Even more valuable than a company that pays you well for work you’re passionate about is one that’s actively involved and invested in your professional growth.
We rounded up 19 employers just like that—companies that help people learn and grow all the time, that promote often and from within, and that generally keep their employees moving up. If that sounds like something you could get on board with, then check out these hundreds of available opportunities and apply today.
Pandora is a personalized radio service, available anytime and anywhere through connected devices. The company’s goal is to play music that its listeners will love every time they tune in.
Pandora is committed to enriching its employees so they stay focused and excited about going to work. Understanding that people are three-dimensional in their interests and growth points, the company does whatever it can to support people in learning and improving, on and off the job.
APL brings research applications to life in the space science, asymmetric operations, force projection, and air and missile defense categories, pioneering solutions to push scientific boundaries.
Though APL team members boast impressive resumes, the collaborative working environment pushes them to continuously learn. While generous tuition reimbursement and a part-time master’s program give staff the opportunity to learn in a traditional classroom setting, APL allows people to become lifelong learners by attending industry conferences or taking on projects outside the norm.
APL’s employees stick around for many years, moving around and gaining experience in different projects and disciplines. “We have all this history of the laboratory and its successes, but this team is also so appreciative and open-minded,” shares Electrical Engineer Gianni Pablos-Vega. “There’s no boundaries to what you can accomplish.”
AppFolio creates cloud software for small-to-medium-sized businesses in specific industries. Its products streamline and simplify business operations for property management companies and law firms.
Employees at AppFolio are recognized for their hard work by the clients and the company. At the beginning of each year, AppFolio’s employees have an open discussion about challenges and priorities for the year. Then, as a team, they define three initiatives that everyone can impact. This keeps the team focused on specific goals and activities that are central to the company’s success. In turn, employees can find the inspiration and motivation to challenge themselves and grow.
“The benefit of working with very smart people is that we have a culture of learning and knowledge-sharing,” says Software Engineering Director Damon Valenzona. “Being around very smart people helps you improve yourself.”
MediaRadar is a SaaS company—providing real-time advertising insights and customizable tracking software for over 1.9 million brands across 1,500 publishers.
According to employees, MediaRadar is a very transparent place where one can grow and succeed professionally. There aren’t any closed rooms, so everyone is available to talk, collaborate with, and answer questions.
“The most exciting thing hands-down is the sheer number of interesting problems,” says Development Lead Robert Christ. “I’ve been at places before where you would just get bored working on the same thing every day, and that hasn’t been the case here.”
Allstate is dedicated to helping people live the good life every day and protect what matters to them most, whether it’s their home, car, or family.
Allstate managers want nothing more than to help their people succeed. To do so, they make sure to get to know each of their employees’ strengths and motivations. Once they know the passions of the team and how staff works best, Allstate managers are able to pair their employees up with opportunities to succeed.
14. DMC Atlanta
DMC Atlanta specializes in direct sales and marketing acquisitions for top cable and satellite, retail, and telecommunications companies across the country, focusing on a relationship-based approach.
DMC Atlanta believes that collaboration is important at every level, especially between management and employees. Managers work alongside the team, helping everyone work harder and better together. This approach provides each member of the team the opportunity to learn how to lead—and to become great managers in their own right when the time comes.
“We truly believe that professional growth and personal growth go hand-in-hand,” explains HR Director Rae Stafford. “Happy people tend to be more successful.”
Collective Health provides a complete health benefits solution so companies can more intelligently design, administer, and operate their benefits while giving a premium experience to staff.
“Every day, we try to deliver on the core promise of Collective Health, which is to really transform the healthcare market and deliver an experience that people love,” says Group Product Manager Akins Van Horne.
With a mission that they can believe in, and the ability to see tangible results, you can bet employees are always working their hardest to improve the world of healthcare—and themselves.
PVH is one of the largest apparel companies in the world with a diversified portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and more.
Associates at PVH love that the company is invested in their professional development. Through PVH University, staff can take classes on everything from becoming a good manager to learning how to use Excel. It’s a great opportunity to brush up on important skills and meet colleagues from across the organization.
L2 is a benchmarking and education firm—helping member brands shape their digital roadmap and achieve greater ROI on human, creative, and financial capital.
With a strong culture of embracing curiosity, it’s clear that L2 wants the best for its employees and is ready to cheer each one along the way. “Come in and be prepared to learn,” says Research Analyst Guilia Prati. “You’re not going to know a lot of things at first, but that shouldn’t put you off.”
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