Best Places to Work 2017: Evite Sets a New Standard for Employee Engagement

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By Los Angeles Business Journal

Evite is the world’s leading digital platform for bringing people together face-to-face. It turns out they do a great job of bringing their employees together, too.

“Our people are at the heart of everything we do,” said Victor Cho, Chief Executive Officer of Evite, which was recently named one of the LA Business Journal’s 2017 Best Places to Work in LA. “We have this amazing team whose talent and creativity inspires me every day. I feel like it is my job to provide a supportive and engaging environment that brings out their best.”

One of the more unique ways Evite fosters strong connection among its employees is through a weekly “blind date” program, in which 4-5 employees from different departments and levels are treated in groups to an offsite lunch. The program encourages individuals who might not interact during a normal workday to connect with one another face-to-face and gain an understanding of other areas of the company.

This summer, Evite is taking the standard company picnic to a whole new level by holding their summer retreat at Disneyland. The company will fly in their New York City and Chicago offices to join them for the week for Disneyland and an in-person all hands summit.

Evite also keeps employees engaged by offering an attractive work/life balance. Employees enjoy unlimited (trust-based) vacation, paid family leave, baby bonding bucks, and flexible work schedules. These policies have played a key role in attracting and retaining the best tech talent to achieve Evite’s long-term goals.

“The desire to do more and do so at a level of constant excellence often comes at the expense of taking time to rest and reinvigorate,” said Cho. “At Evite, we encourage balance for all employees.”

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