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.
A leading security company, Northrop Grumman provides innovative systems, products, and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber security, and complex logistics to government and commercial clients.
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.
Seattle Children’s is one of the top children’s hospitals and pediatric research institutes in the nation, delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments.
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.
TerraCycle eliminates the idea of waste by creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable waste, converting it into a wide variety of products and materials.
At TerraCycle, “reduce, reuse, recycle” isn’t just a catchy slogan—it’s a way of life. Yes, the organization also takes its own carbon footprint seriously. Employees are encouraged to recycle through standard municipal recycling, compost leftover organics from lunch and snacks, and utilize the TerraCycle programs for all other recycling around the office. Even the office furniture is second-hand or upcycled by the Design Team.
TAL Education Group is a top education brand in China that provides high-quality tutoring services for students K-12 and leverages cutting-edge technology to enable the learning process.
TAL prides itself on being an ambassador of education and technology—and giving back to the community through voluntary educational activities, constructing schools, and helping those in need. The TAL Foundation consists of multiple programs to help improve education standards and opportunities across China. “No Difference in Class” is one program that aims to help children in poor and remote areas gain access to high-quality teaching resources.
Simplee is a SaaS FinTech company that helps both hospitals and patients by taking the pain out of healthcare payments—providing simple, flexible, and stress-free options for patients.
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 (HCSC), an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest customer-owned health insurer in the US, operating in five states.
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.
With operations in 30 countries across the world, Metabiota is a comprehensive epidemiological risk modeling platform that helps protect global health.
Combatting threats of infectious diseases might sound like a job you’d only see in some sort of action movie. But, rest assured, it’s real work at Metabiota—and fulfilling work at that. “We’re creating this market around us that needed to be addressed, and seeing the difference that it’s going to make—not just for the people buying our product but also for the people that use it to help others,” shares Divya Daftari, Senior Product Manager.
WEX provides trusted payment processing solutions and information management services. Known as the leading servicer for commercial and government vehicle fleets, WEX is rapidly expanding.
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.
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals—and the families who love them—from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other related muscle-debilitating diseases.
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.
Phreesia streamlines the healthcare process, using software to eliminate repetitive paperwork for clients and doctors, enabling both to optimize their time together to reach better health outcomes.
There’s a revolution happening in the health-tech sector, and Phreesia likes to think that it’s helping to lead the charge—a sentiment that’s particularly inspiring for team members. “I feel like the work I do here really matters,” says Allison Gourvitz, Implementation Consultant, “I care about it, and it’s really motivating.”
12. Exact Sciences
Exact Sciences is a diagnostic company that focuses on the early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer.
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.
Financial Engines provides personal comprehensive financial planning and professional investment management with online services and dedicated advisors, helping more people meet their financial goals.
“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 changes the way the world stores, shares, and collaborates with a clean hosting platform that offers individuals and enterprises a secure way to manage files and photos.
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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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
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