Silicon Prairie: 7 Chicago Tech Teams That Rival Silicon Valley

Sitting on Lake Michigan in Illinois, Chicago is among the largest cities in the country, famed for its bold architecture, museums, deep dish pizza, and of course… da Bears.

These seven tech companies in the Chicago area have been making waves with their products and practices, and most are currently hiring! If you’ve ever thought about relocating to the Windy City, getting the lowdown on these companies is a good place to start!


VillageMD is a leading provider of healthcare for organizations moving toward a primary care-led, high-value clinical model. The VillageMD solution provides the tools, technology, operations, and staffing support needed for physicians to drive the highest quality clinical results across a population. VillageMD works with physician groups, independent practice associations, and health systems to improve quality, deliver a first-rate patient experience, and lower costs in the communities they serve.

“Benefits are competitive and fair!”

-Employee review


VillageMD employees rated their overall culture an A+.

VillageMD is hiring! Check out jobs here!

Cloud Management|IT Management|Enterprise Software

ServiceNow provides cloud-based solutions that define, structure, manage, and automate services for enterprise operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and other countries. The company offers service management solutions, including incident, problem, change, request, and cost management.

“The most positive thing is the flexibility afforded to employees in their work environment as well as managing their work load.”

-Employee review


ServiceNow employees rated their overall culture an A-.

ServiceNow is hiring! Check out jobs here!

Consulting|Cooking|Direct Marketing

Pampered Chef is a global multi-level marketing company that offers a line of kitchen tools, food products. Part of Berkshire Hathaway, Pampered Chef is the premier direct seller of high-quality kitchen tools. At cooking shows, its independent consultants help guests use its unique products to prepare simple and delicious recipes while sharing tips and techniques to make everyday cooking easier and faster.

“The level of appreciation this company shows for their employees is exceptional. I always feel heard and appreciated here.”

-Employee review


Pampered Chef employees rated their overall culture an A+.

Pampered Chef is hiring! Check out jobs here!

Consulting|Information Technology|Web Develoment

Rightpoint is an independent customer experience agency with technology at our core. It creates seamless digital experiences driven by insight, strategy, technology and design to evolve the way our clients do business. Rightpoint serves more than 250 Fortune 1,000 companies with strategy, site design and development, content, CRM, commerce, BI and cloud infrastructure.

Rightpoint is hiring! Check out jobs here!


Upwork is the world’s largest freelancing website. Upwork makes it easier for the world’s best businesses and independent professionals to find each other without the traditional barriers of set time and place. Freelancers on the site offer more than 3,500 skills, helping to ease the pain businesses face in finding skills they need to get work done. These freelancers are earning more than $1 billion annually via Upwork.

“Supportive, hard working, and very timely”

-Employee review

Upwork is hiring! Check out jobs here!

Food Delivery|E-Commerce|Hospitality

Grubhub is the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace dedicated to connecting hungry diners with local takeout restaurants. The company’s online and mobile ordering platforms allow diners to order from more than 95,000 takeout restaurants in over 1,700 U.S. cities and London.

“You can tell the company wants to take care of it’s employees so they can preform at a high level.”

-Employee review

Grubhub is hiring! Check out jobs here!

Telecommunications|On Demand|Travel

Gogo is fast becoming everyone’s favorite part of flying. Using Gogo’s exclusive network and services, passengers with laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on all domestic AirTran Airways, Delta Air Lines, Virgin America flights and on select Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways flights.

Gogo is hiring! Check out jobs here!