You know that feeling when you’re doing something you really love? Time seems to fly, but at the same time you never want to stop; challenges are exciting and accomplishments put you on cloud nine; energy just seems to flow through you.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could feel that every day—at work?
Well, we’ve got a hunch that these 15 companies will give you that tingly, this is awesome feeling. Whether it’s because of their cultures, perks, the work that they’re doing, or all three, people love working for these companies—and we think you will, too.
HelloSign is a cloud-based electronic signature tool, enabling users to sign, fill out, send, retrieve, and save documents paperlessly.
Team members agree that there’s a lot to look forward to at HelloSign, between the interesting work, the smart and driven teammates, and the overall environment of relaxation and fun. Speaking of fun, HelloSign co-workers strongly believe in working hard to play hard. Having unlimited paid time off means that employees can take a much-deserved break whenever they need it—and not feel bad about it.
Spiceworks offers up a free information technology community app that allows businesses to reach millions of the world's spiciest IT professionals.
Spiceworks sticks fast to its philosophy of hiring self-starters—it knows that no one enjoys being micromanaged and makes it a point to create a space where such a practice isn’t necessary. Even better? Employees can agree that the company has it all in terms of perks: on-site yoga room, employee-only gym, free snacks, and—of course—great people.
“Our culture here at Spiceworks is vibrant and infectious,” shares Senior Account Executive McKenna Appling.
Slack provides a real-time messaging, archiving, and search system that brings company and social communications together all in one place.
Having seen a surge in company growth over the years, Slack is deliberate about fostering an inclusive and friendly environment within its increasing community of employees. In fact, one of the attributes that staff members enjoy most while working at Slack is the reality that all ideas receive equal consideration and appreciation across the team. So, if you want to be an integral part of a thriving business, this is the place for you.
TrackMaven is a competitive intelligence platform that provides digital marketers with the analysis they need to build great brands.
With a job at TrackMaven, you’d be a part of a team that loves coming into work and feels inspired by its strong community impact. And that’s really saying something about the culture, for that to draw and motivate employees even more than the awesome perks and benefits. “Everyone around you is succeeding and having fun doing it,” says Senior Sales Executive Bryan Sartory.
DogVacay is an online platform, connecting pet owners with dependable pet sitters in cities all across the country.
With an office full of fun-loving employees and furry friends bouncing off every corner, DogVacay has a playful energy that’s hard to resist.
“I have to admit that when I come into work every day, I feel great about everyone who is around me,” says Chief Technology Officer Eddie Thomas of the work environment and culture at DogVacay. “I can just look around and see smiling faces and people who are ready to drop whatever they’re doing just to help somebody else out.”
For over 76 years, HP has been creating top-notch technologies, aiming to engineer not only equipment but also experiences that make a better world for every person in every place.
HP offers an extremely supportive yet autonomous work environment—so you get a healthy blend of hands-on and hands-off management. And as such a large and established company, it has a whole slew of perks to offer, ranging from discounted products to on-site fitness centers. HP is a big believer in improving bonds between people, the company, and its community, so check out its open positions today.
Rubicon Project is an industry-leading digital advertising company—automating the buying and selling of global online ads.
With 14 office locations and over 500 employees, Rubicon Project's tech innovation continues to live on—driven still by the entrepreneurial spirit that inspired its beginning. An essential part of its upward journey, employees have managed to maintain the creative magic of its core values—cultivating a thriving culture motivated by fond experiences and industry-changing ideas.
SendGrid is a cloud-based service offering its customers fast, accurate, and cost-efficient email delivery to help their businesses grow.
SendGrid believes in investing in building a strong team, so the company outings are filled with team-building exercises—and plenty of time to build genuine friendships. Between Friday gaming sessions and seasonal retreats, you can tell the company culture is heavily driven by the four H’s that its employees all share: happy, hungry, humble, and honest.
10. Lighthouse Labs
Lighthouse Labs is a community driven mobile and web developer bootcamp, focused on providing students with full-stack capabilities and job placement after eight weeks of immersive training.
“There’s a real sense of ambition and desire and thirst for knowledge,” says co-founder and Chief Talking Officer Jeremy Shaki of Lighthouse Labs’ culture, “but also one that is giving back to a community on a regular basis, creating a recursive cycle.” Whether you want to be part of a community that puts collaborating and innovating at its core, or you’re looking for a career change, Lighthouse Labs could be the place for you.
Magnetic streamlines targeting, merchandising, and marketing by gathering details about what people look for when browsing online, using smart analytics to help companies attract the right customers.
Magnetic brings in and retains exceptional employees with a relaxed environment and unrivaled camaraderie. When it comes to working with this company, you know you’ll be a part of a team that cares just as much about who you are as they care about what you do. “We love to talk about people’s hobbies—to extend the relationships here beyond work and into each other’s personal lives,” says Director of Account Services Priyanka Yadav.
12. Owens Corning
Owens Corning is an industry-leading global manufacturer and marketer of commercial and residential insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite building materials.
Employees at Owens Corning feel empowered to make big decisions independently, and to really take charge of their own careers. Even more, a strong sense of camaraderie and support can be felt throughout the company, with a wide variety of day-to-day perks available, from the on-site gym and health center to the walking path around the campus. “Owens Corning is a people-based company,” says Digital Solutions Partner Tim Keefer. “People are friendly—and politics don't get in the way.”
Thumbtack is an online marketplace for local services, connecting consumers with the right professionals to accomplish personal projects.
The company’s team-bonding traditions, professional development perks, and overall culture of support and improvement are truly central to its success. Thumbtack's employees are driven by the positive impact of the work they do, understanding that it’s directly tied to people’s livelihood and well-being. Check out the open positions and apply to work with Thumbtack—we think you’ll really love being part of such an inspirational group.
14. W by Worth
W by Worth provides a curated, personal fashion design experience for the modern woman.
W by Worth embraces a collaborative work ethic when it comes to design, marketing, and company management. Employees are encouraged to freely share their ideas, requests, and input. Building on ideas helps them evolve and grow—and that’s the paradigm at the foundation of the fashion design company since the start. “Passion is critical to everything we do: passion for your business, but also leading a rich, balanced life—whether that means family, philanthropy, community, travel, or leisure,” explains Stylist Stephanie Smith. “W by Worth allows you the opportunity to have all of that—and a career too."
Using proven optimization strategies and the latest tracking and quality assurance technology, W4 helps companies like Groupon and Amazon grow their businesses and reach a wider audience.
Though fueled by healthy competition, W4 employees place a premium on work-life balance. From birthdays in the office to holiday and anniversary bashes in some of LA’s trendiest restaurants, you know that you’ll have meaningful work and a motivating community to enjoy here. Plus, just three miles from Santa Monica Beach, W4 is a career-driven beach-lover’s paradise.
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TopicsCompany Profiles , Job Search , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Rubicon Project , SendGrid , DogVacay , Magnetic , Thumbtack , Aviary , Spiceworks , Hellosign , TrackMaven , W by Worth , Owens Corning , W4 , Company Roundup , Slack , HP , Lighthouse Labs
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