10Zillow

999 Third Ave, Ste 4600, Seattle
206-470-0000; zillow.com
Total Local Employees 194

What They Do
In March, Zillow inked a deal to move into a big new office, reflecting its rise from a fledgling website that pinpointed home values on aerial maps to a nationwide repository of real estate data and advice for homeowners and renters.

Perks, Praise, and Play Annual days off: 24–29. Zillow pays 100 percent of medical, dental, and vision premiums. Free Orca pass. Discount at local gym or YMCA. Free food and drinks. Table tennis. Foosball. Rock Band. Culture Committee arranges office happy hours, family events, and tickets to sporting events. Annual company skiing day trip. The Zuperstar award goes to employees who go above and beyond the normal scope of work, plus: Green Visor efficiency award, SEO Ninja marketing award.

What the Boss Wants Passionate people with ideas, voice, experience, and ambitions.

Reasons to Love This Job “The transparent, warm, honest, and fun culture fostered by our CEO and executive team…and that we close the office to take the whole company on a ski day once a year.”
Sarah Bilton, Director of Human Resources

Hiring? Yes, zillow.hrmdirect.com/employment/index.php

Communication Channels Employees submit questions to Zillow’s internal, 100 percent confidential blog and the executives post responses. Once a month over lunch, staffers discuss new products and business results, welcome new hires, and celebrate top performers.

Benefits 401(k); employer pays 100% medical, 100% dental, 100% vision; paternity leave; lactation facilities

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11Projectline Services

562 First Ave S, Ste 400, Seattle
206-382-2025; projectlineinc.com
Total Local Employees 104

What They Do
Tech marketing company Projectline helps a diverse clientele (including local giants Microsoft and Avanade) develop “business intelligence” to refine their marketing and customer-engagement strategies.

Perks, Praise, and Play Annual days off: 25. Employer pays 100 percent of medical, dental, and vision premiums. Organic fruit and snacks. Free in-office masseuse a couple times a year. Brown bag lunches with wellness-oriented seminars (e.g., desk yoga). Interoffice kickball tournaments. In-office happy hour every other Thursday. Tuition reimbursement. Bonus. Cash for referrals.

What the Boss Wants “We hire funny, creative, supportive, and smart people who stand out on their own and work well together.”

Reasons to Love This Job “We have Fun Friday in one of our offices. Past events have included Wii competitions, dress in your favorite sports team jersey, and make up a new sport like ‘shelf ball.’ ”

Hiring? Yes, projectlineinc.com/careers

Communication Channels Weekly one-on-one meetings with direct reports. Monthly departmental meetings. Social networking via Ning, Twitter, and Facebook. “Our leadership team is very accessible. We have open floor plans and the founders share the same space with employees.”

Benefits 401(k) with employer match; employer pays 100% medical, 100% dental, 100% vision; paternity leave

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12Pacific Market International

2401 Elliott Ave, Fourth Floor, Seattle
206-441-1400; pmi-worldwide.com
Total Local Employees 76

What They Do
Chances are you’ve used a PMI product at least once in your life. They design, manufacture, and market utilitarian water bottles, dishes, and glassware for 100-year-old brands Stanley and Aladdin.

Perks, Praise, and Play Annual days off: 31. PMI pays 100 percent of medical, dental, and vision premiums. Quarterly “Energizer” activities: ski and spa day, spring golf outings. Monthlong Health and Fitness Challenge. Gym discount. Tuition reimbursement. “Bell ringing” to recognize achievements at monthly all-staff meetings. Three annual awards: President’s Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, and Best Team. Bonus. Profit sharing.

What the Boss Wants “We are always looking for employees who are energized, qualified, and share our corporate values.”

Reasons to Love This Job “We’re encouraged to enjoy life outside of PMI. There are no set work hours so we have flexibility to determine our own priorities.”

Hiring? Yes, pmi-worldwide.com/careers/default.aspx

Communication Channels Quarterly open forums held by the CEO allow staff to raise concerns and open them up for discussion.

Benefits 401(k) with employer match; employer pays 100% medical, 100% dental, 100% vision; paternity leave

More Time Off Earn extra time off for volunteer work.

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