3 SF Tech Companies to Watch This Summer

At these three tech companies, team members benefit from supportive policies, fun perks and compelling work in every season.

Written by Brigid Hogan
Published on Jun. 20, 2024
3 SF Tech Companies to Watch This Summer
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Summer weather in San Francisco can change minute by minute and block by block, but locals know that each of the city’s 47 square miles offers charm and activity all summer long.

Even on cool days, the sandy stretch of Baker Beach draws crowds to the Presidio, and California’s bounty is on display each week at the Alemany Farmers Market — the oldest in the state. In the East Bay, a hike in Oakland’s Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve or the woods at Tilden Park can make it easy to forget the bustle just around the corner.

The city’s tech scene is just as reliable, regardless of the season. Last year, startups raised tens of billions of dollars in funding, with AI alone accounting for $27 billion of 2023’s funding rounds. Growth continues apace in 2024, and three tech companies are hiring now — with perks and benefits that stand out in the booming tech industry.

Built In SF has the details on what makes Roblox, SoFi and Cisco Meraki top destinations for tech talent this summer and all year round.

 

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What Roblox Does: Roblox connects over 65 million users around the world to immersive 3D experiences through its robust gaming and development platform. The company’s newest features include AI-powered chat translations in 16 languages, enabling international play between multilingual players around the world

Featured Perks

  • Flexible “Roflex” work policy
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Free catered lunches five times a week and several fully stocked kitchens with unlimited snacks at Roblox HQ
  • Onsite fitness center and fitness program credit at Roblox HQ
  • Annual CalTrain Go Pass for employees at Roblox HQ

Empowering Potential: “I saw a building exploding in a video and thought, ‘I could make something like this.’ So I started entering the builder mode, creating my own stuff and getting inspired,” Software Engineer Luke recently told Built In. Luke first used Roblox as a teen before later joining the company in a professional role.

 

 

What SoFi Does: SoFi builds products that help people borrow, save and invest their money to support their journeys to financial independence. In support of that mission, customers can track all their finances in a single app and access credentialed advisors to help them meet their financial goals.

Featured Perks

  • Fitness benefits through Gympass partnership
  • $200 monthly stipend for student loan debt
  • Tuition support up to $5,250 per year
  • Pet insurance
  • 16 hours of annual PTO to volunteer

Growing Together: “Ultimately, we want to cultivate a culture of internal mobility where open roles are shared, leaders are recognized for encouraging internal movement and we are prioritizing internal talent,” Internal Mobility Manager Carley Henning told Built In in April. “We want SoFi to be a long-term career destination where our employees can do their best work, develop professionally and reach their full potential.”

 

 

 

What Cisco Meraki Does: Cisco Meraki is a cloud-managed IT company and leader in cloud-controlled Wi-Fi, routing and security. The company offers products that power wireless LAN and WAN networks, web applications, mobile device endpoints and smart cameras.

Featured Perks

  • Adoption assistance
  • Free breakfast and lunch daily
  • Transgender health care benefits
  • Abortion travel benefits
  • Sabbatical

Climate Care: “Our technology can also help customers make progress toward their own sustainability goals,” Global Sustainability Lead Christian Zachriat told Built In in 2023. “When we consider energy management capabilities and environmental sensors that give visibility into the efficiency of a building, we are seeing the dual approach of internally collaborating across teams to drive change and the external side of helping our customers become more sustainable. This transformation touches every business function.”

 

 

Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Images provided by Shutterstock and listed companies.

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