Often ranked as one of the top companies to work for, Google has become synonymous with “cool place to work.” But, believe us when we tell you that the tech giant doesn’t monopolize that market.
As a matter of fact, we’ve pulled together 19 companies that are just as awesome as Google (maybe even more so!), offering everything from brag-worthy perks to the chance to work on innovative products. And, the best part? They’re all hiring right now.
So, polish up your resume, submit your application, and prepare to do what you always thought was impossible: Making Google employees jealous of your sweet new job.
HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.
Want to get your foot in the door with an industry that’s constantly growing? “The tourism industry and HomeAway are developing and evolving a lot, so there are many exciting things to look forward to here,” shares Laura Matala, Onboarding Project Lead. Beyond that, employees enjoy a fun atmosphere, sweet offices, the chance to win a totally free vacation, and one amazing holiday bash.
Vanguard is one of the world's largest investment companies. After 40 years, the organization’s structure remains unique in the industry. Vanguard is client-owned, meaning fund shareholders own the funds, which own Vanguard. Today, the company is widely recognized as a leader in low-cost investing and a steadfast advocate for the interests of investors. Vanguard’s core purpose is "to take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success."
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Googlers love giving back to their community, and the same can be said for the team members at Vanguard. The company provides staff with plenty of community service opportunities, an annual volunteer paid day off, and a salary withdrawal program where employees can designate a portion of their paycheck to be donated to an organization of their choosing.
Better Mortgage is a full-stack mortgage company connecting consumers directly to funders, speeding and simplifying the process to purchase or refinance a home.
If you’ve always envied the sense of pride and ownership Googlers have over their work, Better could be the perfect place for you. The CEO imagines a future with entrepreneurial employees all spearheading development in specific areas so designated managers aren’t needed. Instead of passing ideas up a command chain, team members share informal collaborations that naturally form teams to achieve milestones.
Nexus is the leading provider of accounts payable and payments automation software for the real estate industry. Its procure-to-pay solution takes a 360 degree view of customer and supplier needs, addressing pain points unique to real estate. By putting people at the forefront of automation, the Nexus product suite offers more than efficiency, control, and insight—it makes it easier to maintain the relationships at the heart of business. When people connect, technology works.
Google is big on trust and transparency, and so is the team at Nexus. Each Friday, all employees—from the CEO to entry-level interns—gather together to discuss the company’s direction, strategy, values, and mission. By ensuring alignment toward one purpose, the organization enables employees to assert their own judgement in situations throughout the week.
When you say you work at Google, there’s instant name recognition—and the very same thing can be said when you’re an AT&T employee. But, if you hear this name and only think cell phone plans, you’re sorely mistaken. AT&T spearheads fast-paced sprint projects and deploys smart technology for external startups, innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, and inventors. “At AT&T, we’re working on many different innovative and intuitive telepresence and applications projects—beyond cell phones,” adds Nancy Dominguez, Traffic Manager.
Frontline Education firmly believes that education leaders deserve innovative technologies that support their strategic goals. As an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 K-12 organizations, Frontline Education solutions support more than 80,000 schools and millions of educators, administrators, and school personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. With more than 20 years of experience serving the front line of education, the company provides actionable intelligence and insights that enable informed decisions and drive engagement across school systems. The award-winning Frontline Insights Platform brings together dedicated K-12 human capital management solutions to meet the unique needs of the education community.
Frontline Education is big on work-life balance and flexibility. Managers trust their staff completely, allowing them to work remotely or create their own schedules to meet the needs of their families at home. There’s no question about it—family comes first at Frontline Education.
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Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to careers, productivity, and the freelance life. In addition to The Muse, she's a contributor all over the web and dishes out research-backed advice for places like Atlassian, Trello, Toggl, Wrike, The Everygirl, FlexJobs, and more. She's also an Employment Advisor at a local college, and loves helping students prepare to thrive in careers (and lives!) they love. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she's usually babying her two rescue mutts or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard or check out her website.More from this Author