Telstra MelbourneTelstra is one of the most iconic Australian brands. Their lineage stretches back over 100 years, but over that time one thing remaining consistent – the company’s commitment to being a great place to work. Telstra prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. Not just talking to talk, they have a dedicated Diversity Inclusion Lead and in 2017 decided to supportsame-sex marriage publicly. The business has diversified over the years in an effort to stay ahead of the curve, with investments and development projects in cybersecurity, innovation, startups and venture capital. This century-old company is committed to remaining at the forefront of the communication industry, and retaining its position as the sector’s preferred employer with a range of Telstra employee benefits.


hipageshipages is Australia’s #1 site to hire qualified, trusted and verified tradies, now boasting nearly 200 employees. Understanding that employees spend so much time at work, hipages is dedicated to making sure their time at the office is enjoyable. One fantastic example of the thoughtful nature of this company was the set-up of a school holidays daycare, where employees could bring their kids to learn about technology and robots while parents were working. This growing tech company is looking to cement its place in the Australian market, which involves bringing on moreinternal staff and more tradespeople, and further enhancing their online processes.

Autodesk Australia

AutodeskAutodesk is a global engineering, architecture and entertainment software development organisation with over 100 staff in Australia. They have won numerous ‘Best Employer’ awards across the world; so many, in fact, that the list (which can be found on their LinkedIn page) would take up this entire profile. In Australia specifically, they are noted by Great Places to Work for providing a “mature” approach with minimal supervision. They have well-established policies to create opportunities for flexi-time, part-time work and working from home. As part of their Green Team and Sustainability initiatives, they hold a global Bike to Work Challenge event which includes 20 offices in 9 countries.


SASSAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. The US-based organisation is known for its ability to attract and retain diverse talent, whilst building strong leadership capabilities. According to Great Place to Work, SAS replaced the traditional annual review with a simplified, coaching-oriented process focused on development, which gives team members real-time feedback. Their development platform ‘Development @ SAS’ involves interactive workshops which provide insights from team members into why development is important, as well as self-assessment tools to determine what their strengths and interests are.


InfoTrack is an award-winning Australian technology company which helps a range of professionals move into the digital age. They create intuitive tools that enable customers to find, analyse, organise and communicate information more efficiently and effectively. Understanding the importance of health, both mental and physical, InfoTrack places significant value on offering training sessions to all staff on recognising and managing mental health issues in the workplace. They also help staff outside of the office, partnering with Commonwealth Bank to deliver a banking program with a wealth of support, including first home buyer education, financial planning, and tips for investing in property.


AnsaradaAnsarada has worked to help the world’s leading investors, advisors and corporates close deals. Using the insights from this work, they have designed a suite of world-first AI tools, purpose-built for material events. Not only innovative with their tech, Ansarada also takes a progressive approach with their employees, encouraging staff to align their personal mission to their work goals to feel a greater level of fulfilment from their work. What’s more, all new employees receive a Kindle as a welcome gift, with the promise that any self-development books purchased on the device will be reimbursed.


AdobeAdobe is the global leader in digital media and digital marketing solutions. They understand that engaged employees provide better experiences for customers. As a global employer, they are continually honing how they combine global perspectives with local execution. Adobe is known for having a strong cultural emphasis on team member well-being. They are focused on events and initiatives to make staff aware of their wellbeing, from diet, to finances, to fulfilment in their role. They also invite Financial Decisions Inc to hold an annual financial wellbeing and education session with employees.

NetApp Australia

NetAppNetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services, which simplify the management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments, with the aim of accelerating digital transformation. In Australia NetApp is known for growing leadership from within. They encourage and enable team members who have an interest in people management to complete the Harvard ManageMentor training suite, and attend related soft skill development courses. Beyond Harvard ManageMentor, staff have access to NetApp University – an employee development platform which offers instructor-led training, eLearning self-paced courses, webcasts, and regional tours.


