Mission: Our mission is to provide the only technology platform that makes it seamless for companies to hire and manage a global workforce.
- John F. Kennedy
At Envoy, we want to make it easier for employers and workers to pursue that opportunity across the global marketplace. And we take that job really seriously. Formerly known as VISANOW, Envoy was founded in Chicago in 1998 to help people navigate the stressful, confusing and incredibly inefficient immigration and visa application process. We built our company on a simple idea: never, ever forget that behind all the applications and case files there are people. We truly care about those people — their hopes, their dreams, their fears — and helping them realize what’s possible.
More than 30,000 cases and 2,000 customers later, we’ve brought together all of our knowledge and experience to create the world’s first enterprise platform that makes it seamless for companies to hire and manage a global workforce.
At Envoy, we make it simple for people to work anywhere in the world by bringing efficiency and transparency to what was once an unbelievably frustrating experience. Our people and technology are here to keep you and your employees productive, supported and informed — before, during and after the immigration process.
We also realize that managing a global workforce goes far beyond visas and work permits. It’s about understanding the complex nuances of today’s global HR environment: Knowing how employees are assimilating into your culture and into their new country. Attracting more diverse talent from more countries. Helping your organization be ready and able to take advantage of every business opportunity, anywhere in the world.
THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE WORLD-READY WORKFORCE. AND THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE.
We believe employees are happier, companies are more successful and our world is a stronger place when people are able to work and live anywhere that opportunity beckons.
PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE THROUGH OUR EXTRAORDINARY TEAM
Not only are we passionate about immigration, we’re passionate about our people. We are hiring smart, passionate, driven individuals who want to work hard and have fun doing it. Our company culture and values are the foundation of who we are, gaining us recognition as one of Chicago’s Top Digital Companies and one of Chicago’s Top Gen Y Companies to work for. We are proud to announce we were awarded the 2015 Moxie Award for the Best Service Provider.
I have been working at Envoy full-time (More than a year)
I really love the sense of transparency throughout the company - especially when it comes to our extremely stacked leadership team. They are truly some of the best and the brightest in their respective spaces and it is a privilege to get to work and learn alongside them. Envoy is really coming into its own more and more every day, and that new round of funding over $21M says a lot too!
Sometimes, I would love to have an assistant :) But that's just part of the excitement and responsibility that comes within a startup
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing. Keep listening to ideas, developing talent, and growing as a whole!
I applied online. I scheduled a phone call with HR and the hiring manager. Honestly, they should think about HR leading the initial calls. The hiring manager took the lead and was pretty rude in the call.