Built in NYC
What it’s really like to intern in tech in NYC
By Wellesley Daniels
There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the most competitive and sought-after jobs in New York City were offered by the world’s largest banks, headquartered in the luxury high-rises of Wall Street and Midtown Manhattan. But New York’s bourgeoning tech scene is giving finance a run for its money — and its employees. More autonomy, flexible hours and dress codes, cool offices and an overarching appreciation for the relationship between happy employees and better products provide a stark contrast to banking’s long days and stuffy cubicle farms. New York’s youngest and brightest are taking note, and taking off.