Recently, we provided a step-by-step guide to figuring out which companies to apply for. But today, we’d like to make your life even easier by giving you a list of 10 awesome companies that are hiring like crazy in December.
Think December’s a strange time to apply for a new job? Think again. With less competition from other job seekers and more attention from recruiters, you’ll get a chance to seriously impress hiring managers if you choose to apply to any of these awesome companies.
If you’ve ever set foot in a movie theater, chances are you’ve been exposed to visual and sound technologies created by Dolby. The company’s mission is to improve everyday entertainment in cinema, music, and video games.
Although Dolby has been around for almost 50 years, employees say the excitement of going to work never wears off. New projects are executed every day, and the company’s different teams are united by the desire to improve the entertainment experience. Even if technology isn’t your jam, there are plenty of open roles, from marketing and legal operations to business strategy and product management, that will surely pique your interest.
GoHealth is disrupting the health insurance industry—fast. Dubbed as the nation’s most complete online portal for finding health insurance coverage, the company has helped nearly 30 million Americans compare and purchase insurance plans since its founding in 2011. Michael Mahoney, senior VP of consumer marketing, shares that because the fundamentals of the insurance industry are so old, there are very few limits in terms of creativity.
Want to join a fast-paced environment with endless possibilities for innovation and advancement? Now’s your chance to apply. Don’t worry if the job description doesn’t fit you perfectly, because GoHealth’s new hires don’t fit any kind of mold.
It’s not hard to fall in love with Twilio’s office in San Francisco. The cloud communications company—with major clients like Coca-Cola, PayPal, and Uber—has conference rooms named after Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, a fully-stocked kitchen, and a break room called The Dungeon.
Apart from building the next generation of voice and SMS applications for both Fortune 500 companies and rising startups, you’ll enjoy awesome perks like $20 a month for your daily bike ride, free Zipcar credits, and even $30 a month to buy your favorite books (if you successfully build a Twilio app, that is). Check out these openings to see how you can help define the future of business communication with a smart and incredibly fun team.
Squarespace is hiring everywhere—in New York, in Portland, and in Dublin. Why? Because the company’s product is becoming popular everywhere. With the recent release of Squarespace 7 (which is seriously beautiful), the company is becoming a front-runner in website building. Customers build a professional presence on the web by selecting from Squarespace’s range of sophisticated templates and connect real-time with the company’s technicians whenever they have questions.
The company is looking to hire everyone from customer operations advisors and design specialists to software and network engineers. Applicants with fluency in either Spanish or German are especially desired.
With a global network of more than 100 million viewers, Virool makes sure videos get seen. Whether it’s helping movie trailers reach new audiences, helping musicians get discovered on YouTube, or helping brands engage with online viewers, Virool knows the secret formula for making videos go viral. Sony, Disney, and Heineken are just a few of the company’s notable customers.
If being a part of this video advertising story excites you, Virool wants to chat. Apart from traveling between the offices in San Francisco, New York, and St. Petersburg, you’ll have opportunities to go on company retreats to places like Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park.
Shutterstock has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content—including images, videos, and music, as well as innovative tools that power the creative process. The company now boasts a presence in more than 150 different countries and operates in 20 different languages. It’s looking for new hires to join in its mission to deliver high-quality content from more than 70,000 artists to a global customer base of over one million marketing, creative, production, and communications professionals.
Whether you’re located in Chicago, Denver, New York, San Francisco, or Europe, there are open positions for you at Shutterstock. Don’t miss this opportunity to visually inspire the global creative community.
Ever heard of the slogan, “You’re in good hands with Allstate?” Well, it comes from the company that’s currently the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the U.S. Allstate’s mission is to help millions of households—16 million, to be exact—insure personal possessions and plan for the unexpected. No matter what your needs are, Allstate has the right insurance coverage option for you.
Join more than 70,000 professionals to expand the company’s existing products and build new ones. Even though Allstate is a giant firm, employees share that the company’s startup-like culture allows everyone to make a direct impact.
To put it simply, GrubHub quells hunger. Its online ordering system featuring menu viewing, meal ordering, and food delivery is every hungry person’s dream come true. As Steven Young, senior director of acquisitions marketing, puts it, “We bring a new way of getting all the food that you love, whenever you want it, however you want it.”
Get excited, because GrubHub’s Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, and San Diego locations are all hiring like crazy. Whether you’re technical, non-technical, looking for an internship, or looking for a senior level position—the company has a job opening for you.
9. Teach for America
Only 8% of kids growing up in low-income communities graduate from college, and TFA wants to change that. The organization’s mission is to provide kids growing up in poverty with the opportunity to get an excellent education. Partnering with regional offices from all 50 states, TFA reaches students at every stage between pre-K and 12th grade.
If you’d like to join more than 2,000 others in this social movement, don’t wait another minute to apply. While you don’t need an experience in education to be considered, you do need a passion for impacting the next generation.
Nitro makes smarter documents for everyone. Its award-winning products have transformed the way documents are created, edited, and shared—and more than 490,000 businesses have bought in. Not impressed yet? Over 50% of Fortune 500 companies—Nike, IBM, and Staples, to name a few—rely on Nitro, and the company built the PDF that has become Lenovo’s software partner of choice.
Now that Nitro’s products are used by millions of people around the world, the company is searching for the brightest talent for its offices in Melbourne, Dublin, and San Francisco. As a Nitronaut, you’ll enter a place where the office culture is completely defined by the interests of employees.
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TopicsTeach for America , Job Search , Company Profiles , Syndication , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Nitro , Dolby , Shutterstock , GoHealth , Grubhub , Twilio , Virool , Allstate , Squarespace
A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author