2022 Columbus Companies With The Best Benefits

Laura Cowan

By on 10/25/21

2022 Columbus Companies With The Best Benefits

Columbus is a quickly emerging tech hub for healthtech and insurtech startups. Many boomerangs are returning to the Midwest, especially to Columbus, to find great tech jobs

But these companies don’t just offer good jobs; they offer some of the best benefits around. And  in-demand tech and startup workers are looking for modern, people-first — and purpose-driven — benefits.

Workplace wellness plans, a healthy work environment, and flexible time off or remote startup jobs often top the list of what talent is looking for in the best employee benefits. A 401k, competitive compensation, and health insurance are still important parts of employee benefit packages, but if you’re looking for a startup job that offers modern benefits, we got you covered. 

We’ve rounded up some of the companies with the best benefits in Columbus with a future-forward culture. 

 

Small Startups in Columbus with the Best Benefits

1. Finite State

Finite State is a cybersecurity startup for IoT technology. They focus on supply chain security, and this Columbus startup leverages massive data analysis to keep on top of a complex network of potential vulnerabilities. The engineering team is focused on growing their team with good people who are good to work with

Finite State Benefits:

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Equity

  • Parental leave

  • Work/Life Balance

  • Flexible work or remote friendly

Learn more about Finite State benefits and remote jobs.



2. ReAlpha

ReAlpha is democratizing investing in short-term rental real estate properties. They are all about giving back to the community and empowering clients and employees to succeed. This Columbus-based startup has extensive benefits for a company their size.

ReAlpha Benefits:

  • Physical and mental wellness plans

  • Parental leave

  • Employee stock purchase program

  • Unlimited PTO

  • 401k 

  • Health insurance

  • Mental health days

  • Mentorship program

Learn more about ReAlpha benefits and jobs in Columbus. 

 

3. Aware

Columbus-based Aware is an AI-based risk mitigation solution for digital collaboration tools. They work with enterprise companies to analyze messages sent over Slack, Microsoft Teams, Yammer, and Workplace from Facebook. They just raised $60 million in Series C funding and have a great culture to match. The growing number of startups that understand workers can be most productive when put in charge of their own work schedule and office location is heartening, and Aware’s collaborative culture fully embraces ownership in this way.

Aware Benefits:

  • Health insurance

  • 401k

  • Pet-friendly office

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Remote work friendly

 

 

4. Physna

Want to work in 3D modeling or augmented reality in the Midwest? Physna breaks down 3D models and sees how parts interact with each other. They’re already working with top brands. Augmented reality startups are on the rise in the Midwest, but are still less common than other tech startups. If this is your niche and you’re looking for a Midwest job, Physna is one of a kind.

Physna Benefits:

  • Health insurance

  • 401k

  • Professional development budget

 

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5. Branch Insurance

Branch Insurance is a leading insurtech startup in Columbus. The company is hiring in Columbus and remotely, and allows for remote flex work. They are committed to diversity and inclusion.

Branch Insurance Benefits

  • Health insurance

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Reimbursed vacation up to $1k/year

  • Parental leave

  • Work from anywhere with paid internet and parking

  • Employee stock options

  • 401k profit sharing

Learn more about Branch benefits and jobs in Columbus. 

 

6. RapChat

RapChat is a leading app for making music on your phone. Think a music app company would be based in L.A.? Nope! This innovative startup calls the Midwest home: Columbus, to be exact. And they have innovative benefits to match.

RapChat Benefits:

  • Mandatory monthly wellness days

  • Remote work friendly

  • Flexible schedule

  • Health insurance

  • Maternity and paternity leave

  • Remote work stipend

  • Gym membership

  • Expense your coffee

  • Personal development budget



7. ScriptDrop

ScriptDrop is a startup that works with pharmacies and patients to have prescriptions delivered to their home and make sure they never miss out on refilling a prescription. It’s a unique idea, and the company is growing quickly, especially after COVID-19 pushed a lot of people into work-from-home or self-quarantine where they might prefer to have medications delivered.

ScriptDrop Benefits: 

  • Health insurance with 99% of premiums covered

  • Remote work friendly

  • 401k match

  • Paternity and maternity leave

  • Generous PTO

  • One mandatory mental health wellness day per month

 

Mid-sized Startups & Tech Companies with the Best Benefits in Columbus

1. Forge Biologics

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Forge is a Midwest biotech company. They are creating a new model for how medicines are developed to treat genetic diseases. Forge Biologics is currently working on treatments for Krabbe Disease leukodystrophy and other rare but devastating genetic conditions. Want to help? Check out their latest genetic disease treatment research.

Forge Biologics Benefits: 

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Parental leave

  • Equity for every position

  • Bonuses for every position

  • Health insurance

  • 401k

Learn more about Forge benefits and jobs in Columbus.

 

2. Bold Penguin

Bold Penguin is another one of the insurtech startups revolutionizing the insurance industry from Columbus, Ohio. They are a casual and friendly culture that are happy to hire locally or remotely. If you’re a local employee and use the downtown office, you can enjoy beautiful 360 views of the skyline and healthy snacks on deck.

