Recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Chicago, oak9 continues investment in people experience
- Crain’s Chicago Best Places to Work List 2022 is an annual rating of the top 100 employers in Chicago based on extensive employee surveys.
- The honor places oak9 in the top 17% of companies that participated, and top 1% of all companies in Chicago.
- oak9 was recently named one of the Top 11 Fastest Growing Chicago Companies and a Chicago Startup to Watch earlier this year. oak9 is actively hiring!
Press Release – CHICAGO September 21st 2022
oak9, developer-first Infrastructure as Code (IaC) security leader, ranked 36 in Crain’s Chicago Best Places to Work List 2022, an annual rating of the top 100 employers in Chicago based on extensive employee surveys, compensation, benefits, work culture, and perks.
The honor places oak9 in the top 17% of companies that participated, and top 1% of all companies in Chicago. Crain’s Best Places to Work List is highly regarded because companies of all sizes can participate, and the results are driven by how employees feel about their organizations. oak9 has developed a culture that focuses on bringing people together, prioritizes diversity, and treats employees like people.
“This honor validates that we commit to creating a great employee experience for oak9ers just as emphatically as we commit to offering cloud native security for customers.”Raj Datta, Chief Executive Officer, oak9
“Ranking so high on Crain’s list is a testament to oak9 living out its core values,” said Raj Datta, Co-Founder and CEO at oak9. “Customers and partners can glean a lot from the way an organization treats its employees. This honor validates that we commit to creating a great employee experience for oak9ers just as emphatically as we commit to offering cloud native security for customers.”
Among the benefits of working at oak9 are:
- Equity in the company
- Unlimited vacation (with a two-week minimum)
- Paid parental leave
- Continuous learning budget
- 3-year paid sabbatical
“Our founders genuinely believe in the people at oak9 and invest in their experience, which has led to excellent employee retention,” said Kim Freier, Head of People Experience at oak9. “We encourage and invest in things like social events, volunteering, internal innovation weeks, no-meeting days, great healthcare benefits, and so much more because we listen and value feedback from our staff.”
As oak9 continues its growth as a company and emerging cloud native security leader, it’s looking to expand the team. Learn more about open positions at oak9, and why it’s one of the best places to work in Chicago.
oak9 secures cloud native infrastructure for developers. oak9 Security as Code continuously finds, analyzes, and remediates security and compliance issues in real-time, as changes occur in infrastructure as code (IaC) and deployed cloud workloads. oak9’s proprietary Security as Code (SaC) blueprints support 20-plus compliance standards out-of-the-box including HIPAA, HITRUST, PCI, SOC2 and ISO27001. oak9’s open-sourced Security as Code also enables security engineers to extend oak9 security blueprints for additional guard rails. Headquartered in Chicago, oak9 is a Built in 2022 Start-up to Watch backed by key investors Menlo Ventures, HPA, Cisco Investments, and Morgan Stanley’s Next Level Fund. oak9 partners with HashiCorp, AWS, and Microsoft, and actively supports the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Keep in touch with oak9 on LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube, and TikTok, or visit oak9.io.
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