2020 Best Tech Companies in Miami
Miami is one of the major contributors of finance, commerce, arts and entertainment industries in the state of Florida. According to the 2019 ATKearny report, Miami ranked seventh in the United States and 31st among global cities in terms of business activity, human capital, personal well-being, cultural experience, and political engagement.
Over the past couple of years, the city has been attracting local tech and startup culture by the boatload. According to the Economic Innovation Group, from 2010 – 2014, Miami was considered one of the five metro areas that accounted for 50% of all startups in the United States and they didn’t stop there.
Here are some of the 2020 best tech companies in Miami.
1. Ultimate Software
Ultimate software develops and sells an efficient work management software called UltiPro®. UltiPro® provides companies with the right tools to manage HR, payroll, talent and labor management. The company is headquartered in Weston, Florida. It was founded by the current president and CEO, Scott Scherr in 1990.
Scott Scherr was ranked as one of the top CEOs of 2019 in employee’s choice category on Glassdoor. Ultimate Software was ranked #8 on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2020 Employees’ Choice. The company has also been consistently #8 on Fortune 100 best companies to work for.
InHerSigh ranked Ultimate #1 in The 20 Best Places to Work in Miami, FL As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2020).
Employees enjoy many perks including 100% paid healthcare plan. The company offers 10 weeks of paid maternity leave and 4 weeks of paid paternity leave. Employees get 401(k) matching contributions at a rate of 40% at every pay period, with no cap on that amount.
In addition, there are on-site massages and wellness programs. Occasionally, the company also provides free breakfast and lunch.
Microsoft is an American multinational technology company based in Washington and spread across many other locations in the U.S. The company develops personal computers, software systems, consumer electronics and other applications.
Microsoft was ranked #21in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2020 Employees’ Choice.
At Microsoft, employees enjoy 15 paid days for vacation, 10 paid sick-leave days, 10 paid U.S. holidays and two personal days every year.
Microsoft’s 401(k) plan offers a $0.50 match for every pre-tax or Roth dollar saved, up to the IRS basic deferral limit. Employees get a 10% discount through the Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
Employees can avail resource groups to find support in career development, networking, mentoring and community participation.
Cisco is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area with branches in other states/cities like Los Angeles, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Florida, etc. The company manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment, and security products. Cisco specializes in Internet of Things (IoT),energy management and domain security. Cisco was founded in 1984 by Leonard Bosack and his wife Sandy Lerner who were at that time employees at Stanford University.
Cisco ranked #77 in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2020 Employees’ Choice. In 2019 list of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies, the company ranked #6 and #1 at World’s Best Workplaces.
Cisco employees get 36 days paid time off, flexible work hours, tuition reimbursement, employee stock exchange and employee discount programs. Employees also get 40 hours of paid time off per year for volunteer services.
4. Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. is a multinational hardware and software technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California. Apple manufactures, designs, develops, and sells computers, computer software, consumer electronics, and online services. Some of the popular gadgets include Macs, iPods, iPhones, and iPads.
Apple ranked #84 in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2020 Employees’ Choice.
Apple Employee Discounts include an annual discount of 25% off on an iPad, iPod or laptop. Most software purchases are also discounted at 50% for employees.
Mothers can take up to 18 weeks of maternity leave with full pay. They can also take an additional 6 weeks unpaid. Employees get 30 days of paid time off annually. The employee donation matching program Matches up to $25 per hour for the time spent in non-profit work.
Employees get shuttle service that runs to and from its Cupertino headquarters to parts of the Bay area. There is a fitness reimbursement of $300 for all employees. A tuition reimbursement of up to $5,250 per year is also available for employees.
5. Facebook Inc.
Facebook is a social media networking website where users can socialize virtually through posts, comments, online chats, photos and videos etc. The company is based in Menlo Park, California and has locations in the Miami, FL area as well.
Facebook was ranked #3 in The 20 Best Places to Work in Miami, FL As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2020) for its maternity and adoptive leave policies as well as family growth support. Facebook was ranked #23 on Glassdoor’s best places to work 2020, employees’ choice.
Facebook provides physical and mental health coverage. Parents get four months of paid time off within the first year of a child’s birth or adoption. Full-time employees get 21 days of paid vacation.
There is an onsite bike repair shop for Menlo Park employees. Free meals and snacks are also available throughout the day.
Genentech Inc. is a biotechnology management consultant company. The company’s researches and develops medicines for people with life-threatening diseases.
Genentech Inc. was ranked #12 on InHerSight’s The 20 Best Places to Work in Miami, FL As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2020).
Genentech offers employees many benefits including 18 days of paid time off, maternity and adoptive leave, Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) and commuter benefits (BART, Caltrain, Genenbuses). Employees who have been with the company for six years are eligible for six weeks off with full pay and benefits.
Employees can also avail tuition assistance programs (up to $10,000 per year). Other facilities include health and fitness, on-site cafeterias, dental service, bike-repair shop and carwash.
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte) is a multinational management consulting firm spread across many countries around the world. Deloitte provides risk management services, consulting, financial and tax services.
Deloitte values its employees by providing a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and development. The company ranked #14 in InHerSight year 2020’s list of The 20 Best Places to Work in Miami, FL As Rated by the Women Who Work There. In 2019, Deloitte ranked #38 in Best Workplaces for Women, #31 in PEOPLE’s Companies that Care in 2019 and #8 in Best Workplaces for Parents, #26 in Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Deloitte employees get up to 16 weeks of paid family leave, 26 weeks of paid maternity leave and 5-10 days of paternity leave. The company’s Total Rewards and Benefits program offers a wide variety of resources for employee support and growth.
Deloitte covers 100% of medical and 50% of qualifying health and fitness expenses. Through the company’s Live Well Program, employees can also avail counseling and therapy services.
Over the years, Miami has seen a plethora of tech companies emerging in the city. Entrepreneurship and startup culture is on the rise and is encouraging many engineers and business minded people to build and be part of emerging technologies.