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Life at Civis

Here at Civis, we’re dedicated to creating innovative products based entirely on our promise to deliver truth through data. In order to build and maintain products that yield data-driven, actionable insights for our customers, we recruit candidates that are both talented and dedicated to our mission of integrity. We are always on the lookout for bright individuals to join our team. If you’re passionate about data, committed to social-good and interested in having a real impact, take a look at our open positions. We’d love to meet you!

Diversity and Inclusion at Civis

Diversity and inclusion are central to our science and our employee experience at Civis. We believe in a shared responsibility to promote equity across our teams, our clients, and the public.

Civis is committed to providing resources, programming, and benefits to reflect our commitment to DEI — both internally and externally. We strive to hire, empower, and celebrate the diverse voices on our team. It’s up to each of us to make Civis a great place to work and deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.

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Open Roles

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the role fully remote?

Yes, we are a remote first, hybrid optional organization. We are actively hiring on a fully remote basis. If you live in Chicago and prefer working in an office, we do have an office that we aim to reopen towards the end of March 2022. As long as your at-home setup works for you, then it works for us.

Where is the office located?

Our Chicago office is located at 200 W. Monroe St., 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60606.

How many employees work at Civis Analytics?

Civis currently has around 200 employees and counting.

Will Civis Analytics provide work equipment?

Civis does provide a laptop and charger that we ship to you. We also add $150.00 to your first check for you to stock up on work related supplies of your preference.

Though we do not provide a work phone, we do give each employee $25/check as a stipend for your personal phone bill.

What do you use internally to communicate?

Our company utilizes Google Suite and Slack – Gmail, Google Meet, and Slack are our main forms of communication.

What medical insurance provider does Civis Analytics use?

Civis offers a la carte package options for medical, dental, and vision. We have two PPO plans, along with one HDP (that includes a Civis Employer contribution to an HSA account).

Civis covers 80–90% of premiums for medical, dental and vision and 100% of the premiums for both long and short term disability and $50,000 of life insurance.

Is parental leave available?

We know that family comes first. Civis offers paid parental leave to all full-time employees within the first 12 months of either giving birth or their partner giving birth at 100% of their regular salary. The parent giving birth is eligible for twelve weeks of continuous paid leave from the time of the birth. Non birth parents can take four weeks of continuous paid leave from the time of the birth.

What other benefits are there?

Compensation is more than just your base salary number. At Civis we use the phrase, Total Rewards. Total Rewards includes your base salary, potential bonus, 401K match and other benefits that help your bottom line. Employee benefits equal, on average, 7% of Civis employees’ salary.

  • Remote work
  • Unlimited PTO and Sick days
  • 11 company paid holidays for 2022
  • 4 Civis for Good volunteer days per year (once per quarter)
  • 401(K) match program with immediate vesting
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) options
  • Pet insurance & pet bereavement leave
  • Identity Theft Insurance

Unlimited PTO? How does that work?

Civis has an open vacation policy for employees to take as many sick, personal, or vacation days as they would like, as long as they still complete their work. Civis hires exceptional, professional adults to perform a wide variety of important functions that contribute to the success of our company. It is Civis’s intent to provide its exceptional employees the freedom they require to balance the responsibilities of both their work and home lives, thereby maximizing their value to Civis.

Are you flexible on work hours?

Civis understands how important those after-school pick ups can be, or the need to attend a mid-day doctor’s appointment, and we allow employees to make arrangements with their work schedule to accommodate. We are very flexible as long as you’re getting your work done and hitting your goals.

How is compensation calculated?

As a progressive workplace, pay equity is an important piece of setting a clear value of equal pay for equal work, while also working to avoid the temptation of bias. Our HR teams have done thorough research and adjustments to make sure we are doing our best in not only being competitive with the market, but in making sure we are being equitable with the people who are tenured here at Civis and compensated accordingly.

How have you maintained culture since going remote?

