You could spend your summer sitting in a dark cubicle, trying to tan under the fluorescent lights (it will never work), and rationing out your vacation days to see if you can get just one more day at the beach before September.
Or you could join one of these companies that understand productivity and relaxation don’t have to be at odds with each other—and even want you to actually enjoy the summer months! From flexible vacation policies to company outings better than anything you could have planned for yourself, there are so many ways to make the most of your free time, no matter what time of year it is.
So send in your resume ASAP and get in on these fun summer traditions—while there’s still time left to enjoy the sunshine.
Since 2002, Galileo has inspired collaborative ways to excel by making educational summer camp programs available within communities. Excellent teams of instructors, counselors, and interns brilliantly shape the potential of each camper—using out-of-the-box learning tools that incorporate art, science, technology, and outdoor play.
Summertime is the best time at Galileo—because that’s when its camp programs are held! But if you love the leisurely feel of summer fun, you can get that year-round at Galileo—where staffers keep the good times rolling with a playful environment that feels both professional and relaxed. Employees regularly have low-key dress-up days and camp-like activities no matter the season. “Even though we’re in the office working, it still kind of feels like we’re just hanging out at camp,” shares Area Director Brandon Thomas.
Good Apple Digital is a nimble, boutique media agency focused on targeted digital media planning and buying in the independent media marketplace. By establishing deep publisher relationships with clients, the company is able to create innovative and efficient campaigns that integrate analytics, improve results, and draw in the audiences most likely to engage with client brands.
At Good Apple Digital the client always comes first—but fun comes second. The team tries not to take itself too seriously and always looks for opportunities to wind down when the work is done, from annual company retreats to anywhere from Louisiana to Cancun to Puerto Rico to little moments of relaxation in its sun-drenched loft in the heart of Union Square, where there are occasional dogs to play with and a spiral track gumball machine that dispenses spa gift certificates and iPads.
OpenMarket is a global company that offers mobile messaging solutions to business and enterprises in every industry. From optimizing communication strategies and improving customer service experiences to driving brand awareness and ultimately increasing revenue growth, the company helps engage its target audiences through top mobile technologies and proven network performance.
Here’s just a few of the annual activities the company puts on each summer: a sailing trip, a lawn bowling competition, a “Bike Everywhere” challenge (cycling jerseys included!), a trip to the Mariners Game, and a family picnic. With so many awesome outings on the books, there’s a good chance that working at OpenMarket might be the best part of the whole season.
As 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.
If you’re looking for a getaway this summer, Cleveland Research Company has got you covered. The company hosts company retreats several times a year for both employees and their families. During these, everyone can enjoy sand volleyball, 12-course meal tastings, fishing, corn hole, and other fun activities in the great outdoors.
Online audiences are far from homogeneous, and Quantcast helps its clients take advantage of that through its innovative technologies and large-scale data analyses—giving them insights and tools to deliver targeted advertising.
Quantcast encourages all kinds of activities to bring people together, and it goes to great lengths to enable its employees to pursue their favorite pastimes—in and out of the office. Chill out at in the office at a Home Brew competitions or a company pool tournament, or get out and enjoy the season at a Giants game—there are tons of opportunities for Quantcast employees to have fun and get to know one another.
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Caroline Liu is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and computer programmer studying at Wesleyan University. She is pursuing majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science in order to bridge her passions for tech, design, and social justice. Learn more about Caroline on her website or follow her on Twitter.More from this Author