Most people love free catered lunches, ping-pong tournaments, and team outings to the ballpark — but these perks aren’t the workplace differentiators they used to be. Competition for talent is fierce, and modern companies are pulling out all the stops to attract and retain the best people.
While I enjoy kombucha on tap as much as the next person, these types of benefits were not at the top of my priority list when I began my job search last November. Zooming out from the minutiae to the big picture, I was looking for a company that would elevate me personally and professionally.
Where could I go to make a real impact? Which company had an environment that sparks creativity and a culture that encourages employees to bring their full selves to work every day?
I found the answer at Highspot — and what a ride it has been so far.
Highspot’s revenue, customer base, existing customer expansion, and employee count are all more than doubling year over year. Explosive company growth has spurred the launch of our EMEA operations in London, the lease of our new waterfront headquarters, and a successful Series D raise. And through it all, the team has prioritized preserving the number one thing fueling our hyper-growth — a people-first culture.
Today, we’re excited to be celebrating earning the #1 spot on Seattle Business Magazine’s Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. The 30th annual ranking was record-breaking, with tens of thousands of Washington state employees participating in the extensive, direct-to-employee survey.
Every day I’m at Highspot I see employees who love our company. And it goes deeper than the flexible vacation policy and abundance of avocados in the kitchen. It’s organic recognition for people from every corner of the organization. It’s feedback that uplifts and empowers. It’s a welcome card for every new hire signed by people across the company. The list goes on. Everyone here is united in driving success in their own unique way to collectively take Highspot — and each other — to the next level.
If you have similar career criteria, a hyper-growth organization could be for you. Let’s take a closer look at three reasons why joining a company that’s scaling up might be your smartest career move yet.
A fixed set of job responsibilities and defined authority lines work for some — but not for everyone. If the thought of a predictable 9–5 feels limiting, it may be time to consider a startup that’s going places.
As companies scale, opportunities surface everywhere. Are you looking to make a lateral career move? Go for it — the company can undoubtedly use your skills in multiple roles. Do you want to learn a new coding language? Great — your team will benefit from that knowledge. People who crave new challenges have chances to seize them and develop their professional potential.
On top of that, hard work, dedication, and smart thinking stand out at young companies. Proactive and adaptable employees will quickly rise by using opportunities as building blocks to construct a fast-track to the top.
Connect With Passionate Professionals
Modern innovators flock to startups. And rightfully so — innovation requires an environment where big ideas and creativity have free reign.
It’s safe to say that at a hyper-growth company you’ll be surrounded by some of today’s brightest minds, because behind every company’s success are the people making it happen. When diverse experience and backgrounds meld together, great innovations emerge, which is one of many reasons why we’re excited to have Highspotters hailing from a wide variety of places — from Hawaii to Miami, Japan to Ukraine, and more.
If you’re launching your career, you’ll have the chance to learn from experts who have been there and done that. And if you’re already a seasoned entrepreneur, you’ll be in good company with like-minded leaders eager to collaborate. No matter your role or level, fast-growing companies are prime places to grow your network of motivated, passionate people.
Make A Lasting Mark
Is there a faster way to collect bullet points on your resume than wearing four different hats at a skyrocketing startup? Probably not. But that’s not even the best part.
Career satisfaction comes from knowing your work matters. And fulfillment follows when you build something from scratch, use your natural talent to make it the best it can be, and see it come to life in the real world — whether it’s a new product feature, marketing campaign, or customer deployment process.
At growing companies, you have the ability to invent the future. You can watch ideas take shape and literally see the tangible progress they drive. And one day, your company may have grown from 10 employees to 10,000, with a product that delights millions, and you can proudly say, “I helped do that.”
If you’re ready to learn more about how you can accelerate your career at a hyper-growth company, we invite you to explore life at Highspot.