Our teams stay close-knit through their stand-ups and weekly meetings. As a company, Civis hosts monthly All Staff meetings to keep employees in the know of what’s happening in other departments.

We also encourage participating in Donut Pals! A feature in Slack that randomly pairs you with another employee so you can spend some quality time with coworkers you may not get to see in regular meetings.

What is management at Civis like?

Each person has their own unique style. Each one of our Leaders are approachable, supportive, and encouraging of autonomy. We aren’t interested in micromanagement.

How often do you meet with your manager/team? How team-focused is the role?

Each team meets at least once a week, if not more. Some team gatherings are just chances to virtually see and chat before you dive into your workday. You’ll also have 1:1’s with your manager on a weekly basis.

How does your company make sure to keep diversity in mind?

Diversity and inclusion are central to our science and our employee experience at Civis. We believe in a shared responsibility to promote equity across our teams, our clients, and the public.

Civis is committed to providing resources, programming, and benefits to reflect our commitment to DEI — both internally and externally. We strive to hire, empower, and celebrate the diverse voices on our team. It’s up to each of us to make Civis a great place to work and deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.

What does future compensation look like?

Civis has four opportunities each year for promotions (once per quarter). Haven’t quite met the promotion criteria yet? No worries, because we also do annual compensation refreshes to ensure we are doing our best in being competitive within the market. This is on top of the annual performance based bonuses awarded to the top 20% of performers.

What does growth look like at Civis Analytics?

Civis is a firm believer in promoting from within and giving our employees any and all opportunities to advance their careers without having to go elsewhere. Whether your goal is moving up into a leadership role or moving into a new skill area, we’re committed to helping you grow professionally and personally.

I have less than a year of experience — am I qualified for a role?

Yes! It was once said by Eric Schmidt, Former Chairman of Alphabet, that Civis has “an unfair share of smart people” working for us. That’s because we look for candidates with all levels of experience, new graduates to individuals with decades of experience, who are passionate about what we do.

Chicago Office

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With a central location in Chicago’s Loop, our newly renovated office can be seen as an expression of who we are. Drawing from our scientific roots, our glass conference rooms are named after famous scientists and a vibrant hand drawn mural illustrating the “History of Data,” greets visitors to the kitchen. Selected as the headquarters for many of the commercial brands we work with, Chicago is an ideal location for supporting our clients. As one of the popular hubs for tech startups, Chicago is the perfect backdrop for Civis’s growing team.

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“At Civis, my ideas feel valued. Many of them have grown from thought sessions, to project plans, all the way through to full execution. During my time here, leadership has also given me the support necessary to expand not only my skill set but my entire role across numerous departments.”

Human Resources Generalist
Elise Spoerlein
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Benefits at Civis

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Health Insurance

As an employee for Civis Analytics, you’ll find a variety of localized benefits plans and options to meet your individual needs for medical, dental, and vision care. And Civis pays between 80-90% of the overall premiums. Making your mental health a priority, we’ll also provide you access to an Employee Assistance Program. We even offer pet insurance for your furry friends.

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Family and Parenting

We know that family comes first. Civis offers new parents substantial parental leave, so that they can spend time with their newborn. In addition, Civis understands how important those after-school pick ups can be, and we allow employees to make arrangements with their work schedule to accommodate their family.

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Expense Planning

Working for Civis means working to secure your future. As a Civis employee, you can opt into our 401(K) match program with immediate vesting. We also offer the option to open up a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), so you can set aside a portion of your salary, before taxes, to pay for qualified medical and dependent care expenses. Alternatively, we provide the ability for you to opt in for a Health Savings Account (HSA) for investing in future medical needs.

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Perks and Discounts

Here at Civis, we believe in offering you the discretion to manage your personal life so that you can bring your best self to work every day. For this reason, we provide flexible PTO and sick days to make sure our employees stay healthy. Other perks include monthly masseuse visits, company happy hours, and pre-tax commuter benefits.

“They have an unfair share of smart people.”

Eric Schmidt
Former Chairman of Alphabet
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