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Thrive Global Overview

New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded and led by Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global is a behavior change company helping individuals, companies and communities improve their well-being and performance through technology, media and corporate services.

Mission: Thrive Global's mission is to unlock human potential by ending the stress and burnout epidemic. We offer companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance both mental and physical well-being and performance, purpose and relationship with ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Thrive Global Nabs Refinery29 Executive for Partnership Push

    Arianna Huffington is plenty ambitious about the future of Thrive Global and is expanding its executive ranks to catch up with her plans To fill the role of Thrive's first global chief business officer, Huffington has lured Ashley Miles away from her six years at Refinery29, where she was most recently chief client officer and head of advertising.

  • Arianna Huffington On The Competitive Advantage Of Pairing Technology And Sleep

    "I never interview to hire someone when I'm tired because I know I'm much more likely to make a mistake," says Arianna Huffington sitting in her light-filled office in Thrive Global's contemporary new headquarters in Soho, New York. "Hiring mistakes are expensive," Thrive's Founder and CEO continues.

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Thrive Global – Why Work For Us?

Who We Are: Founded and led by Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global is a behavior change company helping individuals, companies and communities improve their well-being and performance through technology, media and corporate services.

Our Approach:We're uniquely positioned to sustainably change behavior by reaching people at home, at work and through the technology they already use. Our multi-pronged offering yields a revolutionary approach to ending the epidemic of stress and burnout.

Corporate:Using the latest science to help companies unlock and sustain peak performance.

Media:Leading the global conversation about well-being and performance.

Digital: Creating tools that help you go from knowing what to do to actually doing it.

"After my collapse from sleep deprivation and exhaustion in 2007 I became more and more passionate about the connection between well-being and performance. And as I went around the world speaking about my experience, I saw two things: First, that we're facing a stress and burnout epidemic. And second, that people deeply want to change the way they work and live...

That's why I launched Thrive Global – to go beyond raising awareness and create something real and tangible that would help individuals, companies and communities improve their well-being and performance and unlock their greatest potential. At Thrive Global, helping you achieve these goals is our mission and our passion."


Meet Some of Our Thrivers!

Dini Shetty, Product Manager

Nick Cutsumpas, Client Partner

Nicole Barton, Lead Quality Engineer

Alexandra Hayes, Audience Engagement Editor 

Thrive Global Employee Value Proposition

We’re redefining what it means to be successful. 

At Thrive, true success means achieving your goals without sacrificing your well-being. We believe success is defined by a life that is purposeful, fulfilling and sustainable. Being a Thriver means…

Passion Plus Purpose

Everything we do is in service of our purpose. Our team’s passion, intellect and creativity are channeled toward ending the epidemic of stress and burnout. We are committed to having a positive impact, within the company and across the world.  

 Prioritize to Perform

We focus on results and aim high. But we know there is no tradeoff between our well-being and performance. We take time to refuel, recharge and prioritize our own well-being. We practice relentless prioritization and being comfortable with incompletions so that we can sustain our performance and impact.

 Bring Your Full Self

Thrivers are purpose-driven and high-performing. We have strong, productive and collaborative relationships. We practice humanity and empathy when dealing with each other and the outside world. We respect and recognize that personal priorities and milestones are just as significant as professional ones.

 Wisdom and Learning

We are a pioneering startup committed to creating a new playbook for success. We embrace a spirit of curiosity and exploration. And in that spirit, we practice compassionate directness to surface issues and share feedback immediately. The result is a once-in-a-lifetime career adventure fueled by a culture of constant learning, self-awareness and growth.  

 Thrive’s Cultural Values are at the core of what we do, why we do it, and how we work together.


We practice compassionate directness.

We are empowered to speak up, give feedback, disagree and surface problems and constructive criticism immediately. When we share feedback and new ideas as well as tension points with compassion, empathy and understanding, the whole company benefits. That’s how we course-correct and grow as individuals, and that’s also how many of our best ideas come to light.

Our journey together starts with our entry interview.

