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Atomic Object Named Top-100 Chicago Workplace

Built In Chicago calls software consultancy ‘great place to develop professionally’

April 8, 2022

Rebecca Canterbury and Jordan Schaenzle Atomic Object Chicago Award

Only two years after expanding into Chicago, Atomic Object has already been named one of the best companies to work for by Built In Chicago—the city’s top platform for tech workers.

Inclusion in the 2022 Best Places to Work in Chicago list continues a decades-long history of recognition for the quality of the custom software consultancy’s workplace.

Managing Partners Rebecca Canterbury and Jordan Schaenzle see the honor as confirmation of their focus on caring for their colleagues.

“For both of us, our team is the most important thing. Making sure they feel supported, are growing, have their needs being met, are clicking as a group, and feel seen and heard are my top priorities,” Canterbury said. “Everything else is second to that.”

“We also see value in Atomic Object being a place where people get human connection,” said Schaenzle. “Especially when the pandemic has taken such a toll, we want to reawaken that sense of fulfillment and connection at work.”

Built In Chicago ranks the top workplaces using company data about compensation, benefits and companywide programming. To reflect the benefits candidates are searching for more frequently on Built In, the program also weighs criteria like flexible work options or programs for DEI.

Sheridan Orr, the Chief Marketing Officer at Built In, says those companies included demonstrate an ability to care for employees in a changing work environment.

“We especially appreciate Atomic Object's broad and thoughtful benefits and perks offered to employees,” she said, “it seems like a great place to develop professionally in a trusting environment."

Atomic Object’s leaders and employees have spent the last 20 years building the awarded employment offering. For Atomic Object makers in Chicago, this includes a well-appointed office, transportation subsidies, a company-sponsored health insurance plan, and ownership opportunities.

Atomic Object co-CEO Mike Marsiglia says it feels great to get the recognition so soon after launching Atomic’s third office—but it doesn’t surprise him.

“Atomic Object living out our purpose of being a source of fulfillment for employees and force for good in our communities allows us to take one of those top spots,” he said.

His counterpart, co-CEO Shawn Crowley agrees.

“In a time when many tech companies are going remote and trying to compete with dollars in the short-term,” he said, “we have much more to offer by taking a generous compensation package and layering on long-term ownership, professional development, authentic relationships, and opportunities to learn and mentor in a network of colleagues.”

See Atomic Object's open positions on the Career page.