AtlassianAtlassian is a leading provider of collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams. This homegrown success story today employs over 2000 staff worldwide. Staff are the core at Atlassian, and all team members are encouraged to develop their potential within the company. The technical skills shortage in Australia has resulted in a number of team members being brought in from overseas. To help new staff members integrate, Atlassian set up a social club which organises events and offers information and tips about living in Sydney. As part of their CSR, Atlassian holds a charity mixer which connects Atlassian volunteers with charities and non-profits who require technical assistance.


SalesforceSalesforce is a customer success platform which helps companies connect with customers, partners, and employees in new ways. Unlike most organisations, Salesforce realises that climbing the corporate ladder is not a desire everyone holds. While these opportunities are available to those who want them, for those who don’t Salesforce encourages movement around the business., enabling staff to explore curiosities, learn different skills and see different areas of the organisation. Salesforce is also committed to making leadership life easier through company-wide kits, designed to generate confidence and focus in newly appointed leaders.

4Mation Technologies

4mation4Mation is an Australian full-service company specialising in the development of tailor-made websites, web applications, mobile apps and eCommerce stores. With ambitious growth plans, the company has become well aware of the need to develop a solid culture. Wellbeing is one pillar of the 4Mation culture, with all staff members getting an annual fitness bonus on their work anniversary. They also have their choice of other perks like free Xiaomi Mi Bands, retail vouchers and venue passes. Staff development is also an essential pillar, with the business hosting weekly life hack general meetings and encouraging everyone to share what they learn.


CanvaCanva is a rare Australian unicorn (a private startup valued at over $1 billion) that ended the need for organisations to outsource simple design work. This business has had a whirlwind few years, from launching in 2012 to joining the unicorn elite in 2017. This growth has been aided by strong organisational structures that ensure existing team members have a path to development and progression. They also arrange regular sessions with Canva users so that they can learn how this product impacts people’s personal and professional lives. Canva jobs aim to inspire prospective employees with a real sense of purpose.

Intuit Australia

IntuitIntuit is a global creator of intuitive web, mobile and cloud solutions that offer greater efficiency and profit to 46+ million people, through industry-leading products Mint, TurboTax and QuickBooks. The company understands a culture of development and wellbeing is key to getting the most from their staff and increasing their ability to innovate for customers. Managers hold monthly meetings with each employee to discuss personal development goals, and to ensure that steps are being made to achieve them. Intuit is also committed to fostering an environment of healthy lifestyles, with their internal guidelines encouraging employees to sustain a good work/life balance.


DocuSignDocuSign is the fastest, most secure way to sign and approve just about anything, from any mobile device, anywhere in the world. As an organisation focused on creating novel solutions, they are naturally curious, and foster a culture of collaboration. DocuSign cares about their employees and works to ensure that staff have the support needed to be happy both during and outside of work hours. This includes initiatives like paid volunteer time off, comprehensive health benefits, an employee referral bonus program, free kitchen goodies, learning and development training, and DocuSign University certification.


AppDynamicsAppDynamics is a US-based application performance management company with a growing team in Australia. Their application intelligence platform empowers today’s software-defined businesses with the ability to proactively monitor, manage, and optimise the most complex software environments. Internally, AppDynamics’ primary value is openness – the company’s leadership team are committed to being friendly and approachable. AppDynamics is a business with a focused set of goals, and with a very clearly defined path to get where they want to be. They offer great employee perks, including free meals and a stocked fridge, flexible work hours and wellness benefits.


HouzzHouzz is the leading platform for home remodelling and design. The company has an entrepreneurial culture and a warm family atmosphere. They are big on collaboration and pride themselves on having a team of “the nicest and smartest people you’ve ever worked with.” They are committed to bringing the remodelling and design industry into the 21st century by creating tools for the more than 40 million homeowners and 1,500,000 home professionals who use Houzz every month. In terms of employee perks, they offer health, dental and vision insurance, as well as generous equity.


IndeedIndeed is the world’s #1 job site, with over 200 million unique visitors every month from over 60 different countries. It’s a company that is passionate about delivering the right fit for every hire, so it is no surprise that these values are reflected in-house. Indeed unfailingly trusts its employees. Staff are allowed to manage their time in a way that works best for them, and are offered an open vacation policy, incentive programs, wellness days and fitness classes to keep everyone performing at their peak.


