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You’re highly invested in your career. And in an ideal world, you’d like an employer that’s equally as invested in you.
Promoting from within, emphasizing growth, encouraging professional development, and recognizing you for your contributions—they’re all things you’re looking for in your next company.
Fortunately, that’s not just a pipe dream. As these 20 awesome companies prove, it’s more than possible to find an employer who believes in you as much as you believe in them. Check out these amazing places to work, toss your hat into the ring for one of their open positions, and prepare for a job where you feel valued and supported.
Clearlink combines digital marketing and sales conversion services to add value to a brand’s customers by offering a holistic service approach. Established in 2003, Clearlink employs over 1,500 marketers, technologists, and sales professionals at three locations in Salt Lake City, UT, Orem, UT, and Scottsdale, AZ. Clearlink partners with some of the world's leading brands—including AT&T, CenturyLink, Travelers, Safeco, and DISH—to extend their reach and deepen customer insights.
There’s no shortage of perks at Clearlink. But, it’s the company’s commitment to its employees that people love the most. “We give our employees opportunities to succeed and grow—but they’re not all typical,” explains Ted Roxbury, Chief Marketing Officer, about the autonomy that’s given to Clearlink’s team members, “We give them room to experiment and fail in addition to formal development.”
2. Sinclair Broadcast Group
As one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the industry, Sinclair Broadcast Group connects people to content everywhere. With over 80 locations nationwide, Sinclair has affiliations with all of TV’s major networks and has a hand in owning, operating, and providing sales services for more television stations than any other company, in addition to being the leading local news provider in the country.
Incredible professional growth is a cornerstone of why people love working at Sinclair Broadcast Group. The company invests in talent coaches and development courses that help the already-impressive team reach their full professional potential—so much so that the company is committed to the growth and career path of each employee and has a proven track record of internal promotion.
3. Gap Inc.
Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969 with a simple idea—to make it easier to find a pair of jeans and a commitment to do more. Over the last 46 years, the company has grown from a single store to a global fashion business with five brands—Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix. Gap's clothes are available in 90 countries worldwide through 3,300 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites and is still growing.
At Gap Inc., employees constantly challenge each other to learn and grow in their roles every day, making the office an exciting and rewarding place to be—and one that eschews annual performance reviews. Gap's growth mindset focuses on career mobility, offering all employees equal opportunities to advance in the company. It’s that very flexibility that inspires the team members to stick around.
Yelp is an online guide and mobile app that connects people with great local businesses. With instant access to millions of reviews, Yelp helps users locate local hot spots, make reservations, and order their favorite foods. Yelpers can read helpful tips, view photos, and chat about dos and don’ts before planning their own fun-filled experiences.
Yelp’s transparent, supportive culture pushes its people to excel. Constant constructive feedback, goal-focused one-on-one sit-downs, team meetings, and thank you shout-outs for a job well done reinforce each employee’s achievements, ambitions, and unique strengths. Employees are free to implement independent ideas and lead confidently while they learn, knowing that Yelp stands behind them.
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.
At Guidepoint, talent is nurtured, and there are countless opportunities to explore and learn—with HR and management guiding employees toward areas that they’re passionate about. Empowering mobility, both upwards and laterally, Guidepoint is a place of dynamic growth that values driven self-starters. “I’ve been promoted three times in four and a half years,” adds Elliott Jones, Global Head of Strategic Research.
6. Dun & Bradstreet
Since 1841, Dun & Bradstreet has been helping companies improve business performance with their data and insights, available through the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud and its solutions. With these insights, generated from over 300 million business records, customers can accelerate revenue, reduce costs, manage risk, and transform their businesses.
Dun & Bradstreet is passionate about empowering employees, which is why the company supports top-down learning. Team members are welcome to jump on their managers’ calls to learn more about taking on more responsibility at the company. Employees are also encouraged to pursue their own learning—whether it’s through attending conferences or taking courses online, Dun & Bradstreet supports team members looking to gain an edge in their careers.
7. Candescent Health
Candescent Health is on a mission to significantly improve the accuracy, speed, and value of diagnostics by enabling and empowering every provider to offer patients the right read by the right specialist at the right time. The company's first-of-its-kind optimization service helps alleviate hospitals’ biggest burdens so providers can focus on what really matters—patient care.
At Candescent Health, employees have an interest in sharing knowledge with others. To support that culture of learning, the organization has quarterly engineering summits, brown bag lunch-and-learn sessions, informal town halls, and ever-busy Slack channels helping staff stay in-the-know about what's new and interesting in their work, their industry, and their lives.
KellyMitchell is an award-winning, women-owned national technical staffing firm serving Fortune 500 and high-tech organizations on a global scale. Whether it’s a potential candidate seeking a job or an established employer looking to hire, KellyMitchell acts as the IT staffing liaison to help organizations across the country quickly and effectively meet all their personnel needs.
