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Built In Honors Topstep in Its Esteemed 2021 Best Places To Work Awards

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Built In Honors Topstep in Its Esteemed 2021 Best Places To Work Awards
Topstep Earns #26 on the Built In Chicago’s Best Small Companies to Work For list.

January 7, 2021 — Chicago, Ill— Built In today announced that Topstep was honored in its 2021 Best Places To Work Awards. Specifically, Topstep earned a place on Chicago’s Best Small Companies to Work For list. The annual awards include companies of all sizes, from startups to the enterprise, nationally and in the eight largest tech markets and nationally. 

“We’re thrilled to be named to Built In’s Best Places To Work in Chicago list for the second time. We believe that diverse people and ideas result in better business, and we’re proud to be recognized for the culture our passionate team has created,” says Jay Rudman, Topstep’s CEO. “It’s humbling to be acknowledged alongside all of these other great companies, and we’re excited to continue building on our foundation of diversity, inclusion, and compassion in 2021.”

Built In determines winners for Best Places to Work based on an algorithm, using company data about compensation, benefits, and cultural programs. This year’s program weighted criteria more heavily to reflect the attributes candidates are searching for on Built In today, like remote opportunities and programs for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

“These companies raise the bar for cultural excellence and the ability to adapt to meet changing needs of employees,” says Sheridan Orr, Chief Marketing Officer, Built In. “The 2021 winners show a commitment not just to creating meaningful cultures but to delivering talent needs as they change in a dynamic landscape. We’re thrilled to extend our congratulations to the winners.”   

Tech professionals rely on Built In’s Best Places to Work lists to discover employers that align with their preferences, passions, and values. Since its inception three years ago, the award has expanded in reach, from online views of tens of thousands to just under 1 million views today. 


Built In’s esteemed Best Places to Work awards, now in its third year, honor companies across numerous categories: 100 Best Places to Work, 50 Best Small Places to Work, 100 Best Midsize Places to Work, 50 Companies with the Best Benefits, and 50 Best Paying Companies. Two new national categories reflect what candidates are searching for, including 100 Best Large Companies to Work For and 50 Best Remote-First Places to Work. 


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Trading is a lifestyle, a set of rules, and a mentality towards every aspect of your day. At Topstep, we are passionately committed to helping our customers find true and replicable success in the financial markets. Trading is more than an activity. We’ve seen what happens to people who don’t buy into the rules or the mentality—they fail. Our way is not for the faint of heart, but it has been proven to turn people who trade into professional Traders. 


Built In ranks companies algorithmically based on compensation information, benefits, and culture programs. This year, based on data showing tech professionals’ needs, the Best Places to Work algorithm added weight to companies’ commitment to DEI and remote culture. Rank is determined by combining a company’s score in each of these categories.

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