10 Companies Hiring Like Crazy in January
If a career change is on your mind, we know it’s not the easiest thing in the world to find a company you can feel at home at—which is why The Muse is here to help!
We’ve rounded up some great companies that are looking to hire like crazy this month. Check out the listings below to get a sense of why they’re awesome, and see how you might have the chance to work for them.
1. Global Health Corps
Global Health Corps mobilizes, trains, and connects the next generation of health leaders by placing fellows with nonprofits or government agencies that are working on the front lines of global health. Its fellowships last one year and take place in East Africa, South Africa, and the U.S.
GHC doesn’t expect its candidates to have a background in public health or international development work. It’s also not looking for people from one specific sector. The company wants a diverse range of fellows who are united by their spirit and a passion for global health equity.
The organization has 150 open fellowship positions for 2015-2016. The application closes February 3, 2015, so apply now to land this life-changing role!
Working at Quirky, a crowd-sourcing invention platform, is a blast. Where else can you see the ideas of millions come to life?
Besides the super-fun, rewarding aspect of a job at Quirky, you’ll appreciate the amazing office. Quirky is housed in the old New York Times headquarters. Viresh Chopra, the chief design officer, asked his team to fill the 45,000 square foot open space with creative work—and the end result is jaw-dropping.
The company’s engineering teams are expanding rapidly. If you’re still in college, you’ll want to check out Quirky’s amazing internship opportunities, which range from social media and PR to software engineering and business analysis.
If you’re looking for a workplace with lots of opportunity, you’ve found it. onefinestay is constantly growing, and its employees definitely benefit.
“onefinestay is growing quickly and globally, and that's a really compelling evolution to be a part of,” says one staffer.
The startup is looking for people from all sorts of backgrounds, so you don’t need to fit any sort of mold to apply. The one qualification you probably should have? A passion for excitement and innovation.
Conversant is a media company that helps its clients target customers through personalized ads. Its profile is impressive: Conversant’s team serves 400-plus blue chip advertisers, 65 of the top internet retailers, and more than 5,000 companies of all sizes and industries.
According to Vivian Tomik, to work at Conversant you should be heavily invested in your clients—meaning great communication skills and a commitment to excellence are key!
The company has lots of openings on its tech teams both in California and New York, so apply now for your chance to work at this industry leader.
Okta allows companies to manage applications and user access with ease. Because it’s a small team, you’ll definitely be able to make an impact.
“Working at a big company, it’s hard to see that your work is in line with what the company is trying to do as a whole,” says Simon Thorpe, senior technical marketing manager. “At Okta, it’s very clear that what I do has an immediate and meaningful impact.”
While the ability to shape the company will never change, the team is going to get bigger. Okta is looking to add more members to its already stellar workforce and is setting the bar high for potential candidates. To join this team, applicants must be high-energy, smart, efficient workers who aren’t afraid to speak their mind. One quality the company values above all else? Applicants who make their thoughts and opinions heard.
The company is looking for new hires across the nation, so no matter where you are, you should check out the open positions.
6. Bounce Exchange
Bounce Exchange really cares about keeping its employees happy—so much so that the office manager, Christina Barney, takes individual snack requests. (So far, her favorite ask has been a popcorn maker.) The office is also pet-friendly, and the team takes full advantage of this, frequently bringing their dogs in for visits.
If just the thought of working at this digital marketing company makes you smile, you’re in luck.
“One of the most exciting things about the company is that we’re growing so fast,” Barney says. “I’ve never been part of a company that’s hiring so quickly.”
There are open roles in almost every department at Bounce Exchange, so check them out to find your perfect fit.
“We do fun events with family, co-workers, and charities—we love to unite as a company and have a blast with whatever we’re doing,” says Thalia Ortiz, who’s a project manager at Omnigon.
This digital consulting firm, which works with leaders in the sports, media, and entertainment industries, definitely knows how to have a good time. Between high-spirited foosball games, in-office happy hours (complete with a roll-out bar and DJ booth), and occasional trips to watch shows in Central Park, the Omnigon team has mastered the work-life balance.
The team is also growing rapidly. Browse through the positions Omnigon is looking to fill and make your next job a blast.
8. Boost Media
Boost Media is a leader of digital marketing. And it’s also a leader of cool offices: A kaleidoscope of pictures from company events and outings decorate the walls, Boosters frequently throw outrageous parties, and reaching a career milestone will land you a personalized letterman jacket. Nothing tops the company’s holiday parties, however. Between the competitive beer pong tournaments (complete with championship belt) and white elephant-style alcohol exchange, where everyone’s required to take at least one shot of what they brought, you’d have to try not to have an amazing time.
“The number one thing we look for in a recruit is a cultural fit,” says Rob Lenderman, chief operations officer. “It’s not just about the work here, it’s about being passionate about whatever you’re doing, whether that’s being in a band or volunteering.”
Sound like you? Boost Media is looking for lots of fresh faces for its San Francisco offices.
LivePerson is transforming the customer service experience, allowing its clients to talk to customers through chat, voice, targeted content, and video. You’ll be transformed by a job at LivePerson as well, thanks to the huge focus on personal development. Company managers sit down for one-on-ones with team members each month. During these meetings, they check in with each other, of course, but managers also help employees develop their goals for two years or more into the future. You’ll thrive with so much personal attention and guidance.
“Our mantra at LivePerson is ‘Help Others and Be an Owner,’” says Yun-Wen, Shaw, a customer value manager. “Everyone emanates that, and it’s so great to actually live those values.”
With openings in every department, you have the opportunity to live those values too.
At LivingSocial, a web-based marketplace that offers its users amazing deals like weekend trips and gourmet dinners, you’ll have lots of freedom. The company is only six years old, which CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy says gives the team room to innovate.
“This space is about figuring out what works and not being scared to try things—test and retest until you get it right,” says Lauren Hengl, who manages LivingSocial’s 918F location.
Besides a love for experimentation, LivingSocial looks for people that embody the company’s five core values: recognize others, make strong moves, champion good ideas, surprise and delight, and live hungry.
If you identify with those philosophies, LivingSocial is especially looking for team members in sales, engineering, and finance roles.
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