Even with its rapid growth, KellyMitchell remains heavily invested in its employees' personal and professional development—whether they're internal or consultants—because it makes them better equipped to fulfill the company's goals. “Although we are a growing company, we still have access to upper management, and they’ve really given me and my team the tools that we need to be successful in our jobs,” shares KellyMitchell’s Client Engagement Manager.
Powered by the belief that complex payment systems can be made simple, WEX is a leading financial technology service provider across a wide spectrum of sectors, including fleet, travel and healthcare. WEX operates in more than 10 countries through more than 4,800 associates around the world.
Life at WEX Health, a subdivision of WEX Inc., means that there’s plenty of opportunity for learning and development—via mentorship, conferences, and tuition reimbursement—as well as room to keep climbing the ladder. “The growth and opportunities for greater responsibility here are really exciting—the company has grown exponentially during my time here,” says Jennifer Parrow, Lead Records Management Specialist.
Facebook connects billions of people around the world, giving them ways to share what matters most to them. People who work at Facebook are builders at heart, whether they're creating new products or making tools so a business can expand its reach. Facebook's global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to connect in meaningful ways.
Facebook deeply invests in the professional advancement and well being of its people. In addition to receiving career guidance and quality training for futures at Facebook and beyond, employees have the flexibility to set personalized work schedules—measuring progress by impact not hours. Connecting communities online and teams on-site, Facebook often unites employees for friendly fun—planning company scavenger hunts, sailing, ski trip events, and more.
Knotel is transforming the office market with its agile HQ platform for companies. Making long-term leases a thing of the past, Knotel designs, builds, and operates custom spaces for established and growing brands, so they can be free to grow their businesses at will and build what’s never been built.
Named a Business Insider Top 50 Startup and New York's Hottest New Workspace Model, Knotel has over 40 locations across nearly 1 million square feet in New York, San Francisco, and London. Founded in 2016, Knotel has raised over $90 million in funding. Knotel’s member network includes companies like Starbucks, Cheddar, Stash, and King. Visit www.Knotel.com.
Knotel team members are driven by an ambitious cleverness to push boundaries. The company considers itself a community of doers and offers its employees a chance to take ownership of their ideas and implement them in a supportive have-fun-and-get-work-done environment. “The learning environment is incredible,” shares Amit Khanna, General Counsel. “You have a number of folks who are working with the company who serve as mentors and enjoy doing it.”
Target is one of the world’s most recognized and well-loved brands. The guest-obsessed retail giant is highly regarded as a preferred shopping destination and well known for its commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and community support. But Target’s success is rooted in its willingness to adapt to an evolving marketplace, embrace new trends and technology, and invest in delivering outstanding quality, value and convenience. With its growing suite of in-house brands, emphasis on design and affordability, and innovative fulfillment options, it’s no wonder Target continues to excel as one of America’s leading retailers.
Empowerment is a huge part of the management style at Target. There's no one-size-fits-all for how people work best, so employees have the flexibility to work in the style that suits them. “My managers are all really invested in my success and assign me to high-visibility projects,” explains Ashley Montgomery, who’s participating in Target’s Technology Leadership Program. “They provide us with tools to further our skills."
Established in 1996, eMarketer is the first place to look when you need data on digital. eMarketer offers data and insights essential to effective performance in the digital world, with a focus on understanding how consumers spend their time and money and how marketers can best communicate with them via digital channels.
Constant learning is ingrained within the eMarketer culture—with reading as an essential practice to cultivate versatile perspectives within the industry. To remain well positioned as the go-to company for digital expertise, eMarketer's CEO ensures that employees crack open relevant books—passing around many highly-recommended and thought-provoking business best-sellers for various teams to leisurely read and be inspired by.
19. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was formed in 1908 as the nation’s premier federal law enforcement agency. Today, the organization is one of 17 government agencies that comprise the U.S. intelligence community, protecting millions of Americans around the clock. The FBI also consists of several departments—including counterterrorism, counterintelligence, criminal investigation, and cybersecurity. The mission of the FBI is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
The bureau recognizes the need for employees to stay up to date with advancements in science and technology in order to deliver exemplary services and products. Accordingly, the agency offers in-house as well as external training programs, seminars, and conferences for employees to deepen their knowledge and use their skills for continuing government work. Additionally, incoming recruits have full access to world-class gymnasium and training facilities.
20. City of Scottsdale, AZ
Bordering the eastern edge of Arizona’s state capital of Phoenix, Scottsdale is renowned for its natural beauty, its fabulous art scene, and the world-class resorts that make it a premier tourist destination. A city of balance, split between urban and nature, work and play, Scottsdale is an idyllic and welcoming city—with something for everyone.
Once in the municipal service, there’s always opportunity to gain new skills and rise within departments, or transfer to new ones. City-wide management seeks to create a supportive environment, focused on healthy living and great work-life balance while fostering a culture of learning and self-improvement. From educational opportunities to tuition reimbursement, employees are continuously encouraged to be their best selves.
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