Sure, there are plenty of workplaces out there that claim to emphasize work-life balance. But, the 18 companies we’ve rounded up here do more than just talk the talk—they actually walk the walk.
From flexible schedules to unlimited vacation policies, these places understand that balanced employees are the happiest employees, and thus make healthy work-life balance a core piece of their cultures.
The best part? They’re all hiring right now. So, submit your application and prepare to work for a company that understands—gasp!—that you actually have a life away from your desk.
Cornerstone OnDemand pioneers solutions to help organizations recruit and retain quality candidates, offering a unified talent management suite for finding and continually developing great employees.
With unlimited vacation and a culture that fosters friendships that extend beyond the workplace, Cornerstone’s perks demonstrate a true commitment to work-life balance. The company is also a big believer in flexibility—in more ways than one. Cornerstone’s daily in-office yoga sessions are a favorite for employees who want to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Blackbaud is one of the leading global providers of software and services for nonprofit organizations, connecting passionate people to important causes in order to raise funds and awareness.
It’s easy to think of work-life balance in a somewhat self-centered way—it’s what you need in order to feel happy and productive. But, Blackbaud turns that concept on its head with the company’s Volunteer for Vacation program, where employees are rewarded with extra vacation time for hours they’ve spent volunteering. More time off while also helping your community? Sounds like a win-win to us.
Cansel is the largest distributor of land-based positioning systems in North America, specializing in precision survey equipment and supplying a full spectrum of peripheral products and services.
A team atmosphere, flexible hours, and peaceful environment characterize the Cansel office. Need a break from your computer? With a conveniently located workplace, Cansel employees enjoy easy access to peaceful hiking trails and river walks that allow them to return to the office feeling refreshed and recharged.
Asana is a web and mobile task management app—designed to effortlessly increase teamwork productivity without email.
Asana gives its employees autonomy to manage individual work schedules, allowing Asanas to have a life outside of their careers—and giving working parents free time to tend to family responsibilities. By placing an emphasis on passions instead of punching the clock, Asana enables its teams to work diligently yet flexibly, supporting an enjoyable work-life balance without burnout.
FabFitFun delivers happiness to its community through seasonal subscription boxes filled with the latest and greatest products in beauty, fashion, technology, fitness, food, and home.
While FabFitFun certainly emphasizes healthy work-life balance—including providing opportunities for employees to go outside and try new workout classes (yes, even during the workday)—it’s the company’s tight-knit culture that makes the office an engaging environment, rather than a place to escape at the end of the day. “It is just a positive and feel-good place to be,” adds Reina Govindarajan, Director of Brand Partnerships, Lifestyle.
Spanx helps women feel great about themselves and their potential through its clothing—from bras and underwear to jeans and activewear—bringing affordable fashion to over 50 countries.
With a workforce that’s made up of mostly women, Spanx has established a culture that’s built around encouraging and empowering all of the company’s female employees—including providing a certain degree of flexibility. “A lot of people have young families here, and I think everyone here is supportive and flexible to foster everyone prioritizing their family,” says Taylor Sock, Merchandising Manager.
IgnitionOne’s marketing cloud technology and expert services simplify the task of identifying and engaging specific consumers at key moments of influence across desktop and mobile channels.
“We have fun by simply coming to work,” shares Rez Haque, Senior Software Engineer. The company’s awesome perks—think gaming breaks and beer taps—keep employees happy in the office. And, with client-site visits all over the world and an exchange program between the countries where the organization operates, IgnitionOne provides the perfect balance for its travel-loving team members.
Function1 is a software company specializing in enterprise technology, providing both tech and business professionals with a full picture outlook and overarching strategy for their organization.
This company puts work-life balance at the forefront. Unlimited paid time off, work-from-home flexibility, and an open, trusting environment combine to foster a strong community and culture. “There’s a lot of flexibility in your work hours, but we trust people to get their work done,” adds Allan Mai, Senior Consultant.
Southern Management Corporation provides clients with property management services all throughout the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC metro areas.
Anybody who’s ever had to deal with an unexpected emergency—only to realize they’re totally out of personal days—will appreciate Southern Management’s supportive approach to work-life balance. The company has a days-off donation program, where staff members contribute leave time to a bank that can be accessed by anyone in an emergency.
Tapingo is a fast-growing startup that leverages mobile technology to make it easier for users to order anything—from food to event tickets—with their mobile devices.
Tapingo makes sure employees have the opportunity to spend time together as friends as well as colleagues. From organized happy hours—known as “Tapi Hours”—to taking time to chat about a shared love of music, Tapingo employees don’t have to be all business all the time.
Nordson is a leading machinery company, manufacturing, engineering, and marketing multi-industry precision dispensing and processing products and systems used in end markets around the world.
Nordson understands that employees perform best when their personal and professional lives are well-balanced and fulfilling. And, that’s not just something the company says. Nordson puts its money where its mouth is by offering generous benefits packages and flexible schedules.
16. Bounce Exchange
Bounce Exchange is an online marketing analytics platform—enabling its clients to track web traffic as they convert new customers.
At Bounce Exchange, hard work and smart strategies are always rewarded. However, the company doesn't forget the importance of employee engagement. To ensure people are always feeling happy and healthy, Bounce Exchange makes a point to promote an open culture that celebrates every personality—and throws in the occasional happy hour just to keep things interesting.
17. CA Technologies
CA Technologies uses software to give customers a competitive advantage, increasing productivity through differentiated user experiences to help customers achieve new growth opportunities.
CA prides itself on offering employees plenty of ways to plan for the future while enjoying the present. Many team members work a flexible schedule that suits them best, and an NY-based culture committee ensures everyone thoroughly enjoys their time off by organizing Broadway play outings, informal happy hours, and festive holiday parties.
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TopicsCansel , Reformation , Blackbaud , FabFitFun , Job Search , Work-Life Balance , Company Profiles , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Cornerstone OnDemand , Spanx , Redbubble , CA Technologies , Southern Management Corporation , Nordson , Company Roundup , IgnitionOne , Greatist , Function1 , Bounce Exchange , The Washington Redskins , Asana , Tapingo , Yale New Haven Hospital
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