33 Best Software Companies To Work For: 2024 Awards

Top software companies to work for

We analyzed 3,396 companies to find the absolute best software companies to work for on the planet. After all the research, we picked just 33 award winners (the top 1% of our company database). In this report, you’ll find…

  • The 18 best big software companies to work for (1,000+ employees)
  • The 11 best medium-sized software companies (101 – 1,000)
  • The 4 best small software companies (1 – 100)

But, we didn’t want one more made-up internet list of the best software companies. So, how do we determine “best?” We track how many of the 20 most in-demand employee benefits each company offers. Software companies that offer at least 12 of the 20 benefits qualify for our list and then are ranked within their company size category.

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The Best Software Companies To Work For: Full List

Rank

Company

Benefits

– Large Companies (1,000+ Employees)

1

 Remote
麟 Retreats
✈️ Work anywhere
✉️ Async work
️ Flexible schedule
 Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA

 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

2

 Remote
麟 Retreats
✈️ Work anywhere
️ Flexible schedule
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave

瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

3

 Remote
 Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

4

 Remote
 Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

5

 Remote
✈️ Work anywhere
⏰ 4-day work week
✉️ Async work
 Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA

 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 Learning budget

6

 Remote
✈️ Work anywhere
 Sabbaticals
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave

瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

7

 Remote
 Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave

瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

8

 Remote
✈️ Work anywhere
️ Flexible schedule
 Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 Maternity leave

 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

9

 Remote
️ Flexible schedule
 Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave

 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 Learning budget

10

 Remote
️ Flexible schedule
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

11

 Remote

 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

12

 Remote

 Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave

瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 ESPP
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

13

 Remote

 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

14

 Remote

 Sabbaticals
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance


⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

15

 Remote

 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA

 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 ESPP
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

16

 Remote

️ Flexible schedule
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 ESPP
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

17

 Remote
 Health insurance
 FSA
  Maternity leave
  Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

18

 Remote
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟  Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

– Medium Companies (101 - 1,000 Employees) –

1

 Remote
️ Flexible schedule
 Sabbaticals
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave

瘟 Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

2

 Remote
️ Flexible schedule
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave

瘟 Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

3

麟 Retreats
️ Flexible schedule
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave

瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

4

 Remote
️ Flexible schedule
 Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave

瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

5

 Remote
️ Flexible schedule
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave

瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

6

麟 Retreats
 Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA


 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave

瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

7

 Remote
麟 Retreats
 Sabbaticals
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave

瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

8

 Remote
️ Flexible schedule
  Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave

 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 ESPP
 WFH stipend
 Tuition reimburse

9

麟 Retreats
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

10

 Remote
 Health insurance
 FSA

 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
瘟 Dental insurance

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 ESPP
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

11

 Remote
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA

 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave

瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

– Small Companies (1 - 100 Employees) 

1

 Remote
麟 Retreats
✈️ Work anywhere
 Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA
  Maternity leave

  Paternity leave
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 ESPP
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

2

 Remote
麟 Retreats
✈️ Work anywhere
⏰ 4-day work week
✉️ Async work
️ Flexible schedule
 Sabbaticals
 Unlimited PTO

 Health insurance
 Maternity leave
 Paternity leave
 401K match
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

3

 Remote
麟 Retreats
⏰ 4-day work week
️ Flexible schedule
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA

瘟 Dental insurance
⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 401K match
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

4

 Remote
麟 Retreats
✈️ Work anywhere
 Unlimited PTO
 Health insurance
 FSA

⚰️ Life insurance
 Wellness reimburse
 WFH stipend
 Learning budget
 Tuition reimburse

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The Best Big Software Companies To Work For

Best software companies to work for

These 18 companies make up just 0.5% of the Buildremote company database (at the time of research). These are the best large software companies to work for in the world because they all meet the following criteria:

  • They have more than 1,000 employees (as verified by the company website or LinkedIn)
  • They offer 12 or more of the 20 most desirable employee benefits (learn more about those in our criteria section below)
  • They are considered “software” companies (more on that in our criteria section below, too)

Automattic

Automattic Automattic is the parent company of WordPress.com, providing a variety of web services from blogging platforms to ecommerce solutions.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Industry: Software & Services
  • Best Benefits Rank: 1 out of 3,947
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 19 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Automattic’s careers page.

