June 26, 2015

The Zebra Named Best Place to Work in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — June 26, 2015 —  The Austin Business Journal has just named The Zebra to its 2015 list of central Texas’s Best Places to Work. At the Awards luncheon earlier today, the company took 3rd place overall for its size category in addition to winning the coveted Spirit Award. The Best Places to Work award, which is bestowed annually on the best companies in the region, honors those businesses with “the best climate, team atmosphere, benefits and most importantly, engaged employees.” Results are calculated from anonymous employee surveys.

Car insurance comparison engine The Zebra, founded in 2012 and launched nationally in December 2013, takes pride in and fosters a passionate, energetic company culture. In summer 2014, the company hired a culture manager to continuously create the kind of place employees are thrilled to work at. CEO Adam Lyons explains that The Zebra's culture comes from a concerted effort to hire like-minded people who mirror the company's core values.

“We think of culture as our attitudes, values and practices—not just amazing perks,” Lyons says. “We try to create an environment where folks are challenged, and constantly learning. There's a bit of a snowball effect - the more brilliant people in the office inspiring each other everyday, the more brilliant people want to join the team.”

The Zebra team is supported by great relationships, a lively atmosphere and perks that include generous health, dental, and vision insurance, creative company outings, and a stocked kitchen, as well as less traditional benefits like a monthly maid service and a Treat Yo’Self perk—a monthly allowance to be used toward toward anything that might make an employee’s day. The company was honored alongside other winners at The Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work luncheon on June 26, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin.

Jaime Netzer
The Zebra
301 Chicon St., Suite A
Austin, Texas 78802