There are many reasons to work for a small business.

  • Autonomy,
  • internal promotions,
  • greater job satisfaction and opportunity,
  • easy access to management all top the list.

Glassdoor has just released its “2019 Best Places to Work” guide for business with 1000 employees or less. The rankings distill over 45 million anonymous company reviews from former and current employees. If you’re on the hunt for a new job, here are 12 of the small businesses to work for:

Cyber Security

Especially relevant and increasingly more important, the cybersecurity field is rapidly expanding and small businesses are leading the pack.

Sail Point Technologies

SailPoint helps organizations securely and effectively deliver and manage user access
HQ: Austin, TX
Year Founded: 2005
Number of Employees: 501-1000
Employees Say: “SailPoint is the greatest place I have ever worked. The leadership values each person and fosters an environment of innovation.”

AI/Machine Learning

“Machine learning is still the number one trend for businesses of all sizes.”-www.i4u.com AI is still a relatively new concept, which means the opportunities are endless!

Moogsoft

Moogsoft is an AIOps technology developer that helps enterprise IT Ops and DevOps teams become smarter, faster, and more efficient.
HQ: San Francisco, CA
Year Founded: 2012
Number of Employees: 51-200
Employees Say: “Looking forward to see where Moogsoft goes and am excited to be along for the ride.”

Advertising and Marketing

Marketing and advertising are changing rapidly with the social media revolution and these businesses are staying ahead of the curve.

Horizon Innovations

A forward-thinking marketing and advertising firm.
HQ: Jacksonville, FL
Year Founded: 2012
Number of Employees: 1-50
Employees Say: “There are a lot of great reasons I work here. The biggest one is the opportunity to move very quickly. I’m already getting promoted and I haven’t worked here that long!”

Marketing 360

Marketing 360 is a small business marketing platform that specialized in design, marketing, and CRM.
HQ: Fort Collins, CO
Year Founded: 2009
Number of Employees: 201-500
Employees Say: “Great hours, wonderful culture, consistent raises, awesome leadership, consistent feedback, and lots of resources on how to improve. I can’t say enough good things about my experience so far with the company.”

GetUWired

GetUWired is a full-service Internet marketing firm.
HQ: Dahlonega, GA
Year Founded: 2003
Number of Employees: 1-50
Employees Say: “GetUWired has an incredible culture of motivated professionals that work in a tribe mindset.”

Software Development

Software developers are in high demand and there is no indication that the demand will wane any time soon.

Silverline

Silverline leverages best practices with significant expertise in the Financial Services and Healthcare industries.
HQ: New York, NY
Year Founded: 2010
Number of Employees: 201-500
Employees Say: “Salesforce consulting at its best. Silverline is run extremely well. The seasoned leadership team is top-notch. Additionally, benefits are fantastic for a company this size.”

Weave

Weave provides a unique office and client communication tool with the goal to bring local businesses and the communities they’re in closer together.
HQ: Lehi, UT
Year Founded: 2012
Number of Employees: 201-500
Employees Say: “Amazing culture with caring people. Plenty of fun perks like free snacks and massage chairs but when it comes down to it this is a company that recognizes that there is more to life than work. They care about their people and are willing to put their money where their mouth is. This translates into things like an unparalleled maternity/paternity package and great health care.”

Service-Based SMBs

People will always be looking to buy services. However, the buying experience is more important than ever.

Sundance Vacations

Sundance Vacations crafts destination-based travel and vacation plans.
HQ: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Year Founded: 1991
Number of Employees: 201-500
Employees Say: “Sundance Vacations is the most upbeat positive company I have ever worked for. Great pay. Good benefits. Promotions from within the company.”

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds provides an employer-based technology solution that connects members and their families to high-quality health care.
HQ: San Francisco, CA
Year Founded: 2011
Number of Employees: 201-500
Employees Say: “It’s not just a job, the Grand Rounds office is a community that gives and comes together.”

driversselect

driversselect is a late-model, low-mileage vehicle retailer.
HQ: Grand Prairie, TX
Year Founded: 2004
Number of Employees: 51-200
Employees Say: “I still can’t believe that such an amazing place exists in the car business. We are not employees we are family. Not only are you allowed to be yourself you are encouraged to do so.”

Finance

The big banks don’t own it all. There are some really great financial institutions to work for that are also small businesses.

NBKC Bank

A community bank with a focus on innovation, creativity and a culture of caring.
HQ: Overland Park, KS
Year Founded: 1999
Number of Employees: 201-500
Employees Say: “Good work life balance and ability to earn ‘work from home’ days”

South Carolina Federal Credit Union

A community bank that aims to anticipate and provide simple solutions for members’ financial needs.
HQ: North Charleston, SC
Year Founded: 1936
Number of Employees: 201-500
Employees Say: “The benefits are absolutely amazing but the environment is what I love most about working here. It’s unlike anything I’ve experienced anywhere else. Team Blue is more like a family than a company.”