The holidays are upon us, and for far too many people that means rushing to get home the day before Thanksgiving or Christmas and only getting to spend a couple days with your loved ones.
Don’t you wish you could have enough time off to really enjoy the holidays? Or, even better, be trusted to take a vacation whenever you wanted?
Well, these 12 companies believe in their employees to work hard no matter where they’re located, which is why they are big proponents of unlimited vacation time for all. Yes, that’s right, unlimited . Plus, they offer inspiring missions, supportive work environments, and a whole slew of other great perks. Check them out and find your next job today!
1. Rocket Games
Rocket Games is a small startup comprised of passionate video game veterans who are dedicated to developing innovative mobile games without the bureaucracy of the larger gaming industry. Rocket Games has grown to more than 1 million monthly users and 20+ online games available on Facebook, iOS, Android, and Amazon.
Even though Rocket Games offers generous perks—including unlimited vacation and a 401(k) with 6% matching—the benefits of working there go far beyond. Employees are integrated into all aspects of the mobile gaming business cross-functionally—enriching their experiences beyond their areas of expertise.
Framebridge is an online custom framing purveyor—transforming artwork and photography into stunning decor pieces with sentiment, style, and superb craftsmanship.
“Every piece of art has a story, and we get to make it something that customers will love, celebrate, and cherish on walls every day,” says Product Manager Julia Lovett.
Framebridge is known for its ubiquitous “roll up your sleeves” culture. Every employee—from the CEO to interns—is expected to make frames and pack boxes in the stock rooms and factory at least once. Having a hands-on approach to everyday tasks helps Framebridge figure out what works best and hire the right teams to continue growing its business. And when you need a break from all that hard work, you can tap into that unlimited vacation.
Tradesy founder Tracy DiNunzio envisions a future where every product has five owners and five lives, so she started Tradesy to make selling simple for all. Today, the company is making that mission a reality by building technology that empowers women to cash in on their closets, hassle free.
Tradesy believes that culture is more about quality of life than ping-pong tables and free lunches, that quality of work trumps quantity of work, and that work-life balance and career development aren’t mutually exclusive. Thus, team members are encouraged to bring their dogs to the office, set their own schedules, work from home when they want to, and actually take vacations.
StellaService—named “The Nielsen for Customer Service” by Forbes—objectively measures online retailers’ customer service performance. The company produces insights and ratings—which are used by marketers and operators at leading e-commerce companies like Ralph Lauren and Walmart—and data that helps companies improve their customer service and run more effective marketing campaigns.
StellaService fosters open collaboration and teamwork among team members. Employees are big believers in team building and host regular activities ranging from happy hours to quarterly field trips. “Fun starts the moment you walk inside the office,” shares Meghan Fraze, VP of Product. And when you need to get out of the office to have your own fun? You can do that, too.
Magoosh guarantees great results for customers prepping for the GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, SAT, or ACT. By offering every kind of available study tool—from vocabulary-building apps to customizable practice quizzes—the company and its users boast more than 50 million practice questions answered and one million hours of video lessons watched in 185 countries. The company even gives out stipends to employees to take classes they’re interested in!
Magoosh looks for employees with can-do attitudes, who will not only be able to motivate themselves to get their work done, but also help boost the people around them. In return, Magoosh offers creative freedom over the work you’re doing and personal freedom with a flexible, common-sense work from home and vacation policy.
A leader in cloud infrastructure, business mobility, and virtualization software, VMware entered the tech industry in 1998—offering game-changing IT solutions and simplified automated delivery systems.
At VMware, it’s not unusual for employees to take an impromptu gym break or practice dance class moves in between work sessions. By allowing its employees—experienced and entry-level—flexible work schedules and freedom to make strategic decisions, VMware actively promotes leadership and creativity. Team members can apply individual work styles to approach tasks confidently and more productively—all while achieving a satisfying work-life balance.
7. Red Ventures
Red Ventures—named one of Charlotte’s “Best Places to Work” seven years running—is the largest technology-enabled platform for growing sales and marketing businesses in the U.S. The company specializes in online marketing, telephone sales, and proprietary technologies that optimize data to improve the market presence and financial success of its partners.
At Red Ventures, employees have the freedom and autonomy to drive their ideas from creation to implementation—and are recognized and rewarded when they succeed. “Red Ventures doesn’t really have a strict schedule—we work more on a project-based timeline,” adds Ben Carter, Director of Appliances Engineering.
LRN has been the leader in corporate ethics and compliance training for more than 20 years. In addition to its proprietary learning management system and award-winning library of over 400 online courses, LRN helps organizations live their values through advisory, research, assessments, and other advanced, values-based solutions.
LRN has a “no structure” structure, meaning it’s flat and fluid and gives employees a chance to collaborate to set their yearly agendas, timelines, and schedules. This plays out in a number of ways, from giving employees the chance to impact yearly company strategy to allowing people to work in the ways that work best for them. “The LRN values really underpin how you do your work, and so it makes it easier to do the work,” says Corporate Athlete Jennifer Farthing.
LiveRamp is the leader in data connectivity, helping the world’s largest brands use their data to improve customer interactions on any channel and device. At its core, LiveRamp is a technology company, solving challenging problems in distributed systems, data analysis, massive scalability, human interfaces, and much more.
LiveRamp trusts its employees to pull their own weight—empowering them to take ownership over their work and to contribute to the conversations that will lead the company into the future. “What I appreciate here is the flexibility in my schedule. Everything is based on performance rather than on being here from 8 to 7 every day,” says Kevin Kuate Fodouop, a product manager.
Riviera is working to make recruiting a full-stack business, utilizing the latest technology to help exceptional individuals find their dream jobs and world-class organizations obtain unrivaled tech talent. Riviera counts companies like Uber, change.org, Pinterest, and Warby Parker among its illustrious partners.
Riviera is committed to helping its employees reach their full potential. Besides unlimited vacation, Riviera offers employees a comprehensive benefits package and work from home flexibility. In addition, the company caters lunch four times a week, sponsors a fitness program for all employees, offers discounted guitar lessons, and has a masseuse who makes office visits.
Founded in 2004, Kasasa by BancVue is a financial technology and marketing services company, positioning community financial organizations for success. A powerful source for progressive finance solutions and support, BancVue delivers comprehensive consultation, expert marketing, customized resources, and award-winning technology, including its namesake Kasasa product suite.
Kasasa by BancVue’s awesome management style is self-empowering, straightforward, and super supportive. Managers trust employees to get the job done right—and to take vacation when they need to—welcome feedback, and step in to inspire direction when needed.
An employee-owned firm with 43 founding partners, the Cleveland Research Company provides its diverse array of clients with the most accurate and reliable research and market insights available in order to assist them with their important business decision-making needs. By training and developing employees and partners alike, Cleveland Research Company drives businesses and people forward—both personally and professionally.
“We don’t have a vacation policy here. We trust employees to take whatever time they need, and we’re closed on all holidays,” says Erika Wolford, Manager of Training and Development. “The benefits at Cleveland Research are truly exceptional.”
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TopicsJob Search , Work-Life Balance , Vacations , Company Profiles , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Vmware , Rocket Games , Magoosh , Framebridge , LRN , Red Ventures , Riviera , Cleveland Research Company , LiveRamp , StellaService , Tradesy , Kasasa
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