19 Companies Hiring Like Crazy in October
There are a lot of great things that come along with the month of October—cooler temperatures, Halloween, football, and a steaming mug of hot apple cider are just a few that might immediately spring to mind.
But, we have news for you: October is also the perfect month to get hired. Why? Well, we’ve rounded up 19 awesome companies that are looking to fill a bunch of open spots across all departments.
So, polish up your resume, and you might just be able to add “scored dream job” to the long list of things to love about this month.
1. Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. operates Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Intermix, and Athleta brands—offering quality clothing and accessories for men, women, and children on an international scale.
With so many amazing brands under the Gap Inc. umbrella, there’s always a wealth of job opportunities, and even more so now that the company is hiring for the holiday season. Being a seasonal employee at a Gap Inc. store provides pretty great perks, like merchandise discounts for some of your favorite brands, but even better is the chance to start a lasting career—many seasonal employees love the company so much they end up staying for years to come.
But if that doesn't feel like a fit, don’t fret. There are plenty of other roles open as well, from merchandisers to systems technicians and business analysts to textile designers.
Understory generates real-time, localized, atmospheric data to provide insight and early detection of weather risks.
And with several open spots on the company’s team, the forecast has never been better to apply for your dream role.
With a job at Understory, you’re in for a challenging and rewarding career. “It’s great to work on interesting and hard problems with great people, to unlock data that’s never been available before,” shares Eric Hewitt, Lead Software Engineer.
Fetch Robotics is a venture-backed Silicon Valley startup—revolutionizing the way work is done with innovative industrial robotic solutions.
If you’re interested in building the future—quite literally one bolt at a time—then a job at Fetch Robotics is just what you’re looking for. The company’s team is taking those high-functioning robots you thought only existed in science fiction and turning them into reality.
“It’s really cool to see all the parts come in—from the screws to the nuts and bolts to the sheet metal—and seeing them all compiled into this awesome product,” says Procurement Manager Tashana Simon.
Ready to build your—and the company’s—future? Check out Fetch Robotics’ open jobs and submit your application.
Upwork is the leading online workplace, providing business owners and freelancers with a marketplace to find each other.
It only makes sense that a company dedicated to helping freelancers find work would have a ton of awesome job opportunities itself. From engineers to account executives, Upwork has a bunch of available positions that might just be the perfect fit for you.
Even better? Life as an Upwork employee is awesome. Team members enjoy unlimited paid time off, subsidized commuting, monthly fitness and therapy reimbursement, tons of social events, and even “Work Online Wednesdays”—where they’re encouraged to experience the life of a remote worker each and every week.
Altarum improves the world’s health and medical opportunities through research and technology by locating, understanding, and solving complex challenges in individual populations’ healthcare systems.
The employees at Altarum view each other as more than just co-workers—they’re friends. And, they all work together toward a mission of improving health systems that keep the world going.
“I come in every morning and know that each little task I do has the potential to impact someone’s life,” says Kristi Cook, Associate Consultant, “Not all jobs allow you to reach that far.”
Joining an awesome team with a rewarding purpose? Sounds like a no-brainer to us.
6. Phase One
Phase One is a full life cycle, global internet technology solutions firm, seeking to radically change the way that IT business solutions are built and deployed.
Phase One is aiming to add another 80 employees to its ever-growing team by the time the year ends. So, needless to say, there’s never been a better time to toss your hat into the ring.
Want to know what you’re in for? Well, how does an incredibly supportive team, tons of opportunities for continuing education, and summertime happy hours on the office patio sound to you?
If you’re already smiling, Phase One is eagerly awaiting your application.
7. Dow Jones
Dow Jones is a top global provider of real-time news and business information—delivering unrivaled quality content to millions of consumers and organizations.
As one of the largest news-gathering operations, it’s safe to say that Dow Jones is always looking to add to its team of passionate, driven, and innovative go-getters.
As a Dow Jones employee, you can plan on a long and rewarding career with the company. “I started here eleven years ago. Every week and every month I’ve learned something,” shares Geoff Rogow, News Editor for WSJ.
Schoology is an award-winning academic hub for educators—providing innovative technology tools that improve educational learning beyond the classroom.
You’re never done learning. And, nowhere is that more true than at Schoology, a company that connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education and provides all the tools needed to personalize learning and improve student outcomes.
Schoology is currently hiring passionate, driven people to help make that happen. What does the company look for? “When hiring, we look for people with confident conviction in strategies for building technology and solving problems,” explains Alex Montgomery, Engineering Manager.
GLG provides professional educational platforms that connect industry experts—changing the way the world’s business leaders learn and share information.
If things like regular happy hours, community service days, a company kickball team, and even a resident office barista all sound like the makings of your dream job, then you’ve found your place at GLG.
Beyond that? You’ll have the rewarding knowledge that your work is making a true difference in the way that people and professionals connect to each other. GLG has nearly 100 open positions posted right now. So, there’s no time like the present to submit your application!
