What do you want to get out of your career? A paycheck, definitely. But, what else?
If you find yourself saying things like “fulfillment” or “a greater sense of purpose,” you’re going to love this list.
We’ve pulled together 19 companies that are awesome places to work and are also hiring right now. And, the best part? They’ll give you the opportunity to walk out of the office each day feeling like you made a valuable contribution to something important.
BlackRock’s mission is to create better financial futures for its clients—which range in size from the world’s largest institutional investors to the teachers and firemen that depend on BlackRock’s products to fuel their retirement savings. The firm’s people are the engine behind that mission, and thus BlackRock places a huge focus on creating purposeful careers for its 13,000 employees worldwide.
Chairman and CEO Larry Fink has actively emphasized the critical role of retirement planning and is vocal about the role BlackRock plays in helping people retire with dignity. He also calls for the companies BlackRock works with to do the same. He made reference to this in his annual letter to the CEOs of companies in which BlackRock’s clients are shareholders: “As stewards of their employees’ retirement plans, companies must embrace the responsibility to build financial literacy in their workforce.”
BlackRock is also passionate about giving back to the communities in which its employees live and work. The firm partners with nonprofits like Kiva to help entrepreneurs; with Girls Who Code to promote career advancement; and even has internal mentorship programs so employees can make a difference in the lives of their co-workers (whether more and less senior than they are) and carry that mission forward.
2. Exact Sciences
Exact Sciences employees use their expertise and determination to help change lives by working to detect cancer earlier. Through products like Cologuard, Exact Sciences is striving to become a leader in early detection.
If it’s a rewarding mission that you’re after, you’ll feel right at home at Exact Sciences. Starting with colorectal cancer, everyone at Exact Sciences is committed to playing a pivotal role in the fight against cancer. Members of the organization, regardless of their position as manager or employee, take care to keep this mission at the heart of everything they do—and conduct their work with intelligence, humility, and compassion.
CommonBond is one of NYC's largest fintech companies and is focused on making paying for school—and paying off student debt—as affordable, simple, and transparent as possible. The company offers loans for current students, refinance loans for graduates, and its CommonBond for Business student loan benefits platform for employers. To date, CommonBond has saved its members over $500 million over the life of their loans. Plus, it offers a robust networking community, award-winning customer service, and a one-of-a-kind social promise that funds education for children in need.
CommonBond takes the title as the first and only finance company to offer a one-for-one Social Promise. The mission, inspired by the team’s love for education and giving back, sees that every loan CommonBond funds on its platform funds the education of a child in need. Then, CommonBond members and employees travel across the world to visit students they support to see the impact of their work in action. Talk about a rewarding purpose!
Striving to help people around the world do the right thing, LRN has been the leader in corporate ethics and compliance training for more than 20 years. In addition to its proprietary Catalyst SAAS system and award-winning library of over 400 online courses, LRN helps organizations live their values through advisory, research, assessments, and other advanced, values-based solutions.
LRN’s mission is rewarding on its own. But, the company takes things a step further by giving back to the local community. Each year since Giving Tuesday was founded, employees are encouraged to engage in some volunteer work in communities around the world, reminding LRN of its deep-rooted purpose to do the right thing, and its core values of truth, humility, passion, and integrity.
More than a mere credit reporting agency, TransUnion also offers sophisticated data information regarding global risks in order to assist clients in making important business decisions. The organization is committed to providing the most complete and multidimensional information available to more than 500 million customers, at 45,000 companies, in 33 countries around the world.
TransUnion employees take the company’s mission seriously and every single team member feels fulfilled by the notion that they’re making a significant difference in the lives of consumers. “We want to make sure consumers are getting all the information they need to get their financial goals in order,” says Lauren D’Auria, Vice President, Sales.
11. Rakuten Rewards
Founded as Ebates in 1998, Rakuten Rewards is a pioneer in Cash Back and shopping rewards. Rakuten Rewards has 12 million members have earned over $1 billion in Cash Back at their favorite stores. They are the largest free loyalty program in the United States and jersey badge sponsor of the Golden State Warriors.
While disrupting the online shopping industry is rewarding in and of itself, Rakuten Rewards employees get the greatest amount of satisfaction from knowing that their voices are heard and their opinions are valued in the office. “You’ll always be given a say here. Managers are more than willing to accept your suggestions,” says Siddhi Shenoy, QA Automation Engineer.
Fivestars' mission is to help businesses and communities thrive by turning every transaction into a relationship. Over 30 million people use Fivestars to get rewarded at over 12,000 local businesses with one rewards program, while local businesses use Fivestars to bring more customers into their stores with one powerful program.In 2017, Fivestars drove $2 billion in local commerce across its network, and the company has raised $105 million from HarbourVest, Menlo Ventures, Lightspeed, DCM, Y-Combinator and others.
Visit Fivestars' website for more information and join them in loving local.
FiveStars has a custom training program designed to develop people’s leadership skills to their maximum potential. Managers, called “Coaches,” take on the role of leading, managing, and mentoring team members. Coaches model and live out the values, focusing on the growth and well-being of people—and improving the community. Coaches invest in building solid relationships, which helps people maximize their strengths, achieve success, and do their best work.
Esri is the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software development and believes The Science of Where™ can transform society by unlocking data’s full potential in every organization.
Esri’s mission is to help its customers make the world work better—a mission that the company’s team members take an immense amount of pride in. “From running cities to managing fire departments, our maps are truly built to help run the world more efficiently. I’m excited to be part of that creative process,” says Cassidy Bishop, Digital Strategist.
Guidepoint is the expert in finding expertise. They connect institutional investors, corporate clients, and large consulting firms with industry experts for all of their research needs. The company offers young professionals a space to grow their careers in a fast-paced environment and learn about cutting-edge industries. Guidepoint itself is experiencing an exciting growth spurt and is avidly looking for new talent to join its ranks—the teams at each of its offices are tight-knit, positive crews who look forward to driving the company forward with equally hardworking new professionals.
Guidepoint is a place that welcomes the curious, motivated, and critical thinkers—from established professionals to fresh graduates. At Guidepoint, talent is nurtured, and there are countless opportunities to explore and learn—with HR and management guiding employees towards areas that they’re passionate about. Empowering mobility, both upwards and laterally, the company is a place of dynamic growth that values driven self-starters.
17. FDM Group
FDM enables people with an interest in technology to launch successful tech careers. Recognizing the importance of investing in new talent, the FDM Careers Program provides talented individuals with rigorous training in a range of IT and business disciplines. FDM trainees go on to represent the company as FDM Consultants on client assignments for a minimum of two years.
The general consensus among people who work at FDM is that the firm’s company culture is pretty special—it’s what sets FDM apart. More than simply encouraging entrepreneurship, FDM inspires individuals to seek their dreams. It’s a workplace full of opportunities, an environment where people support one another and are encouraged to think outside the box.
Mosaic is a solar finance company that provides financing for residential solar systems. Mosaic's vision, 100% clean energy for all, embodies the desire to create shared prosperity through clean energy and to help millions of people invest in themselves, in their homes, and in the future of the planet.
Mosaic has a vision of clean energy for all, and their employees help work towards that goal every day. They're very mission-driven, and the team's tight-knit culture and collaborative atmosphere embody the employee-favorite saying “teamwork makes the dream work."
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