Southeast Michigan is rapidly growing as a tech hub for mobility innovation, cybersecurity and fintech.
With major tech companies choosing to invest and grow in Ann Arbor and Detroit, and many startups finding big success, there are tons of excellent work opportunities in tech in Southeast Michigan.
Here are our picks for the best places to work in Michigan for Ann Arbor and Detroit startups and tech companies.
Best Places to Work in Ann Arbor
Best Places to Work in Ann Arbor: KLA
Founded in California, KLA is a global tech company. Its second U.S. headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan is home to KLA’s Center for AI Excellence, using cutting-edge technology to detect flaws in chip manufacturing. With its amazing benefits, state-of-the-art tech center, and culture of openness and inclusion, KLA is one of the best places to work in Michigan. Employees especially love KLA’s commitment to wellness:
- Well-being platform: that provides fun and engaging content to help employees establish/maintain healthy habits that can last a lifetime
- Well-being spending account: a modern reimbursement program that gives employees the flexibility and financial support to make well-being a priority.
- Virtual fitness: provides access to online classes, personal training, and fitness challenges throughout the year.
- Onsite fitness: The Ann Arbor Fitness Center provides top-of-the-line equipment, in-person group exercise classes, personal training and spectacular views! You can also take advantage of the wonderful amenities including lockers, showers and towel service.
In addition, KLA offers tuition and student debt reimbursement, learning and growth opportunities, and the opportunity to get involved in charitable initiatives through the KLA Foundation. All of this (and more!) make KLA a remarkable place to work — and yes, they’re hiring!
Best Places to Work in Ann Arbor: AccumTech
Located in Ann Arbor, AccumTech is an inclusive startup building custom technology in the healthcare data space. Their software helps simplify the data exchange process for healthcare service providers. The company has a unique culture that celebrates individuality, teamwork, and having fun. AccumTech offers PTO and employees are highly encouraged to use it. They also have a 9-day work schedule with every other Friday off. AccumTech employees enjoy hybrid flexibility, fun events (for both employees and their families) like ax throwing, bowling, AccumFest Oktoberfest, life celebrations, and monthly learning/training opportunities. AccumTech is a place where employees are supported inside and outside the office, and they are growing their team!
Best Places to Work in Ann Arbor: Koddi
Koddi is a global technology company powered by advanced artificial intelligence to enhance user experience and optimize targeting at every stage of the purchase path, driving revenue growth and profit. Koddi, one of the best places to work in Ann Arbor, believes when employees are taken care of, everything else in the business does better. Koddi’s culture is values-grounded, data-driven, hard-working, and innovative. They are rapidly expanding with growth opportunities at every level, anchored by a people-first approach that fosters partnership at every step of the journey. A few other loved benefits include flexible working and hybrid options, unlimited vacation, wellness reimbursements, and high growth opportunities.
Best Places to Work in Ann Arbor: Censys
Censys empowers security teams with the most comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date map of the internet to defend attack surfaces and hunt for threats. Censys is one of the best places to work in Ann Arbor because the team is constantly striving for more, pushing each other forward while still maintaining a healthy work life balance. The team is passionate about the work they do. Some other great benefits include unlimited PTO, diapers for a year for mothers on maternity leave, extended maternity leave (14 weeks), continuing education reimbursement, wellness reimbursements (gym membership, headspace apps), flexible work from home, and more.
Best Places to Work in Ann Arbor: Atomic Object
Founded in Ann Arbor in 2001 with offices in Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Raleigh, Atomic Object creates custom software products for web, mobile, desktop, and devices. Atomic is consistently a top workplace for its employee-driven approach to culture and work. Atomic Object is 100% employee-owned and a certified B Corporation. It’s all about creating sustainable growth, transparency, and accountability. Atomic Object’s employees, or “Atoms,” are diverse, driven, values-oriented, and collaborative. The company supports open-book management and transparency, internal growth and promotions. Employees also enjoy thoughtful benefits, like equitable and competitive pay, profit sharing and ownership offerings, premium-and-deductible-paid health insurance, paid time off (4-6 weeks based on career experience and tenure), hybrid work, flexible schedules, career development managers, and interesting project work. Atomic Object is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, having launched its Diversity Action Council (DAC). Atomic partnered with Global Bridge Builders (GBB) to establish an evergreen, process-driven approach to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work at Atomic that includes ongoing participation, rather than a one-off DEI training. Overall, Atomic Object is a great workplace where Atoms are encouraged to be their authentic selves, never stop learning, and find meaning in their work.
