Are You Leading One of NYC’s Best Places to Work in Tech? Here's Your Chance to Find Out.

Running a tech company in one of the world’s most competitive markets isn’t easy. Generating revenue is always a priority, but it's impossible without people who are committed to realizing your vision. Good talent is hard to find—and even harder to keep. Today's tech leaders understand that success requires more than following a solid business plan: it means creating a culture that fosters collaboration, creativity and progress.

Join Internet Week's effort to uncover the best places to work in tech in NYC. Register your company for our survey—then encourage your employees to participate—and earn your spot at the top of the list!

  • Use your ranking to recruit top talent from around the world
  • Promote the culture you’ve created for your staff, no matter the size
  • Understand how you stack up against other NYC tech companies
  • Get transparent, candid feedback from employees
  • Receive a complimentary report summarizing responses from the entire NYC tech community

Get started here.
Employers must register by Thursday, July 31.

Why should my company participate?
Inclusion in the survey can be a tool to retain and attract employees, differentiate your company to prospective clients, and reinforce your standing with existing clients and employees.

When is the application form due?
The deadline is Thursday, July 31, 2014.

What is the process once we apply?
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Buck Consultants will send the survey and instructions to entries that qualify as a NYC Tech company.

Once we apply, then what?
Once the application period closes, the primary contact on the registration form will receive the employer survey by e-mail. That survey takes about 30 minutes to complete and is due August 22, 2014. Companies are required to submit the e-mail addresses of their employees by July 31, 2014. Employers will submit employee e-mail addresses along with their completed employer survey. Employees will subsequently receive a survey by e-mail, which they will complete using a secure web-based platform. That survey takes about five minutes, and employees are given three weeks to complete it. The evaluation process is based solely on the two surveys—there are no site visits or telephone interviews.

How will Internet Week choose the Best Places to Work in NYC Tech?
The list will be determined by the results of two surveys. A representative from each company will complete a survey detailing hiring practices, benefits and pay. A separate survey will be sent to all company employees via e-mail. The surveys will be conducted by Internet Week’s research partner, Buck Consultants LLC.

Should there be one nomination on behalf of our company, or should multiple employees nominate our company? We are looking for a single entry, one per employer. When applying, each company agrees to participate fully in the survey process. Therefore, the application should be submitted by someone within the company who has the authority to make that commitment.

Who at my company should apply to fill out the employer survey?
The registration form should be completed by someone with the authority to commit to the contest, oversee the process and ensure follow-through. The person will be responsible for completing the employer survey, which requires knowledge about your company’s hiring, compensation and benefits practices. Additionally, the person will be responsible for providing Buck Consultants (our partner in Best Places to Work in NYC Tech) with employees' e-mail addresses, for distribution of the employee survey.

How will you survey our employees?
The surveys will be conducted using a secure web-based platform. Companies are required to submit the e-mail addresses of employees by July 31, 2014. Further instructions for submitting a spreadsheet of all employees' email addresses will be provided later in the process.

Are there guidelines for submitting employee email addresses? Do we submit all addresses?
Submit e-mail addresses for all regular, full-time U.S. employees. We survey all employees, but require a minimum sample size, depending on how many total employees your firm has.

Can we see the survey questions in advance?
We have posted a sample of the employer survey here and the employee survey here.

How long will it take employees to complete the employee survey?
Only five minutes.

How many employees does my company need to have to be eligible?
Companies must have at least 20 full-time employees working in New York City as of June 1, 2014. We love startups, but need to ensure a large enough sample size for the employee survey to be statistically accurate.

Is it OK if my company is headquartered outside of New York City?
Yes, but the company must have an office in New York City with at least 20 full-time employees working locally.

When are the surveys due?
Employer surveys are due on August 22, 2014. Surveys for your employees—to be sent out on August 4, 2014—are also due on August 22, 2014.

Does my company have to pay anything or advertise with Internet Week to be on this list?
No, this is an independent editorial survey—there is no cost to be listed.

Will we get to see the results of the surveys?
Aggregated results will be given to all participants. Post-publication, Buck Consultants will also make a more detailed report available for a fee. The aggregated report shows results from all participating companies, and the detailed report shows how your company specifically compares to others in NYC Tech.

Will our company be listed even if we don't score highly?
Only the top-ranked companies will be named.

Who can we contact with additional questions?
Please send an e-mail to bestplacestowork@internetweekny.com.