AirbnbIf you’re unfamiliar with Airbnb, you’ve presumably been living under a rock. Since launching in 2008 they’ve become a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodation, and their headcount has grown exponentially across the globe in that time. As a company, they believe that such a global movement relies heavily on teamwork, so they put a heavy focus on unity. They offer comprehensive health plans, food programs, learning and development opportunities, annual travel credit, team offsites and happy hours, as well as supported paid volunteer time.


CashrewardsCashrewards offers 370,000 Australian shoppers access to the best value, while simultaneously enabling top-line revenue growth for retailers. Approximately $600 million worth of annual sales for their merchant partners originate directly from Cashrewards. This represents over 2% of all online retail spend in Australia. In 2017, the company joined the Pledge 1% movement, where they will donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit and 1% of time to the Starlight Foundation. With philanthropy at their core, Cashrewards also works to give back to their staff and their customers. The company has already saved Australians over $35 million.


Nuix SydneyNuix software helps organisations to manage cybersecurity, risk and compliance threats. It also makes it easier for law enforcement agencies to investigate crimes, such as terrorism, drugs, human tracking and fraud. Nuix believes that giving their staff the responsibility to create products that fight real-world crimes gives employees a sense of satisfaction that most companies simply can’t compete with. Aside from the opportunity to use code to fight crime, Nuix offers flexible work hours, competitive compensation, training and mentorship programs, and plenty of opportunities to grow into new roles. As a leader in the cyberspace industry, their job is to innovate and plan for the future.


HotelsCombinedHotelsCombined is the world’s leading hotel price comparison site, where users can compare the best prices from all the top travel sites with one simple search. Founded in Sydney in 2005, they’re a purpose- and values-driven global team of 160 from different nationalities, backgrounds and interests. What keeps them united is a flat structure and a fast-paced agile environment, in which they build for the customer and make things happen.


AccentureAccenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental for this tech superpower. They are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce where people can feel comfortable and be themselves, and as a result be productive and high performing. Walking the walk, Accenture have created a diversity philosophy which rests on four main pillars: gender equality, pride (LGBTI), focus on enablement and cross culture and indigenous peoples. Accenture understands that a diverse and inclusive workforce helps their business to foster an innovative, collaborative and high energy work environment.


HealthEngineHealthEngine connects patients and practitioners with healthcare professionals. Since launching in 2006 they have become Australia’s #1 online health destination. Their internal culture is full of smart, interesting team members who help one another to be better. This is accomplished by focusing on developing game-changing innovation that helps others. This year HealthEngine have been focused on building their customer base, which currently assists around 1.5 million patient users and 5000 health practices per month. To achieve this the organisation has more than doubled its workforce in the past 12 months.


LegalVisionLegalVision is a market disruptor in the commercial legal services industry. Having already assisted more than 50,000 businesses, they were named 2018 Fastest Growing Law Firm in APAC by the Financial Times. LegalVision is not a traditional law firm; they’re a tech business that works in the legal space – there are no suits here, and staff can work the way they want. They have lawyers and developers working remotely from interstate, and many of their staff take the opportunity to work from home on a regular basis.


MYOBMYOB is an Australian fintech business which delivers software and services to more than one million businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Their solutions simplify accounting, payroll, client management, websites and more. A small 90s tech start-up, MYOB is now a large, publicly-listed company on the ASX. They offer flexible hours, purchased additional leave, generous parental leave benefits and career breaks to their employees. Wellbeing is pivotal to their employee offering, with great office facilities and health insurance benefits. Team members also have access to their award-winning Learning Lab. Finally, they offer a range of financial benefits including advice, vehicle novated leasing, banking offers, personal travel insurance discounts and employee referral bonuses.


