At Inspire, 94 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 72 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.26. It was published on Jul 18, 2017. 2101 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
People care about each other here.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
This is a fun place to work.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.

What They Do

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

Inspire makes it simple for everyone to have a smart home. Our subscription is the first to seamlessly control and intelligently power your smart home. We empower people to live sustainably everyday, moving us all towards a brighter energy future.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Santa Monica, California, 90401 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2013

Inspire has been awarded:

Best Small Workplaces 2017 (ranked 31)

Earth Day Beach Clean Up

Perks and Programs

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

  • Flexible Time-Off: All full-time regular employees have unlimited vacation time.
  • Mission-Driven Culture: At Inspire, we have big aspirations to create a brighter future for our next generation. Our team is driven by the collective desire to create something new — to test, learn and solve the tough problems. Not only do our product offerings support our mission, but we’re taking strides outside of our core products by volunteering our time and knowledge to teach others about sustainability and clean energy.
  • Office Yoga: We bring in a yoga teacher to both of our offices once a month for group yoga sessions. 
  • Office Happy Hours: We celebrate new team members with happy hours every Thursday when a new hires starts (which is quite frequent these days!).
  • Summer/Winter Team Meetings: Both coasts get together twice a year in either Santa Monica or Philadelphia for a week of bonding, problem solving, strategizing and team building.
  • Departmental Offsites: Once a quarter, teams get together out of the office to collaborate, brainstorm and solve tough problems and spend time getting to know each other better.
  • Flexible Work Hours: We're not clock watchers at Inspire. Employees are encouraged to work flexible hours, as long as they're getting their work done.
  • Dogs in the Office: Dogs are our coworkers, too! We have a few dogs in our Santa Monica office (with the invitation open for our Philadelphia office).
  • Referral Bonus: Employees receive $1,000 for any new employee who they referred.
  • Office Movie Night: We hold bi-coastal movie nights once a month. Popcorn and drinks provided!


85% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for All full-time regular employees) 20% Company-paid health coverage for dependents


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
Sunset Yoga


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option (10% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Snacks, movie screenings, happy hours...)


180 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 14 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
90 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take90 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
14 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)14 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
90 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)14 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. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


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

Community and Environmental Impact

$5,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Carbon offset program


  • 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

Workforce Diversity

Philly Earth Day Event


Inspire Volleyball Team

How to Get Hired

We asked Inspire 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?

Live it, Coach it, Study it, and Own it are the four core values you will live by as an Inspire Avenger. We’re looking for people who can balance passion with purpose and profit. This means someone who can create and challenge the status quo; someone who will help others discover their greatest strengths and will never compromise his or her ethics. We’re looking for someone who is willing to keep a beginner's mindset; who stays humble and embraces his or her curiosity. And of course, we’re looking for someone who gets sh*t done! We're interested in people who harnesses their creativity and boldness and never surrender.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Connect with your network. We take employee referrals seriously. Don’t have a connection to someone at Inspire? We vet candidates in three specific ways:  Skill Set - You have great hard and soft skills to do the job, and you’re eager to keep learning. Cultural Fit - Your attitude reflects our values. You bring unique perspectives.  You’re someone we want to hang out with. Personal Fit - Inspire is a good fit for your career goals, and the kind of work environment that makes you happy.

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

WE’RE HIRING! We expect rapid growth throughout the rest of this year and beyond. Please check out the “About Us” section of our website to stay up-to-date on the positions we're actively hiring for. We’re always looking for unique Avengers to fit into our Tribe, specifically Big Data Engineers (machine learning), Product Managers, Software Developers and Marketers. 

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

Visit the "About Us" section of our website, attend one of our networking events, or sign up for our service. Better yet, reach out to one of us directly on LinkedIn!

hiring Outlook

103 Average applicants per opening 4,652 Total job applicants
13% Openings filled by current employees 6% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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