It is a well known fact that ReadyTalk is one of the Best Companies to work for in Colorado (and the country). We offer one of the strongest benefits packages around. This includes 100 percent employer-paid benefits, which includes health, dental and vision insurance for employees and their families. We also offer some of the best company perks including, 2 kitchens stocked with snacks, onsite massage therapist, chiropractor and acupuncture, $25 a month toward a health club membership and matching 401K.
However, there are a few unexpected benefits of working at ReadyTalk which I am excited to share:
1. Close to Parks and Trails
ReadyTalk's new office is located at the corner of 16th and Wewatta in downtown Denver. We are within walking distance to Commons Park which boasts lush and relaxing green space. You will find local fitness enthusiasts enjoying their afternoon boot camp, people walking their dogs, sunbathers or just locals enjoying a picnic in the sunshine. Commons Park is right on the South Platte River Trail which offers a 19 mile loop of historic and scenic Denver. The trail is great for an afternoon jog, bike ride or a refreshing walk along the river.
2. Nerd Lounge
With a name as enticing as the "Nerd Lounge," it can be a fairly popular spot for ReadyTalk employees to gather and have fun. The nerd lounge is located on the 7th floor and offers a family room style area for ReadyTalker's to relax, play or meet. The last few weeks the Nerd Lounge has been the gathering spot for watching the Euro 2012 soccer matches. The live games have been playing on the big screen so soccer fans across the company can keep up with the action. It is a relaxing and fun way to spend your lunch hour. Late Friday afternoons the Nerd Lounge turns into a platform for Rock Band competitions and performance. Various ReadyTalker's turn into musicians and jam out together for some end of the week fun.
3. Team Bonding
Each year ReadyTalk encourages teams to organize an off-site outing that will help the team members bond and get to know each other outside of the office. This year the Accounting/Finance team and Account Management teams took an afternoon off to cheer on the Colorado Rockies. It was a chance for them to grab lunch, sit in the sun and watch a game together. The Human Resources team is planning on hiking Mt. Bierstadt, a 14'er located south of Georgetown. The sense of accomplishment you feel after a 14'er is something we will all be able to share after this fun day of hiking in beautiful Colorado.
ReadyTalk is an amazing place to work not only because of the benefits that we enjoy as a company but we are encouraged to give back to the community. There are amazing people at this company that have different passions and causes. There is never a lack of where you could spend your time volunteering. A few organizations that ReadyTalk supports include, Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill of Denver, Same Cafe and Skyline Park. Employees are offered 20 hours of paid volunteer time per year which provides support and incentive to give back.
5. Charitable Contributions
ReadyTalk matches up to $500 per year for employees that would like to donate to a non-profit of their choice. This is amazing considering the fact that we have about 150 employees that work at ReadyTalk! The company makes the process for attaining the matching very easy. All you have to do is fill out a form and send it in to the the Charitable Contributions Committee. A few examples of where you can donate and match include: your college alumni association, annual pass to a museum, zoo or botanic gardens or any non-profit organization.
As you can see there is a lot more to ReadyTalk than meets the eye! We have an amazing culture, amazing benefits and the list goes on.