Bold Penguin Benefits:

  • 401k match

  • Parental leave

  • Remote work

  • Health insurance

  • Casual friendly office

Learn more about Bold Penguin benefits and jobs in Columbus.

 

3. Updox

We have to mention Updox, a telehealth tech company in Columbus, for their innovative and long-overdue benefit of providing nursing moms with a pumping room. They also provide other generous benefits. This is because they already work in the space of healthtech and provide physicians with software to help them keep schedule openings full.

Updox Benefits: 

  • Generous PTO

  • Nursing moms room

  • 401k match

  • Employee stock options



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4. Beam Dental

Beam Dental is a Columbus startup that links technology with better dental outcomes. They work with employers to create wellness programs, so it figures that they would be a company with great benefits, too. If you’d like to get in on the ground floor with a great Midwest tech company, this is the kind of culture employees describe as “talented,” “empathic,” and “ego-less.”

Beam Dental Benefits:

  • Health insurance

  • 401k

  • Travel and parking stipend

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Parental leave

 

5. Matic

Matic is an insurtech company with offices in Columbus and Lviv, Ukraine. They were founded to simplify the insurance quote process using technology to automate matching customers with the right rate and program. Matic’s benefits are just as forward-thinking as their technology. Matic has won multiple awards from TechCrunch and is considered one of the best places to work in Columbus.

Matic Benefits:

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Health insurance

  • Equity

  • 401k

 

6. Seamless AI

Seamless uses AI to update contact lists for access to B2B decision makers. Seamless heavily values work-life balance and supporting employees. They value collaboration, and put their employees in charge of what type of work-life setup works best for them. With a forward-thinking approach to employee development, this is a great option for talent looking for a startup that will help them grow.

Seamless Benefits: 

  • Health insurance

  • Remote work options

  • Continuing education resources

 

Large Tech Companies with the Best Benefits in Columbus

1. Root

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Root is disrupting the car insurance industry by basing rates on how people actually drive. This Columbus tech company offers an app-based product that also bundles homeowner and renters insurance. Root also has expanded into a telematics enterprise product for fleet management and risk assessment.

Root Benefits:

  • Physical and mental wellness programs

  • Equity

  • Unlimited PTO

  • 401k

  • Health insurance

  • Mental health days

Learn more about Root benefits and jobs in Columbus. 

 

2. Veeva Systems

Veeva is a Silicon Valley-based tech company that's rapidly growing its presence in Columbus. Building the best cloud-based solutions for the global life sciences industry, Veeva is a tech company on a mission for good. As a company, they strive to be a good corporate citizen, a positive force in the business community, active in their communities, and an example to others. Veeva is also a company with excellent benefits. Here are just a few.

Veeva Systems Benefits:

  • Veeva Giving:  Each employee gets 1% of their salary to direct to the charity of their choice each year. 

  • Wellness support: $500 for gym memberships, equipment, or mental wellness

  • Professional development budget:  Each employee gets 2% of their salary to use for career-related development and training

  • Veeva Break: the office is closed between Christmas and New Years so all employees can take a break together and enjoy the end of the year with their families.

  • Amazing office in Columbus — plus they have free lunch every day (farm to table, organic and healthy cuisine prepared by their chefs and food partner)

  • Work flexibility 

  • Employee RSUs and stock options

  • Unlimited PTO

Learn more about Veeva Systems benefits and jobs.

 

3. Lower

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Lower is a local and remote-hiring mortgage startup in Columbus that has grown from its 2014 founding to more than 1,700 team members in just a few years. They promote from within, building their growth around fast promotions, and love fostering relationships beyond the office. They’re also into agile development and are developing DEI initiatives, so you know you’re joining a forward-thinking company.

Lower Benefits: 

  • Mentorship program

  • Remote work opportunities

  • Wellness programs

  • Maternity leave

  • 401k

  • Health insurance

Learn more about Lower benefits and jobs in Columbus.

 

 

4. Olive AI

Olive is a health tech company out of Columbus that has fully embraced remote work. They now operate on a system they call “The Grid” that allows for remote operations through various hubs, though they maintain their Columbus headquarters. Olive is changing the way healthcare claims are processed, and is on a “hyper-growth” track as a company.

Olive Benefits: 

  • Health insurance

  • Remote work options

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Remote work stipend

  • Mental health resources

  • Family planning and fertility support

  • 3 months parental leave

  • 401k match

  • Wellness programs



5. Upstart AI

Upstart, founded by former Googlers, is one of the first startups to apply AI to the credit industry. AI is a hot space to watch, especially as big tech moves inland into Midwest industry hubs in healthtech, insurtech, and mobility. Upstart has created a smarter way to authorize customers for loans. They have offices in San Mateo in the Valley and Columbus, Ohio.

Upstart Benefits:

  • Health insurance

  • 401k

  • Life insurance

  • Disability insurance

  • Generous PTO

  • Parental leave

  • Technology stipend

  • Personal development budget

 

Columbus is a rapidly growing startup ecosystem. If you're looking to join a welcoming startup community, work at a top startup in an affordable city, check out the top startup and tech jobs in Columbus.EXPLORE COLUMBUS STARTUP JOBS

 

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