At Button, 98 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 53 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.02. It was published on Jan 22, 2018. 7189 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
100%
 
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
100%
 
Management is approachable, easy to talk with.
100%
 
I feel I make a difference here.
100%
 
We have special and unique benefits here.
100%
 

What They Do

We asked Button to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are the mobile partnerships platform for the world’s leading brands including Walmart, Hotels.com, Groupon, Buzzfeed, Foursquare, Uber and more, providing a scalable solution and the simplest way to build partnerships that drive commerce. 

About this Company

Website: www.usebutton.com Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10010 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: San Francisco, California US Employees: 58
Employees Worldwide: 60 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2014

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Perks and Programs

We asked Button to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Parental Support: Paid leave of 18 weeks (which increased in 2017 from 17 to 18 weeks) for ALL parents following the birth, adoption, or surrogate birth of a child (Non-consecutive allocation permitted); $1,000 "baby" cash to help offset the costs of your family's newest addition; Free Parenting / Childbirth Class; Free Breast Feeding Counseling with a Lactation Consultant; Private Lactation Facilities with hospital grade pumps and refrigeration; Free backup childcare when babysitter cancels; Free career counseling sessions to assist with transition back into workforce; Technical Support to facilitate remote working capabilities, if desired. Family is p0 at Button and we want our employees to take the time they need to enjoy time with their new addition.
  • Vacation Time & Money: Our employees have unlimited vacation, personal time and sick days. We also want everyone to escape the busy city and get away to the mountains, beach, whatever their vice may be with a $500 stipend (plus additional $500 for spouse/dependents) to encourage family travel.
  • Leading Healthy Lives: Our employees' health is important to us, so we provide a variety of options for vision, dental, and medical insurance with options available that are fully covered by Button. This year we also added on the option of One Medical, creating easy-access to doctor's appointments with the option to use their video medical support or even text support for recurring prescriptions, needs, etc. Additionally, our team has fully-paid access to Rise, a nutritional consulting app to assist in making healthy choices throughout their lives. This on-demand service gives our employees nutritional feedback and information (should they opt-in).
  • Professional Growth: Growing "Personally and Professionally" is one of our core values here at Button. We offer every employee an annual $750 professional development budget, allowing them to take classes at General Assembly, attend particular industry conferences, you name it. If it's something that will help them grow professionally, we're all for it. Additionally, we offer sessions with a professional coach specific to Button. This includes our quarterly interview training, sessions on working styles and how to best work with one another, our monthly Nourish speaker series bringing in experts and leaders across a variety of industries, and much more. Lastly, our work requires us to stay on top of the latest and greatest in the mobile space, so we encourage all employees to try new mobile services by giving them $100 every month. In return, we simply ask for some insights into their experience with the mobile app or site of their choosing!
  • Office Dining: We provide fully catered lunch Monday through Thursday, where employees can enjoy lunches on our rooftop provided by some of the best restaurants in the city. On Fridays, we all get to order exactly what we want from a selection of (2) restaurants picked for the day, expensing to the company Caviar account. For those who work through the evening, we provide them the option to order dinner to the office on us! And don't forget the fully-stocked snacks, cold brew coffee on tap, tea assortment, and other goodies around the office 24-7.
  • Quarterly Retreats: We know it's important to get out and connect as a team beyond the office walls, so on a quarterly basis we head off-site. Summers in Sag Harbor or hitting the slopes in Park City, our team retreats are a blast and give us time to reflect and brainstorm with one another.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • Restricted stock units
Nourish Speaker Series: Learning Collaboration through Jazz

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

Unlimited Vacation Paid time off Unlimited Sick Paid time off
5 weeks Paid sabbatical after 5 year(s) of employment Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (5% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (- Catered lunch daily - An assortment of snacks readily available - Breakfast options available - Dinner through Seamless, Caviar, or delivery.com if in the office past 8:30pm with work - Bagel Fridays - Stanley's "Wellness Pack" from Stanley's Pharmacy if you start to feel a little sick - Access to 3 rooftop areas for an alternate work area if you deem the weather suitable - On-site vegetable garden growing tomatoes, basil, peppers, and more throughout the seasons - Ergonomic standing desks with any additional equipment at your disposal (like to stand on a balance ball? You got it!) - Dog-friendly office - We've also brought a variety of amenities on-site during busy periods, including Zeel massages, an array of celebratory snacks, mariachi bands, and more!)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 90 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
90 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)90 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
90 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
90 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Head of People oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 70 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Button: People of Color in Tech Panel & Event

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Engineering Collaboration

How to Get Hired

We asked Button for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We have a set of core values and principles that we look for across all new candidates, including entrepreneurship, speaking boldly and honestly, and growing individually & organizationally. We look for individuals that embody these core values: delivering excellence, providing omotenashi, growth, entreprenurship, speaking boldly and honestly, problem solvers, demonstration of true grit, and have a breadth & depth of knowledge across one or more areas. We also look for curiosity, enthusiasm, and passion for their work. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

In a very crowded, yet competitve space, we look for candidates that are passionate, driven, and demonstrate excellence in their field. Prospective employees can get our attention by showing us where and how they have demonstrated these characteristics, whether that's in a past speaking opportunity, event they hosted, project they manged - we want candidates to show us what they love to do.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Button is on a misison to build the best team in the world and we are looking for talented technologists, leaders, and entreprenuers with functional expertise and a love of mobile to join our team. In the next year our focus will be on scaling our team across all fronts, especially within our engineering and product teams.  

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

We always advise candiates to get in touch or come to one of Button's many hosted events: Button Connect Happy Hours - a monthly gathering of great minds in tech on the Button rooftop, annual PRIDE party, Women who Code parties, you name it! Information about the products, culture, and team we're building is on our website. If a candiate feels passionate about changing mobile commerce, and we don't have an opening that is pefectly aligned with their background, we encourage them to email us directly at recruiting@usebutton.com.

hiring Outlook

57 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 115% Job Growth
132 Average applicants per opening 5,542 Total job applicants
36% New hires by employee referrals 1 Recent graduates hired
15% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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