Meet These 15 Companies Who Hire for Culture Fit

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2014-06-12 | BY Proven Recruiting's Editorial Team | IN Job Seekers

Meet These 15 Companies Who Hire for Culture Fit


New to San Diego? Or just looking for a change? Here’s a tip – there’s a lot more employment opportunity here than meets the eye.

Take, for example, the companies who recently hosted the awesomely unusual SD Grad Party + Job Fair bash at SILO in Makers Quarter. Part business, part celebration, this event gathered local Tech, Startup and Nonprofit employers to mingle with the graduating Class of 2014 (+ other local job seekers) in a casual, outdoor setting.

While there were many highlights at this inaugural fête, one of our favorites was getting to know the participating employers who signed on for a Job Fair with craft beer, food trucks, outdoor games, pets, DJs, a SloMo video booth, an interactive mural and more.

Interested in working for a ‘cool’ company that believes in having fun and hires for culture fit? Look no further –

Class of 2014 Invited to Celebrate and Possibly… Get a Job

1. Seamgen

Untitled-1-01Seamgen is a custom software development company based in San Diego, that builds superior web and mobile applications, and specializes in UI/UX design.

We offer employees flexible work schedules and a dynamic and creative work environment. If you have a passion about new technology and building awesome applications, this is the right place for you. We are looking for talented engineers and UI/UX designers who want to focus their software development careers on mobile platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7) and rich application design.

Location: Downtown San Diego

Learn more about working at Seamgen >


Untitled-2-01PROVEN is an exclusive staffing partner to progressive businesses and the specialized talent that makes them great. Our mission is to provide our clients with on-demand delivery of the best and brightest talent and to present our candidates with career choices that positively impact their lives.

Our partners average more than 10 years of direct industry experience in Life Sciences, Technology, Finance and Accounting and Operations Support staffing. Additionally, PROVEN is a member of the CFR group, a global alliance of independent Executive Search companies with 56 offices worldwide.

Location: Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA

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3. Microsoft

Untitled-3-01Every new era of technology needs a new era of talent. People like you – with big ideas and wide imaginations who can transform this industry and make the world a better place for billions of people around the world.

We are driven by a better tomorrow, not just past success. It’s what we do next that defines us, unites us and drives us. Together, with you, we aim to deliver new levels of innovation in an expanded family of devices and services for individuals and businesses, offering a single experience for everything in a person’s life. Imagine the possibilities?

Location: Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA

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4. Sony

Untitled-4-01At Sony, we’re not just about creating products. We’re about inspiring life, capturing moments and introducing imagination to everyone. All pretty big things. But none of it just happens. It takes heart, passion and drive.

We’re engineers, sales professionals, creators and leaders, but above all else we’re innovators – each and every one of us. By creating products that people never thought could be, our team enlivens the senses and maybe even inspires the world. After all, it’s not about what we make; it’s about what we make you feel.

Location: Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA

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5. Uber

Untitled-5-01Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 70 cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.


Location: San Diego, CA

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6. TakeLessons

Untitled-6-01Located in sunny San Diego, California, TakeLessons is home to an amazing team of very unique individuals who exemplify the best in creativity, motivation and passion – for what we do, who we are, and where we want to go. We’re a VC-backed software technology company and we’re looking for talented people who want to help us work toward a purpose bigger than ourselves!

The team at TakeLessons has been helping students find the right teacher since 2006. Our goal is to provide the tools and support that allow teachers to make a living doing what they love. We embrace a team mentality, hold each other accountable for our successes (and failures), and never settle for anything less than extraordinary.

Location: San Diego, CA

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7. GoFundMe

Untitled-7-01GoFundMe is the most popular way for people to raise money online. Over $300M has been raised by our users for their personal causes – making GoFundMe a Top 500 Website in the USA based on traffic. Nearly 17 million unique people interact with GoFundMe each month, generating over 50 million pageviews. GoFundMe is a brand that people trust – known for its ease-of-use, real results and 5-minute customer service response times.

