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Benefits at Sprout

The quality of our work is a direct result of our health and wellbeing—both of which have never been more important. At Sprout, we are committed to providing a comprehensive and affordable benefits package to you and your family.

Health & Wellness


We provide several medical, dental and vision plan options to choose from as well as voluntary life/AD&D, company‐paid basic life/AD&D plan, short‐term disability and long‐term disability coverage. Plans and offerings vary by country.


Prescription drug coverage for generic, preferred and specialty drugs is also included with all three of our offered medical plans. Coverage varies by country.

Back & joint

BCBSIL works with Hinge Health to help you manage chronic back and joint pain. This program is offered at no cost to Sprout members enrolled in one of our three medical plan options.

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Diabetes & hypertension

Livongo is a health benefit that helps make managing your (or your family member’s) diabetes easier. This program is offered at no cost to Sprout members enrolled in one of our three medical plan options.

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Sprout offers several ways to set aside pre‐tax dollars to pay for medical, prescription drug, dental and vision care expenses.

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Mental Health

We want you to be the best version of yourself, at home and at work. Our benefits include access to Modern Health, a mental health platform with opportunities to receive confidential, 1:1 coaching and therapy, live group sessions, meditations and unlimited support via text.


Nothing like a good sweat to boost both muscle and brain power. Sprout’s Chicago and Seattle office locations offer state-of-the-art fitness facilities onsite free to Sprout team members—including group classes.

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Pet Insurance

We know how much you love your furry kids at home. We also know veterinary care can be expensive. Which is why we offer Figo Pet Insurance as part of our benefits package.

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Family Care & Parental Leave

Parental leave

Sprout offers 16 weeks of paid parental leave to all employees following the birth or adoption of a child. Our philosophy is a commitment to all parents, which allows both Sprout employees and their families the balance and flexibility to fulfill the entire spectrum of parental responsibilities.


The loss of a loved one is a very hard time. Sprout employees can take five paid days off in the event of a loss of an immediate family member, and 10 days off after the loss of a child.

Adoption/surrogacy reimbursement

We know families are built in many different ways. We want to help ease any financial challenges with this family planning benefit of $5,000 USD.

Enhanced family support

When you have to work, you need support for your family. Whether it’s reliable child care, academic support and tutoring, pet care or housekeeping, Bright Horizons benefits have you covered.

Back-up child, adult and elder care

Don’t stress about school breaks, outbreaks, bad weather or tending to a loved one after surgery. Reserve high-quality care in a center or in your home for your child, adult or elder relatives through Bright Horizons.

Remote Flexibility & Focus

Remote work

Whenever possible, Sprout wants to provide our team with the flexibility to work in the location that makes the most sense for them. If you prefer to work remotely, we can accommodate that for many roles and locations across the United States. (Certain eligibility required)

Office supply stipend

We want you to have everything you need for your work area to feel comfortable and productive, so we offer a one-time $550 USD total stipend to outfit your home setup.

Internet stipend

In addition to the office supplies, we want to help mitigate any additional costs of working from home, so we also offer to reimburse up to $50 USD per month for internet plans.

Focus days

Sprout has meeting-free Wednesdays to make space for regular, interruption-free time. This gives our teams the space they need to get deep in their work and solve hard problems with fewer distractions.

Inclusive Work Spaces

All-gender restrooms

Sprout is committed to building safe and inclusive office spaces for every person, including all-gender restrooms in our Chicago and Seattle locations.

Parenting rooms

To care for your needs and the needs of your growing family, ​​we provide three parenting rooms in our Chicago office, two in Seattle and one in Dublin.

Rescue Room

Chicago’s Rescue Room is a dedicated, private space with dark/low light to care for your mental, emotional and spiritual health. It was created to aid in relief from stress, anxiety and any other related symptoms.

Professional Development

All-employee development program

Sprout’s learning and development program, Grow@Sprout, provides ongoing education and training opportunities and resources to enhance knowledge, develop our skills and help us own and grow our careers.

Leadership development program

Sprout’s GOLD (Growth-Oriented Leadership Development) program is designed to support and equip leaders at all levels to lead high-performing teams—from first-time people managers to more senior leaders.

Global Leadership Model

This model is the basis by which we evaluate the effectiveness of our leaders across Sprout. It’s a key input in our promotion processes, reinforces the key competencies that make successful leaders at Sprout and enables rich developmental discussions between leaders.

1:1 manager check-ins

Sprout team members meet regularly with their managers to discuss their work, growth, interests and challenges. It’s a dedicated space to ask questions, learn and share upward feedback.

Skip levels

Many teams across Sprout offer “skip-level” meetings where you can meet with someone a level above your manager. This access and visibility is a huge benefit to team members looking to expand their work relationships, deepen growth and development and share upward feedback.

Career bands

Career bands were created to provide all team members with consistent and objective guidance for every level at Sprout. The bands are a strategic tool to measure yourself as a professional in your craft and help you assess where you are in your career.


Competitive compensation

Our pay is competitive in the market, including ways to optimize your earnings and investments like company equity, annual role and performance-based equity bonuses and a generous 401k contribution match.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

The Sprout Social Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) provides employees the opportunity to purchase Sprout stock at a discounted price to further benefit from the financial success and growth of the company.

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Annual equity grants

Sprout’s Annual Equity Program was created to provide more opportunities to participate in the financial upside of our long-term success. Each employee who meets the eligibility criteria (date of hire) will receive a set grant amount based on their role and level.

Retirement (401k)

The Sprout Social Retirement Plan is our primary tool to help you save for retirement in a tax‐advantaged way. This 401(k)‐plan benefit gives you an easy way to save and includes a generous company contribution match to plan for your future.

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Commuter benefits

Flex commuter benefits help you pay for your commute to and from work using pretax dollars, which saves you money on your taxes each year, and up to 40% on your commuting and parking costs.

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Legal insurance

ARAG Legal Insurance is a benefit designed to help Sprout employees handle life’s legal matters. Network attorneys average 20+ years of experience, and fees are 100% paid in full for most covered matters.

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Gallagher Money Coach

Address all levels of financial wellbeing with Money Coach, an individual services benefit that offers employees unlimited, 30-minute financial sessions with a CFP or AFC-certified coach.

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Allstate Identity Protection

Delivers comprehensive financial and identity monitoring, plus powerful personal computer and mobile cybersecurity to help keep you protected.

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Vacation & Time Off

Generous PTO

At Sprout, we encourage you to take PTO as needed/wanted. While allotments vary by country, we strive to offer PTO policies that exceed industry benchmarks.

R&R Days

Each quarter, the entire company is given time off to rest and recharge, including an entire week in July. During these R&R Days, all of Sprout collectively steps away from work-related tasks to use the time to do something they enjoy.

Paid holidays

We all have special days we observe and celebrate, unique to our countries, cultures and belief systems. Sprout’s holiday calendar includes designated days off by country.


In-person events

Sprout is intentional about bringing our distributed workforce together to deepen connection, collaboration and camaraderie. Whether it’s our annual company Kickoff, Midyear Meetup, or recurring breakfasts and happy hours, we want to celebrate the joy of being together when we can.

Interest-based Slack channels

Sprout has a number of interest-based Slack channels. So if you have a passion, hobby or interest you’d love to connect with folks across the org over, chances are there’s probably a channel for it. (And if there isn’t, just make a new one!)


Not to be confused with the delicious doughy treat, donuts are Sprout’s name for cross-company connections. Our optional #talk-donut Slack channel connects you with a different team member every two weeks for an in-person or virtual chat.