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Envoy Global Overview

Chicago, IL
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
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Envoy makes it easy for employees to be ready and able to work, wherever opportunity calls. We provide the only immigration management platform that makes it seamless for companies to hire and manage a global workforce by combining expert legal representation — for ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide the only technology platform that makes it seamless for companies to hire and manage a global workforce.

Company Updates

  • As you may know, Envoy Global has a platform that automates much of the work around the immigration process which we couple with legal services to provide a better, more efficient way for companies to manage their global immigration. With immigration so much in the spotlight, we surveyed over 400 HR professionals and hiring managers about their internal and external global immigration processes and challenges.

    There were many interesting take-aways from this year’s survey including:
         •Demand for international talent remains high after the new administration’s 1st year in office.
         •There is an increase in site visits, need for data security and complexity in the immigration process.
         •Employers turn to technology to keep up with immigration changes and demands.

    Follow the link to the full survey here!:

  • We work hard but also know how to take time to celebrate success. See how we celebrated 2018 and the holiday season in this new Built In Chicago feature!

    You can see it at this link:

    Celebrate together: Check out 12 more awesome Chicago tech holiday parties

    Yes, every tech company wants to finish the year strong, but that doesn't mean there isn't time to take a night and celebrate the year's successes over drinks, dinner and dancing. As you might have guessed, Chicago tech companies are particularly good at throwing parties.

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Envoy Global – Why Work For Us?

Everywhere immigrants have enriched & strengthened the fabric of American life.

- 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.


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.

Why We’re Here

We truly care about people – their hopes, dreams, fears – and helping them to realize what is possible. We believe people are happier, companies are more successful, and our world is stronger when people are encouraged and empowered to work and live wherever in the world opportunity beckons. We believe it’s our job to make it easier for employers and workers to pursue that opportunity anywhere in the world, and we take that job seriously. We never forget that behind the applications and cases there are people.

Our Mission

Provide the only technology platform that makes it seamless for companies to hire and manage a global workforce

Our Vision

Make it easier for people to work anywhere in the world

Our Values

Working as a team we are:

Customer Centric – We strive to understand our customers and give them the best experience
Results Driven – We work with exceptional people who do exceptional things
Innovative – We are a perpetual work in progress, always striving to be better
Candid – We communicate honestly and respectfully
Passionate – We are urgent, we work hard and we solve problems

Envoy combines the ingenuity of an established company with the excitement of a startup. We are growing quickly yet our mission remains focused on helping businesses compete, individuals succeed and families reconnect. We provide a fantastic working environment that focuses on hiring smart, driven individuals who strive to be difference makers.

Our semimonthly All Hands Meetings allow employees to see how the company is doing and ask questions in real time to members of leadership. One of our core values is our ability to be candid: we have pulse surveys, manager meetings, hackathons, and encourage all employees to bring up questions and suggestions to any member of leadership.

Envoy really encourages a collaborative and cross-functional culture - where all of our teams unite toward one common goal: helping people work anywhere in the world, and essentially provide the coveted American Dream.

The culture of Envoy is definitely employee focused. Company leaders actively pursue and foster participation from all employees when it comes to company policies and ways to continue to support a healthy work environment.

We provide thorough and ongoing training. Highly competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance with an option for PPO or HMO. Regular opportunities to interact with co-workers through social events, intramurals, and collaborative projects. Fully stocked kitchen, including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle!


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.

Career growth is about carrying a sense of urgency and accountability at all times. Build your career by finding the opportunity and not waiting for the opportunity to find you. It’s important to drive change amongst your team, company, but most importantly – yourself.

Envoy Global Reviews

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    "Great company, even better mission"

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    I have been working at Envoy Global full-time (More than a year)


    - Mission: we have the amazing mission to help people live and work wherever they want. Not many companies can make a similar claim to really impacting people's lives.
    - People: we get to work with smart, dedicated, mission-driven people.
    - Management: The CEO is awesome. He's focused on the business, but doesn't forget about the people that make the business run.
    - Work/Life Balance: good work / life balance means we work hard, but also have enough time to recharge when we need to.


    - We are growing rapidly, but we still need to create a better framework to help people develop their skills and careers internally.
    - No work from home policy, which in this day and age seems kinda crazy for a tech company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but think about how we can develop the team as we continue to grow.

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Envoy Global Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Envoy Global (Chicago, IL) in February 2018.


    Jess was a fantastic point of contact. Although I was eventually not extended an offer, she was incredibly responsive and gave detailed feedback that helped me to fine tune my search from that point on.

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Envoy Global Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago, Brill Street + Company, 2013
  • Best Service Provider, Moxie Awards, 2015
  • Tech 50, Crains' Chicago Business, 2015
  • Most Disruptive Startup of The Year, The Moxie Awards, 2016
  • 50 on Fire: B2B Tech Winners, Chicago Innovation Awards, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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