Best Places to Work in Ann Arbor: Blumira
Blumira, part of the growing network of top cybersecurity companies in Ann Arbor, provides an all-in-one solution that simplifies security for IT teams. Blumira’s mission is to make security easy and effective for SMBs, helping them detect and respond to cybersecurity threats faster to stop breaches and ransomware. As a small company in growth mode, Blumira offers the opportunity for folks to take on diverse responsibilities, work across different parts of the business, and see the direct impact of their work. There's so much flexibility and autonomy to allow everyone to grow and expand in their roles which makes Blumira a 'career' and not 'job' focused organization. Blumir’as culture creates a shared sense of ownership in the company's overall success and employees can see that their work has a direct correlation with the company's value and success. Its small, tight-knit teams build deep connections and camaraderie, enjoying much closer relationships with coworkers to help drive and build both personal and professional growth. Blumira also encourages work-life balance with flexibility and unlimited PTO, offers a work from home stipend, and semi-annual company shutdowns to allow time for employees to recharge.
Best Places to Work in Ann Arbor: LuxWall
Based just outside of Ann Arbor, LuxWall is a greentech startup focused on the product development, scaling and commercializing of innovative glass that significantly reduces the carbon footprint of buildings. LuxWall employees work at the cutting edge of materials development and engineering to help make the world a little greener. Their work is mission-driven, challenging, and exciting. LuxWall is also building one of the best places to work in Michigan with a fantastic culture. The team is tight-knit and ultra collaborative, and employees are all essential members of a team doing meaningful, life-changing work.
Best Places to Work in Ann Arbor: InfoReady
InfoReady is the all-in-one platform for higher education's selection and approval processes. InfoReady eliminates the challenges associated with promoting opportunities, processing applications, routing and review processes, and sharing results. InfoReady has a positive culture and genuinely nice, hardworking teammates. Its leaders are committed to creating the best culture and best work experience for their teams, whether it's listening in meetings, inviting 1:1 conversations or learning from NPS employee feedback. Other perks include 100% remote work with flexible hours, semi annual in-person retreats where everyone comes together, unlimited PTO and more.
Best Places to Work in Ann Arbor: DryvIQ
With its innovative platform, DryvIQ helps organizations continuously classify, manage, and migrate their unstructured data across cloud and on-premises systems. DryvIQ is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, and employs approximately 50 people across the country. The company is focused on helping every team member do the best work of their lives and to win at a meaningful mission. That means creating an environment where employees can thrive professionally and personally. By cultivating an environment where employees can excel, enjoy their lives, and contribute to the greater good, DryvIQ has created a fulfilling and purpose-driven workplace that inspires passion and innovation. Other benefits include the company’s philanthropic engagement (through #DryvingChange initiative, the company organizes opportunities for employees to take part in community involvement and charitable initiatives), growth opportunities and career advancement initiative, monthly events, flexibility and more.
Best Places to Work in Ann Arbor: Shoptelligence
Shoptelligence is a software company that grows sales by connecting customers with the right products and enhancing their shopping experience. Shoptelligence stands out as one of the best places to work in Ann Arbor for its commitment to fostering a flexible, engaging, and growth-oriented work environment. They offer a fully remote work setup, allowing the team the comfort and convenience of working from anywhere. Monthly in-person meetups nurture a strong sense of community and teamwork. Shoptelligence also has a 4-day work week, granting the team an extended weekend for better work-life balance and flexibility. The culture at Shoptelligence guides personal and professional development and fosters a cohesive, supportive work environment. The team is small so the impact employees have is huge, and everyone is welcome to bring innovative ideas to the table. The transparency and freedom provided ensures that every voice is heard and every idea valued, making Shoptelligence not just a workplace, but a platform for continuous growth and meaningful contribution.
Best Places to Work in Detroit
Best Places to Work in Detroit: Signal Advisors
Signal Advisors is on a mission to empower independent advisors to help every American achieve a secure retirement. The company was founded in Detroit and continues to operate with a remote-first, hybrid approach that values connection. Signal has wonderful benefits that make it one of the best places to work in Detroit: learning and development stipend, wellness stipend, unlimited PTO, equity, and team retreats and meetups. Signal’s culture values employee contributions and recognition: during the company’s “Coin Ceremony” the founders recognize an employee who exemplifies the company values. The team also loves coming together for Camp Signal, the annual, all-team meeting in Detroit once a year. All of this paired with an extremely high retention rate make Signal a top startup to work for — and yes, they’re growing in 2024!
