Company Profile

Paramount Software Solutions

Provides data and infrastructure, enterprise CMS and government solutions to its clients. Also Provides IT staffing services.

3-Year Growth
102%
Industry
IT Services
Location
Alpharetta, Georgia
Leadership
Pramod Sajja
Year Founded
1997
Company Size
51-200 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 3200 (2017), No. 4058 (2016), No. 3847 (2015), No. 3670 (2014)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2017

WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

Paramount has a work culture that is pretty nontraditional for a small - medium size business. The management structure is a fine blend of flat- management and Holacray - which does not follow the traditional hierarchy system of management or operations. Instead, it distributes the structure across people based on clear roles and responsibilities, which are executed autonomously. This way Paramount's team works in a more structured way, based on a clear set of rules and processes and roles have clear accountability and increases productivity by cutting down on bureaucracy, saving time, and faster decision making. Thus Paramount encourages the "think and acts like a decision- maker" policy to encourage leadership among every team member. Additionally Paramount offers an extremely stress- free environment where job roles are not analyzed through annual reviews and matching targets with deliverables. Rather, employees are given the freedom to set targets for themselves, present it to the CEO and self- review them every year - and identify the areas where work needs to be done.
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Spikeball

Spikeball sells the unique equipment used to play the sport roundnet, as it aims to create the next great global sport.

3-Year Growth
1,354%
Industry
Consumer Products & Services
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Leadership
Chris Ruder
Year Founded
2008
Company Size
1-10 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 289 (2016), No. 139 (2015)
Twitter
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2020, 2017

WHY WE'RE A BEST PLACE TO WORK

Spikeball operates under the philosophy that a healthy work-life balance is the key to a happy workforce and a successful company, and this is engrained in our culture. Spikeball offers its employees health benefits, unlimited vacation, remote work, biannual retreats (which are more like five-day bonding vacations), gym and cellphone stipends, and more. We believe in a work hard, rest often mentality. Spikeball invests careful thought into ensuring that the company puts culture and employees' needs and wants above all.

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MediaAlpha

Innovates at the intersection of programmatic technology and vertical search media, bringing unparalleled transparency and efficiency to both buyers and sellers.

3-Year Growth
250%
Industry
Software
Location
Los Angeles, California
Leadership
Steve Yi
Year Founded
2011
Company Size
51-200 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 1714 (2020), No. 2215 (2019), No. 3895 (2018), No. 1858 (2017), No. 792 (2016), No. 152 (2015)
Inc. 5000 Series
No. 150, California (2020)
Twitter
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
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We innovate at the intersection of programmatic technologies and vertical search media, bringing unparalleled transparency and efficiency to both buyers and sellers. Our demand side platform empowers advertisers to engage high-intent consumers programmatically to increase campaign ROI. Through our supply side platform, publishers gain complete control over how they manage their inventory and demand sources to maximize overall yield. Our marketing technology platforms power over 25 million high-value transactions annually, representing more than $200 million in media spend across insurance, travel, personal finance, education, and home services verticals. For more information, visit www.mediaalpha.com.

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Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

WHY WE'RE A BEST PLACE TO WORK

MediaAlpha may be small, but we think big, and our success is a result of exceptionally talented and conscientious team members. They define our culture: determined, transparent, diverse, and kind. We trust our team members to do their best work, and in return, we remove bureaucracy, offer top-tier benefits, and promote work-life balance. We also believe that transparency, determination, diversity, kindness, and collaboration are key reasons why we have been so successful at growing our business.

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Marmoset Music

Composes and licenses out original music that is used in ads, films and television shows.

3-Year Growth
195%
Industry
Media
Location
Portland, Oregon
Leadership
Ryan Wines
Year Founded
2010
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 2255 (2018), No. 2081 (2017), No. 612 (2016), No. 317 (2015)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2017

WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

 

Marmoset creates a winning workplace by offering unlimited paid time off, creative days, great benefits, an active living stipend, a technology stipend, snacks and drinks including kombucha, cold brew and beer on tap, outdoor and lounge work spaces and regular all-staff social events.

 

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Happy Medium

Provides advertising services, including website development, SEO and social media.

3-Year Growth
120%
Industry
Advertising & Marketing
Location
Des Moines, Iowa
Leadership
Katie Patterson
Year Founded
2011
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 2838 (2017), No. 1286 (2016), No. 591 (2015)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020
Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2017

WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

Happy Medium strives to be at the forefront of agency company culture. Two staff members are dedicated to the Culture Team and keeping the company true to its founding principles in all internal decisions. Curiosity, Happiness, Integrity and Teamwork (CHIT) make up those values and can be seen in conversations on a daily occurrence. Employees do not undergo an annual review, but participate in CHIT-Chats, one-on-one conversations with the CEO and Founder about their personal growth and dreams. Each employee is tasked with setting personal goals, and they are placed in a "Power Couple" with a teammate outside of their department where they can touch base and check in regularly. Happy Medium employees are encouraged to keep growing and remain curious through Happy Medium University where employees can volunteer to give a lunch workshop on tips they've learned through their own avenues. Founder Katie Patterson was able to see that when the company operated on a 7:30-5 schedule (with an early out at 2:30 on Fridays), not all employees were at their peak performance. Flex schedules were quickly introduced to allow each employee cater their day to when they felt they were most productive.

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