 

GitHub

GitHub GitHub is a web-based hosting service for version control and collaboration that primarily uses Git, making it a critical tool in the world of software development.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Industry: Software Development
  • Best Benefits Rank: 2 out of 3,948
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 17 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit GitHub’s careers page.

 

Microsoft

Microsoft Microsoft is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services.

  • Headquarters: Redmond, WA, USA
  • Industry: Technology
  • Best Benefits Rank: 3 out of 3,949
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 15 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Microsoft’s careers page.

 

Salesforce

Salesforce Salesforce is a cloud-based software company that provides customer relationship management (CRM) service and enterprise applications focused on customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Industry: Customer Relationship Management
  • Best Benefits Rank: 4 out of 3,950
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 15 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Salesforce’s careers page.

 

Shopify

Shopify Shopify is a cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, allowing them to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels.

  • Headquarters: Ottawa, Canada
  • Industry: E-commerce Platform, Tech
  • Best Benefits Rank: 5 out of 3,951
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 15 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Shopify’s careers page.

 

SAP

SAP SAP is a multinational corporation that provides enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.

  • Headquarters: Walldorf, Germany
  • Industry: Enterprise Software
  • Best Benefits Rank: 6 out of 3,952
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 14 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit SAP’s careers page.

 

Adobe

Adobe Adobe is a multinational software company historically focused on multimedia and creativity software products, now a leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions.

  • Headquarters: San Jose, CA, USA
  • Industry: Software & Services
  • Best Benefits Rank: 7 out of 3,953
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 14 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Adobe’s careers page.

 

Atlassian

Atlassian Atlassian is an enterprise software company that develops products for software developers and project managers.

  • Headquarters: Sydney, Australia
  • Industry: Software & Services
  • Best Benefits Rank: 8 out of 3,954
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 14 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Atlassian’s careers page.

 

UiPath

UiPath UiPath is a global software company developing a platform for Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

  • Headquarters: New York, NY, USA
  • Industry: Robotic Process Automation
  • Best Benefits Rank: 9 out of 3,955
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 14 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit UiPath’s careers page.

 

Slack

Slack logo Slack is a channel-based messaging platform, providing teams with a centralized place to communicate and share files.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Industry: Communication
  • Best Benefits Rank: 10 out of 3,956
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 14 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Slack’s careers page.

 

Quotient Technology

Quotient Technology Quotient Technology (formerly Coupons.com) is a leading digital promotions, media, and analytics company that distributes digital coupons and media through a variety of products.

  • Headquarters: Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Industry: Digital Coupons and Ads, Tech
  • Best Benefits Rank: 11 out of 3,957
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 13 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Quotient Technology’s careers page.

 

Ping Identity

Ping Identity Ping Identity provides identity and access management solutions for on-premise, hybrid, and cloud environments.

  • Headquarters: Denver, CO, USA
  • Industry: Identity Management, Tech
  • Best Benefits Rank: 12 out of 3,958
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 13 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Ping Identity’s careers page.

 

Datadog

Datadog Datadog is a monitoring service for cloud-scale applications, providing monitoring of servers, databases, tools, and services, through a SaaS-based data analytics platform.

  • Headquarters: New York, NY, USA
  • Industry: Cloud Monitoring, Analytics
  • Best Benefits Rank: 13 out of 3,959
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 13 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Datadog’s careers page.

 

Paylocity

Paylocity Paylocity provides cloud-based payroll and human capital management software solutions for medium-sized organizations.

  • Headquarters: Schaumburg, IL, USA
  • Industry: HR
  • Best Benefits Rank: 14 out of 3,960
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 13 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Paylocity’s careers page.

 

Databricks

Databricks A software and cloud-based platform that assists businesses in processing and analyzing big data

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Industry: Data Science, Artificial Intelligence
  • Best Benefits Rank: 15 out of 3,961
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 12 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Databricks’s careers page.

 

Dell Technologies

Dell A multinational technology company that develops, sells, repairs, and supports computers and related products and services

  • Headquarters: Round Rock, TX, USA
  • Industry: Computer Technology, IT Services
  • Best Benefits Rank: 16 out of 3,962
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 12 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Dell Technologies’s careers page.

