With a well-caffeinated office, a leadership team that never forgets to celebrate a victory, and a penchant for reveling in food holidays, EatStreet strives to be a workplace that employees enjoy. This fall, for the second time, EatStreet was recognized for its emphasis on culture and named one of Madison Magazine’s Best Places to work in 2018.
EatStreet was nominated along with 125 other companies in the area and EatStreeters were asked to complete anonymous surveys to give their feedback on several aspects of the company. Quantum Workplaces then compiled the data from those surveys to produce their list of 35 winning companies based on the following criteria:
- Communication and resources
- Individual needs
- Manager effectiveness
- Personal engagement
- Team dynamics
- Trust in leadership
EatStreet earned a spot on the list of the top 10 large companies in Madison due to high participation in the employee surveys and positive responses overall. With a growing workforce of over 120 employees here at HQ, and a remote operations and delivery driver team that reaches into the hundreds, EatStreet’s culture manages to maintain the close-knit tech startup feel with the amenities, resources, and opportunities for growth of a large company. How can we do that, you ask? According to Matt Howard, our CEO and co-founder, it’s simple: value your people.
“Being recognized as a great place to work is a testament to our employees,” Howard said. “We may be a technology company, but it’s the EatStreet people – their hustle, humility and intellect – that make coming to work each day a rewarding experience.”
In addition to making the list of best large workplaces, EatStreet was highlighted as the business with the “Top-Notch Perks” in the area. We have kombucha, cold brew coffee, and Spotted Cow always on tap, an espresso machine and a fully stocked soda fridge. We also have a state-of-the-art Ping Pong table, shuffleboard, foosball, Nintendo 64 and multiple lounge areas and common spaces for co-working, socializing and the occasional Olympics, Wimbledon, or Tesla Launch watch. Plus, a patio full of lounge furniture and sunshine for a breath of fresh air whenever employees need it. And did we mention the office is dog-friendly?
Attracting top talent in the tech sphere can be tricky, especially when you’re a cutting edge tech company located in the heart of America’s Dairyland. Not exactly a California workplace full of nap pods and self-driving cars, but nowhere near a stuffy land of beige cubicles, either. EatStreet remains a Silicon Valley-style company with a heavy dose of Midwestern work ethic. Creating and maintaining an office that has the perks and amenities people look for was really important during EatStreet’s growth. As Howard puts it, “We strive to build a positive, collaborative, supportive work environment for every employee, and we take the time to curate amenities, perks, events, and programs that everybody will enjoy.”
2018 has been a dynamic year for EatStreet, with multiple new delivery markets launching across the country. Achieving the designation of Madison’s Best Places to Work during such a busy time for the company is an exciting honor. As the company continues to grow, Howard stresses that it’s key to maintain and nurture a healthy culture in order to thrive. When the leaders of your organization are as passionate about making sure the office is dog-friendly as they are about driving the brand forward and hitting the bottom line, you know you’ve found a great place to work.
If you like furry coworkers, enjoy a fast-paced workplace, and may or may not be addicted to caffeine, take note, EatStreet is hiring! You can see a full list of our open positions here at HQ and across the country on our careers page.
To read more about Madison’s Best Places to Work in 2018, view the full article from Madison Magazine here.