The 30 Best Places to Work: Groundspeak

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Location: Seattle
Number of Employees: 70
Digs: Brick building on the shores of Seattle’s Lake Union.
Culture: Groundspeak employees spend as much time using their products as they do developing them. Every new hire is given a GPS unit and, says human resources manager Erin Carsen, “they’re encouraged to get outside and play.” Back in the office, the atmosphere is “super laid-back,” says Jen Sonstelie, director of marketing. “People wear jeans and ride scooters around the office.”
Sweet Perk: Three times a week, a catering company stocks the fridge with free healthy food like eggplant and couscous entrées and frozen blueberries for smoothies.
Now Hiring: Community-relations specialist, among other positions

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