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 rest assured that we don't just work with anyone. And when it comes to articles like this, these Muse-worthy brands made this list not because they want to be included, but because their culture, policies, and employee feedback showed us that they deserve to be. Here's to finding the company of your dreams!
Remember the excitement of back-to-school time? When you’d set off with your new pencil case and your crisp, empty notebooks ready to tackle everything that the year had to throw your way?
You can still get that feeling when you land a new job. Despite the fact that you’ve reached adulthood, a new job symbolizes a fresh start. It’s a chance to change things up and put yourself out there for new opportunities.
So, it makes sense that this month—when schools everywhere are officially back in session—is the perfect time to look for a new gig. Check out these 19 awesome companies that are making big hires in September, and prepare to recapture that excitement of the back-to-school season!
For more than 170 years, New York Life has been helping families and individuals all across the country with investment, retirement, and life insurances plans and policies.
Technology is constantly evolving. At New York Life, that pace is driving the business forward—and the company is looking for the ambitious tech professionals whose ideas will help shape its future. From engineering to project management, joining the team at New York Life presents a unique opportunity to apply startup ingenuity and innovation to an industry leader that focuses on long-term growth.
Raffa redefines financial services by serving nonprofit and socially-minded companies as a strategic team of back office partners who specialize in operational efficiency and compliance.
What can you expect if you land a new job at Raffa? A warm welcome and plenty of support. When new employees join the Raffa family, they go through more than the week-long training program—newbies get an assigned buddy to mentor them personally and professionally. After they’re seasoned pros, team members take a set number of continuing education credits each year—on top of up to 20 days of technical or leadership training time.
FBI personnel are offered unique professional development opportunities to advance in their careers. Employees can take virtual classes or temporary case assignments at offices around the country.
Rest assured, not every single FBI employee is a Special Agent—FBI staff members come from various backgrounds. Some are accountants and lawyers, while others are forensic scientists and intelligence analysts. The agency tries to place new recruits into positions and branches where their unique skill sets will shine in protecting the nation from unknown threats. “In terms of recruitment, we’re looking for people with grit, brains, and heart,” adds a Supervisory Special Agent.
Bluewolf is a global business consulting firm, innovating business processes and technologies to help companies accelerate customer engagement and drive sales.
With top industry clients, three major product releases a year, growing offices around the world, and an impressive pool of technical resources and talent, Bluewolf is confidently headed for massive global impact. To scale its ever-evolving platform, Bluewolf wants to hire the right people to join the pack—enterprising game-changers that believe in its transformational business methodology and can enthusiastically move challenging ideas forward.
Pactiv is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of food packaging and foodservice products.
Pactiv believes in developing talent—training and nurturing its employees to achieve their career goals. The company also knows that great ideas can come from anyone. So, it trains all managers to serve as mentors and encourages an open-door environment to optimize employee engagement. Pactiv’s managers empower employees to set their own destinies, going above and beyond to guide every team member towards career success.
6. Getty Images
Getty Images meets modern visual communication needs as a leading creator and distributor of award-winning still imagery, video, and multimedia products, delivered through in-house brands.
“There’s so much variety in everything—what we’re building, who we work with, our employees, and what’s coming up next for Getty Images,” says Karissa Liloc, Product Manager. And with so much exciting stuff coming down the pipeline, the company is making big hires in order to keep up with that fast pace. With over 50 open positions all across the globe, there’s never been a better time to join the Getty Images team.
Earnest Research is a VC-backed data innovation startup driven to change the way professionals understand consumer and business behavior.
While Earnest is laser-focused on growing its business, its people dedicate time to invest in their interpersonal relationships. The company regularly hosts in-office and off-campus activities to unwind and get to know each other beyond the day-to-day. That can include billiards or a round of golf in the office, Escape the Room challenges, office puppy parties, or transcendent nachos at the Green Room, a favorite local pub.
Guidepoint connects clients to a vast network of experts—across industries around the globe—providing strategic insights and a competitive advantage as they make business decisions and investments.
Seeking out only the best talent, Guidepoint’s management places a great degree of trust in employees while always providing an open atmosphere where employees can learn, ask questions, and get the support they need. At Guidepoint, employees have access to numerous professional development opportunities, and management provides great preparation for new roles and advancement.
Quizlet is a leading education tech company that builds learning tools to inspire and empower a community of over 20 million students and teachers around the world.