SolistaSolista uses a consultative approach to explore IT pain points. They implement high performance and disruptive technologies, put in place streamlined IT systems, and inevitably deliver a profitable return on investment for their clients. They were founded with the vision of bringing to market new and emerging data management technologies that improve performance while requiring less maintenance, service and support than traditional IT solutions. The appeal to employees is that Solista works with the newest and most exciting technologies on the market. They also give employees the opportunity to lead with their own ideas and create their own solutions, as long as they have the desired outcome.


DeputyDeputy has developed a high tech staff management solution that looks set to revolutionise the non-tech market. They are a product-led organisation, using innovative cloud-based technology, machine learning and AI. Working with such future-focused technology is a big drawcard for candidates looking to join the business, which is hiring in just about every team. Founded in humble Australian circumstances in 2008, they are now multiplying across America, APAC and EMEA. Deputy now has a team of over 150, with 70,000 different businesses in 73 different countries using their platform.


BenchThe Bench platform is technology designed to optimise programmatic spend, increase media ROI, make RTB smarter, automate retargeting, analyse campaigns in real time, create converting landing pages, and protect brand equity. With a global team, this business sees diversity as its most important value. The company introduced a variety of initiatives in an effort to drive this value, such as Harmony Day, where each employee brings a plate of food that is unique to their culture. Others initiatives focus more on business strategy, such as spreading recruiting efforts across a variety of channels, in recognition of the fact that people of different cultures, ages and social backgrounds search for jobs differently.


OpenAgentOpenAgent is an Australian startup working to change the way property is transacted, and improving their users’ real estate experience all the while. At the core, OpenAgent is a tech business and is made up of coders, marketing analytics experts, and customer service pros. OpenAgent values its employees, and acceptance is one of their core values. They encourage staff to be their authentic selves. “Even if that means coming to work dressed as a cockroach,” their company charter states.


OFXOFX is a publicly listed, cloud-based, global company that manages foreign exchange transfers for individuals and businesses. From humble beginnings as a 90s Aussie startup, they now have over 350 employees, with offices in Sydney, London, San Francisco, Toronto, Auckland and Hong Kong. OFX are serious about creating a fun culture; they even have a Good Vibes Committee to ensure that their ’work hard play hard’ mantra is more than just talk. They pride themselves on providing an office that caters to all needs, whether that be a quiet place to work, a space to brainstorm and innovate or a workstation to get stuff done. This also includes ping pong and foosball tables, showers, coffee stations, lounges and fitness facilities.


DigivizerDigivizer is a Sydney-based SaaS startup making it easy for businesses to understand and make good decisions about their investment in digital marketing. Since 2010 their data-driven products have helped companies of all shapes and sizes create better experiences for their customers, by knowing more about people and what they care about. Employees get to work with a modern tech stack and contribute directly to helping businesses spend more time growing, and less time managing. Digivizer allows staff to directly influence how the company builds the next generation of digital marketing tools.


BizCoverBizCover is an online service that simplifies comparing and buying business insurance cover, offering transparent pricing, a fast hassle-free experience, and the right cover to small businesses. They attract staff by offering excellent career progression through a range of learning opportunities from entry level to management, and they generously reward success. BizCover advocates for challenging the status quo and encourages staff to think differently and voice ideas. They are committed to inclusion, and pride themselves on delivering diversity in the workplace. They don’t just accept individuality, they thrive on it.


AppenAppen is a platform consisting of a team of more than one million flex workers, helping clients enhance their best-in-class products and services around the world, including those for search engines, social media platforms, voice recognition systems, sentiment analysis, and eCommerce sites. Their team is truly international, operating in over 130 countries and working in more than 180 languages and dialects. By creating their network of flex workers, Appen give clients access to a wide range of skillsets and offer their staff the ability to work on innovative projects and grow their skills whenever it best suits them. is one of Australia’s leading online retail marketplaces that has enabled thousands of Australian retailers to grow online. In 2017, was named Online Retailer of The Year by Optus. But it’s not only their customers that love them; working at this startup means fast-tracked career progression opportunities for those who perform. A dynamic workplace, attracts similarly dynamic, hard-working, collaborative, ambitious and fun individuals who are excited by the opportunity to grow. Through their dedication to innovation and investment in proprietary technologies, continues to sit at the leading edge of Australian tech.


