12 Companies That Are as Great as Google (and Hiring Now!)
Google may be ranked one of the top companies to work for, but we’ll challenge that by providing you with 12 equally awesome options.
Just how awesome are they? We’ve thought of everything—from companies that offer unlimited vacation to companies with beer on tap and discounts on gym memberships and home buying to companies that are working on the coolest products and making a huge impact in the world.
You know what? Now that we think about it, these companies might even be cooler than Google (sorry, Google). And the icing on this beautiful job cake: They’re all hiring right now.
Dropbox’s mission is to simplify the way people work together. With more than 400 million users around the world, the team at Dropbox is building the world’s simplest, most powerful collaboration platform.
It’s a pretty spectacular mission—and its effects go beyond file storage. Take, for example, how Dropbox tools were able to help Children’s Memorial Hospital with its fundraising efforts. Plus, the Dropbox team is extremely inclusive, with engineers experiencing cross-product collaboration that encourages them to learn from one another.
And, the company keeps its employees happy with many perks, including a café and bar that offers gourmet meals, generous PTO and VTO (volunteer time off), and plenty of on-site amenities that make it easier for you to deal with life stuff.
Meaningful and exciting work plus a great team plus some awesome perks? Sign us up.
Peloton Cycle has invented the ultimate bike to satisfy all of your workout needs. 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—without leaving their homes!
The company is part of an incredibly demanding market—home fitness—and sees its product exploding even into commercial gyms and internationally. And the team is growing like crazy right now, so hop on soon.
“The environment is really productive: We have access to all the imaginable tools we need. The people are dedicated, driven, and devoted both to their immediate work and to the product and company as a whole. A general atmosphere of openness and the ping-pong table are the icing on the cake,” summarizes Tatyana Shchensek-Nechiporuk, an engineer.
OneLogin creates simple, scalable systems that secure employee, partner, and customer access to enterprise information. The company offers a variety of software packages that not only reduce security costs, but also empower enterprises to strengthen their security by increasing compliance, eliminating IT tasks, and enabling their businesses to become more efficient.
Employee perks include unlimited vacation and sick time, paid lunches and catered Monday breakfasts, beer and iced coffee on tap, discounted gym memberships, and plenty of company happy hours and holiday parties.
But the biggest work benefit is highlighted by Angelle Stromeyer, Customer Success Operations Manager. She had the opportunity to collaborate cross-departmentally and found that—unlike other companies—OneLogin doesn’t rank assignments. No matter your level, every employee at OneLogin has a chance to become part of any major project. And there’s plenty of space for more recruits, so check out the abundance of job openings.
AppNexus is a technology company with a cloud-based software platform that enables and optimizes programmatic online advertising. Headquartered in New York City with 23 global offices, AppNexus employs more than 1,000 of the brightest minds in advertising and technology who believe that advertising powers the internet. And the team is looking for even more employees to jump in and make an impact.
AppNexus is at the cutting edge of the tidal wave of digital advertising and is the world’s leading independent ad tech company, so it boasts a transparent and agile environment that encourages people to exercise bold thinking as they work to solve complex problems. “I was surprised with how much respect I was given just coming out of school. It’s crazy the problems I get to work on,” says Maria Moresco, a software engineer.
5. Rocket Games
Rocket Games is a small startup comprised of passionate video game veterans dedicated to developing innovative mobile games without the bureaucracy of the larger gaming industry. Despite being founded only two years ago, the company already has more than 1 million monthly users and more than 20 online games. Because Rocket Games is growing so rapidly, it’s looking for more gamers to join the incredible team.
Rocket Games is probably one of the few startups of its age to offer such an exceptionally generous compensation package, including a 401(k) with 6% matching, proving that the company’s focus is on its employees and their influence.
“We believe that great products come from great people—pro-active, lifelong learners will succeed here at Rocket Games,” states CEO William Gelpi.
“Waypoint Homes is revolutionizing the real estate sector,” says Senior Property Accountant Masha Kaddoura. How so? Waypoint Homes’ entrepreneurial teams acquire, renovate, lease, maintain, and manage prime single-family properties—empowering people and building valuable communities with each new residence.
