At Relativity, 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 314 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.50. It was published on Nov 13, 2017. 8168 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People celebrate special events around here.

What They Do

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

We make software to help legal teams organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Relativity is used by 13,000+ organizations worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Justice, 70+ FORTUNE 100 companies, and 199 of Am Law 200.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, 60604 US Employees: 749
Employees Worldwide: 801 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2001

Relativity has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Chicago 2018 (ranked 17)

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Perks and Programs

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

  • Our Culture and Values: We strive to be a great software company where team members are excited to come to work—and have the support they need to bring their best. So, we asked our team—the very people whose inherent values, passion, and talent made us successful to begin with—what makes them tick. What makes them want to come to work every day? What drives them? What we came up with are seven core values, co-written by people who work here. These are the characteristics that we live by, hire by, promote by, develop by, and make decisions from. They motivate us to do our best work, and have a little fun while we're at it.
  • Complex Data Challenges: We develop Relativity, software used around the world in litigation and investigations to organize complex data, discover the truth, and act on it. When it comes to e-discovery, companies need the truth to act quickly, whether it’s understanding their organization’s risk around an internal issue, finding and preparing evidence for litigation, or even working through M&A activity. But with the amount of data out there, it’s not always easy to organize data and find the truth. Relativity helps rethink the cumbersome and arduous task of e-discovery, making it more manageable, efficient, and insightful. By joining Relativity, you become a part of a big team who is focused on simplifying and accelerating the way the world conducts e-discovery.
  • Career Ownership: Rather than just focusing on job roles, we encourage a growth mindset and problem-solving mentality. We do performance coaching on an ongoing basis which is meant to provide a more comprehensive and real-time look at performance. Included in the process are regular performance feedback and career development discussions that occur each month throughout the year, in addition to mid-year and end-of-year reviews, that provide performance ratings on goals, results, and core values. We also developed career maps for each department to help guide employees through the next steps in their careers, identify critical skills, team-specific goals, and business strategies. At Relativity, we are always eager to help you identify your next step and find some you never expected.
  • Continuous Learning: We are a community of passionate, life-long learners who recognize that our employees’ professional development is critical to our shared success. Relativity is known for its feedback-driven culture. We thrive on feedback, hold each other accountable and embrace each other’s talents. We seek out feedback proactively and are always open to learn what we can do better next time. We offer personal training budgets for full-time team members, currently set around $3,000 a year. That’s money that can be used for any work-related professional development opportunities and related travel, including conferences, classes, and seminars – and we encourage our team to use it. The only thing we ask in return is that they bring back what they’ve learned to share with their teams, or make an impact in our work.
  • Health and Wellness: We know that when our team feels good we can accomplish so much more. That’s why we’ve done our best to take health and wellness seriously. We’ve got plenty of intramural teams and workout groups, and we also aspire to create multipurpose spaces to give Relativians flexibility in how they work, or if they choose, take a moment to decompress and relax. For better collaboration, Relativians enjoy standing mobile desks, so they can change the working space layout based on their project needs. For relaxation, we have a dedicated Zen room with areas for napping, meditation, or just a quiet space to work or re-energize. Walking meetings encourage team members to stay active. Mothers’ rooms help team members accommodate the needs of their family.
  • Relativity Gives: Giving back isn't a choice. It's a responsibility. We got our start in Chicago and it's an important part of who we are. Our community outreach efforts were born from seeing how we could use our unique skills to help our neighbors in the city, particularly those with little access to technology. Now, our community outreach program works to ensure that youth in all of our communities have access to the technology, equipment, and training they need to be successful in today's work environment. Since the implementation of the Relativity Gives program, Relativity has provided more than $1.5 million dollars through Wired to Learn and other giving initiatives to improve students’ learning experiences and prepare them for college and careers. All of the Wired to Learn recipient schools have seen student academic growth.
  • Geek Grants: We donate $2,500 per month to a technological or educational organization nominated by a Relativity team member. Since 2012, we have given $30,000 in Geek Grants each year to organizations that support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiatives. Our team members are passionate about their communities, so they tell us what schools and organizations to support. It’s a great way to build bonds in and outside of our company and we are always interested in learning more about what organizations and schools are doing to ensure that youth in our communities have access to the technology, equipment, and training they need to be successful in today's work environment.
  • Social Networks: We believe in empowering our employees to both enjoy and be great at their jobs, but also enjoy their time with co-workers during or outside of work. There are more than 10 current employee groups, including RelWoW, RelativityTalks, and kNerds among others. The RelWoW (Relativity Women of Workforce) provides an opportunity for professional development and personal connection for the women at Relativity. Relativity Talks presents a product development knowledge share series. The series is held most Fridays and cover a broad range of topics, including best practices, case studies, internal tools application, security, coding and more. The team of kNerds enjoys board gaming, video gaming, card gaming, and more. Every Friday night and often during the lunchtime they get together to play Magic: The Gathering. Today this passionate group of people is one of the biggest and most active leagues among all Magic stores in the Chicago area.


3% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 3% of salary77% Company-paid health coverage for employees
49% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 77% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
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29 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 29 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Telecommute option
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness
  • Onsite Amenities (Bi-weekly fresh fruit supply, bi-weekly Fooda lunches, monthly All Hands lunches, mini-mart, Zen room, Mother's room, laundry service, towel service, Divvy bike share)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)60 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)


  • Lactation room(s)
  • 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

$363,679 Philanthropic donations in last year 2 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Chief People Officer 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: Women
  • 10 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

Workforce Diversity

Sprint Retrospective in IT


Relativity Gives

How to Get Hired

We asked Relativity 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?

Our seven core values, created by Relativians, are the characteristics that we live by, hire by, promote by, develop by, and make decisions from. They motivate us to do our best work, and have a little fun while we're at it. We know we’ve got a great prospect if they show us they’ll: Be an excellent communicator. Exceed the expectations of our customers and their colleagues. Hold themselves and their colleagues accountable. Be humble and stay hungry. Do more with less. Embrace the talents of their colleagues and our customers. Enjoy and be great at their job.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

At Relativity, we love what we do. We're tech and business geeks who get our kicks from solving challenging problems and providing relentless customer support. If you like working with passionate overachievers, you'll love Relativity. We expect prospective employees demonstrate our core values and enhance our culture. In addition to the work ethic, we welcome people from diverse backgrounds, so everyone feels comfortable and free to share what they think. Relativity is known for its feedback-driven culture. We thrive on feedback, hold each other accountable and embrace each other’s talents. We love when we meet people who show us their passions. Sometimes this shows up on a resume, or on engineers’ GitHub pages or salespeople’s story about their favorite volunteer activities. If a prospect feels like they can add to our passion as well as our production, that’s what will set them apart.

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

As we continue to grow and evolve our on-prem and SaaS products, we’re actively looking for business and tech professionals who are passionate about solving complex problems. To that end, we’re hiring software engineers and software engineering managers with significant experience in Cloud technology and analytics to join us.

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

A great starting place is on the Relativity careers website: We keep it up-to-date with the latest openings and if applicants can’t find a match right away, they’re encouraged to build a profile we can refer to when something does come open. To hear what our employees have to say, we encourage prospective hires to reach out on social media. Follow our feeds, reach out to our thought leaders on LinkedIn, or check out our profile on Glassdoor. Most importantly, we want to meet future Relativians in-person! Prospective hires should keep an eye on our calendar for events, open houses, or conferences where they can come meet our team and learn more about Relativity one-on-one.  

hiring Outlook

28% Job Growth 41% New hires by employee referrals
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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