15 Companies That Will Help You Grow Your Career Like Never Before
Your career is ever-evolving—one day you might love what you do, the next you could realize it’s time to move on.
So don’t you want a job that will not only help you improve as an individual, but set you up for success down the road? Well, these 15 companies love to see their employees learn and grow—from providing tuition reimbursement to organizing events for staffers to interact with big players in their industry.
Plus, they’re all hiring—and you definitely won’t want to miss these amazing opportunities.
Whether people are prepping for the GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, SAT, or ACT, Magoosh guarantees great results by offering every kind of available study tool—from vocabulary-building apps to customizable practice quizzes.
As an education company, one of Magoosh’s top priorities is maintaining a culture that fosters learning and career growth for everyone—and it’s succeeding! “Learning > Knowing” is one of the team’s core values, which means that employees are always welcome to ask questions or experiment to get answers.
This supportive environment makes it easy to feel empowered to take ownership of projects that advance your career. One employee shared that she’s never felt so encouraged at a job. “Anytime I need help with a project, I know I can go to anyone in the company and they’ll be willing to work with me or give advice,” she says. “I never feel intimidated or scared to take on new projects, and I feel like that’s helped me gain valuable experience to push my career and expertise forward.”
Arrow Electronics delivers optimization solutions, product lifecycle expertise, and a network of resources so companies can connect with relevant technology and materials exactly when they’re needed.
Arrow treats employees like the valuable assets they are. Through development opportunities—such as seminars and lunch-and-learns—along with a flexible work-life balance, team members gain more than just a paycheck.
And there’s even ample opportunity for interns to succeed. Will Pickard, Associate Application Engineer, studied computer engineering before entering the tech field. He launched his career with Arrow as an Engineering Solutions Center intern, where he demonstrated the skills necessary to enter the race full-time. Now, he’s a permanent part of the crew that revs up the company’s Sam Car project.
Driven to improve the entertainment experience, Dolby builds innovative technologies that deliver multidimensional visuals and sounds.
According to employees, the excitement of working at Dolby never wears off. Years later, each day still brings new opportunities—for professional as well as company growth. Employees are grateful to know that their successes are aligned with Dolby’s mission, and working for an employer that cares about its people and wants to see them thrive in their careers makes all the difference.
“Everything that I’ve worked on and the opportunities that I’ve been given here at Dolby have helped me grow as an engineer. You work here, you’ll grow,” says Nicholas Engel, Senior Engineer.
Southern Management Corporation specializes in providing the perfect property for every need. The company—along with its world-class customer service team—has specialized in making residential, student, and military housing matches that exceed every expectation.
Southern Management offers team members many benefits, including tuition reimbursement programs that help people invest in their futures and find their paths. Christian Garcia, for example, joined Southern Management Corporation straight out of high school, as he hadn’t yet decided on what career was right for him. On his path from Leasing Professional through Southern’s Leadership College, he found the profession he was passionate about—and enrolled in the University of Maryland’s HR management program.
5. IEX Group
Since 2012, IEX has been transforming trading with its alternative trading system, striving to create a fairer marketplace with its cutting-edge technology.
Bringing a fresh approach to a centuries-old business, a major part of IEX’s mission is to demystify myths and misconceptions of today’s equities markets. As pioneers and educators, employees and senior executives attend speaking engagements, press interviews, and live events with investors, executives, CFOs, and groups dependent on a thriving marketplace—encouraging transparency and tapping into the pulse of the evolving market.
“I love working at IEX. I learn something new every day, and our management team provides the guidance and structure to be successful,” says Adrian Facini, who works in Program Management at IEX.
Facebook is at the center of people sharing interests, forming new relationships, and unifying populations to make the world a smaller, friendlier place.
According to employees, Facebook has a coding culture like no other, and it enthusiastically empowers every employee—interns, contractors, and all team members—to push code. From top down, employees receive incredible management, collegial support, and valuable creative freedom to run with tons of imaginative ideas independently—making Facebook the ideal company for explorative and ambitious software engineers.
Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm. Across its three primary businesses of investment management, investment banking, and insurance services, Guggenheim has a track record of delivering real results.
Guggenheim prides itself on cultivating a diverse, energetic pool of talent. The firm gives young people the opportunity to work alongside leaders in the industry, tackling a range of challenges for clients and collaborating to deliver innovative solutions. Ensuring that Guggenheim puts forward its best ideas requires rigorous thinking, conviction, and debate—three prerequisites that everyone at Guggenheim seeks to bring to every opportunity.
“It’s exciting to know that there is a lot of space for growth at Guggenheim—from a firm-level perspective and from a personal perspective,” says Darrin Shillair, Project Manager of Strategic Initiatives.
Counsyl is a health technology company striving to make DNA screening truly accessible to everyone. Using the most sophisticated technologies available, Counsyl empowers men and women to take charge of their health and their children’s health.