Location: San Diego, CA

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8. Zeeto Media

Untitled-8-01Zeeto Media is a premium content publisher headquartered in downtown San Diego. We specialize in unique online advertising programs across web, social, mobile, and email; with a strong focus on performance (CPA, CPC, & CPL) driven campaigns.

Our team works to build progressive websites and cutting-edge technologies for millions of monthly consumers, connecting them with products that interest them. Our aim is to improve the way consumers and companies meet, work, interact, and thrive, making for an easier, more productive online marketplace.

Location: Downtown San Diego, CA

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9. StayClassy

Untitled-9-01StayClassy is a fast-growing San Diego-based startup that develops an online fundraising product used by thousands of Nonprofit organizations around the world. The company was founded in 2006 by a couple of friends who were looking to fundraise for charity, but didn’t know how to get started. They envisioned a platform that made it easy for Nonprofits to turn their supporters into fundraisers; and so, they set off to build one.

Recently, the founders were selected by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the top 5 most promising social entrepreneurs in America. The company is also the host of the Classy Awards, the largest philanthropic awards show in the Country.

Location: Downtown San Diego

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10. Pacific Arts Movement

Untitled-10-01Pacific Arts Movement (Pac-Arts), formerly the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, is one of the largest media arts organizations in North America that focuses on Asian American and Asian international cinema.

We are part of a MOVEMENT for positive social change by transforming hearts and minds; inspiring innovators; and making visible new stories and traditions.

Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA

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11. Plant With Purpose

Untitled-11-01At Plant With Purpose we believe everyone has a story and a gift, and we seek these out in our employees, interns, and volunteers. For over 30 years, Plant With Purpose has provided lasting solutions to rural poverty by healing the relationship between people and their environment. Plant With Purpose implements holistic community development around the world through planting trees, training farmers in sustainable agriculture, creating economic opportunity through microfinance, and encouraging spiritual renewal.

With headquarters in San Diego and programs in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Tanzania, Burundi, and Thailand,  we’re looking for creative professionals who are committed to utilizing their talents to alleviate poverty and to equip rural families to change their circumstances and live with dignity.

Location: San Diego, CA

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12. SoftClouds

Untitled-12-01As a forward thinking technology management consulting company, SoftClouds understands that CRM itself is not a software application, but is instead a strategy for doing business. SoftClouds is proud of the business partnerships that have been created due to our performance, and our successfully delivered business-driven technology solutions. We’re continually recognized for our expert project teams that consistently deliver high-value and measurable results. We work with our clients to fully understand their unique business environment and processes. This allows SoftClouds the ability to become a trusted business advisor, and recommend a CRM solution that best fits their business that will allow them to achieve rapid ROI. As an Oracle Gold Partner, SoftClouds knows that an effective solution brings the “Customer Experience” to the next level.

Location: San Diego, CA

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13. Anonymizer

Untitled-13-01As the global leader in online privacy, anonymity, and identity protection solutions, Anonymizer continues to push the envelope with products that allow consumers and organizations to remain safe, secure, and anonymous each time they go online. With a pristine 18-year history of protecting customer online identities, our products and services have protected countless web searches and personal communications.

Each day, Anonymizer’s solutions protect the identities and privacy of worldwide users as they go online. Our proprietary technologies allow us to provide solutions that address the needs of both home users and business travelers. Anonymizer is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS devices, giving you the flexibility to stay protected and private however and wherever you choose to connect.

Location: San Diego, CA

14. Black Swan Search

Untitled-14-01Imagine being fully engaged, challenged and rewarded in a career that fits your lifestyle. Our focus allows us to connect applicants with specific skills and experiences to the right company culture giving them the ability to achieve their goals. Throughout the career search process, our recruiters are committed to providing insights for engaged employment.

With decades of combined experience Black Swan Search’s team has led to the placement of top performers in their chosen industries. Register with us today and share our opportunities!

Location: San Diego, CA

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15. Alternate Route

Untitled-15-01Alternate Route provides Contingency Recruiting, Retained Search and Contract Staffing to clients ranging from Fortune 500 multinational corporations to pre-IPO start-ups.

Location: Downtown, San Diego, CA

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