AirtaskerAirtasker is a trusted community platform that connects people who need work done with those who are ready to do it. Internally the company has grown its headcount by 148 percent in the past two years, and look likely to continue that trend. They attract top talent with a fun startup feel and some great perks, such as free Airtasker credits, a fitness allowance, working on state of the art tech, a visa and relocation allowance for new international or interstate hires, an annual training allowance to help you upskill, and a supportive parental leave policy.


pagerdutyPagerDuty is a global digital operations management platform for businesses. PagerDuty empowers DevOps, IT operations, support, security, and business leaders to turn a signal into insight and real-time action across any operational use case. They help teams prevent and resolve business-impacting incidents and deliver exceptional digital experiences. Their offices feature an open layout to encourage a transparent culture. Perks include competitive pay and equity, medical coverage from day one, generous paid time off, sick and parental leave, daily catered lunches, unlimited snacks, a phone allowance, community volunteering, and professional development and leadership initiatives.


Get StartedLuminary has been creating digital experiences since 1999. They have a team of over 50, and have a high staff retention rate due to their flat organisational structure, which encourages open communication and collaboration. The office has high ceilings, unique collaborative spaces, an incredible conference room and a bar with a fully-stocked fridge! They provide plenty of learning opportunities to their staff by inviting them to participate in conferences and host internal training sessions. They also care about the community by supporting the charity OneGirl, which help girls and women gain access to education.


AvokaAvoka is a software company focused on digital customer acquisition in financial services and government. Avoka has digitised over 100 million transactions spanning more than 16,000 sales and service projects. Starting in Sydney, they now have offices based in Denver, London and Frankfurt. They offer incredible flexibility and have a number of remote workers across the globe. A stable, established company with the growth numbers of a startup (50% annually),  Avoka also offers a competitive salary, full benefits, and a culture of learning and working with the latest technology.


EYAs one of the most recognised professional services organisations in the world, EY – otherwise known as Ernst & Young – takes its motto of “building a better working world” very seriously.

EY’s employee support initiatives are specifically designed to enable meaningful work. The EY Reconnect Returner Program, for example, is a program for female career returners, which provides a bridge for professionals re-entering the workplace after an extended career break.

When it comes to culture, a focus on diversity and inclusiveness is built into the company’s DNA. It’s integral to how EY serves its clients, develop its people and plays a leadership role in communities. The organisation places an emphasis on valuing and respecting individual differences and leveraging these differences to achieve better business results.


CloudtenCloudten is a born-in-the-cloud AWS consulting practice with lofty goals. The company’s aim is to deliver highly scalable, resilient and cost-effective cloud solutions to allow their clients to move to the next level. Their ability to attract and retain consultants comes down to their nature as a consulting agency, where skills, ideas and technologies can be shared quickly through the group. They are an open, friendly consultancy that values each individual for their contributions. Personal development is a prime focus and is offered through training and industry experience. Cloudten puts an onus on encouraging its team to develop their own personal brand.


TranspireTranspire creates impactful, design-led digital products that empower businesses and make a difference. Their work is innovative, constantly pushing the boundaries with new and emerging technologies. There is a deliberate focus on taking on projects that challenge, excite and motivate the team. In terms of development, Transpire provides an annual training budget to support career and development goals, as well as offering staff time during work hours to learn, explore and grow. Their flexible environment allows staff to balance their personal and professional passions, and to work in ways that suits each member’s individual style. They also offer yoga, fresh food, personal training, flu shots, and an employee assistance program.


HudlHudl is changing the future of sports technology. They create software designed to help coaches win, to help recruiters find gold, and to develop amateur athletes into professionals. The team is made up of die-hard sports fans; in fact, Hudl is less a team than it is a tribe. Hudl is big on ensuring no one stagnates in their role. They offer growth opportunities, not just up, but around the company if staff so wish. Their ‘Work Smarter’ allowance gives staff access to personal development. The greatest reward for sports fans, however, is their ‘Annual Pro Trip’, which allows staff to go to a sports event anywhere in the world.