The team at Quizlet certainly knows how to work hard. But, when it’s time to blow off some steam, they also know how to play hard. Employees organize board game lunch dates or venture out to Oakland to try a great new restaurant. They also like to host themed happy hours, like their recent spelling bee event, or sing karaoke together after work. Have your go-to karaoke song at the ready? Check out their numerous open positions.
LegalZoom enables businesses and families to protect what matters most. With helpful tools and convenient access to attorneys, LegalZoom has helped close to 4 million people manage their legal needs.
Want to find a company that empowers you to work the way you want? You’ll feel right at home at LegalZoom. In addition to allowing employees to identify schedules that suit them best, team members are given the green light to innovatively execute their professional tasks. LegalZoom allows employees the freedom to explore imaginative solutions and eliminate challenging legal problems—fostering a positive and productive work environment.
HelloSign is a cloud-based electronic signature tool, enabling users to sign, fill out, send, retrieve, and save documents paperlessly.
According to team members, there’s a lot to look forward to when you work at HelloSign. In addition to a fully stocked kitchen, there are catered lunches every Friday where staff can relax and get to know each other better, there are rousing games of ping-pong for a fun work break, and unlimited paid time off.
POLITICO offers fresh perspectives in the world of modern politics. Since its early days in Washington, POLITICO has grown across the Atlantic, supplying a hungry new international audience.
POLITICO is a fast-paced, agile workplace that is powered by creativity and guided by high achievers looking to make a difference. The company is intensely focused on hiring the best talent, and frequently rewards employees for thinking outside the box. Team members are strongly encouraged to execute projects outside of their comfort zones and assess their professional ambitions and the company’s future—honestly and often.
13. Vera Bradley
Vera Bradley is an apparel and fashion retail company, specializing in colorful and stylish travel and lifestyle products that make everything a little bit happier.
As an organization, Vera Bradley is passionate about both its products and its people. And the team sure knows how to keep things interesting in the office. Random moments of fun make every day at Vera Bradley incredibly entertaining and energizing—from hilarious associate sing-alongs to booming Friday music mornings, excitement runs high, and pride runs deep.
14. Hearst Magazines
One of the largest media organizations in the United States, Hearst Magazines publishes popular print and digital information that reaches readers throughout the nation and all around the world.
With such a vast and diverse group of titles under its umbrella, Hearst Magazines finds many group and individual ways to celebrate the company’s unique culture. From corporation-wide days of service to individual team lunches, happy hours, conferences, and intramural sports, there’s certainly no shortage of opportunities for fun and team bonding.
15. Tory Burch
Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand available in more than 50 countries worldwide, and includes products ranging from shoes, clothing, and accessories to home and beauty products.
Employees at Tory Burch are always recognized for their work, while also being encouraged to continuously develop as professionals. The company gives team members the breathing room they need to try different things and find where they fit. “By allowing me to wear multiple hats and develop my own processes, Tory Burch has helped me utilize and develop skills that I didn’t even know I had,” shares a Senior Industrial Engineer.
16. KDM Engineering
KDM is an electrical engineering organization based in the city of Chicago. The firm focuses on the development of medium-to high-voltage utility designs.
At KDM Engineering, employee happiness has been a priority since day one. Lunch & Learns are just one of the many programs KDM Engineering has put into place to assist its employees in day-to-day work and life situations. During these catered events, seminars are given on numerous different pertinent topics—including healthy ways to deal with stress and helpful ways to manage time.
Entertainment One is a leading international entertainment company specializing in the acquisition, production, and widespread distribution of industry-altering film, television, and music content.
Everyone at eOne operates with an entrepreneurial spirit—especially the leadership. Managers constantly encourage employees to be confident in their decision-making and seek new opportunities to further themselves both personally and professionally. The company finds this management style allows everyone to bring their best ideas to the table.
Argen is the world’s largest manufacturer of dental alloys and a leader of innovation within the industry, dedicated to improving people’s lives by preserving their greatest physical asset—teeth.
With a supportive and familial atmosphere (it’s not uncommon to see the CEO walking the halls!) and perks like weekly fruit baskets, there’s plenty to love about working for Argen Corporation. But, above all else, the greatest reward for employees is being able to create products that change people’s lives—products that literally enable them to smile or eat without pain.
19. Gap Inc.
Even though Gap Inc. has stores around the world, their employees all have one thing in common: a passion for the brand. Their passion for the brand and business pushes them to do their best, allowing employees to have tons of career mobility. And with a collaborative management style, employees are able to really see their suggestions and ideas come to life.
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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
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