 

Intuit

Intuit A provider of financial, accounting, and tax preparation software for small businesses, accountants, and individuals

  • Headquarters: Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Industry: Financial Software
  • Best Benefits Rank: 17 out of 3,963
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 12 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Intuit’s careers page.

 

Pegasystems

Pegasystems A software company that provides strategic applications to businesses for sales, marketing, service, and operations

  • Headquarters: Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Industry: Software, Tech
  • Best Benefits Rank: 18 out of 3,964
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 12 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Pegasystems’s careers page.
 

The Best Medium-Sized Software Companies To Work For

These 11 companies meet the following criteria:

  • They have between 101 and 1,000 employees (as verified by the company website or LinkedIn)
  • They offer 12 or more of the 20 most desirable employee benefits (learn more about those in our criteria section below)
  • They are considered “software” companies (more on that in our criteria section below, too)

 

Doximity

Doximity Doximity is a social networking platform for healthcare professionals in the U.S., aimed at facilitating professional networking and continuing education.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Industry: Healthcare Networking & Communication
  • Best Benefits Rank: 19 out of 3,965
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 15 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Doximity’s careers page.

 

UserTesting

UserTesting UserTesting is a platform that allows companies to get on-demand user feedback for their websites, applications, and prototypes.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Industry: User Experience Testing
  • Best Benefits Rank: 20 out of 3,966
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 15 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit UserTesting’s careers page.

 

Cockroach Labs

Cockroach Labs Cockroach Labs is the company behind CockroachDB, an open-source, cloud-native SQL database.

  • Headquarters: New York, NY, USA
  • Industry: Distributed SQL Database
  • Best Benefits Rank: 21 out of 3,967
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 15 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Cockroach Labs’s careers page.

 

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign ActiveCampaign provides software for customer experience automation, which combines email marketing, marketing automation, sales automation, and CRM.

  • Headquarters: Chicago, IL, USA
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Best Benefits Rank: 22 out of 3,968
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 14 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit ActiveCampaign’s careers page.

 

Klaviyo

Klaviyo Klaviyo is a marketing automation and email platform designed to help e-commerce companies.

  • Headquarters: Boston, MA, USA
  • Industry: Marketing Automation
  • Best Benefits Rank: 23 out of 3,969
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 14 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Klaviyo’s careers page.

 

Lattice

Lattice Lattice is a people management platform that empowers leaders to build engaged, high-performing teams.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Industry: HR Tech
  • Best Benefits Rank: 24 out of 3,970
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 14 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Lattice’s careers page.

 

Webflow

Webflow Webflow is a web design tool, CMS, and hosting platform that allows users to design, build, and launch responsive websites visually.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Industry: Web Development
  • Best Benefits Rank: 25 out of 3,971
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 13 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Webflow’s careers page.

 

DataStax

DataStax DataStax delivers the always-on, active everywhere distributed hybrid cloud database built on Apache Cassandra.

  • Headquarters: Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Industry: Database Technology, Cloud Solutions
  • Best Benefits Rank: 26 out of 3,972
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 13 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit DataStax’s careers page.

 

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean DigitalOcean provides developers cloud services that help to deploy and scale applications that run simultaneously on multiple computers.

  • Headquarters: New York, NY, USA
  • Industry: Cloud Infrastructure, Tech
  • Best Benefits Rank: 27 out of 3,973
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 13 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit DigitalOcean’s careers page.

 

Airtable

Airtable A cloud-based software company that blends a traditional spreadsheet with a database

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Industry: Software & Services
  • Best Benefits Rank: 28 out of 3,974
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 12 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Airtable’s careers page.

 

Iterable

Iterable A cross-channel platform that powers unified customer experiences and empowers marketers to create, optimize, and measure every interaction across the entire customer journey

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Industry: Marketing Automation, SaaS, Tech
  • Best Benefits Rank: 29 out of 3,975
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 12 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Iterable’s careers page.

 

The Best Small Software Companies To Work For

These 4 companies are the best small software companies to work for in the world. They all meet the following criteria:

  • They have fewer than 100 employees (as verified by the company website or LinkedIn)
  • They offer 13 or more of the 20 most desirable employee benefits (learn more about those in our criteria section below)
  • They are considered “software” companies (more on that in our criteria section below, too)

Coder

Coder A cloud-based development platform that centralizes an enterprise’s development initiatives and helps to accelerate software delivery

  • Headquarters: Austin, TX, USA
  • Industry: Software Development & Automation
  • Best Benefits Rank: 30 out of 3,976
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 16 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Coder’s careers page.

