Everybody wants to make an impact at work. But wouldn’t it be great to know that you weren’t just contributing to the success of your company—but to the world as a whole?
Through volunteerism, philanthropic programs, and super rewarding missions, these 14 companies give you the opportunity to do just that. And what's better? They’re all currently adding to their teams of do-gooders.
So go ahead and take a look at their open positions. If you land a job with one of these employers, your work won’t just get you a paycheck—but also a major sense of pride.
BlackRock shows a tremendous amount of care for its employees, and that attitude of support extends to their clients, too. Their mission? To provide a better financial future for all of their clients, whether that’s helping them buy their first home, saving to send their children to college, or retiring comfortably. To achieve that, BlackRock’s 13,000 employees are “students of the markets.” Since the markets are always changing, employees are continually looking at how they can innovate on problems and solutions, and how their work can really make an impact on clients.
“We’re constantly looking for opportunities to make our clients better, and looking for solutions to make the financial industry as a whole better,” says Erin Saade, Vice President, Global Marketing for ETFs and Index Investments at BlackRock.
2. Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman helps do the work that matters. Whether the company is developing the next generation of cyber-secure technology or pioneering a new kind of information network, they're doing it as one team on a single mission of helping enhance global security.
Employees love Northrop Grumman’s awesome culture and emphasis on professional development. But, it’s the importance of their work that makes them the most excited to return to the office each day. “Working for a leading defense company, I get to work on advanced technologies to help protect the nation. It’s gratifying to know that my work helps ensure our security,” says Jacqueline Tran, Electrical Engineer.
3. Seattle Children's
United by the mission to provide hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible, Seattle Children’s has been helping prevent, treat, and eliminate pediatric disease for over 100 years. Through compassionate care and breakthrough research, the hospital creates better futures for its patients and families every day.
Every team member at Seattle Children’s can agree: Helping to treat pediatric diseases is in no way an easy job—but, it can be a particularly rewarding one. “The thing that gets me really excited about coming to work in the evening is to know that I get to touch the hearts of families who are in a vulnerable position,” adds Kizzie Ricks, Pediatric ICU Nurse.
After sickness marred his family vacation, Tomer Shoval returned home to a complex mess of hospital bills—and knew there must be a better way. In 2010, the now-CEO founded Simplee with the straightforward goal of making healthcare more customer friendly—by clarifying costs and simplifying payment with a unified experience across the healthcare landscape.
While the yoga classes and regular happy hours are nice perks, every single Simplee employee is motivated most by the company’s rewarding mission of using technology to remove the headaches and confusion related to healthcare. “Our primary goal is to help patients understand their bill—and make it easy for them to pay,” explains Michael D’Amelio, Director of Design.
Health Care Service Corporation is the largest member-owned—and fourth largest overall—health insurer in the U.S., serving Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas as a licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield. A purpose-driven community of 22,000 employees serving over 15 million members, HCSC is devoted to a mission of improving lives, health, and care.
At HCSC, building a strong sense of community takes a central role—both inside the office and out. “I love the volunteer-culture here at HCSC—we’ve developed a fantastic program. Any type of volunteer work you’re passionate about, you can likely find a group here that does it,” explains Katie Prizy, DevOps Tooling Analyst.
Powered by the belief that complex payment systems can be made simple, WEX is a leading financial technology service provider across a wide spectrum of sectors, including fleet, travel and healthcare. WEX operates in more than 10 countries through more than 4,800 associates around the world.
Need evidence of WEX’s emphasis on community involvement? Just take the company’s Melbourne, Australia office as an example. Some recent initiatives have included a blood drive and working with the Breast Cancer Network Australia to package boxes for a Mother’s Day event. Employees are also encouraged to volunteer whenever they want, with WEX offering two paid days a year to volunteer with a charity of their choice.
A career at Muscular Dystrophy Association—or MDA—is a career with purpose. Through its innovations in science, MDA is accelerating the deveopment of therapies and cures, and through its innovations in care is providing programs and services that enhance the lives of people with neuromuscular disease. Employees aid in MDA's mission every day by finding research breakthroughs, caring for kids and adults, and empowering families with services and support.
MDA is constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of care that families receive—a mission that unites the entire team. “MDA always says that our families are at the heart of everything we do, and that is truly the case. No matter what role you’re in, you’re in some way advancing progress and change for the families that you’re serving,” says April Tunnicliff, Senior National Manager, Endurance.
12. Exact Sciences
Exact Sciences employees use their expertise and determination to help change lives by working to detect cancer earlier. Through products like Cologuard, Exact Sciences is striving to become a leader in early detection.
With a mission to completely eradicate colorectal cancer, it’s safe to say that a career at Exact Sciences is already rewarding. But, the company takes things a step further by placing a huge amount of emphasis on giving back to the community through numerous volunteer activities that employees are encouraged to get involved in.
13. Edelman Financial Engines
Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to acting in best interest of clients. Founded on the belief that all American investors – not just the wealthy – deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice, they've become America’s top independent financial planning and investment advisor. Edelman Financial Engines has been recognized by both InvestmentNews and Barron’s, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by over 1.1 million clients to manage over $200 billion in assets. The company has a unique approach to serving clients that combines advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated planner. Every client’s situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves.
“Helping ordinary people along a path to financial freedom resonates through everything that we do,” shares Karen White, VP, Commercial Products. Indeed, it’s the knowledge that they’re empowering people to take charge of their financial future that not only gets employees into the office each day—but actually gets them excited to do so.
Dropbox is the world’s first smart workspace that helps people and teams focus on the work that matters. With more than 500 million registered users across 180 countries, the company is on a mission to design a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world.
As a company whose purpose it is to simplify the way people work together, Dropbox also cultivates a rich employee culture that values diversity, hard work, and the creativity to solve problems for millions of creators and innovators around the world. “The work we do every day is so mission critical to our customers’ satisfaction. It’s pretty exciting to be on for the ride,” says Ruchi Varshney, Engineering Manager.
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