You could go to a job where you just clock in and out every day, working on tasks that don’t seem to be doing anything toward a mission that you don’t really believe in.
But we’re guessing you don’t want to do that (and if that’s what you’re doing now, we’re guessing you want to get out of there ASAP).
Now, instead, imagine working at a place where your job could have a major impact on your company, your industry, and even the world. Where you could bring game-changing ideas to the table—and actually make them happen. Where you’re spending the majority of your day doing work that feels like it means something. Where you truly believe the company is adding something good to the world.
If that sounds more like what you’re looking for, look no further than these 14 companies that provide those opportunities (and more) for their employees. And guess what? They’re all hiring.
1. Capital One
With a job at Capital One, you’ll have the opportunity to make the lives of over 65 million people easier every day by reimagining the way they manage and use their money. Capital One’s two main values of “excellence” and “do the right thing” drive everything the team there does, and employees are consistently given awesome, challenging, and valuable work that strives to make people’s lives better.
“We are really focused on things that matter to our customers. I’m thrilled to be at a company that is very humane, and to be in a position to impact how people interact with money,” shares Ryan Page, Head of Design.
And while the company’s values and commitment to customers will make a job at Capital One meaningful to your heart, the company’s data-driven culture will make it meaningful for your mind. The people at Capital One have a lot of juicy, challenging problems to solve, and they want new employees to bring their unique backgrounds and innovative ideas from day one to help solve them.
“This is a place where we want you to come and make a difference—for customers, for clients, for the community, and for yourself. At Capital One, we challenge you do great things, for great reasons,” says Jennifer Anderson, MVP of Talent.
Dropbox facilitates smooth and easy collaboration for over 500 million people and 150,000 businesses around the world. And with Dropbox Business, the company is transforming everyday workflows and entire industries.
One of the main reasons the company is so successful at helping others work together is because each team member has a voice. Every employee has the opportunity to present unique and innovative ideas, and, ultimately, to make a change at the company. Leadership empowers team members to shine, and they’re doing just that.
Esri is the market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software development. Its technology shows people how to use geography and technology to design more efficient cities, deliver clean water and electricity, fight crime, slow climate change, and stamp out disease. In other words, the people at Esri are showing people how to make the world better in as many ways as possible.
Employees are motivated by the company’s lofty ambitions to shape the planet, as well as the laid-back and relaxed work environment. Esri encourages collaboration among its different teams and takes pride in providing service, and the overall atmosphere at the company campus feels impassioned and community-oriented.
Cornerstone understands how important it is for businesses to focus on recruiting—and retaining—quality candidates. With its unified talent management suite, the company guides its clients through the entire employee lifecycle, covering everything from talent acquisition to performance management. The team enables companies to boost productivity, performance, and, ultimately, profits.
“It’s a company where you can come to work every day and you can work on something that is changing the way people work and hopefully changing their lives in the respect of what they’re doing in the workplace,” shares Perry Wallack, CFO. “Our software is a tool that employees in all different types of businesses across all different types of industries and verticals across the globe can use to make them better, faster, and stronger in their jobs.”
DriveTime is one of the nation’s largest pre-owned car dealerships, but it’s so much more than typical used car sales. “We’re committed to building a brand that far exceeds the expectations of what a used car or even a car-buying experience is,” says David Brennan, General Manager of the Mesa location. “We are not the industry norm. We are leaders and groundbreakers in everything that we do here at DriveTime.”
The company prides itself on finding fair financing options for folks with tricky credit issues, as well as providing potential buyers thousands of vehicles to choose from, so every customer can find the car of his dreams. And at DriveTime, hard work never goes unnoticed. When someone on the team has a big win, she’s recognized on the floor in front of the entire team.
The National Aquarium is a world-class facility that plays a huge role in the city of Baltimore and is driven by a mission of inspiring protection of the world’s aquatic treasures. A public facility and a non-profit organization, the Aquarium is focused on changing the way humanity cares for the ocean.
Through unparalleled exhibits, science-based education programs, and hands-on field initiatives, the Aquarium’s staff and programming strive to create a new community of hopeful conservationists. It is at the forefront of efforts to increase public awareness of the challenges facing our coasts and oceans and leads direct actions to improve the Baltimore Harbor, the Chesapeake Bay, and oceans around the world.
Striving to help people around the world do the right thing, 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.
And at LRN, everyone has an impact, as the company structure is flat and fluid. Everyone on the team collaborates to set their yearly agendas, and all employees are given the opportunity to provide feedback on the company strategy.
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