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We Pulled Off The Hattrick—Inc. Best Workplaces 3x

We’re still on the same journey we started out on four years ago. Today, however, it’s a lot easier to look back at the progress we’ve made, the figurative miles we’ve come, and the company milestones we’ve hit. Perhaps no milestone to date means more to both our employees and owners, Anwar Husain and Omar Imani, than taking home Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces award three years running. 

Though we don’t need an award to know it, the hattrick is clearly emblematic of how valued and prioritized our employees—and their lives in and outside of work—really are. From the start, Smashtech has been all about fostering an environment that feels less like work and more like a community of super-intelligent, creative, driven, and dynamic individuals. The result is a rare mix of productivity and party. 

But this post is about the party. 

To celebrate, we took over the pool deck bar at the Kimpton Palomar Hotel downtown. 

Behind a backdrop of Smashtech’s signature gold balloons, Omar and Anwar gave a humble yet energizing toast that highlighted the collective effort invested into achieving this honor. 

The accolade goes beyond Smashtech’s sweet perks and competitive pay, things Anwar and Omar consider entry-level for truly culture-rich workplaces. Inc. Magazine emphasizes that to be considered one of the Best Workplaces, companies need an environment that goes beyond the good-to-haves. This means humor, purpose, leadership, and organic collaboration.

For Smashtech, it all amounts to a definition of success that puts the happiness of our employees and the cultural vision of owners at the top of the list. “Living proof,” as Omar Imani said, “that culture and performance can go hand in hand.”