Everybody would love to say that they work at Apple, wouldn’t they? But—let’s face it—no matter how much of a tech giant the company is, it only has so many open spots to fill.
So, what does that mean for you? That you’re destined for a life with a company that isn’t even half as cool?
On the contrary, my friends. From the awesome culture to the employee perks that are sure to inspire envy among all of your pals, there are plenty of other companies that are just as cool as Apple. Check these out, submit your application, and prepare for that inevitable jealousy.
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.
There’s nothing more rewarding than knowing your work is making a real, positive difference in the world. And, that’s exactly what you’ll get with a career at Blackbaud. Not only is this company’s very purpose to help good take over the world, it drives the point home further with the Day of Caring event.
A favorite among employees, the entire company spends a day out in the community doing various volunteer activities. Want further proof that Blackbaud walks the walk when it comes to doing good? Employees are rewarded with extra vacation time for hours they’ve spent volunteering.
Since 1962, this world-famous retail store has combined the affordability of a discount chain with department store-quality merchandise, prioritizing innovation and philanthropy every day.
Progressive is one of the best words to describe Target’s company culture. In fact, many employees assert that Target is really a startup masquerading as a Fortune 500 company. Where else can you find a combination like that?
The company believes in empowering employees to do their best work, including allowing team members to work in whatever way suits them best. Let’s just say that Target’s pioneering spirit can only be matched by companies like, well, Apple.
TripAdvisor is the world’s leading travel site for reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, travel packages, and more—so people can plan and book the perfect trip.
As the largest travel site in the world, it’s obvious that TripAdvisor knows how to accomplish big things. But, that doesn’t mean this company never cuts loose.
TripAdvisor recognizes the importance of creating a space and a culture where employees feel laid-back and comfortable in order to keep great ideas flowing freely. And, from the on-site culinary team and the game room to a private pub right in the office, it’s safe to say that this company is willing to do what it takes to pull those great ideas out of its team members.
Already picturing yourself in TripAdvisor’s private pub? Submit your application now!
Bluewolf is a global business consulting firm, innovating business processes and technologies to help companies accelerate customer engagement and drive sales.
There’s no denying that BlueWolf is innovative, and the company is always on the lookout for passionate employees who can help the team continue to reach new heights. “You get hired at Bluewolf for your potential, ideas, creativity, and your desire to be successful,” shares Caryn Fried, Head of Global Talent Management.
However, don’t think that you’ll be trapped in the office day in and day out. Employees have the independence and freedom to work when and where they want to. The best part? Team members also have the option to work in multiple countries through Bluewolf’s Global Rotation Program.
Volusion offers budding and established businesses an all-in-one e-commerce solution with 24/7 support that proactively helps entrepreneurs build and manage successful online stores.
Micromanagement isn’t something you’ll find in the Volusion office. In fact, management believes the best way to achieve awesome results is to hire amazing people, give them the resources they need, and then step back and let them do their work.
Want perks? Volusion has those too. From unlimited PTO, beer Fridays, and on-site concierge dry cleaning to chair massages, yoga classes, and bring-your-dog-to-work days, chances are high you’ll never want to actually leave the office.
Intercom gives online businesses a voice when speaking with customers by streamlining conversations through a communication platform that also makes targeted messaging natural and personal.
If jet-setting between San Francisco and Dublin, Ireland for company projects and events sounds like a dream come true, then you’ve officially found your calling at Intercom. With offices in both locations, Intercom employees enjoy the opportunity to fly between both amazing cities.
When teammates aren’t in the air, Intercom keeps the creative juices flowing through show-and-tell Fridays (which are combined with happy hour!) and regular game and yoga nights.
Are your bags packed? Apply for one of Intercom’s open jobs now!
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.
Despite the fact that Cornerstone has grown leaps and bounds in terms of client size, dollar exchange, and product offerings, employees know that the company’s close-knit, startup culture isn’t going anywhere. “I can be myself here,” shares Mobile Product Manager Isadora Dantas. “It’s a very informal environment, and I feel I can say what I’m thinking—and have the support of my team.”
That supportive, familial culture pays off—in more ways than one. Cornerstone just made Fortune Magazine’s list of Best Large Workplaces in Tech.
MuleSoft is revolutionizing the way the world connects apps, data, and devices with their integration platform that’s transforming businesses.
As a company that’s quite literally powering the future of business innovation by defining a new category of software, it’s safe to say that MuleSoft is doing some pretty big things.
But, the company recognizes that it takes amazing people to make those things happen—which is why MuleSoft places so much emphasis on culture with initiatives like the MuleSoft Meetup (where all 650 and counting employees get together each year!), family day, and waffle Wednesdays. “We preserve our startup culture—even as we’re rapidly growing as an organization,” explains Shuba Swaminathan, Manager of Solution Consulting.
Core Digital Media is a top online marketing and lead generation company—providing innovative customer acquisition business solutions.
Employees at Core Digital Media take work and play very seriously—constantly challenging each other to exceed, yet finding good humor in everyday moments at the same time. The company fosters a fun-loving, productive environment where everyone can thrive.
“The office culture at Core Digital is very transparent, very growth-oriented, very people friendly, and always willing to accept new ideas or experiment,” shares Software Engineer Director Deepak Vashishtha.
HireVue offers high-powered digital video and predictive analytic programs that help businesses, big or small, build and coach top teams in every industry.
What’s the first thing a new HireVue employee does? Sits down with his or her manager to set both short and long-term goals. “Like our products, our management is different and innovative,” says Customer Success Consultant Chanta’l Babcock.
That emphasis on personal and professional growth is just one of the things that makes HireVue so special. With a team that loves to laugh together over hilarious gifs and an office that celebrates everything from big company-wide wins to National Hot Dog Day, life at HireVue is never dull and always rewarding.
Ready to join the team and become your best self? HireVue is eagerly awaiting your application.
Kasasa is a financial technology and marketing services company—empowering community banking with innovative and rewarding finance resources and products.
Being undefeated winners of “The Austin Cup” and “Best Spirit Award” at Austin’s tech workers’ charity bowling tournament is one of Kasasa’s proudest accomplishments. Well, that and the fact that this company has fostered an amazing culture of empowerment and cheering each other on.
Kasasa’s management style is self-empowering, straightforward, and super supportive. Management and employees innovate side-by-side and work together through challenges. So, it’s easy to see that this company’s “Best Spirit Award” was definitely deserved.
17. Capital One
Capital One is a nationally recognized and high-tech business banking company, offering better customized consumer and commercial lending and deposit financial services.
If you think Capital One is just a boring financial institution, think again. This company believes in helping people, as well as ensuring that work is both fun and stimulating for employees.
With a management style that emphasizes continued learning and encourages employees to take charge of their own professional development, and a fun culture that boasts everything from lip sync battles to tasty treats on bagel day, Capital One truly has everything you could want in a workplace.
Scribd is an online media company, building the world’s best way to read with an extensive library of ebooks and subscription services for readers around the world.
Life at Scribd is different. How different? Well, there’s no traditional structure of bosses and employees—only a combined effort. “A great fit for Scribd would be someone who puts the ‘we’ before the ‘I’, says Social Media Manager Freya Sampson. “It’s a culture of building each other up.”
With breakfast, lunch, and dinner catered daily, bi-weekly happy hours, and an open office that’s perfect for the occasional go-cart or unicycle ride, there’s really never a dull moment as a Scribd employee.
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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