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2022 Milwaukee Companies with the Best Benefits

2022 Milwaukee Companies with the Best Benefits

Many tech workers are choosing to live and work in Milwaukee. That’s because Milwaukee has an affordable cost of living matched with a growing tech and startup scene, and wonderful things to do in the city. 

Milwaukee is still in its early days as an emerging tech hub, and there are many great startups who are making a splash in the Midwest tech community.

And one of the things that makes these startups stand out? Their benefits. 

Tech and startup workers are looking for modern benefits and a sense of purpose when it comes to their work.  A healthy work environment, wellness programs, 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. 

If you’re looking for a startup job that offers benefits plus incredible business concepts that are still offering ground-floor opportunities, we’ve rounded up some of the best benefits and best business ideas to watch for future growth from Milwaukee startups.


Milwaukee Startups with the Best Benefits 

1. Wantable

Wantable is a Milwaukee-based startup that thrives on helping people find their favorite fashions with stylists and try before you buy. They also have a very forward-thinking set of benefits for employees, that includes a nursing mothers room. Wantable describes their culture as prioritizing flexible, family-friendly work-life balance. 

Wantable Benefits:

  • Remote work friendly

  • Nursing mothers room

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Paid maternity and paternity leave

  • Health insurance

  • 401k

  • 50% discount on merchandise + 6 month shoe credit


2. Bright Cellars

You might have heard of Bright Cellars already, and that’s because this Milwaukee-founded startup’s wine quiz that pairs you with your ideal wine choices for a subscription has gone viral. The team is already growing quickly. Co-founders Richard Yau and Joe Laurendi are MIT grads with a proven track record of company building.

Bright Cellars Benefits:

  • Health insurance

  • 401k

  • Monthly wine tastings

  • Unlimited or flexible PTO

  • Paid maternity and paternity leave

  • Paid adoption leave

  • Employee discounts


3. Gener8tor

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Gener8tor is a turnkey accelerator platform for creatives that brings together founders, investors, job seekers, universities, artists, and more into one economic engine. Gener8tor is committed to DEI and works by way of KPIs. If that sounds like a fit to you, this might be your next opportunity.

Gener8tor Benefits:

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Paid maternity and paternity leave

  • Paid volunteer time


4. Fiveable

Need help cramming for an exam or a social place to learn more effectively? Fiveable is a social learning-focused education platform designed to help. They’re hiring for remote positions, and growing quickly. Fiveable is dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and sounds like an all-around cool place to work.

Fiveable Benefits:

  • Remote work friendly

  • Home office stipend

  • Health insurance

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Mental health days

  • Employee stock purchase options


5. Part Analytics

AI-powered supply management solutions startup Part Analytics offers great benefits to folks working with their team. Part Analytics helps customers accelerate product development, optimize spend intelligence, and more.

Parth Analytics Benefits:

  • 401k

  • Healthcare reimbursement

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Remote work friendly

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Tech reimbursement


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6. Citylitics

Formerly Watrhub, Citylitics is addressing a critical problem across the Midwest and the U.S. and Canada: identifying and addressing infrastructure problems before they become a crisis.

Citylitics Benefits:

  • Health insurance

  • Company paid transportation

  • Remote work friendly

  • Training budget


7. CollegePads

Image source: CollegePads

How could you simplify renting college apartments for students? It’s such a simple idea, but the tech and energy behind CollegePads out of Milwaukee is fantastic. Best thing about CollegePads is that they’re hiring all over the country for this scaleable idea.

CollegePads Benefits: 

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Health insurance

  • Extreme growth potential

  • Office gameroom 


8. BoothCentral

BoothCentral is a platform for hosting virtual events or broadcasting live events. BoothCentral is hiring a growth hacker, indicating they are connected with startup culture and what it takes to scale a software startup. All in Milwaukee!

BoothCentral Benefits:

  • Flexible PTO

  • Employee stock purchase options


9. Mpirik

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Think you can only find healthtech startups on the coasts? Think again. Milwaukee has some amazing new companies in this space. Mpirik uses cardiac data to improve patient outcomes, using novel algorithms to automate identifying patients for care when they might be otherwise undertreated for heart disease.

Mpirik Benefits:

  • Flexible PTO

  • Professional development and certification budget


10. The Way Out

The Way Out is a startup based in Milwaukee that pairs employers with formerly incarcerated individuals, to offer them the job support they need to stay out of the system and reclaim productive lives. They have won a $10,000 prize in a pitch competition and are just getting started, but expect great things from this experienced team.

The Way Out Benefits:

  • Mission-driven

  • High growth opportunities


11. Okanjo

Okanjo is a startup for publishers and influencers, which has created a way for publishing companies to tap into affiliate marketing revenue streams.

Okanjo Benefits:

  • Work/life balance

  • Fun office environment and great location in the historic Third Ward

  • Innovative, startup mentality


12. Novir

Novir is just getting started, but as it is a Milwaukee startup founded by a former medical executive and quickly responded to the pandemic to create a COVID-19 rapid antibody test, we think they’re going places. If you’re tech talent in the healthtech space, keep an eye on Novir for expansion and job opportunities.

Novir Benefits:

  • Medical, dental

  • Permissive PTO, holidays

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Paid maternity and paternity leave

  • Growth opportunities


13. Access Healthnet

Access Healthnet is a startup that has created a way for employers to offer self-funded healthcare options to employees. Employers get access to direct rates. 

Access Healthnet Benefits:

  • Innovation

  • Mission-driven

  • Positive culture


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