You want to know that your work makes a difference. And, what better way to do that than by working for a company that has its sights set on shaking up industries and changing the future?
Check out these 18 companies where you can make a real impact—not just on your employer and your own career, but on the world as a whole.
Facebook is the largest social media network, enabling over a billion users to openly connect with friends and family, share content, and discover the world.
At Facebook, innovation, technology, and social impact intersect every day. Teams across all disciplines work on projects that impact billions while being guided by five core values—move fast, focus on impact, be bold, be open, and build social value. Whether it's virtual or augmented reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or infrastructure projects, Facebookers are passionate about the company's mission to bring the world closer together.
The Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment companies, advising clients and the general public on savings, investment, retirement, personal finance, the economy, and much more.
Every single Vanguard employee is motivated by the mission of changing the way the world invests. But, when they’re not making a difference inside the office? They’re doing good outside of it. Throughout the year, Vanguard's crew donate their time and efforts to a wide variety of activities in order to make its communities stronger.
T-Mobile is a national provider of wireless voice, messaging, and data services capable of reaching over 293 million Americans where they live, work, and play.
As T-Mobile grows and expands into the home entertainment marketspace, it doesn’t simply look to join the ranks—it aims to change the game altogether. Teams are working on everything from 5G, IoT, and public cloud strategy to open source projects with blockchain and jazz. By focusing on the future and anticipating needs and trends, T-Mobile continues to awe its customer base and competitors with incredibly innovative ideas that push the industry forward.
Illumio works with companies the world over to deliver adaptive security software for every computing environment—protecting 80% of data center and cloud traffic threats missed by perimeter programs.
One of the biggest benefits of working with a growing company like Illumio is the all-around impact employees have on the overall product and business. Each person’s work directly affects the outcome of the finalized product and success of the business. Additionally, every individual has the opportunity to work cross-departmentally to learn new aspects of the product and business—and make a lasting impact on the future of data security.
Fetch Robotics is a venture-backed Silicon Valley startup—revolutionizing the way work is done with innovative industrial robotic solutions.
Fetch Robotics employees are literally building the future one nut and bolt at a time—turning the high-functioning robots imagined in science fiction into reality. After meticulous testing and development of their robotic systems, Fetch Robotics employees send the company's task-oriented VirtualConveyor and DataSurvey robots into the field to help warehouse associates work more efficiently.
Circa Healthcare provides high-quality print and digital advertising to the healthcare industry.
Employees at Circa Healthcare love the office because of the open structure of the space. The ability to interact freely with co-workers and team members allows for enhanced collaboration and team bonding. Add in the "walk-and-talk" outdoor meetings and the casual and fun indoor meeting spaces, and Circa Healthcare has created a recipe for collaborative success in evolving healthcare marketing.
Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit that advocates for consumers in the marketplace while providing reliable, unbiased evaluations of a variety of products and services.
Consumer Reports tackles tough topics, like product safety and sustainability, healthcare, food, and digital privacy—issues at the forefront of people's minds and wallets. More than just ratings, Consumer Reports investigates consumer issues using an evidence-based approach to journalism designed to distill complex topics into actionable information. As a true fact-based organization, Consumer Reports brings this same evidence-based approach to product testing, marketing, and product development.
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. That means listening to the needs of the adults and children that MDA serves. Powered with this information, they think strategically about how they can accelerate treatment and cures to give patients the chance to live longer and grow stronger.
9. Next Century
Next Century creates security solutions that combine industry expertise with data visualization, geographic information systems, image exploitation, and mobile computing programs.
The work performed at Next Century isn’t always easy—but few worthwhile roles ever are. In a role at Next Century, it takes talent above and beyond that of most people working in the industry. It takes a non-stop craving to be better today than yesterday. The company doesn’t create “things”—it crafts solutions that help save lives, making it a challenging yet highly rewarding place to grow a career.
RX is a clean-label snack brand with products made from a few simple ingredients and no BS.
RXBAR uses its service-oriented philosophy to differentiate itself from other products in a crowded market. Customer feedback is taken very seriously, as employees are constantly striving to better understand their customer base. RXBAR’s healthy and inclusive work environment makes it possible for employees to deliver great customer experiences—because people who work at RXBAR feel valued, they're able to engage consumers in an authentic way.
Collective Health provides a complete health benefits solution so companies can more intelligently design, administer, and operate their benefits while giving a premium experience to staff.
Collective Health has a mighty mission—to make the American healthcare system effortless. While the company’s employees come from diverse backgrounds, they’re united by this audacious vision. With a corporate culture focused on empathy, authenticity, curiosity, and a need to solve hard problems, they are building the mission-driven team needed to truly reinvent the healthcare experience for everyday people.
Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers across the globe are connected with each other and empowered to buy, sell, and share resources to improve their craft.
When it comes to education, it’s common for powerful interests with little experience or understanding of teaching to disrupt institutions and impose their ideas and methods on educators. Instead, TpT serves students by first serving teachers—listening to educators and crafting solutions to fit their needs. This “listen and learn” mentality continues to drive TpT’s success.
13. World 50
World 50 hosts in-person and online conversations in a community made for executives from globally renowned organizations, fostering a collaborative environment to solve problems and share ideas.
World 50's investment in learning for leaders in other industries extends to its own workplace. The company conducts an annual internal summit where associates and special guests exchange ideas. World 50 believes that the more employees know about what's happening in the world, the better they can serve their members—and the bigger difference they can make.
thredUP is an online consignment store for consumers to buy and sell secondhand clothes from big brands.
thredUP wants each employee to truly feel as though they are a part of the larger company picture—so, they offer everyone in the organization stock options as a part of their bigger benefit package. In this way, each person is able to take ownership of their daily responsibilities with the full knowledge that they are moving both themselves and the company forward into the future.
A market leader in business process management and case management software, Appian delivers an enterprise application platform that unites users with their data, processes, and collaborations.
At Appian, management positions are taken very seriously. When an employee moves up in the ranks, a lot of trust is placed in his or her judgment and decision-making abilities. Managers are given a lot of freedom to manage their teams while also getting the support and feedback they need to grow and make a real impact.
eMarketer is a digital research firm and trusted authority on marketing data, insights, and perspectives to the world’s top brands, agencies, and media companies.
With over 20 progressive years in the digital marketing business, eMarketer's goal-setting techniques have evolved along with the industry in which it’s gained an outstanding reputation. Success is meticulously measured with detailed metrics as the company focuses on key performance indicators—analyzing data correlation with each department's impact and efforts, empowering teams with accountability for achievements, and strategizing improvements to be made going forward.
Wounded Warrior Project provides services and programs for injured veterans.
WWP teammates are mission-driven and guided by their core values. An open, inventive, and joyful workplace helps visiting warriors feel comfortable and inspires the team to bring their best every day. With an emphasis on collaboration, innovative ideas, and open communication, teammates support one another and receive encouragement in their own professional growth, all while serving and supporting the veteran community.
Nexus is the leading provider of accounts payable and payments automation software for the real estate industry.
Management and executives at Nexus take pride in working to grow each team member, both personally and professionally. By regularly meeting with each individual to discuss—and mark the progress of—long- and short-term goals, the company creates industry leaders inside its own walls, effectively growing the entire organization in the process.
Here at The Muse, we partner with a lot of great companies to bring you insider looks at their offices and awesome job listings. These employers pay us to be featured on the site, but these Muse-worthy brands made this list not just because they want to be included, but because their culture, policies, and employee feedback showed us that they deserve to be.
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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