At Button, 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 37 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.22. It was published on Dec 13, 2016. 3104 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
People care about each other here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
Management is competent at running the business.

What They Do

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

We are a technology platform connecting today's mobile economy, fascilitating partnerships among leading brands including Uber,, Airbnb, and Foursquare, ultimately giving people what they want - when they want it - with the touch of a Button. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10010 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: San Francisco, California, 94105 US Employees: 38
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2014

Button has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in New York 2017 (ranked 16)

Button Office (secondary angle)

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.

  • Paid Parental Leave: Paid leave of 17 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.
  • Unlimited Vacation: 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.
  • Health Insurance: 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.
  • On-Demand Budget: 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 Friday, where employees can enjoy lunches on our rooftop provided by some of the best restaurants in the city. 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.
  • Professional Development: We move fast and furious as a company and so do our employees. Sometimes so much we lose track of our own selves. At Button everyone has a stipend to participate in activities for their own professional development, whether that's a coding class, conference or even a networking event. Additionally, we hold regular sessions and workshops on-site for the team to learn how to best work with one another (Interaction Styles Workshop), how to manage up, and best ways to provide/take feedback.


$142,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Software Engineer100% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for 100)
75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for 100)


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • Restricted stock units


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
5 weeks Paid sabbatical after 5 year(s) of employment Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Subsided On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (On-site at Button we provide a fully catered lunch Monday-Friday and other food-related benefits (fully-stocked snacks around the clock, cold brew coffee on tap, bagel Fridays, dinner for those at the office past 7:30pm); a flexible working space with standing desks, floater desks around the office and other working spaces (e.g. rooftop view) for a change of scenery; on-site yoga; on-site veggie garden)


85 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 85 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
85 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)


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


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

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Senior Director, People is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • 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
  • 60 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

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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 are proud of the company we keep. We look for individuals who are problem solvers, demonstrate 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. Lastly, we look for individuals who algin with our core values which are centered around delivering excellence, providing omotenashi, growth, entreprenurship, and speaking boldly and honestly. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees can get our attention by showing us where they have demonstrated excellence and passion in their field - whether it is a blog post, launching a company, or a side project - show us what you 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 - engineering, product, & business teams. 

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

We always advise candiates to get in touch or come to a Button Connect Happy Hours - a monthly gathering of great minds in tech on the Button rooftop! 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

hiring Outlook

25 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 90% Job Growth
162 Average applicants per opening 3,715 Total job applicants
17% New hires by employee referrals 0% Openings filled by current employees
2 Recent graduates hired 7% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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