We start our journey together with our entry interview, which is part of our onboarding process, and compassionate directness begins here.  We ask everyone what is important to them in their lives, both at work and outside of work. For parents it might be taking their child to school or daycare in the morning.  For others it might be leaving early on Tuesdays for a violin class. We know clear communication and clear expectations from both sides from Day 1 are directly connected to our ability to set clear priorities and perform at our best.  And we use regular check-ins to keep this conversation going as our needs evolve over time.

We lead, work and live by example.

We aim high, take risks and achieve. But we know that there is no tradeoff between our well-being and performance, so we take time to refuel, recharge and prioritize our own well-being. We do this because we know our performance improves dramatically as a result – and that no one else can do it for us. So we create a virtuous cycle of hard work and recharging, high achievement and refueling.

We’re proactive about preventing burnout.

Getting results and meeting deadlines often requires putting in extra time or going the extra mile. So to quickly recharge, we take Thrive Time, which is time off — a morning, an afternoon, a whole day, or more — that doesn’t count toward vacation, sick time or other paid time off.

We unplug to recharge.

We don’t expect our colleagues (or ourselves) to be always on, responding to texts or emails after hours or on weekends. Our time away from our devices enables us to be more productive, creative and fulfilled when we plug back in. And when someone does send emails after hours, or on the weekend, no one is expected to respond until the next work day starts. If, however, it's important for you not to receive any emails from anyone after work or on the weekends – even knowing you don't have to answer them –please let your manager know. And remember to take advantage of products like ThriveAway and the THRIVE App.

We relentlessly prioritize.

We establish clear priorities and relentlessly ask ourselves what matters most. We know the difference between what’s important and what’s not – and what requires a quick turnaround and what doesn’t. And if we are not sure, we ask our manager and our colleagues to help us. Determining that something isn’t a priority – or isn’t worth doing at all – can open up new space, time and possibilities.

We're comfortable with incompletions.

We know that the only way to effectively prioritize is to be comfortable with incompletions, and that doing interesting, ambitious, meaningful work requires that we in fact embrace incompletions. If we’re able to complete every possible task before we sleep, we’re not challenging ourselves enough. We declare an end to each day knowing we’ve handled the essential priorities – but also knowing that we’ll arrive tomorrow recharged and ready to tackle challenges and seize opportunities.

We are driven by our purpose.

We are here for a reason - to help people change the way they work and live, shattering the myth that stress and burnout are the price we must pay for success. We are driven by this purpose and the knowledge that what we do is truly impacting the lives of individuals, companies and the world at large. This is the North Star for the way we work and take care of ourselves, and the way we treat each other, our partners and our clients.


Our perks and benefits are meant to reflect our mission and help our employees be at their best.

Well Being
Competitive healthcare, vision, dental, 401(k) with company match, weekly massages, daily stretch breaks and a pantry full of healthy snacks

Regular meditation sessions, Headspace subscription, office library, guest speakers and thought-provoking events

Regular team lunches & get togethers (we take birthdays seriously!), weekly all-hands meetings with open communication and team gratitude shout outs

Competitive paid time off & parental leave, Thrive Time to fully recharge and Giving Days to volunteer to causes that are important to you

Thrive Global Reviews

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    "Mission-driven startup with a ton of opportunity"

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    I have been working at Thrive Global full-time (Less than a year)


    Mission-driven. Not just helping sell widgets or eyeballs.
    High growth start-up where every role matters and only important work gets done.
    Smart, caring teammates.
    Lots of opportunities to make a difference in people's lives and grow a business. Great customers and products that work.
    Invests in personal development and training for employees.
    Strong benefits package and competitive compensation.


    It's a startup, so it can get intense. If you aren't able to set your own boundaries then it will be a challenge for you.
    Things aren't perfect but there is a willingness to improve at all levels.

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Thrive Global Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Thrive Global (New York, NY).


    There were four rounds of interviews which seemed daunting at first, especially as a recent college grad, but everyone was super nice and easy going. The entire process took four weeks and I spoke to many people in the company before being offered the position.

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Thrive Global Awards & Accolades

  • LinkedIn's Top Startups for 2018, LinkedIn Top Startups, 2018
  • Healthcare Revolution Innovation Awards, Healthcare Revolution, 2018
  • Top 10 NYC Startups to Watch in 2017, Inc., 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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