Yeah, yeah, we know Apple is so cool. And if you can get a job there, we tip our hats to you.
But not everyone can be so lucky.
Wait, we take that back—you can! We’d like to share these 10 companies that are just as awesome (maybe even more awesome) than the big tech guru.
Want plenty of perks? Flexible hours? A job where you get to work with some of the coolest and most innovative technology and products? Yup, we have it all right here.
Medallia is a cloud-based software platform—helping some of the largest companies in the world improve the relationships with their customers. With Medallia’s help, these renowned companies have been able to make huge impacts on how customers experience their brands, leveraging their feedback to produce better products, outcomes, and profits.
And Medallia employees are just as engaged with their product as Apple employees are about the latest iPhone. “Being able to participate in solving challenges and working with people who feel truly passionate about what’s in front of them is a great perk of working here,” says Shwetha Shankar, Senior Manager of Implementations.
Stylight is an online stream full of fashion trends and inspiration. The site offers daily hand-picked selections of the world’s most popular products and brands from top fashion bloggers. And as a constantly growing startup, Stylight has the amazing opportunity to bring the tech world into the fashion world, transforming the entire industry.
Plus, it can compete with some of Apple’s great perks: “One of the really cool ways that Stylight brings our whole team together is an annual ski trip to the Alps in Austria—it’s so fun and such a unique experience,” says Julie MacDonnell, Junior Back-End Developer.
Peloton is more than just a stationary bike—it’s a way of life. With its high-end luxury bike, Peloton has developed a way for people to work out at home without being alone. Complete with a touch-screen tablet, Peloton’s users can live stream studio cycling classes while simultaneously tracking their progress—giving customers the instruction, motivation, and sense of community needed to achieve their fitness goals.
If you’re impressed by Apple’s potential in the market, know that Peloton has an incredible future ahead, and employees are just as excited. The team knows that Peloton Cycle is the best product on the home fitness market, but it’s also ready to explore new business directions—including commercial and international sectors.
HomeAdvisor is home improvement heaven to property owners and service professionals. Facilitating instant online booking, confident hiring, cost guides, and resources, HomeAdvisor matches homeowners seeking maintenance with the largest network of pre-screened home pros nationwide—all for free.
At every HomeAdvisor office, employees learn quickly that only great things are in store. The company cultivates a fun-filled environment that puts its people first, pays them well, and—most importantly—allows them to really help customers. The company’s New York office, for example, maintains sales-focused teams with energetic and elaborate weekly and monthly contests. The thrill of winning mega prizes ranging from delicious hot breakfasts to Caribbean trips definitely raises the stakes—and HomeAdvisor sales—as employees have friendly battles for bonuses and bragging rights.
HelloSign is a cloud-based electronic signature tool, enabling millions of users to sign, fill out, send, retrieve, and save documents paperlessly.
HelloSign invests in the best perk of all: flexibility for employees. Team memebers at HelloSign strongly believe in working hard to play hard—hence, the unlimited PTO the company offers. This helps HelloSign employees take a much-deserved break whenever they need it—and not feel bad about it. While they’re gone, employees have the security that everyone will pitch in to help in their absence—and, when they return, they know that everyone will want to hear about their adventures.
Think it would be cool to work with your favorite Apple technology? How about working with your favorite food? GrubHub’s mission is to bring easy online menu viewing, meal ordering, and food delivery services to hungry citizens in urban areas. Based out of Chicago, the company works closely with restaurant partners and hungry eaters to help streamline online ordering.
And yes, team members get to enjoy what they sell. At GrubHub Chicago, employee engagement is essential to company culture, so every two weeks GrubHub adds extra excitement to its team lunches by encouraging all employees to order scrumptious cake from Slice, its on-site restaurant. Better still? The Chicago office is known for its awesome team happy hours—also known as “Liquidity Preference Functions”—which the company holds on its fabulous private roof deck.
DogVacay makes finding great pet sitters simpler than ever. With its handy website and iOS app, pet owners can search for vetted, insured hosts, book stays, and pay online—all with a couple clicks.
But for employees, the best part is that this company will pay you to work with puppies. DogVacay’s company culture is infectious—in the best possible way. With an office full of fun-loving employees and furry friends, it has a playful energy that’s hard to resist. But with a mission like DogVacay’s, that’s no real surprise: The team loves providing pet services, and the company canines just add to the appeal—making life at DogVacay a howlin’ good time.
DigitalOcean is living proof that Apple isn’t the only true tech expert out there. The company offers a simple cloud infrastructure provider built for developers and has made it truly simple for devs to rapidly deploy, resize, and scale their production environments.
DigitalOcean has also disrupted the cloud infrastructure market by delighting the developer community with a seamless experience. The company prides itself on building powerful infrastructure to provide customers with the performance and reliability they need to run their applications in production at scale. By providing simple and powerful solutions, DigitalOcean is quickly becoming the infrastructure layer for every software developer in the world.
9. Dex Media
A full-service media company, Dex Media provides innovative, integrated marketing solutions to its clients. This team has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to help its clients grow and succeed in today’s competitive environment.
Dex Media staff can’t help but rave about the incredible facilities at Dex Media’s offices—and for good reason. From classrooms equipped with cutting-edge technology to tennis courts to an on-site gym, employees have everything they need to work hard and kick back. Employees are also a fan of the beautiful outdoor pond, where they often gather for lunch alfresco.
Moz’s mission is to make the web a better place. Since starting up in 2004, this ultra-intelligent group of experts has been offering unwavering, effective opportunities for rank-checking, SEO, and Twitter analytics to improve online visibility at a price that’s affordable for all.
If flexibility is your thing, Moz wants to help you work in your own comfort zone. Moz loves hiring remote employees—entrusting them to work on their own, but always making sure they feel like part of the team. But don’t worry, this young company can keep up with the head honchos like Apple: “Moz is the sweet spot between the flexibility and culture of a startup and the resources and intelligence of a larger corporation,” says David Pierce, Software Engineer.
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TopicsTech , Company Profiles , Job Search , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Medallia , DogVacay , Peloton Cycle , Grubhub , DigitalOcean , Dex Media , Stylight , Moz , Hellosign , HomeAdvisor
As an Associate Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author