These Are The 20 Best Small Companies To Work For In New York

We looked at employee reviews and company ratings to determine the 20 best companies to work for based in New York.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarBest Places For Jobs - 1 month ago

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There’s a lot to do in New York, like checking out all the great restaurants, enjoying the local culture, taking a walk through the town’s parks and museums, and overall just immersing yourself in all the stuff that makes New York…well, New York.

All the great things that make New York home to thousands of families and individuals also make it a haven for job searchers of all stripes — some looking for the very first time, others seeking a change of pace, and others still who are desperately calling every business they can find and hoping that their next big interview will be “the one.”

But there are new companies springing up across the New York area all the time, and this begs an important question for job searchers: which companies are the best for employees to work for?

We were curious — so, using company scores from websites that aggregate reviews like GlassDoor and Indeed as a baseline, we created our own list of some of the best companies to work for headquarted within New York, NY. And not those big behemoths, but the smaller guys.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a quick top ten:

  1. The Spark Group
  2. CB Insights
  3. Bernard Nickels & Associates
  4. Bluecore
  5. Prospect 33
  6. Kepler Group
  7. SeatGeek
  8. Hightower
  9. LG Fairmont Group
  10. Elite SEM

Does your company make the top twenty best small companies to work for in New York? Read on or skip to a full table at the end.

Note: We determined “small” to be under 500 people and between 20 and 100 reviews.

the Spark Group (tSG) is a boutique digital marketing agency located in the heart of NYC. We’re marketers by title– but storytellers at heart. With every project– our goal is to find new and compelling ways to bring brand stories to life in a way that engages the right audiences and drives action — and do so in a way that makes them care– desire– trust– and connect. Then– we make sure that our clients– both online and offline– live up to every facet of that story.

We work with companies spanning a diverse set of industries: Financial Services– Real Estate– Technology– Lifestyle– Health & Fitness– Retail– Government– Advocacy– Non Profit– B2B– Legal– Creative… If there’s a story to tell– we’re there to tell it– and we provide an array of services to convey and share these stories– including:

Creative Services
Social Marketing
Website Development
Search Marketing
Media Planning & Buying
Mobile Marketing
Influencer Marketing
Experiential Marketing
App Development
Digital Strategy

CB Insights

2. CB Insights

Industry: Finance
Size: 51 to 200 employees

CB Insights has built a tech market intelligence platform that analyzes millions of data points on venture capital– startups– patents– partnerships and news media to predict technology trends.

We believe that technology and probability are better than talking heads and punditry when it comes to helping our clients predict their next market– their next acquisition– their next investment– their next customer or their competitor’s next move.

With backing from the National Science Foundation and venture capital investors– we mine terabytes of data and knowledge contained in patents– venture capital financings– M&A transactions– hiring– startup and investor websites– news sentiment– social media chatter– and more.

Bernard Nickels & Associates

3. Bernard Nickels & Associates

Industry: Business Services
Size: 1 to 50 employees

Bernard Nickels & Associates was founded in 2002. Our areas of expertise include Information Technology– Office Support– Accounting/Finance– Engineering– Legal Services– Human Resources and Creative Services.

We are dedicated to the personal– professional and financial fulfillment of our employees and the candidates we represent in the marketplace. We help them achieve their objectives by ensuring we have an in-depth understanding of their background– experience and goals– and by doing all we can to help them reach those goals.

Our Dedication: Extreme

We act as if people’s lives depend on us—because in a very real sense– they do. We believe that for our clients and our candidates– quality of work has everything to do with quality of life. They are inextricably linked. Our responsibility is to ensure the highest quality of work by matching the right person with the right job.


4. Bluecore

Industry: Information Technology
Size: 51 to 200 employees

At Bluecore we are transforming the way eCommerce marketers use data and automation to communicate with customers. Bluecore’s customer experience platform is designed to simplify the process of ingesting terabytes of behavioral data and automatically taking action on precise insights– driving engagement and conversion rates that defy industry standards. Backed by FirstMark Capital and Georgian Partners– Bluecore is one of New York City’s fastest growing SaaS start-ups and works with more than 190 customers representing more than 250 high-end apparel– electronics– automotive and other consumer brands.
Prospect 33

5. Prospect 33

Industry: Business Services
Size: 201 to 500 employees

Prospect 33 is a consultancy focused exclusively on delivering business and technology change consultants for transformation and innovation programmes within the Investment Banking and Financial Services industry.
With a global footprint in primary locations of New York and London– we support high cost regions globally.
We draw on our depth of industry knowledge and domain expertise coupled with top class “out of the box” thinking.
Prospect 33 promises to be and outstanding career opportunity from start to finish. We pride ourselves on hiring the very best people and giving them an outstanding career experience.
Kepler Group

6. Kepler Group

Industry: Business Services
Size: 51 to 200 employees

Kepler is an independent provider of digital and database services to Fortune 500 clients in the financial services– travel– retail– publishing– and other industries. The company uses high-volume data analytics and real-time program optimization to design and deliver cohesive– omnichannel marketing approaches that typically deliver 30-300% lift to brand and business metrics.