Work ethic is the backbone of Waypoint Homes’ success, and it’s looking for self-motivated employees. With each success, Waypoint Homes employees are rewarded and given tremendous opportunities to lead the company into the future. “Buckle up. Waypoint Homes is a fast-paced and energetic office. It’s a lot of fun and a lot of work,” emphasizes Janette Miles, Corporate Manager of Property Management.
Even better is the benefit of being a real estate employee—staffers are given a 10% discount on homes where they live!
At Spredfast, employees know the work they do constantly redefines the possibilities of social media. By building creative, personalized platforms, Spredfast helps clients use social media in innovative and unique ways and do things they were never able to do before.
Like Google, Spredfast wants to give its employees time to explore new ideas—so the company sponsors an occasional hack week. “A lot of things we work on during our Hack Week actually end up going into production—which is so awesome to watch,” shares Victor Yiu, Engineering Lead at Spredfast.
Like the idea of creating game-changing software? Check out HealthcareSource. As the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry, the company offers a comprehensive suite of solutions to address the needs that are most critical to healthcare talent management professionals.
HealthcareSource has a “work hard, play hard” kind of office culture: Employees work in teams, respect the diversity of views, focus most highly on keeping their customers happy, and overall don’t take their jobs too seriously. The company is also proud of its “Live It!” values that encourage employees to be the best versions of themselves no matter what they’re doing. They even have board games during lunch to spice up the midday break.
Igloo is a configurable cloud platform designed to help companies create an intranet that meets their unique needs.
With plans to expand and move into a brand new office, Igloo is looking to add even more talent to its team. Some awesome reasons to work at Igloo? Each employee enjoys a great benefits package, competitive wages, and serious stock options. Not sold? Even better is the company’s slew of fun events, including Nerf Wars, Animal T-shirt Friday, Grilled Cheese Day, Donut Breakfasts, and Oktoberfest office celebrations. Still need convincing? At Igloo, open communication is key, and everyone at the company has an open-door policy, from intern to CEO.
“I like that I have a voice in the decisions being made, in the processes, and in the product. Learning new stuff is actually encouraged, and there is no end to the interesting problems to solve,” states Michael Beaton, a software developer.
A powerful source for progressive finance solutions and support, BancVue delivers comprehensive consultation, expert marketing, customized resources, and award-winning technology. Kasasa by BancVue builds bright futures and foundations for community banks and credit unions, helping them withstand hardships in the competitive financial landscape.
The company’s management style is self-empowering, meaning the company trusts staffers to get the job done right and encourages employees and managers to work side-by-side. “We work together until we find alignment or agreement. We spend a lot of time teaching each other,” adds Derek Law, Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead.
And monthly celebrations keep everyone having fun together, whether it’s field day, Beer Olympics, karaoke night, or Top Chef: Break Room Edition (where contestents have to make three-course meals from ingredients found in the break room).
Haven’t you always dreamed of having a puppy under your desk? If so, your dreams are about to come true.
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.
Working at DogVacay comes with some massive perks—the biggest being DogVacay’s location in beachside Santa Monica. It’s not uncommon to find the entire team holding brainstorming sessions in the sand, and DogVacay’s office dogs love having an ocean view on their afternoon strolls. Not a fan of the great outdoors? That’s okay: DogVacay provides in-house massages for anyone wanting to unwind inside.
12. MD Insider
MD Insider offers users a unique behind-the-scenes look at the medical industry. The company’s software provides a factual database on physician performance, quality of care, experience, and medical costs—all significant factors needed to make better-informed and affordable healthcare decisions.
According to CTO Eric Wilson, employees are bright, independent, and highly motivated individuals. And MD Insider happily provides the very best equipment, trainings, conferences, and seminars requested by its employees—making sure to always enforce a culture that supports employees’ talents.
The company even goes so far to offer an unlimited paid time-off policy. It trusts its employees to make sure their responsibilities are covered, so it empowers them to take time away from work to rest and recharge.
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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