14 Award-Winning Companies You Should Really Work For
If you’re on the hunt for your dream job, wouldn’t it be nice to have that official stamp of approval that you’ve landed a gig with the cream of the crop?
Well, you’re in luck. We’ve pulled together 14 companies that are raking in awards and accolades in their respective industries. Whether they’ve been recognized as an awesome place to work or have seen their names in the headlines of some major, respected publications, one thing’s for sure: These companies have definitely earned their place in the spotlight.
Ready to join them at center stage? Check out their openings, submit your application, and prepare to join the best of the best.
1. BAE Systems
BAE Systems builds and optimizes technology that revolutionizes defense around the world. The company helps sustain economies and safeguards security and commercial interests with pristine execution.
Knowing that your work is helping military members makes for a pretty rewarding career path. But, when it comes to supporting our men and women in uniform, BAE Systems doesn’t just talk the talk—it also walks the walk.
This company is impressively ranked fifth out of 75 employers on Military Times 2016 “Best for Vets” list. “This company invests in its employees,” says Contracts Administrator Christopher Ables-Sinclair. “If you have the vision, they’ll give you what you need to make it happen.”
Triose is a nationwide logistics management firm that specializes in delivering smart, full-service inbound and outbound freight management solutions to clients in the healthcare industry.
Remember that kid from high school whose whole house seemed to be dripping with awards, medals, and ribbons? Well, Triose is that kid.
The company’s winning record starts with its leadership. Triose’s Executive Vice President recently won the SmartCEO Executive Management Award. And, the company’s CEO was accepted into the prestigious KPMG QuantumShift Program this year.
As for the company itself, Triose has plenty of titles under its belt, including winning the SmartCEO Future 50 Awards, placing fifth for the Greater Reading Top Business Award, and making the Inc. 5000 list again for 2016.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting systems, consumable products, accessories, and high-tech industrial software solutions used in various industries around the world.
With almost 50 years in the industry, Hypertherm has definitely made a name for itself—and that doesn’t go unnoticed. The company recently took home the title as the third best large company to work for in the state of New Hampshire, awarded by Business NH Magazine. Even better? Hypertherm has made that list a total of 12 times.
Hypertherm has also been named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2016 by Ethisphere Institute for having a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company.
Accenture is a global consulting firm, dedicated to creating solutions for clients across a broad range of industries while working to improve the world’s problems through technology.
Accenture is continually ranked as one of the most admired companies, because it wants to improve the way the world works and lives. The company is extremely engaged in its own community, and also supports national groups and causes—such as sponsoring the Tribeca Film Festival and getting involved with the Girls Who Code group.
Combine that with Accenture’s variety, inclusivity, and employee empowerment and it’s no wonder that this company is regularly noted as one of the best technology companies to work for.
Since 1962, this world-famous retail store has combined the affordability of a discount chain with department store-quality merchandise, prioritizing innovation and philanthropy every day.
Target is loved by consumers. But, it’s loved just as much by its employees.
Ranked as #39 on Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” #10 on Fast Company’s 2016 list of the “Most Innovative Companies in Retail”, and #22 on DiversityInc magazine’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity,” there’s no denying that Target is a great place to build a career.
Land a job with this company, and you’ll hit the career bullseye. See what we did there?
Fullscreen Media delivers multi-platform original content, streaming syndicated series and movies. Driven by content creators, Fullscreen builds a new generation of socially-enabled entertainment.
Fullscreen Media has a pretty impressive list of awards and accomplishments to its name. So many, in fact, that we couldn’t possibly list them all.
Most recently, the company’s CEO was named to the Silicon Beach 25 list of “LA’s Most Powerful Digital Players”. And, Fullscreen’s employees think just as highly of the company’s leadership. “Our CEO is a great leader and instills a passionate energy into the company,” says Allie Greenwald, Senior Account Executive of Sales and Brand Partnerships.
ThoughtWorks provides revolutionary technology, consulting, and software delivery to numerous global clients.
