Inspire Earns Awards for Best Places To Work, Best Midsize Companies To Work For, and Best Paying Companies on Built In’s LA Best Places To Work 2021 List

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[Santa Monica, CALIFORNIA // January 7, 2021] — Built In, an online community for startups and tech companies,  today announced that Inspire was honored in its 2021 Best Places To Work Awards. Specifically, Inspire earned a place on LA’s Best Places To Work, LA’s Best Midsize Companies To Work For and LA’s Best Paying Companies. The annual awards include companies of all sizes, from startups to the enterprise, in the eight of the largest tech markets and nationally.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles,” says Patrick Maloney, Founder and CEO of Inspire.  “Since our inception in 2014, Inspire has been committed to creating an environment where the most talented people want to work and grow their careers.”

Inspire provides a wide range of perks and benefits to employees including health and wellness resources , flexible PTO and dog friendly offices. The company rallies around five key values that define its culture - Own It, Live It, Study It, Coach It and Crush It.  

Built In determines winners for Best Places to Work based on an algorithm, using company data about compensation, benefits and cultural programs. To reflect the attributes candidates are searching for on Built In today, this year’s program has more heavily weighted criteria involving  remote work opportunities and programs for diversity, equity and inclusion. 

“These companies raise the bar for cultural excellence and the ability to adapt to meet changing needs of employees," says Sheridan Orr, Chief Marketing Officer, Built In. “The 2021 winners show a commitment not just to creating meaningful cultures but to delivering talent needs as they change in a dynamic landscape. We’re thrilled to extend our congratulations to the winners.”  

Tech professionals rely on Built In’s Best Places to Work lists to discover employers that align with their preferences, passions and values. Since its inception three years ago, the award has expanded in reach, from online views of tens of thousands to just under 1 million views today.


Built In, a revolution in tech recruitment, serves more than 1,800 innovative companies of all sizes, from startups to the enterprise, delivering content and digital recruitment solutions that work. The platform amplifies companies’ brands as national, local or remote employers of choice, as well as leaders in DEI. Monthly, 2.5 million tech professionals rely on Built In to stay up on trends, grow in their roles and discover companies with missions they want to join. The platform publishes stories about companies’ tech, culture and people. This activates sought-after professionals to apply to customers’ open roles. 


Built In’s esteemed Best Places to Work awards, now in its third year, honor companies across numerous categories: 100 Best Places to Work, 50 Best Small Places to Work, 100 Best Midsize Places to Work, 50 Companies with the Best Benefits and 50 Best Paying Companies. Two new national categories reflect what candidates are searching for, including 50 Best Large Companies to Work For and 50 Best Remote-First Places to Work.


Built In ranks companies algorithmically based on compensation information, benefits and culture programs. This year, based on data showing tech professionals’ needs, the Best Places to Work algorithm added weight to companies’ commitment to DEI and remote culture. Rank is determined by combining a company’s score in each of these categories.


Inspire is a mission-driven, clean energy technology company which subscribes people to a world where clean energy is the smart choice. Through an intuitively calibrated algorithm and integrated technology, members receive access to 100% clean energy with a seamless account experience for one flat price. Founded in 2014, Inspire has made it easy for more than 200,000 people to switch to clean energy, reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, and join the fight against climate change. The acceleration of clean energy is made possible by Inspire's team of engineers, creatives, activists, and scientists who are dedicated to answer the call-to-action of our shared home. At Inspire, we envision a better world - powered by clean energy.

Inspire is a privately held certified B-Corp, with headquarters in Santa Monica, CA and Philadelphia, PA.

For more information, please contact: 

Suzanne Seymour

VP, Brand and Comms