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In this week’s issue: Best startup workplaces in 2022; employers’ abortion policies don’t always match their politics; a South African startup scales globally.

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Welcome to the sixth iteration of Work in Progress, The Org’s toolkit for job seekers of every stage and style. 🧰🛠🪜

Finding the right startup job can be overwhelming. You have to love the product, be ready to roll up your sleeves—and be confident you’re jumping into a healthy (if nascent) workplace. To make your search easier, The Org just published a list of The Best Startups to Work at in 2022.

We dug through 200,000 companies to identify our top picks, based on factors like benefits, remote flexibility, DE&I policies and much more.

Scroll for hiring startups from our annual list, plus:

  • Seven LGBTQ+ startups you should know 🌈
  • Tech companies’ abortion policies vs. their political donations 💰
  • Remote work policies at Big Tech companies 🖥
  • Why Yelp’s CEO hates hybrid work 🚫

🏢 Orgs of the Week

Putting a spotlight on high-growth startups and some of their coolest open roles. Here are three top picks from our annual list of the best startups to work at.

🐶 Loyal

Latest funding: $27 million (Series A), September 2021

Key investors: Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, Collaborative Fund

Pitch: Loyal is building age-defying drugs to help boost the lifespan of your furry friend. The San Francisco startup is hiring biotech-focused talent that love dog gifs (no, really—it’s one of their company values). Org chart | Open jobs

🎨 Air

Latest funding: $10 million (Series A), January 2022

Key investors: Tiger Global Management, Lunch Partners, Lerer Hippeau

Pitch: Marketing tech firm with roots in a Brooklyn warehouse. Today, Air hires remote workers globally; current open roles include data analysts, backend engineers and a communications designer. Org chart | Open jobs

💎 UserGems

Latest funding: $20 million (Series A), October 2021

Key investors: Battery Ventures, Tiger Global Management, Craft Ventures, Uncork Capital

Pitch: San Francisco-based startup blending data mapping and AI to identify B2B marketing and sales candidates that may have been customers of your company previously. Hiring in sales, product, operations and engineering. Org chart | Open jobs


📎 Curriculum Vitae

Much like your resume, this section is the backbone upon which you can build your job search. Read the latest deep-dive articles by The Org’s team of journalists to stay informed and prepared for anything your career throws at you.

Tech Companies Announce Abortion Coverage, While Quietly Donating to Political Groups Influencing Abortion Policy

DigsConnect: An African Startup Harnessing The Power of Remote Work to Scale Globally

The Org’s 2022 Layoff Tracker: Big Tech

7 LGBTQ+ Startups You Should Know

💡💡💡 Additional Skill: Prepare for your next job interview with this list of the most common questions you might encounter.


📊 By the Numbers

Numbers don’t lie. We comb workforce + career data to bring you a relevant infographic each week.

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Source: Statista


📖 Recommended Reads

Congrats, you’ve made it to the best part. Here, we scour the internet for the tastiest content morsels, so you don’t have to.

→ Here’s how the rest of the world is handling RTO. [The Atlantic]

→ Ye olde labor movement is gaining traction in an unexpected place: Medieval Times. [HuffPost]

→ A shocking investigation into healthcare startup Cerebral, which reportedly endangered patients and jeopardized its clinicians' licenses. [Insider]

→ Yelp’s CEO calls hybrid work “hell”—and he’s closing the company’s offices for good. [The Washington Post]


📌 The Final Round

Thanks for joining Team WIP this week! Have suggestions or feedback?

I’d love to hear from you: eliza.haverstock@theorg.com.

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