Any company with a no-commission sales team obviously values transparency and teamwork. And, that’s exactly what ThoughtWorks is all about. The design of the company’s office really drives home how much it values collaboration, making it easy for teammates to work together in an environment that’s completely open. In fact, the ThoughtWorks office design won two different awards from the International Interior Design Association.
Already picturing yourself in ThoughtWorks’ super cool space? Submit your application now.
CareerVillage crowdsources career advice for young people from working professionals.
CareerVillage is all about creating the leaders of tomorrow. So, it only makes sense that the company would be an industry leader itself. The company’s groundbreaking innovations have received some well-deserved buzz. CareerVillage recently won a clean sweep of the Lumina Foundation’s first ever Social Innovation Awards in San Diego, recognizing its achievements in postsecondary education.
SendGrid is a cloud-based service offering its customers fast, accurate, and cost-efficient email delivery to help their businesses grow.
SendGrid defines its culture through the "Four Hs"—happy, hungry, honest, and humble. The company both hires and promoteds employees based on these values, and they infuse daily life for all of the company’s employees.
And, SendGrid can now add another “H” to the list: honored. The company was recently listed on Battery Ventures’ list of “50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Companies to Work For.”
10. Swoon Group
Swoon is a fast-growing, award-winning professional staffing and recruiting firm bringing together top-tier talent and powerhouse companies with a progressive approach and impressive results.
Swoon’s outstanding recruiting services earn high accolades in the industry, including the 2015 “National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” award by the National Association for Business Resources, as well as the 2015 “Best Staffing Firm to Work For” award from Staffing Industry Analysts.
The company earned a spot on the Inc. 500 list for 2016 as well. So, if you’re looking to join a winning team, look no further than Swoon Group.
11. Base CRM
Base offers customizable software programs that allow businesses to take a scientific approach to sales and create solutions that drive adoption, big data analysis, and actionable insights.
Base CRM prides itself on its extremely collaborative culture—at all levels. “Our CEO is always around,” shares Product Support Manager Jo-Anne Rodriguez. “So it’s easy to just tap him on the shoulder with any questions.”
This spirit of support made Base CRM a shoe-in for a spot on investment firm Battery Ventures’ list of “50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Companies to Work For.” Apply now to see what all the hype is about!
Meltwater is an online media intelligence tool that helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insights from the outside.
Meltwater is a company that’s incredibly growth-minded. And, it’s managed to continue pushing the envelope through its supportive and feedback-driven culture. “We’re always giving open and honest criticism because we find that it’s often the best place for people to grow,” shares one employee.
That willingness to learn from feedback is exactly what allows Meltwater to keep making strides as a company—and is also what earned the company a spot as one of the “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in the U.S. in 2015.
POLITICO offers fresh perspectives in the world of modern politics. Since its early days in Washington, POLITICO has grown across the Atlantic, supplying a hungry new international audience.
The company focuses on creating journalism that informs and challenges all parties and isn’t afraid to forge new paths. “People get unnerved by change, but we at POLITICO are so excited about it because it’s a huge opportunity for us to continue producing smart journalism,” explains POLITICO’s CEO and co-founder.
The company has been awarded a myriad of journalism awards for its inspiring work. Most recently, POLITICO’s copy editing team received first place at the 2015 American Copy Editors Society Headline Awards.
Hudl helps coaches and athletes take their game to the next level, providing them an online communication platform to share video and data analysis.
As a company that’s all about sports, Hudl takes both teamwork and competition seriously. And, it’s that emphasis on collaboration (with a bit of a competitive drive) that makes this company such an awesome place to work.
Need proof? Hudl was ranked second among medium-sized companies on the “Best Places to Work in Lincoln” list.
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Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to careers, self-development, and the freelance life. In addition to writing for The Muse, she's also the Career Editor for The Everygirl, a columnist for Inc., and a contributor all over the web. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she's usually babying her rescued terrier mutt or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard or check out her website.More from this Author