HubSpotHubSpot is the world’s leading inbound marketing and sales platform. With Australia’s digital landscape starting to make waves, Hubspot came to our shores in 2014. Their software has helped companies change how they market and sell worldwide, while their innovative approach to company culture has helped redefine transparency and autonomy in the modern workplace. While they offer the almost obligatory beers, ping pong tables and free snacks, their best perks are derived from their culture, which understands that people have changed how they live and work. The HubSpot ‘Culture Code’, supports flexibility and promotes a happy environment where workers are empowered by purpose, not just by paycheck, and where they work hard for the business and their own development.


ProspaProspa is Australia’s #1 online small business lender, and are committed to helping small businesses access the funds they need to grow. Since 2011 this Australian-owned, high growth company has lent over $500 million to thousands of small businesses across Australia. Prospa won the Best Fintech Place to Work at the 2017 FINNIES, and it’s not hard to see why. The company embraces diversity in both their people and their thinking. They celebrate this through regular employee awards throughout the year, and reward staff with seasonal engagement programs including massages, meditation, lunches, doona days & beach days. Other perks like paid parental leave, a flexible working culture and study assistance programs further add to their employer brand.


EnvatoEnvato operates a group of digital marketplaces which sell creative assets. This business values truthfulness, integrity, openness and transparency, and they champion diversity and inclusion. Flexibility is the name of the game at Envato, with staff able to work from pretty much anywhere they want. Employees can even work and travel for up to three months every year! If you want more leave, you’ll likely be eligible to purchase an extra two weeks. For new parents, Envato offers 18 weeks parental leave at full pay for the primary caregiver and two weeks at full pay for partners. On top of all this, they offer a wellness program, mentoring program, and cool office space for anyone who chooses to use it.


PEXAProperty Exchange Australia Ltd is the company charged with building Australia’s national online property exchange that bears its name – PEXA. PEXA is set to revolutionise the exchange of property by providing the industry with a platform that allows users to perform lodgements and settlements online. Their WILD (What I Love Doing) program is designed to support employees’ endeavours and encourage them to be the best that they can be both professionally and personally. They offer extended annual leave, flexible work arrangements, the ability to work from home, creative rewards and recognition, and development opportunities beyond the scope of existing roles, including participation in training courses unrelated to the PEXA business.


MexiaMexia is an award-winning Australian integration partner. They believe in the power of great workplace culture to deliver exceptional client outcomes, and heavily invest in their people to realise this. Mexia don’t do formal, scheduled performance reviews. Instead, they allow staff to evaluate themselves at any time and then request a pay rise. They believe that the building of an employee’s career is that employee’s responsibility, and they support their staff in taking these next steps with structured learning and development programs.

Altis Consulting

AltisAltis is the largest and most experienced data and analytics consulting firm in Australia and New Zealand, and are steadfastly focused on delivering tangible business outcomes. With over 90 permanent staff, they’ve been voted one of the Best Places to Work in Australia 8 years in a row. This is thanks to the company actively promoting a dynamic workplace in which diversity, camaraderie and professional excellence form the foundations of their culture. Altis focuses on maximising employee engagement using four pillars: company culture, reward and recognition, career management and job satisfaction. These pillars allow all of their employees to build satisfying and fulfilling careers.

Sitback Solutions

Sitback SolutionsSitback is a leading digital agency based in The Rocks, Sydney. This small agency has shown the ability to make big waves as an employer, winning numerous Best Place to Work awards. Why? Firstly, Sitback actively celebrates the diversity and cultural heritage amongst their team. Sitback runs World Food Day events and celebrates Eid, Chinese New Year and Easter, allowing everyone’s culture to be recognised and celebrated. Their celebration of cultural diversity also filters into morning meetings, where they select a ‘language of the week’ from within their team, and start each morning meeting with “Good morning, how are you?” in that language. Beyond cultural appreciation, they invest in developing their employees so that they can grow together.