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internet week names grovo as best place to work in new york city tech industry

Squarespace, BuzzFeed, Paperless Post, PhotoShelter, CPXi, and Razorfish among other top companies recognized for their workplace culture and policies

Jenny Chang,
Mark McArthur,
PKPR, 212.627.8098

New York, NY (November 20, 2014) - Grovo, the New York City-based startup that teaches Internet and professional skills through 60-second videos, was named the Best Place to Work in New York City Tech by Internet Week at a special awards luncheon today at The W Hotel in Union Square.

The company earned the highest overall score among 30 finalists in Internet Week’s first-ever Best Places to Work in New York City Tech, which recognizes the companies for creating workplace cultures and policies that are helping to make to make New York City one of the world’s top tech hubs. As part of its prize, Grovo received a specially designed award and a $2,500 gift certificate from Internet Week partner Design Within Reach.

To select the winners and finalists, Internet Week worked with Buck Consultants, which has a century of experience in human-resource consulting, to evaluate submissions based on employer surveys that assessed hiring practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks, workplace environment and design, and diversity policies, as well as surveys completed by more than 2,000 employees. To be eligible for the competition, companies must have a minimum of 20 employees working full-time in a New York office.

Other top award winners included:

The companies recognized as the 30 Best Places to Work in NYC Tech are:

  • AdRoll
  • AOL
  • Appboy, Inc.
  • Avanade, Inc
  • Bounce Exchange
  • BuzzFeed
  • CafeMom
  • CPXi
  • Grovo Learning
  • JOOR
  • JW Player
  • LivePerson
  • Marathon Consulting
  • Paperless Post
  • PhotoShelter, Inc.
  • Razorfish
  • Ready Set Rocket
  • Rubicon Project
  • Sailthru
  • Squarespace
  • SumAll
  • SundaySky
  • The Barbarian Group
  • TripleLift Inc
  • Unified Social
  • Voxy
  • Xaxis
  • Yieldbot

The Best Places to Work in New York City Tech is presented in partnership with CBRE Group, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.

"New York City has become one of the world’s top tech cities, where companies are investing in both smart ideas and great workplaces to draw outstanding talent and foster extraordinary performance," said Allison Arden, Managing Director of Internet Week. “Internet Week’s Best Places to Work in New York City list recognizes the companies setting the standard for creating cultures that allow successful companies and outstanding talent to thrive in one of the most dynamic and exciting tech communities in the world.”

“New York’s tech community is a driving force in transforming the look, feel and function of the workplace,” said Kyle Schoppmann, Head of Occupier Services for CBRE’s Tri-State Region. “CBRE is excited to recognize the industry’s leaders, along with Internet Week—and we look forward to collaborating with the tech community as their needs evolve.”

Internet Week New York 2015 will take place May 18-24. More than 45,000 people are expected to attend more than 250 panels, exhibits, screenings and parties at the Internet Week New York HQ, the nerve center of the festival at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion, and at venues across the city.

Earlier this year, Internet Week and CBRE partnered to launch "The NYC Edition of Internet Week Tech Digs," an original web series exploring the workplaces of some of the top digital companies driving New York City’s tech-based economy.

About Internet Week Internet Week supports New York’s vibrant tech-based economy and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and global impact of technology on business, entertainment and culture. The festival highlights the innovators building the new economy and creating opportunity, while educating and empowering attendees to succeed. Internet Week New York is every week, and the festival is part of an always-on movement in support of the tech community and the industries so important to global competitiveness.

About CBRE CBRE Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. The company has approximately 44,000 employees, and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices worldwide. In New York, CBRE has been the leader in commercial real estate for more than a quarter century, providing a comprehensive delivery platform that has become an industry benchmark. A culture of collaboration empowers our people—and our clients—with the information they need to anticipate market opportunities, gain the competitive edge and implement the best real estate strategies possible. CBRE serves the needs of technology clients in New York through industry-specific market intelligence, insight into tech companies’ unique occupancy requirements and strong advisory experience based on years of experience with some of the most outstanding names in tech.