and develop both personally and professionally.”

Funding: $41.5M
Location: 111 North Canal Street #600, Chicago
Perks: Open door policy, collaborative office environment, casual dress, generous paid time off, charitable activities, stocked kitchens, great healthcare coverage, and more.
Founding: 1999

Check out Fieldglass jobs here!

 

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SIM Partners' Velocity technology empowers multi-location brands to maximize digital marketing results at a local level by optimizing location-specific content and business information to dominate local, mobile and social search results for hundreds or thousands of local entities. 

"Our employees ask 'why not' in their daily work, so we're looking for candidates who are like-minded in that they see challenges as opportunities," said SIM Partners founder and CEO, Jon Schepke. "We're pioneering the future of location-based marketing, so candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit who are comfortable challenging norms fit well within our our culture."

Funding: $8M
Location: 30 N La Salle St #3400, Chicago, IL 60602
Perks: Team members with five years of service are offered a three-week sabbatical to pursue a passion of their interest. Other perks include an annual Cubs outing, healthy snacks, and a competitive benefits package.
Founding: 2006

Check out SIM Partners jobs here!

 

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UrbanBound is a web-based relocation management software that helps companies offer a comprehensive platform to their newly hired and transferring employees. Fortune 1000 companies are utilizing UrbanBound to streamline the relocation process for their employees, aiming to bring order instead of chaos and excitement instead of stress. 

"An ideal fit for our culture at UrbanBound is a candidate with an insatiable curiosity and a desire to learn,” said UrbanBound CEO and co-founder Michael Krasman. “Everything we do impacts our customers, therefore we built our culture on creating a place where people embody empathy. Having the ability to see the context of how your work impacts our customers is a quality we strive to find in each of our hires. Our goal is to hire ‘A’ players and build a team that is excited to be along for the ride."

Funding: $6.86M
Location: 640 N LaSalle, Suite 650, Chicago
Perks: Discounted Chicago athletic club memberships, company sponsored outings, and unlimited PTO, among others.
Founding: 2011

Check out UrbanBound jobs here!

 

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Solstice Mobile is on the cutting edge of digital disruption. Creating new technologies for the nation’s top companies, Solstice builds next gen digital products from native mobile apps to wearables to connected IoT systems. Solstice is a leading development firm who has been named by Built in Chicago as one of the Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago and listed on ICIC’s Inner City 100 List. Employees at Solstice do great work at a place that they love.

"Solstice looks for individuals who are smart, curious and driven,” said Solstice Mobile’s senior recruiting manager, Robin Sellers. “We invest in our employees through continued learning via both internal avenues of training, as well as an external self-directed training budget. These opportunities help our employees grow and seek out new information, in turn allowing us to create the best mobile experiences for our clients - which is what we love doing!"

Location: 111 N Canal St #500, Chicago
Perks: 1 Ferris Bueller's Day Off, $5,000 training budget, competitive benefits package, beer fridge, and healthy snacks, among others
Founding: 2001

Check out Solstice Mobile jobs here!

 

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Pear makes sponsorship an easy, win-win experience for both sides of the equation by enabling the millions of grassroots/community groups seeking support to connect and engage meaningfully with major brands and local businesses, who in turn benefit from increased reach, advocacy from influencers, brand preference / purchase intent, and, ultimately, growth. 
 
"We look for candidates who are self-starting, energetic, smart and creatively curious," said Jared Golden, cofounder and president. "Having participated in local groups / communities outside of work (e.g. sports, not-for-profit, etc.) that have sought sponsorship support is a bonus!"  
 
Funding: $1.82M
Location: 314 W Institute Pl #3E, Chicago
Perks: Competitive compensation, upside and benefits packages, and fun work culture.
Founded: 2009
 
 
 
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Legacy.com is an innovative online media company that collaborates with more than 800 newspapers in North America, Europe and Australia to provide ways for readers to express condolences and share remembrances of loved ones.

"The future of Legacy.com is being built by creative and analytical individuals who share a love of data,” said Steve Parrott, Legacy.com’s president. “We hire passionate thinkers whose insight can be turned into best in breed products and services."

Funding: $6.5M

Location: Evanston, Illinois

Perks: Casual dress, PTO, game room, beer fridge, and stocked kitchen, among others

Founding: 1998

Check out Legacy.com jobs here!

 

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