Kepler is headquartered in New York City and actively manages client programs in over two dozen countries worldwide.


7. SeatGeek

Industry: Information Technology
Size: 51 to 200 employees

SeatGeek is a ticket search engine that makes finding tickets to live entertainment a cinch. We search dozens of the biggest ticket sites and present the results all in one place.

8. Hightower

Industry: Company – Private
Size: 51 to 200 employees

Founded in July 2013– Hightower is a leasing management platform for the commercial real estate industry that helps landlords and brokers increase visibility– save time– and reach more tenants. Hightower is the brainchild of technologist turned commercial real estate exec– Brandon Weber– who founded the company with Niall Smart and Donald DeSantis. Investors comprise some of the most prominent names in commercial real estate– entrepreneurship– and venture capital including RRE Ventures– Thrive Capital– Bessemer Venture Partners– Pritzker Venture Capital– David Tisch (Boxgroup)– and Aaron Levie (
LG Fairmont Group

9. LG Fairmont Group

Industry: Real Estate
Size: 51 to 200 employees

At LG Fairmont– we understand that finding the right place to call home is a big decision. As one of the top real estate brokerage firms in the New York area– we use all our resources– negotiation skills and business acumen to help you find that luxury apartment– property for sale or apartment for rent you’re looking for.

Our ability to navigate our enormous inventory of New York real estate– coupled with dedicated– capable agents– enables us to find the ideal property for you. We understand how the local real estate market works. We know how to match you with that perfect luxury apartment for rent in TriBeCa or that home for sale in the Financial District you’ve dreamed of for so long.

Elite SEM

10. Elite SEM

Industry: Business Services
Size: 51 to 200 employees

ELITE SEM IS AN AWARD-WINNING performance-driven digital marketing agency. Founded on search engine marketing (SEM) – both paid search and organic search (SEO) – in 2004– Elite has evolved alongside client needs in the ever-changing online marketing industry– with further expertise spanning Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)– Performance Display Advertising– Paid Social– Shopping & Feed– and Mobile Strategy. Our teams develop and execute on strategic plans for clients that reach the right audience to generate sales and/or qualified leads at a cost-effective rate. What sets us apart? Elite SEM brings a unique business model to the market that ties account performance to account managers– and rewards our teams for continuous performance and satisfied clients with a share of company profits.
Greenhouse Software

11. Greenhouse Software

Industry: Information Technology
Size: 201 to 500 employees

Greenhouse is software to optimize your entire recruiting process. Find better candidates– conduct more focused interviews– and make data-driven hiring decisions.
Novus Partners

12. Novus Partners

Industry: Finance
Size: 51 to 200 employees

Novus is a next-generation– web-based portfolio analytics and intelligence platform for institutional investors. The Novus Platform is used by many of the top hedge funds– fund of funds– pensions– sovereign wealth funds and endowments to analyze risk– performance and attribution across aggregated and historical data sets.

Portfolio managers– investor relations teams and operations teams use the Novus Platform in different ways– but ultimately to generate more alpha– analyze and manage their risks– report to their investors and become more efficient with resources.

Novus currently operates in the United States– Europe and the Middle East with offices in New York– Zurich– London– Boston– and Chicago.

For more information– please visit us on the web at


13. Silverline

Industry: Information Technology
Size: 51 to 200 employees

Silverline is a Salesforce Platinum Cloud Alliance Partner headquartered in New York City with consultants throughout North America. They focus exclusively on the end-to-end implementation of products and powerful third party apps. Silverline’s results-driven methodology leverages the best practices we have developed over 1000 deployments– with deep expertise in Financial Services– Healthcare– and solutions.

Silverline also offers a suite of popular AppExchange applications– including the best-selling CalendarAnything– Visual Relationship Mapping and their newest product– The WaterCooler– an Intranet Platform.


14. Conductor

Industry: Information Technology
Size: 51 to 200 employees

Conductor is the world’s leading organic marketing company. Our content intelligence platform– Conductor Searchlight– generates customer intent insights that lead to compelling content– increased traffic– and higher organic marketing ROI.

Conductor’s technology enables marketers to understand their prospective customers’ intent by revealing the trends and topics they are searching for at every phase of purchase process. Customizable dashboards and workflows guide marketers through the content creation process– empowering them to continuously measure– refine– and demonstrate the effectiveness of their SEO and content marketing efforts. Conductor’s forward-thinking customers include global brands like Citibank and FedEx– emerging leaders like Birchbox and JustFab– and leading agencies like iProspect and Acronym.

Conductor was ranked #38 by Inc. Magazine in its Fastest Growing Private Companies list– and has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in America for six years running.

