11 Companies That Will Help You Become a More Successful Professional
We all want to grow and become more and more successful—whether to stay competitive in the professional world or just keep our brains engaged. But sometimes it can feel like you need to leave your job in order to grow, to go back to school or find a more challenging position.
We’ve got news for you—that doesn’t always have to be the case.
These 11 companies love to see their employees grow, whether that’s with great career development programs, ongoing mentorship, tuition reimbursement, or anything in between. Even better news? They’re all hiring—and you don’t want to miss this chance to take your career further with any of these opportunities.
With an ambitious mission to help humanity thrive, Asana was established by the results-driven leaders of Facebook to get more work done with less effort. Believing that email hinders collective productivity, Asana created an organized and transparent platform that puts conversations and actionable tasks together—maximizing communication so teams reach goals faster.
Every new challenge is a chance for employees to build purpose together, become better personally and professionally, and change the potential collective output of humanity. How often are you going to find that kind of autonomy? “What’s interesting about Asana’s management style is that someone who is not a manager can own several areas of responsibility,” says Reigan Combs, Lifecycle Marketing Lead. “Really, a manager’s purpose at Asana is to make sure the people they’re leading have the tools they need to succeed.”
Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment organizations. Since Vanguard is client owned, the company is managed in the sole interest of its investors.
Vanguard University (VU), the company’s learning and development organization, was recently honored as CLO Magazine’s “Top Learning & Development Organization” for the Learning Elite 2016 recognition program. The state-of-the-art training facilities enable more than 66 hours of education per crew member, consisting of online and classroom learning. Between that, the company’s on-site MBA through the Drexel University LeBow College of Business, as well as a Career Café that encourages employees to attend internal career development sessions and explore new positions within other departments in the company, it’s clear that Vanguard is dedicated to making both the employees and the business more successful through education.
CloudPassage offers a comprehensive, SaaS-based cloud security platform that operates seamlessly across public, private, or hybrid cloud infrastructures at any scale. CloudPassage’s Halo® product helps security, compliance, and IT operations teams gain instant visibility into their virtual infrastructure, making them super-efficient and giving them the power to respond faster to threats—providing confidence that their critical business assets are secure.
Because CloudPassage is at the center of innovation, employees have the unique opportunity to work with the latest technologies—ensuring that their skill set is always up to date. Even more, the supportive culture and collaborative community means that new employees settle in and grow very quickly. “My favorite aspect of working here is the opportunity for learning and self-growth,” says Director of QA Eric Hoffmann.
4. Capital One
Daring to dream, disrupt, and deliver a better way to for customers, Capital One brings ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to the financial industry through relentless digital innovation.
Committed to launching exhilarating and challenging careers for its employees, Capital One looks for spirited self-starters who are ready to take their skills to the next level. In terms of staff careers, management wants its employees to celebrate learning, take charge of professional development, and benefit from educational resources as much as they possibly can.
Core Digital Media is an industry leader in direct-response advertising. CDM combines its proprietary Performance Marketing Platform with a state-of-the-art data analytics capability to optimize billions of online display, social, mobile and search marketing impressions acquiring millions of high-quality customers for its clients. CDM is a trusted partner to the largest names in the financial services and education industries.
As a leader of its industry, CDM is a hub for growth and innovation—employees constantly challenge each other to exceed while finding good humor in everyday moments at the same time. With such a transparent, people-friendly, and experimental culture, it’s no wonder the company fosters such a collaborative, growth-oriented community.
iProspect is the world’s leading digital performance marketing agency—driving client business performance. As online industries quickly expand into all areas of everyday life, iProspect’s award-winning experts know that each tweet, each status update, and each video is a potential customer touch point—and the company dedicates itself to developing the most effective strategies for clients in every market.
Team members at iProspect are chosen for their passion and intellectual curiosity, and they take pride in helping one another whenever they can. There’s access to countless internal programs for professional development, such as a digital immersion program, a client service mentor program, and a tuition reimbursement program—so employees can use external programs to expand their skill set, too.
Ditto is a software startup that has invented an innovative new way for users to try on eyeglasses virtually—without the stress of a visit to the eyewear store. The company is continually growing and building new features, and it recently launched a new subscription-based eyewear rental program for fashion-forward customers—the first of its kind.
For Ditto, it’s all about growth from within. Whatever your skills and work experience, the company looks for hires who are smart, kind, and committed first and foremost—after that, it give its employees everything they need to do well and grow on the job. “There is hard work, for sure, but we’re pretty flexible, and we try to be pretty thoughtful about setting people up for success,” says CEO and co-founder Kate Doerksen.
8. Dex Media
A full-service media company, Dex Media provides innovative, integrated marketing solutions to its clients. The company manages its clients’ entire digital portfolios, from set-up to ongoing support, and partners with them to build, maintain, and optimize their programs—a service that sets Dex Media apart from the competition.
As a new marketing consultant hire, you can go through a six-week training program that has been nationally recognized for its success. Rookies are equipped with everything they need to do their job effectively—the time, resources, and mentors that Dex Media provides ensures that they feel prepared and empowered to work confidently with business owners from the get-go.
“The culture at Dex Media is focused on helping you constantly advance in your career,” shares one marketing consultant.
Veeva innovates smart, cloud-based software solutions that aid global life science clients in their overall business practices. From integrated master data services, commercial content, and multichannel CRM to regulatory compliance and collaboration consulting, the company specializes in creating easy implementations that allow for quick investment returns—and lead to immediate and long-lasting success.
Micromanagement is non-issue at Veeva—employees are trusted and encouraged to move the company forward on their own accord. Even more, staff members at Veeva get to enjoy plenty of continuing education opportunities, so they’re always relevant and competitive in their industries. Managers are always available as mentors, budgets are set aside for those who want to further themselves professionally, and cross-departmental training is available for employees interested in learning about other aspects of the organization.
Smashbox is the only beauty brand born out of a real photo studio—the legendary Smashbox Studios in LA—and creating gorgeous looks is what the brand does. Smashbox know consumers’ lives can be as crazy and demanding as photo shoots, so the company develops makeup for everyone that feels great to wear every day—from the set to the street.
Team members at Smashbox have a lot of autonomy to assume ownership over their projects, gain new skills on the job, and reach out for help if they ever need support from higher up. The company culture is all about mentorship and collaboration, so you can rest easy knowing that a position with Smashbox is one of growth, support, and trust. “Considering the amount of innovation that comes out of here every day and the support we get from leadership, I think that the opportunities are endless if we want them to be,” says Ginny Chien, Executive Director of Global Consumer Marketing.
11. Relias Learning
Relias Learning is a global provider of online learning and development for healthcare professionals. With course content designed for senior care, behavioral health, and developmental disabilities organizations, Relias helps clients achieve the highest quality practice and accreditation standards. Relias is comprised of passionate people who are working to improve the lives of both the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them.
“Relias Learning is a lively, fun company to work for,” notes SMB Sales Representative Cameron Lambert. “We recognize hard work and place great emphasis on training and growing our employees.”
The company’s passion for learning shines true when you step in the office—employees have countless opportunities to learn, show off their skills, and feel part of an encouraging family every single day.
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Caroline Liu is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and computer programmer studying at Wesleyan University. She is pursuing majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science in order to bridge her passions for tech, design, and social justice. Learn more about Caroline on her website or follow her on Twitter.More from this Author