Staff at Counsyl really appreciate how much freedom they’re given in their everyday jobs. While there’s ample room to grow and develop, employees know that when they need advice or guidance, they can always find someone to fall back on. And for scientists, Counsyl’s state-of-the-art laboratory is a playground full of the most amazing technological toys.
Plus, there’s plenty of room to keep learning: “Counsyl’s leaders encourage everyone to go to conferences or take part in study groups to improve our skills. It’s about constantly bettering ourselves, and then bettering the company,” says engineer Corey Schaninger.
Dun & Bradstreet provides important business intelligence information that connects clients with their most valuable constituents.
The company wants its employees to be their best every day so that they can improve themselves and successfully grow their careers without burning out—and therefore developed its “Sustainable High Performance Program.” It’s all about not just promoting employees, but promoting wellness amongst employees with things like fitness reimbursement and daily well-being tips so they can be happy, healthy, and productive while they move up.
With support like this, there’s tons of opportunity to move up and around the company. Marketing Manager Kate Rogers started out at Virginia Tech, majoring in communications and public relations. She utilized her communications skills as a marketing coordinator at Dun & Bradstreet, spearheading successful paid-search marketing campaigns to support small business clients. After being promoted three times in just three years, Kate now works as a marketing manager, driving inbound strategy across several enterprise persona programs.
OptionsCity was founded in 2006 by software professionals working in the financial industry. Noticing the gap in electronic trading software, OptionsCity created award-winning products that make professional trading easy to manage.
OptionsCity trains its employees to become confident leaders in the world of technology. According to team members, there are always exciting opportunities to apply new skills, wear different hats, and gain more responsibility. Everyone’s empowered to learn the inner workings of the business—and become a driving force in the company’s success.
“You can learn every aspect of the business at OptionsCity and grow your skill set. You don’t have to be involved in every single role—but you can be. The sky is the limit at a company like this,” shares one employee.
Since 2007, Aviary has provided millions of amateur and experienced photographers with professional photo editing tools for iOS, Android, Windows, and the web—empowering them to make their creative content picture-perfect.
Aviary’s merge with design leader Adobe brings exciting opportunities for everyone. Guided by Adobe’s forward-thinking focus on cloud computing and subscriptions, Aviary is creating new mobile design tools that will be accessible to anyone in any location. Better still? The Adobe partnership increases Aviary’s possibilities for learning and growth as Aviary employees can now collaborate with hundreds of additional teams.
“There are great opportunities to learn and grow and fulfill your potential as an employee—whether that's with Aviary or with the Adobe agency at large,” says co-founder Avi Muchnick.
Target is guest-obsessed—seeking to make well-designed products affordable—and that’s changed little since the company’s founding.
Target’s focus on technology extends beyond corporate headquarters. Target hosts a variety of meet-ups on a monthly basis to discuss new software platforms and trends and share lessons learned with the local tech community. The company also offers internships for local college students to gain real work experience, and events like Target Science and Technology Day encourage young women to pursue careers in STEM fields.
For example, engineer Ashley Montgomery came to Target through the company’s Technology Leadership Program, a 15-month program that offers recent college graduates an opportunity to rotate through different company teams and departments. Montgomery credits the Leadership Program with helping her bridge the gap between the college environment and working for a big company like Target.
As part of Hearst—one of the largest, most diversified media companies in the world—Hearst Media Services offers digital and print “marketing without borders” to consumers in southwestern Connecticut, the tri-state area, and beyond.
The Hearst Media Services leadership team empowers its employees to go for their goals—confident that team members are capable of doing their jobs and doing them well. With no red tape, lots of authority to make influential decisions, and help from management available as necessary, employees are always set for their own success.
“The diversity of accounts, the ability to work on different levels with different teams all over the country and all over the world, and the chance to learn about companies are pivotal at Hearst Media Services. They make our culture unique,” says Buddy White, Senior Digital Account Manager.
Lytx is a market-leading innovator that develops technologies to change driver behavior and make roadways safer.
Lytx employees describe the company as “the perfect playground for developing a product” and are constantly building new things and learning from each other along the way. The Lytx team works on the entire technology spectrum all under one roof—from hardware and software to smart data and predictive analytics—to help clients save lives all across the world. Everyone is encouraged to challenge themselves and continuously improve, creating an environment of passionate, engaged employees.
“When I walked into Lytx, I realized there’s a lot of opportunity not only for my own career but also to help others, and that, to me, is very important,” says Anton Lunde, Senior Software Engineer.
Wallaby is designed to help consumers save money and exert more control over their finances. The company’s mobile app and web browser extension use an algorithm that helps people get the most out of their credit card transactions.
The company’s management style is very hands-off, giving employees a lot of freedom and ownership of their work. At the same time, managers have high expectations of the people they hire. This gives people the freedom to experiment and learn on the job—with guidance from their managers when things don’t quite go as planned.
“The management style is very direct, but they give you total autonomy over your work, which is great. If you make a mistake, you’re going to hear about it, but I like having the freedom to make that mistake,” explains Blake Dy, Lead Software Engineer.
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As an Associate Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author