The Austin Business Journal honored The Zebra as a “Best Place to Work” and “Most Spirited” company for the second year in a row at June 24 awards reception
AUSTIN, Texas — June 27, 2016 — The Zebra, the nation’s largest car insurance comparison marketplace, today announced its recognition as a Best Place to Work in Austin for the second consecutive year. The company fosters an energetic and collaborative culture, offers employees unique perks such as an at-home maid service and monthly “treat yo’self” stipend, and recently moved into a bright and spacious new downtown office.
At its annual awards luncheon on June 24, The Austin Business Journal unveiled its list of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Central Texas, a group of 75 Austin companies which offer the best benefits, perks, and overall culture, and have the happiest and most engaged employees.
The Austin Business Journal ranked companies based on anonymous surveys which at least 95 percent of a company's workforce had to complete to be considered. The Zebra was named a Best Place to Work in the Medium category (companies with 50-250 employees), and also earned the “Most Spirited” award among all companies.
“Our team is absolutely what makes The Zebra the ‘Best Place to Work,’ so it’s fantastic to see our culture recognized by the Austin business community,” said Adam Lyons, CEO. “And although we do offer some great perks and have fun together outside the office, of course what really makes The Zebra a ‘best place to work’ is having brilliant, inspiring, dedicated people with great attitudes.”
The Zebra’s Culture-Driven Success
The Zebra’s benefits and perks include employee medical, vision and dental insurance premiums paid fully by the company, free gym memberships, an in-office barista, generous time paid time off, standing desks, a monthly at-home maid service, a “Treat Yo’Self” stipend, and a beautiful new downtown office with expansive patios and gorgeous views of Austin.
In January, The Zebra announced a $17 million Series A funding round, which has allowed the business to add more team members and continue to accelerate growth.
This month, The Zebra was also named a finalist in the Red Herring North America 100, and CEO Adam Lyons was named a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Central Texas. In May, the company was also named an Austin Chamber A-List of the Hottest Startups.
About The Zebra
The Zebra is the most comprehensive online car insurance comparison platform in the U.S. Since 2012, the company has sought to bring transparency and simplicity to car insurance shopping — “car insurance in black and white.” With The Zebra’s real-time, side-by-side quote comparison tool, drivers can identify insurance companies with the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra compares over 200 car insurance companies and provides agent support and educational resources to ensure drivers are equipped to make the most informed decisions about their car insurance.