The Bachrach Group

15. The Bachrach Group

Industry: Business Services
Size: 51 to 200 employees

The Bachrach Group– Ltd. firmly believes that our continued success has been directly related to our deep commitment to excellent customer service. Since 1974– The Bachrach Group– Ltd.’s philosophy has ensured unmatched quality service to our clients and our candidates alike. Our team of highly qualified industry specific recruiters offers the same resources and capabilities of a national firm yet continues to deliver that specialty-boutique personal touch. We specialize in helping organizations of all sizes tailor staffing solutions on a direct-hire– temporary-to-permanent– contract– and temporary basis.

We utilize a team-focused approach to staffing– which enables us to marshal the experience of multiple recruiters to pinpoint several matching candidates for your organization.

Broadway Technology

16. Broadway Technology

Industry: Information Technology
Size: 51 to 200 employees

Broadway Technology is a cutting-edge provider of high-performance financial trading solutions for electronic fixed income markets. Our proprietary software– the Broadway Securities Suite™– is an open– flexible– complete solution for screen and automated trading operations of any size and complexity. We’ve delivered some of the world’s most advanced trading systems to premier global banks– proprietary trading groups– and hedge funds. Our software manages billions of dollars in transactions across five continents daily.

We hire exceptional people and set them up to succeed in a culture of genuine collaboration. We value communication– open mindedness– and forward thinking. We work hard to solve the industry’s toughest problems– and we have fun doing it.

The Agency Worx

17. The Agency Worx

Industry: Business Services
Size: 1 to 50 employees

The Agency Worx is a New York based– women-owned business with a team of creative staffing professionals who use their decades of experience and resources to benefit their clients and candidates.

We are experts in the craft of recruitment– staffing and relationship management.

We have devoted our entire careers to placing talent in the unique categories of: Fashion– Marketing– Advertising– Creative Services– Beauty– Lifestyle and Luxury Brands.


18. Artsy

Industry: Information Technology
Size: 51 to 200 employees

We are a resource for art collecting and education. Artsy features the world’s leading galleries– museum collections– foundations– artist estates– art fairs– and benefit auctions– all in one place. Our growing database of 250–000 images of art– architecture– and design by 40–000 artists spans historical– modern– and contemporary works– and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers– museum-goers– patrons– collectors– students– and educators to discover– learn about– and collect art.

19. Glocap

Industry: Business Services
Size: 51 to 200 employees

Glocap is a premier search firm dedicated to serving the specialized recruiting needs of high performance companies in select industries. We partner select private equity funds– hedge funds– fund of funds– consulting firms– real estate– media & entertainment and others to fulfill their needs across most functional areas. Glocap has dedicated– specialized teams of search consultants who place investment– marketing– compliance– human resources– and legal professionals as well as COOs– CFOs– bankers– consultants– programmers– and administrative assistants.

Glocap’s professionals have all worked in the industry into which they place or from which they draw their candidates. This insider position and the level of knowledge in which it results– gives us the ability to work in close partnership with clients to understand in depth their needs– culture and internal processes. We also act as a trusted advisor on compensation trends– optimal organizational structure and competitive landscape.

Bounce Exchange

20. Bounce Exchange

Industry: Business Services
Size: 51 to 200 employees

Bounce Exchange is a cutting edge digital marketing platform — enabling its clients to transform their web traffic by serving content tailored to different visitor segments. The team uses software to analyze everything about visitor behavior– from purchase history to traffic sources to engagement patterns to even the moment a visitor is abandoning a site using its patented exit-intent technology. Bounce Exchange then uses that information to inform a variety of customer acquisition strategies designed to dramatically boost key business metrics for its clients.

Now You Know The Best Places To Work In New York

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Detailed List Of The Best Companies In New York

Rank Company Industry Size
1 The Spark Group Business Services 1 to 50 employees
2 CB Insights Finance 51 to 200 employees
3 Bernard Nickels & Associates Business Services 1 to 50 employees
4 Bluecore Information Technology 51 to 200 employees
5 Prospect 33 Business Services 201 to 500 employees
6 Kepler Group Business Services 51 to 200 employees
7 SeatGeek Information Technology 51 to 200 employees
8 Hightower Company – Private 51 to 200 employees
9 LG Fairmont Group Real Estate 51 to 200 employees
10 Elite SEM Business Services 51 to 200 employees
11 Greenhouse Software Information Technology 201 to 500 employees
12 Novus Partners Finance 51 to 200 employees
13 Silverline Information Technology 51 to 200 employees
14 Conductor Information Technology 51 to 200 employees
15 The Bachrach Group Business Services 51 to 200 employees
16 Broadway Technology Information Technology 51 to 200 employees
17 The Agency Worx Business Services 1 to 50 employees
18 Artsy Information Technology 51 to 200 employees
19 Glocap Business Services 51 to 200 employees
20 Bounce Exchange Business Services 51 to 200 employees

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