It only took a year and a half to find, but we are finally moved in. Nestled right in Hollywood by the stars for Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, and Julia Louis Dreyfus… we’ve found HOME.
Landed #7 in the Best Small Business Category
LOS ANGELES, August 28, 2014– StudyMode, an ed-tech company dedicated to helping students succeed in school, has been named one of 2014’s Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. The program, created by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group, is in its eighth year. StudyMode has been placed number seven out of a list of 21 in the Best Small Business category.
“At StudyMode, the people are the most important asset we have,” said Blaine Vess, Co-founder and CEO of StudyMode. “We’re continually focused on investing in training and development to the benefit of our employees and our company.”
StudyMode, founded in 1999, is headquartered in West Hollywood. Vess and his team have created a collaborative work environment that encourages self-direction and personal responsibility. StudyMode employees enjoy perks including regular catered lunches, massage chairs, flexible hours, fully paid health coverage for employees and their dependents, and a casual dress code.
Here at StudyMode we are quite a diverse team yet share many common hobbies in occupying our time outside of the office. Photography being one of them, a group of us recently ventured to downtown Los Angeles for a night shoot. Heading to the Los Angeles city-center we were on the hunt for the abundant and dramatic light of the skyline as well as just getting out of the office together.
Our first stop of the night was the 110 overpass to capture the streaking lights of cars below and the glow of the rising buildings in the distance. The overpass at 4th street is a well known photographer’s vantage point where you can find people taking the iconic slow shutter shot most nights. After successfully capturing the area we ventured next to the Department of Water Works building found across the street from the Disney Concert Hall and Dorthy Chandler Pavillion. Highlighted in many a feature film and TV series, the building’s surrounding ponds and water features provide a dramatic foreground to the skyscrapers of the financial district. After about two hours on the streets we dispersed to recharge for another day in the office.
We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new StudyMode blog. In the coming months, we’ll be sharing more about our company culture, team and new products and features that you’re sure to love.
StudyMode has been in the business of helping students for over 14 years, and we’re excited to continue developing the tools you need to succeed at all levels of education. We are proud to serve millions of students from all around the world, and would love to hear from you about how we can improve our products and services.
One of the main motivations of the blog is to share more about the people behind the sites. At the end of the day, we’re just a group of people who are excited about leveraging technology to help students with their assignments.