Boon offers a personalized 1:1 coaching platform that sits at the intersection between mental well-being and professional growth. Whether it's coping with stress & anxiety or becoming a more effective Manager, Boon's coaches meet employees wherever they're at personally and professionally. Boon offers employees a chance to work on extremely mission-driven work, shaping and directly impacting the future of employee wellness and growth plans.
Best Places to Work in Detroit: GreenLancer
Based in Detroit with remote flexibility, GreenLancer is a renewable energy startup building the only online marketplace for solar installers to get standardized, quality permit drafting and engineering solutions with speed, reliability, and competitive pricing. The culture at GreenLancer is mission-driven, fast-paced and highly entrepreneurial. Employees take a lot of ownership in the work they do — and have a lot of impact. In addition, GreenLancers enjoy a culture of learning and growth, mentorship, flat hierarchy, flexibility and work-life balance.
Best Places to Work in Detroit: Petram Analytics
Petram Analytics is a cutting-edge solution for data-driven marketing analytics, specializing in customer segmentation, predictive analysis, and AI-based modeling. Petram is a small, tight-knit team of smart and passionate technologists. Everyone has the opportunity to solve interesting problems, working directly with top ecommerce brands. Employees at Petram take real ownership of their work and get to learn from some of the best leaders in marketing. In addition to being a great growth opportunity, Petram also offers flexibility, summer hours, and great work-life balance.
Best Places to Work in Detroit: RIVET Work
RIVET Work is labor ops software for construction contractors helping keep the construction industry alive and thriving. The team is made up of mission-driven people who believe in what they do. As a startup still in its early seed stages, RIVET offers the opportunity to come in early and make a huge impact with a passionate and determined team. Despite its early stages, RIVET has wonderful benefits like 401(k) matching, employee stock options, commuter (parking) benefits, parental leave and more.
Want to hear directly from RIVET about what it’s like to work there and its open opportunities? Join us for a virtual panel on January 30th at 4pm ET to hear Anthony Montalbano from RIVET share all the details! RSVP here.
Revela is a rising Detroit startup helping transform communities with better proptech software. Focused on its mission, Revela is a growing company looking for collaborative people who are passionate about helping remove friction in a tired, bureaucratic institution. They have generous healthcare benefits, a 100% 2-year retention rate, and a fun atmosphere in their office downtown Detroit.
Best Places to Work in Detroit: Detroit Regional Partnership
The Detroit Regional Partnership
The Detroit Regional Partnership is an economic development organization that specializes in helping companies understand and assess the competitive advantages of growing their presence in the Detroit region – from workforce data to state and local incentives. Working at the Detroit Regional Partnership gives employees the ability to have a positive impact on the region and in their communities through their daily work. They have a front row seat to some of the biggest regional business stories. The entire team contributes to the larger mission that brings jobs and opportunity to Southeast Michigan. Beyond mission and impact, DRP is a woman-led organization that has developed a collaborative, welcoming culture that promotes team-building, professional excellence, and a positive work-life balance. With an office space near Campus Martius in the heart of downtown Detroit, the DRP team lives throughout the region and uses the office to sustain collaborative relationships, while maintaining the flexibility and remote work they need to have fulfilling, healthy lives. Generous PTO (4 weeks to start) and company holidays encourage people to take time off and recharge. The team also regularly gets together to connect and have fun, from axe-throwing to holiday events downtown to professional sporting or cultural events. The DRP also integrates health and wellness and professional growth into the employee experience with financial assistance and time to attend classes, conferences, webinars, etc.
Best Places to Work in Detroit: BrandXR
BrandXR is a no-code Augmented Reality (AR) platform and award-winning XR Studio. Their platform allows users to create, publish, and measure interactive 3D AR experiences easily, without requiring coding skills. BrandXR has a contagious energy of innovation. Being part of this team means diving headfirst into cutting-edge XR and AI technologies while collaborating with some of the most creative minds around. There’s an incredible sense of camaraderie and support, creating an environment where growth isn't just encouraged — it's inevitable. BrandXR also helps employees strike a balance between exciting, challenging work, and living your life outside of the office. Other major benefits include career development opportunities, an unlimited fitness budget, an unlimited education benefit and more.
