Austin: Top Ranked Employer Brands by Job Seekers

Knowledge workers share the most appealing companies to work for


Hiring strategies for your city

It’s true: companies are only as successful as their people. And in order to attract the best and brightest, today’s innovative companies need a strong employer brand. A positive brand reputation can mean the difference between a company maintaining an all-star team and consistently losing dream candidates to a competitor.

  • Insight 1

    31% of tech workers consider flexibility to work remotely one of the most important factors when job searching

  • Insight 2

    59% of candiates have taken a recruiter call because the company has showcased benefits and perks

  • Insight 3

    87% of tech workers would leave their job for another one with a higher base salary

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Local Leaders in Austin

Top 20 Employer Brands

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  1. Indeed
  2. Whole Foods
  3. Dell
  4. HomeAway
  5. National Instruments
  6. Silicon Labs
  7. GoDaddy
  8. RetailMeNot. Inc
  9. WP Engine
  10. SolarWinds
  11. uShip
  12. Spiceworks
  13. Blackbaud
  14. Bazaarbaud
  15. BigCommerce
  16. Sysco Labs
  17. Procore Technoplogies
  18. TrendKite
  19. Spreadfast
  20. SecureLink

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Getting to know knowledge workers in Austin

What talent looks for in a company
  1. Compensation (i.e. base salary)
  2. Company culture
  3. Benefits beyond salary (e.g. healthcare, equity, perks)
What turns talent off from a company
  1. Not knowing enough about the company
  2. Poor reputation
  3. Not interested in the product

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Wage Gap: Pay Trends in Austin

TL;DR Austin tech workers

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Distribution of the Wage Gap

67% of the time men are offered higher salaries than women for the same job at the same company and companies offer women 3% less on average than men for the same roles.

Wage Gap in Austin

In 2021, our data shows that women working in Austin are offered 4.9% less than men in a similar roles.

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Knowledge is power

Strategies to ensure you're paid fairly

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Strategies for equitable tech hiring

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“We call it our cheat code. To find qualified talent, and qualified talent that’s looking...half the battle is already won. Simply put, our ROI on Hired absolutely makes sense and is why we’ve been a continued customer since 2015. Our decision to continue using the platform is easily answered.”
Kyle Barbato Recruiting Manager
“In my experience, Hired is the only tool on the market that provides you a pool of warm candidates that are looking currently, and makes it easy to connect with them. From a sourcing perspective, knowing a candidate is looking is invaluable.”
Mike Moriarty Head of Global Staffing