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Benefitfocus Overview

Daniel Island, SC
1001 to 5000 employees
2000
Company - Public (BNFT)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) unifies the entire U.S. benefits industry on a single technology platform to protect consumers' health, wealth and lifestyle. Our powerful cloud-based software, data-driven insights and thoughtfully-designed services, enable ... Read more

Mission: Benefitfocus has a purpose and a passion that fuels us to be a world-class company where our associates flourish and our customers prosper. Our culture is motivated by this passion and our core values: Respect, Own It, Together, Community, Anticipate, Celebrate!


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2014 (#43)

Company Updates

  • We recently celebrated this fantastic group of managers for their outstanding leadership with Compass Awards- we believe in recognizing those who lead by example!

  • Benefitfocus helped raise a whooping $62k for the American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts! Our associates never cease to amaze us with their generosity and support for the community!

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Benefitfocus – Why Work For Us?


 

Benefitfocus is a technology company headquartered in Charleston, SC. We also have a US office location in Greenville, SC, Salt Lake City, UT, Tulsa, OK and New York City; and associates throughout the country. 

Benefitfocus has a purpose and a passion that fuels us to be a world-class company where our associates flourish and our customers prosper.

Every associate across every function is critical to our customers’ success. Our customers tell us they hold Benefitfocus associates in high regard. They rely on our expertise. They rely on our technology solutions. They rely on us to complement and enable their business.

For this reason, our "True North" will always be our associates. Benefitfocus aspires to empower associates to contribute, take ownership and reward them for their efforts.

Our associates want to make a difference for each other, for our customers and for the communities in which they live. They want to grow their careers, have work-life balance, be rewarded fairly and consistently, and have a positive experience at work. Our commitment to and investment in our associates yields an empowered workforce focused on our customers.

Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) unifies the entire U.S. benefits industry on a single technology platform to protect consumers’ health, wealth and lifestyle. Our powerful cloud-based software, data-driven insights and thoughtfully-designed services, enable employers, insurance brokers and carriers to simplify the complexity of benefits administration and deliver a world-class benefits experience.

All Your Benefits. One Place.®

 

Get Excited About Going to Work

By now you've had a chance to take a look at our website, read about some of our products and learn a bit about our culture. Are you ready for a career where:

  • Your hard work, individuality, and passion for technology is appreciated
  • You’ll work with the best and brightest in the industry
  • You’ll have a team that supports you and celebrates you
  • Your company will support your passions

 

Where Do We Begin?

Do you dream of working for a world-class technology company? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team that creates products that impact the lives of millions? 

If you’re ready to explore the exciting opportunities of a Benefitfocus career, this is the perfect place to begin. We’ve gathered some information to help you prepare your resume, excel during a Benefitfocus interview and learn the keys to success that help our associates thrive. Let’s get started!

If you believe in the power of people and a culture that lets YOU be YOU, then you’ve found a home here at Benefitfocus. Do you mind ringing a cowbell to celebrate your colleague’s achievement? Would it be awesome to bring your pooch to work? Are you thrilled by the opportunity to change people’s lives? We are too and can’t wait for you to get started. Heck… even our name is calling you:

Bene=good, fit, fo(r), u, and us. Ok, we may have crossed a line there, but that’s what we do at Benefitfocus. We inspire each other to break through barriers, challenge convention and dream big… really big!



Below is a list of some of the benefits and perks we offer.

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Wellness programs
  • Short and long-term disability coverage and life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Adoption assistance
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Career development opportunities


Perks!

  • Free freshly brewed Starbucks coffee and a selection of teas in all our kitchenettes
  • Free soft drinks
  • Fresh fruit in every break room
  • Online lunch catering service 
  • On-site food vendors 
  • Daily food trucks
  • Casual attire (jeans)
  • Bicycles, skateboards and walking trails at our Daniel Island campus
  • Wellness programs – including boot camps, sports teams and more
  • Software release celebrations – a Benefitfocus tradition
  • Family friendly company events
  • Corporate gym memberships
  • Season tickets to area sporting events
  • Dog friendly workplace


Giving Back

Benefitfocus is proud to support our associates' passions. Giving back is a major part of our workplace culture and we encourage associates to get involved in programs they are passionate about. To support each person's passion we launched the Benefitfocus Fund, through the Coastal Community Foundation, so any associate can submit a form for his or her charity to receive funding. For people who are new to the area, we help them find a community program if they want to jump in and make a difference. We work with and support dozens of charities throughout the United States.

We value individualization and understand our associates have unique nonprofits that are important to them. We support their efforts monetarily and help gather volunteers, get the word out, and sponsor projects throughout the year.

As a result, Benefitfocus has proudly supported numerous programs, including:
  • Trident United Way
  • American Red Cross
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Red Cross & Blood Connection blood drives
  • Charleston Ride for Hope
  • MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital
  • St. Jude's
  • The Water Missions International 
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Denny Hamlin Foundation
  • Hurt-Locker Golf Tournament
  • Greer Community Ministries
  • Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center
  • St. Francis Festival of Trees
  • Wando High MSE
  • Junior Achievement
  • Clemson University Foundation
  • Project HOPE Foundation
  • JDRF
  • Chucktown Squash
  • Camp Rise Above
  • Positive Strides
  • Charleston Waterkeeper
  • Carolina Biotech Group
  • Charleston Animal Society
  • Reading Partners
  • Freedom Fences
  • i5k



 

Benefitfocus Reviews

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    I have been working at Benefitfocus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership team including the CEO genuinely cares
    Associates thoughts, wants, and needs are respected and recognized
    You get recognized for hard work
    The CEO means it when he says to come to him with ideas and/or concerns

    Cons

    Processes can change quickly, however it is for the positive improvement- so really not a con

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for keeping associates as the most important asset to the buisness

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Benefitfocus Photos

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Benefitfocus Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Benefitfocus (Charleston, SC) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Interviews with multiple levels of management across the organization, including Sales, Professional Services and Customer Support Management. Each step in the interview process was scheduled quickly so that the entire process from start to finish took less than 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Previous sales success selling enterprise cloud solutions to Fortune 500 companies.   Answer Question
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Benefitfocus Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in South Carolina (Large), South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Best Places to Work in South Carolina (Large), South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Trailblazer Award, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Best Places to Work in SC(24), Best Companies Group, 2015
  • American Business Awards: Gold Stevie, https://stevieawards.com/aba/benefitfocus-marketplace, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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