50 Best Workplaces of the Year 2017
The Silicon Review
Digital Air Strike, the leading social media technology, social recruiting, digital engagement and lead response company, is dedicated to innovation in the social media sector. The company has developed multiple product lines, many of which are first-of-their-kind, and serves 3,000+ clients across multiple industries. Digital Air Strike is honored to be named one of the 50 Best Places to Work for its outstanding performance in establishing an environment where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help the company grow.
Success is engrained in fostering employee growth
Founded in 2010, Digital Air Strike built its successful brand by doing whatever it takes to help employees and clients achieve their goals. The company encourages employees to discover their passions, and works hard to place its over 170 employees in roles that not only excite them, but also showcase their best skills.
“Our employees are everything at Digital Air Strike”, said Alexi Venneri, co-founder and CEO of Digital Air Strike. “Without the dedication of our employees, Digital Air Strike would not be the thriving social media and reputation management company it is today.”
Because Digital Air Strike believes that a supportive and friendly company culture is the foundation to professional and personal success, its benefits are designed to promote health, happiness and camaraderie. Digital Air Strike offers “fit desks” featuring a built-in bicycle for employees who prefer to exercise while they work, in addition to shared company bicycles for those looking for a little fresh air. The company also fosters health and wellness through group workout programsso employees can stay fit while bonding with their coworkers. For relaxation, employees have access to onsite chair massages that have also proven to be beneficial for several health conditions.
One way excellent work is rewarded at Digital Air Strike is through DAS chips – tokens employees can earn to buy company Swag. Employees can also be nominated for the company’s “Whatever It Takes” award, where employees nominate each other for going above and beyond for each other and for clients. Winners receive $250, a trophy, a prime parking spot and entries into the company’s yearly all-expenses paid “President’s Club” trip to Cabo San Lucas or a Caribbean cruise.
Digital Air Strike’s exceptional benefits manifest outside the office as well. The company offers traditional benefits such as stock options, holidays off, vacation time, health, dental and vision insurance as well as long-term and short-term disability insurance, 401(k) accounts, paid jury duty and paid bereavement time. However, the company ventures beyond these benefits to include extra days off for employees celebrating their Digital Air Strike work anniversary, and up to a $1,000 bonus for referring new employees. Additionally, Digital Air Strike provides new parents with paid parental leave, and helps aspiring students pursue higher education through student loan assistance and tuition reimbursement programs. The company even offers a Pet Assurance program to help the company’s pet owners pay for veterinary costs.
People who choose a career at Digital Air Strike not only enjoy working for a top industry leader, but also excel in an environment that’s engaging and enjoyable, includes room for growth and above-average perks. Digital Air Strike is about doing whatever it takes to help colleagues and clients achieve their goals, and has created an internal community that feels less corporate and more family oriented. Digital Air Strike is a model success story for employee benefits and a thriving company culture, in fact the company is using its expertise in creating engaged employees to help other businesses. Its new People Logix social recruiting solution leverages the social sites to help businesses get four-times the number of applications, fill positions in half the time, survey and retain existing employees while improving employee reviews on top career sites like Glassdoor.
Digital Air Strike is an example of what investing in employees can accomplish - along with innovation and hard work. The company has grown to become the leading and most-awarded social media technology and reputation management partner in North America. Last year marked Digital Air Strike’s third year of consistent, profitable growth, which included increasing its client base by over 35 percent. The company also expanded to serve strategic markets outside of the automotive industry, accounting for 20 percent of its overall growth.
Meet the visionary behind Digital Air Strike, Alexi Venneri
Alexi Venneri is the Co-Founder and CEO of Scottsdale-based Digital Air Strike, the most-awarded digital engagement and social media technology company that works with thousands of businesses across the United States and Canada. Venneri started Digital Air Strike at her kitchen table during the recession in 2010 offering employment to recent college graduates who were struggling to find their first job. After just six years, Digital Air Strike now employs 170 people.
Venneri has been recognized by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the Automotive Industry. She was named the Phoenix Business Journal Top Tech Exec’s Innovator of the Year and received the Arizona Technology Council’s Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Ed Denison award. She has led Digital Air Strike to receive many honors including the Red Herring Top 100 Global and Red Herring Top 100 North America awards two years in a row - something less than two percent of winning companies achieve. She is also the author of the best-selling book, “Balls! 6 Rules for Winning the Business Game,” and is currently working on her next book.
"At Digital Air Strike, we believe that when companies invest in employee health and happiness, there’s no limit to what can be achieved.”