Location: Arlington, VA
“[Applied Predictive Technologies] (APT) is a vibrant workplace, with brilliant, ambitious and friendly coworkers,” says Anthony Bruce. In 2015, APT launched two diversity groups: APT PRIDE and APT Women’s Leadership Network, which encourage diversity within the company and provide resources for employees. Instead of assigning managers, the company assigns advisors, who encourage visibility and communication between team members. One unique element of APT’s culture is its twice-yearly hackathon, which brings employees together to solve computational and engineering challenges in just 24 hours. In between the hard work, hackathon participants enjoy photo booths, Nerf gun wars, pizza and ice cream.
“Our motto, ‘Make It Happen (MIH),’ is the lifeblood of APT. We don’t wait for an opportunity; we make it happen now. Emails from across departments at APT end with ‘MIH.’”