Australia’s Coolest Companies 2015 Winners Are…

Over the past few weeks our sister site JobAdvisor searched for the coolest companies in Australia. To be considered, companies had to submit an online application, build a public JobAdvisor profile to showcase their company culture, and their employees had to contribute anonymous reviews to tell visitors what it’s really like to work there (you can get a free profile for your company as well here).

The two categories this year were Coolest Company in Tech and Coolest Company for Women. Both awards celebrate companies who offer a game changing service, provide unprecedented benefits to employees, foster friendly working environments and are addressing workplace diversity and inclusion.

And the winners are….

Canva – Australia’s Coolest Company in Tech

Canva team

What they do

Canva is an online design platform with a drag-and-drop design tool and a stock library of over 1 million photographs and imagery.

What their employees say

“The people are probably the best part! Everyone is positive and friendly and passionate about their craft. The team feels like a family. Ideas trump egos, because at the end of the day everyone wants what’s best for the product. There’s a strong sense of egalitarianism in the culture, there’s no managers and everyone treats each other as equals.”

What our judges said

Ben Hutt: “At Canva, the culture and people make it a truly one-of-a kind place to work. Canva’s product empowers everyone to be a designer, but its culture allows its entire team to be leaders.”

Envato – Coolest Company for Women

Envato team photo

What they do

Envato is a marketplace provider of digital products created by a global community of 5 million+ creatives. Envato make websites that help people around the world change the way they earn and learn.

What their employees say

“Far too many companies talk the talk about diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities for women in technology, but few follow through. Envato has diversity in its DNA and is the most gender inclusive business I’ve ever worked in. As a woman I’ve been given authentic opportunities to thrive, grow, challenge myself and lead. Women are respected and there’s meaningful, proactive work to keep improving opportunities and never settle with ‘good enough’.”

What our judges said

Karen Lawson: “Diversity and unconscious bias training (finally!!), awesome perks, policy and benefits. It’s busting with personality and execution. A good reason to move to Melbourne!!”

Here are the top 10 companies in each category:

Top 10 Coolest Companies in Tech in Australia

  1. Canva
  2. Vinomofo
  3. Envato
  4. Buzinga
  5. Vocus Communications
  6. AdRoll
  7. Adobe
  8. 99Designs
  9. Integral Ad Science
  10. Datalicious

Read more about the top 10 Coolest Companies in Tech

Top 10 Coolest Companies for Women in Australia

  1. Envato
  2. CommBank
  3. Adobe
  4. 33Talent
  5. Ausmed
  6. Rackspace Hosting
  7. Nitro
  8. Aspect Personnel
  9. FirstClick Consulting
  10. Acxiom

Read more about the top 10 Coolest Companies for Women

Magda Walczak

Magda Walczak is the Chief Customer Officer at Search Party, the world's first marketplace that connects employers, recruiters and job seekers. She's a passionate supporter of animal rights and author of Saylor's Tale, a children's book promoting responsible pet ownership.

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