When you were growing up, did you dream of a job that would have you wondering how only nine minutes had passed since you last checked the clock? A job that would have you doing the same rote tasks, over and over again? A job that would make your Sunday nights filled with dread for the week to come?
Nope, neither did we. That’s why you should check out these 10 companies. With everything from never-a-normal-day roles to exciting office traditions, you’ll never get bored with a job at one of these places.
Join Vodori’s close-knit, vibrant team, and you’ll quickly find yourself immersed in projects that weren’t in your job description. That’s because Vodorians (as they call themselves) are nimble. They’re excellent at growing their skill sets and adapting to new situations. If you want a work environment that will allow you to explore what you can do, you’ll fit right in.
Because Vodori recognizes sometimes you need a change of scenery to keep things fresh, it offers tons of social activities, like whirleyball, sports tournaments, trivia nights, lunches out, and half-day Fridays.
CrowdTwist helps brands from Pepsi to Zumiez reward their fans. Eric Lo, UX/UI designer, says, “I’m thrilled to watch all of the products we have in the pipeline go out to our clients and users. It’s really exciting to start something from scratch and watch it grow.”
Also exciting is the constant flood of positive feedback CrowdTwist gets from its clients. The Miami Dolphins recently sent the team members an autographed football in thanks for all their hard work—pretty cool, right?
According to Bridget Fischer, account development representative, employees are pretty independent. That means you’ll get the freedom to craft your day and turn your attention to interesting tasks.
“We don't hire for roles—we hire for minds,” says Paul Iliya, chief commercial officer of iCracked. Meaning, no matter what your actual job title is, you’ll be able to contribute wherever you feel like you can. If you’re an innovator looking for a place to set all your crazy ideas into motion, iCracked is definitely the company for you.
Dallas Hogenson, the VP of expansion, loves the dynamic nature of the job. He’s a former extreme sports athlete and self-described adrenaline junkie, so if he gets a rush, you know there’s no way the job is boring.
4. Peloton Cycle
“It’s obvious that everyone who works here actually wants to be here and actually enjoys what they do,” says Rich Couzzi. “People don’t just do what’s asked of them—they always seem to do more.”
Couzzi is the lead user interface engineer for Peloton Cycle, a company that’s created a community with its high-end luxury bike products.
As he says, everyone is really invested in their work. There’s also tons of opportunity to grow: Peloton has an open, collaborative atmosphere, and the CEO or the COO is always available to meet with employees and talk.
“The people here are amazing,” says Amanda Deas, HR and payroll administrator. “There’s never a dull moment, and I can honestly say that we genuinely care about the well-being and the development of our employees.”
Schleich makes high-quality, educational toys for kids—and has been doing so for 70 years. But while this company is proud of its legacy, you definitely won’t find team members doing things a certain way “because that’s how it’s always been done.” According to Lexi Adair, sales manager, every day she tackles new challenges and gets new chances to make change at Schleich.
Voxy is the world’s first personalized cloud-based language learning platform. Its employees practice what they preach: Everyone in the office is learning a new language (and testing their knowledge at Monday Mandarin nights or Spanish cuisine and language lunches!).
“I’ve always loved languages and teaching languages, and this job is my dream job,” says Katie Nielson, chief education officer. “I’m so excited every day I get to work on this product.”
Need more proof life at Voxy is anything but boring? The team enjoys all-expenses-paid immersion trips, sailboat rides around Manhattan, and “cracking each other up,” as developer Jarod Reyes explains.
Weirdness comes up a lot at Method. The last question every job candidate gets is, “How will you keep Method weird?” Mia Croft, arts and craft designer, says, “At Method, awesome grows from weird.” And employees do lots of weird stuff, like play ping-pong in giant banana suits.
Having a creative atmosphere really encourages the Method team to embrace their awesome, unique selves. The culture also banishes all traces of monotony—it’s pretty difficult to feel uninspired at an office that starts every week with a huge group huddle and holds its own prom.
At Chartboost, you’ll be working with a group of people who view challenges in the best way possible: not as potential obstacles, but as awesome opportunities to test their skills.
Take, for example, what software engineer Brian says about navigating the company’s rapid expansion: “That kind of growth always comes with exciting scaling challenges.” Maria Alegre, co-founder and CEO, says Chartboost is “action-driven” and “perfect for those hungry to make a big impact.”
The company values employees who will see a problem and immediately dive in—whether that problem is related to their jobs or not. With so many opportunities to make your mark at Chartboost, you’ll never find yourself sitting in your cubicle and refreshing your email just for something to do.
“Disruptive” has become a buzzword lately, but we promise there’s no better way to describe what Swipely is doing to help support local businesses. In fact, Forbes put Swipely on its “America’s Most Promising Companies” list.
That means working here is challenging, invigorating, and rewarding—but definitely not dull.
Since it’s growing so quickly, team members get the opportunity to have “a profound and immediate impact on Swipely’s success,” says Alaina Restivo, director of talent.
During our dullest work moments, we’ve let ourselves fantasize about working with our best friends and how fun it would be—and then we snap back to reality.
At PureWow, a digital media company specializing in women’s lifestyle content, reality is working with your best friends. The PureWow team perfectly represents its audience: “smart, successful, committed women,” explains managing editor Jillian Quint.
Employees love working and spending time together and even stay in the office after-hours for activities like movie night, where they’ll order some takeout, open a bottle of wine, and watch chick flicks. (See what we mean about hanging out with your best friends?)
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