 

Buffer

Buffer Buffer is a software application designed to manage social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.

  • Headquarters: Distributed
  • Industry: Social Media Management
  • Best Benefits Rank: 31 out of 3,977
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 15 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Buffer’s careers page.

 

GoLinks

GoLinks GoLinks provides intuitive, human-readable short links (go links), turning long URLs into meaningful shortlinks for teams and businesses.

  • Headquarters: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Industry: Productivity Software, Tech
  • Best Benefits Rank: 32 out of 3,978
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 14 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit GoLinks’s careers page.

 

Octane AI

Octane AI Octane AI provides a conversational marketing platform that enables merchants to increase revenue with a Facebook Messenger bot.

  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Industry: Chatbots, Marketing Automation, Tech
  • Best Benefits Rank: 33 out of 3,979
  • Number of Benefits Offered: 13 out of 20
Remote work Company retreats Work from anywhere 4-day work week Asynchronous work
Flexible schedule Sabbaticals Unlimited time off Health insurance Flexible spending account (FSA)
Maternity leave Paternity leave Dental insurance Life insurance Wellness reimbursement
401K match Employee stock purchase program (ESPP) Work stipends Learning budget Tuition reimbursement

Visit Octane AI’s careers page.

 

How We Determine The Top Software Companies To Work For

Buildremote’s Award Criteria

Three pieces of information make up our grading criteria:

  1. “Software” company status: A software company is a business entity that primarily focuses on the development, distribution, and maintenance of computer programs. If a company fits this criteria, they are eligible for our list.
  2. Company size: We looked up the number of employees in 2024 at each company first on the company website, then on LinkedIn (if not available on the site). Each company was put into one of these brackets:
    1. Small: 1 – 100 employees
    2. Medium: 101 – 1,000 employees
    3. Large: 1,000+ employees
  3. Company benefits: We track which employee benefits each company offers of our 20 most desirable (see below)
    1. To quality as one of the best software companies to work for, you must offer 12 or more of the 20 (which puts the company in the top 1% of our database)
    2. Companies that offer the most of the 20 benefits rank the highest

See Also: The Best Fintech Companies To Work For

Based on our research, we landed on the following 20 employee benefits as the most in-demand today:

  1. 🌎 Remote work
  2. 🧳 Company retreats
  3. ✈️ Work from anywhere
  4. ⏰ Four-day work week
  5. βœ‰οΈ Asynchronous work
  6. πŸ—“οΈ Flexible schedule
  7. πŸ“• Paid sabbaticals
  8. 🌴 Unlimited PTO
  9. πŸ₯ Health insurance
  10. πŸš‘ Flexible spending account (FSA)
  11. 🍼 Maternity leave
  12. 🍼 Paternity leave
  13. πŸͺ₯ Dental insurance
  14. ⚰️ Life insurance
  15. πŸ’ͺ🏽 Gym or wellness reimbursement
  16. πŸ’° 401K match plan
  17. πŸ’΅ Employee stock purchase program (ESPP)
  18. πŸ’» Work stipends
  19. πŸ“š Learning & development budget
  20. πŸŽ“ Tuition reimbursement

 

What is the absolute best software company to work for?

In our awards for the best software companies to work for, here are the winners in each category:

 

What are the best SaaS companies to work for?

Here are ten of the best SaaS companies to work for (based on the employee benefits they offer):

  1. Automattic
  2. GitHub
  3. Shopify
  4. Salesforce
  5. Doximity
  6. UserTesting
  7. Cockroach Labs
  8. Coder
  9. Buffer

 

What are the best remote software companies to work for?

We cross-referenced our software company award winners with our fully remote company database. Here are the companies that show up on both lists (ie. the best remote software companies to work for):

  1. Automattic
  2. Buffer
  3. DataStax
  4. DigitalOcean
  5. GitLab

 

Nominate a great software company to work for

Get in touch with Buildremote here to nominate a new company or fix an error you see on our current list. We’ll investigate that company’s employee benefits package and add it to the list if it qualifies. We’ll credit you for the tip, if you’d like.

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