10. Bounce Exchange
Bounce Exchange is an online marketing analytics platform—enabling its clients to track web traffic as they convert new customers.
Bounce Exchange has been growing rapidly. But thanks to a focus on culture fit during interviews, the company has still managed to keep a tight grip on the close-knit feel it prides itself on. At the end of the day, the team is known to kick back, have a few beers, and play some ping-pong together.
As for the growth of Bounce Exchange’s team? It’s something you can definitely be a part of. “One of the most exciting things about the company is that we’re growing so fast. I’ve never been part of a company that’s hiring so quickly,” says Christina Barney, Office Manager.
AppNexus powers the advertising that keeps the internet running—providing an innovative platform to help companies efficiently reach their audiences.
The employees at AppNexus are passionate about—and thrive in—a culture of learning and teaching. The company’s employees constantly challenge themselves to improve, and they love to share knowledge to help empower those around them.
And, the company is always looking to add new people to the mix. “AppNexus derives a lot of strength from having a diverse array of people, perspectives, and talent,” shares Catherine Williams, Chief Data Scientist.
1-800-PetMeds provides pet owners with affordable access to prescription and OTC pet medications, as well as nutritional supplements and other pet care products for dogs, cats, and horses.
Although 1-800-PetMeds is a relatively large company, employees feel as if they belong to a close-knit group and co-workers share a unique camaraderie with one another. “What I love most about working at PetMeds—aside from helping customers—is the family-like atmosphere of the company,” adds Rosetta Cunningham, Customer Care Representative.
Oh, and rest assured, animal lovers—you can bet there’s usually an office dog or two wandering around.
13. Rainforest QA
Rainforest is the only Continuous QA platform engineered for speed and efficiency to help companies test their websites or applications in multiple browsers on multiple devices.
Rainforest QA has plenty of room to grow. The company’s expansive office has room for over 100 people, a constant reminder of the growth potential ahead.
And, you can bet Rainforest QA plans to fill those seats with hard-working, proactive people who are ready to own their own projects. So, go ahead—submit your application for one of the company’s open positions.
Family-owned with over 1,800 stores worldwide, Panda Restaurant Group defines American Chinese cuisine by using bold flavors and fresh ingredients as the largest fast-casual Chinese chain.
Just because Panda Restaurant Group is already the largest American Chinese restaurant chain in the world doesn’t mean the team plans on slowing down any time soon. This company has an eye toward future growth, and knows it takes good people to make that happen.
“We are constantly open to growing—to challenging ourselves and each other. Ultimately, Panda’s growth comes because of its people,” says Brian Lim, VP of Information Systems.
Spiceworks offers up a free information technology community app that allows businesses to reach millions of the world's spiciest IT professionals.
When it comes to interviewing and hiring potential employees, Spiceworks sticks to a philosophy of only bringing on people who are self-starters and can be trusted to complete tasks properly and on time.
The company knows that no one enjoys being micromanaged and makes it a point to create a space where such a practice isn’t necessary. So, if you’re someone who likes to grab the reins and take charge of your own career success, Spiceworks’ open roles are calling your name.
Ultimate Software is a cloud-based capital management technology company—helping organizations increase workforce productivity with people-centric solutions.
Ultimate Software’s mission is, “people first.” But, that doesn’t just apply to the company’s clients—it’s also important for employees.
“I’m excited when new people come in and want to be innovative, affect change, and have influence across the company because I know that Ultimate Software will provide the tools and resources for them to do so!” shares Ted Vukelich, VP of Technical Services Delivery.
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 is all about empowering employees and giving them the tools they need to make their big ideas happen. With an open, communicative leadership style, asking questions and presenting ideas is encouraged and especially easy to do.
One things for sure: You’ll never be bored. “Here at Nordson, there are so many chances for opportunity, not only with linearly going up the chain,” explains Mechanical Engineer Madeline Oswalt. “But so many options to go horizontally too.”
Framebridge is a full-service online custom-framing company—making beautifully framed and custom designed art easily accessible.
Since its inception, Framebridge has grown rapidly, receiving accolades for its unique ability to blend excellent design with innovative technology. And, the company has its motivated team to thank for that growth. “We’re a ‘yes and’ team—instead of rejecting an idea we want to see how we can turn that idea to a reality,” says Julia Lovett, Product Manager.
The company is currently hiring for several open spots. So, snag a place on Framebridge’s team, and you’ll be in for your own picture-perfect moment.
Yext is the world’s leading location data management company, assisting more than 650,000 businesses in engaging mobile consumers across a network of over 100 publisher sites.
If you’ve been searching and searching for your dream job, look no further—Yext marks the spot. Yext’s software enables companies of all sizes to leverage location-based technologies to improve their online presence so consumers are more likely to visit these locations.
And, the Yext team definitely isn’t all work and no play. In the New York office, there’s even an entire Fun Room, where employees gather to enjoy some downtime together. There’s a pastime for every personality, from video games to card games—and even a foosball table.
Ready to navigate your way to a brand new job? Send in your application now.
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