At Thread, 88 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 17 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.00. It was published on Jul 10, 2018. 2452 Visitors

What Employees Say

I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
Management has a clear view of where the organization is going and how to get there.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People celebrate special events around here.
People care about each other here.

What They Do

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

Thread combines the strength of a large payroll company with the service of a local provider through a cloud-based single database solution to manage HR, Payroll, Benefits, Time, and Compliance. Our mission: connecting people and technology #forabetterworkplace.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: Alpharetta, Georgia, 30022 US Sites: 1
US Employees: 17 US Revenues: $3 million
Worldwide Revenues: $3 million Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2004

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Perks and Programs

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

  • Unlimited snacks and drinks: Thread provides a great selection of snacks and drinks (including coffees, teas, sodas) for all employees. We also have a couple flavors of beer on tap for company happy hours that we have occasionally.
  • Great wellness program: The company provides a new Fitbit to all employees on their hire date. We also have an annual vitality check done by a nurse for checking cholesterol, glucose, height to weight ratio and blood pressure. Those that participate in the vitality check get to share in the discount offered by the insurance company. We also have ongoing Fitbit challenges that break the company into teams and we take turns designing the challenge and awards. In the past year, we have collectively reached at least Silver Status in our health care program, with several of us reaching Gold and Platinum for our healthy habits. Those who go above and beyond with their health initiatives earn extra rewards on top of those mentioned above. Additionally, we have a gym onsite and provide employees access to the gym paid for by the company.
  • Treadmill Desk and Sit/Stand Desks: We have a walking treadmill desk setup that employees can use to allow them to work and walk and add steps for the ongoing Fitbit challenges. We also have begun incorporating sit/stand desks so team members can adjust how they work according to their preferences, and we can promote a healthier way of working.
  • Fun company outings: We have different fun outings that are designed to bring people together outside of work. Some recent examples are TopGolf outing, in office nerf gun wars, annual holiday party and many others, cooking classes for team building, and we are planning a field trip to the sasquatch museum!
  • Birthday celebrations: We celebrate everyone's birthday in our great team lounge and have the employee's favorite dessert, card, funny music, and balloons. We believe in celebrating our team members on their special day!
  • Dress up days: We love to celebrate Halloween in the office by dressing up and we have occasional other dress-up days such as pajama day, favorite college/NFL team day, etc.
  • Catered lunch/breakfasts monthly: We cater a breakfast or lunch about once a month. We also cook for each other (i.e. Sales team comes and cooks for the Ops team).
  • Peer-to-Peer Recognition: We have incorporated a couple of ways for team members to recognize each other for great work. One of those ways is via giving High Fives in our feedback platform, 15Five. These are notes to one another that are displayed publically in our office's platform for everyone to see. Another program we've initiated in our company is Thread Mail, where we provide cards for team members to hand write notes to each other, and they can add small gift cards to them for something extra sweet!
  • Awards Ceremony: Starting this year, we have introduced The Threadies, which are awards we pass out to the team members at our annual year-end party. Threadies are presented with trophies, gift cards, and a fun speech explaining each winner's accomplishments, filled with silly inside jokes we have with each other.


$44,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Payroll Specialist $55,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for HCM Specialist
100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 4% of salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
Pajama Day


Unlimited Vacation Paid time off 10 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Sick Paid time off Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment
5 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (25% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Snacks, drinks, stress relieving games such as Jenga, treadmill desk, occasional massages, weekly happy hours, catered lunches several times per month.)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 40 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
50 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take10 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*40 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.


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

Community and Environmental Impact

16 hours Paid time off to volunteer $3,500 Philanthropic donations in last year
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • CEO oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

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How to Get Hired

We asked Thread 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?

Key characteristics that tell us whether a prospective employee will be a great fit for our company are confirmed during the interview process. We have a core value assessment that everyone takes that shows alignment with our six core values that we fiercely protect. Prospective employees also take the Achiever test. This assessment shows important characteristics such as motivation, resourcefulness, and being a team player among others. The right fit for our team would be someone who believes in a high culture and high-performance organization. We always put our families first, we value our clients greatly and we work to help our teammates.  Our core values are: Deliver Wow (to our customers, vendors and each other) Own It! Attitude of Gratitude Make it Better Have Fun

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees can research our company and core values and let us know how they are aligned with those to get our attention. We believe in building better workplaces, and we want people who want to join our mission. Be creative, have fun, and be yourself! 

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

We are always looking for great people who are motivated, resourceful and care about people.  We are currently hiring sales executives, benefits specialists and client success representatives but will always find a position for a great fit!

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

Interested candidates can look through our website, to find out more about us and can also submit resumes there or through our ongoing positions posted on Workable. 

hiring Outlook

8 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 13% Job Growth
300 Average applicants per opening 1,500 Total job applicants
40% New hires by employee referrals 60% Openings filled by current employees
1 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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