Built in Chicago included Gesture in their recent article, “7 Chicago companies we want to work for right now (and they’re hiring!).”
7 Chicago companies we want to work for right now (and they’re hiring!)
What they do: Gesture’s technology is disrupting the antiquated way in which charity events are run. Among other capabilities, their platform moves the bidding experience at silent auctions online, freeing up attendees to bid as much as they want, when they want. So far, Gesture has helped organizations raise more than $275 million at events across the country.
Coolest perks: On top of standard 401k and benefits packages available to all employees, Gesture’s perks also include casual work attire, a kitchen stocked with snacks, the ability to work from home and the chance to work fundraisers for additional pay. Add to that equation a few happy hours, intramural sports teams, an open office layout and occasional catered lunches, and you’ve got a pretty great place to meet some new best friends.
Note from the boss: “Passion, compassion and a competitive drive are three of the top things we look for in potential candidates,” Jim Alvarez, CEO and founder of Gesture, said. “We’re looking for people who are willing to dedicate their time to helping our charity partners raise more money for their causes.”
Article originated at Built in Chicago. Written by Sam Dewey.