Pocketnest is a white-label financial wellness platform that coaches millennials and Gen-Xers to financial wellness. Based in Detroit with remote flexibility, Pocketnest supports employees with a flexible work environment that fosters work-life balance and wellness. In addition, Pocketnext has a vibrant and inclusive culture that encourages open communication, creativity, inclusion, and empowers employees to take ownership of their projects. The company offers comprehensive health and wellness programs; professional development opportunities, like workshops, programs and conferences; generous compensation packages and more.
Best Places to Work in Detroit: XenomatiX
XenomatiX specializes in the development of true solid-state lidar technology, enabling applications such as pavement scanning and self-driving vehicles. This global tech company has offices around the world, including Detroit. As one of the best places to work, XenomatiX stands out with its collaborative and supportive environment. The flat organizational structure eliminates formal hierarchies, fostering direct communication and creating a close-knit team where everyone knows and cares for each other. The company embraces an entrepreneurial mindset and places a strong emphasis on innovation, resulting in an exciting atmosphere where employees are encouraged to take initiative and contribute directly to the company strategy. In addition, XenomatiX offers workplace flexibility, learning opportunities, and fun perks like its Bike to Work Plan, which encourages employees to pedal their way to the office, promoting a healthy lifestyle and reducing carbon footprints. They provide facilities like bike storage, showers and financial support to help you purchase an electric bike.
Best Places to Work in Detroit: Whisker
Whisker is the maker of Litter-Robot, Feeder-Robot, and Litterbox.com, automated pet accessories to make pet parenthood easier. Whisker is a Detroit-area tech company offering a great place to work, especially for people who are passionate about creating solutions that make the life of pets and pet parents endlessly better. Employees are empowered and provided resources so they are ready to execute on amazing ideas to propel Whisker forward. The company of course has a pet-friendly office with two resident cats, Callie and Todd, and employees are welcome to bring their pets to work with them. In addition, Whisker offers a robust benefits program, company celebrated holidays and additional "Whisker days", flexible work schedule, top of the line technology, and more.
Best Places to Work in Detroit: StockX
StockX is proud to be a Detroit-based technology leader focused on the large and growing online market for sneakers, apparel, accessories, electronics, collectibles, trading cards, and more. Launched in 2016, StockX employs more than 1,000 people across offices and verification centers around the world. One reason the company has been able to grow so much over the years? It’s an amazing place to work and has built a fantastic team. Its global workforce, with roots in Detroit, is made up of individuals who are curious, continuously innovating, and love solving problems. The StockX team is shaping the future of commerce, has a passion for culture, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. StockX employees also enjoy physical and emotional health benefits, “Time When You Need It” to rest and recharge (holidays and generous PTO), parental leave, retirement benefits, discounts and a coveted employee sneaker store, and more.
Best Places to Work in Detroit: Autobooks
Autobooks is on a mission to simplify banking and bring the customers back where they belong: with their financial institutions. This Detroit fintech company is transforming digital banks into financial hubs for business owners — allowing them to get paid and manage their cash flow so they can do what they do best. Autobooks is a mission-driven, culture-first startup. It’s a place where culture isn’t just talked about, but something ingrained into the everyday operations of the team. The team is #smallbusinessobsessed, embraces the hustle, values ownership, and invites feedback. Some benefits the Autobooks team loves include leadership training and development, quarterly team events, virtual happy hours, lunch and learns, and an anonymous feedback platform to share ideas and have your voice heard.
365 Retail Markets
365 Retail Markets creates innovative technology solutions that deliver convenience to millions of people around the world.. Founded in 2008, 365 proves a full suite of best-in-class, self-service technologies for food service operators including end-to-end integrated software, payment processing, and point of sale hardware. As the global leader in unattended retail technology, 365 offers a great opportunity for rapid skill and career development in an exciting workplace. Core values of innovation, collaboration, accountability, service, and harmony guide all company interactions. 365 offers hybrid work flexibility, paid parental leave, merit-based bonuses, and numerous other benefits.
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Best Places to Work in Michigan: Fusion Academy
Another best place to work in Michigan, though based in Grand Rapids, is Fusion Academy, a revolutionary alternative, accredited private school for grades 6-12 that offers a fully individualized classroom: one student, one teacher. Fusion is on a mission to change kids' lives through this meaningful relationship-driven education model, connecting each teacher and staff member with purposeful work. Fusion offers fantastic professional development opportunities for its employees to help them build skills, explore new career paths, or grow within their current role. Programs like "Avenues for Advancement," Administrator in Residence, and Positional Mentors make this possible. "Fusionites" are creative and passionate educators who embrace change and like to have fun. The team prioritizes honest communication, living out the company values, and career growth.
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