When starting a job search, one of the first things to do is get your priorities straight. What city do you want to live in? What kind of company culture are you looking for? What do you need from a company to feel valued? How important is vacation time to you?

The next step is to research top companies in your desired city to find ones that align with your values and priorities. To start you off, we found some of the best rated companies in 3 cities with high populations of young adults; Austin, Denver, and New York City.



  • Free food and drinks, weekly happy hours
  • Office ping pong tables, swings, and arcades
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Stock options
  • Work Hard, Play Hard culture


  • Free food and Gym reimbursement
  • Flexible vacation
  • Proud team culture

Kendra Scott

  • Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy culture
  • 100% paid parental leave
  • Creative and collaborative work spaces
  • Onsite nail bar, gym and fitness classes, and kids room

Parsley Energy

  • Free food
  • Holiday parties, trivia nights, kickball tournaments, yoga
  • 100% employee benefits

Realty Austin

  • Work hard, Play hard, Give back
  • Values community service
  • Throws epic parties


  • Company Segway for downtown errands
  • Awards shopping sprees, trips, concerts and festival tickets
  • Tuition reimbursement and in-house courses
  • Free food and happy hours

Silicon Labs

  • Onsite gym and fitness classes
  • Paid volunteer time and Corporate Match Program
  • Free tickets to local events and concerts
  • Fun team building activities

Square Root

  • $3,000/year to learn anything
  • Unlimited PTO and Paid volunteer days
  • Hobby Sharing program
  • Free food and drinks
  • Pet friendly

Texas Public Policy Foundation

  • Generous holiday schedules with extra time off in the summer
  • Professional development and training
  • Excellent health care
  • Quarterly staff social events

The Zebra

  • Monthly home cleaning service
  • Treat yo’self allowance to spend on anything
  • Free coffee and smoothies

WP Engine

  • Promoted 13.5% of the company in the first half of the year
  • Great office building with a gym
  • Full benefits and flexible vacation
  • Free lunch daily and a snack room



  • Free Lunches
  • Dog-friendly
  • On-site gym
  • Education Stipend
  • Volunteer days
  • Health and Wellness reimbursement

Elevated Third

  • Generous PTO
  • 100% covered health insurance
  • Free food
  • Flexible schedules

Metric Theory

  • Flexible schedule
  • Generous PTO
  • Free food
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Company retreats

Northwestern Mutual

  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Charitable gift matching
  • Tuition assistance

PCL Construction

  • Stock Options
  • PTO for volunteering
  • Unlimited sick days
  • Tuition reimbursement

Ping Identity

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Stocked Kitchen
  • Gym subsidies
  • Transit reimbursements

Platte River Networks

  • In-house Gym
  • Employee wellness programs
  • Team outings
  • Office parties
  • Ping Pong Table


  • Company retreats
  • Office parties
  • Flexible work schedule


  • Volunteer Days
  • Employee wellness programs
  • Professional development

Vivax Pros

  • Volunteer time off
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free food



  • Competitive compensation and equity
  • Full medical benefits, 401(k) matching, life insurance
  • Commuter benefits,
  • Parental leave plans
  • Flexible PTO
  • Cell phone and gym reimbursement
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Daily catered lunches and a fully stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages


  • Startup
  • Generous PTO
  • Stock options and 401(k) with matching
  • Stocked kitchen and catered lunches on Fridays
  • Game room and month-end happy hours
  • Weekly yoga in the office and monthly massages


  • Startup
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Flexibility to work remotely
  • Weekly breakfasts
  • Full medical benefits and a 401(k)


  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid sabbaticals
  • PTO for volunteering
  • Tuition Reimbursement


  • Challenging environment
  • Mentor program
  • PTO for volunteering
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Telecommuting
  • Job sharing


  • Company equity
  • Education stipend
  • Flexible PTO
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Organized charity/volunteer events
  • Yoga classes and in-office massages
  • Stocked kitchen with cold brew and craft beer on tap
  • In-office arcade with VR, foosball, skeeball, Pacman and ping-pong.


  • Unlimited sick days
  • Onsite gym
  • Paid Sabbaticals
  • PTO for volunteering
  • Tuition Reimbursement


  • Summer and bagel Fridays
  • Dog-friendly Office
  • 401(k) match
  • Stock Options
  • Gym memberships
  • Employee referral program


  • Startup
  • Team outings
  • Self-managed paid vacation
  • Gym membership