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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 blends marketing, sales, and digital technology to help brands meet and build lasting customer relationships with a unified support solution focused on customer experience.
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.”
Sinclair Broadcast Group is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, connecting people around the country with quality news, sports, and entertainment content.
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.
Gap Inc. operates Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Intermix, and Athleta brands—offering quality clothing and accessories for men, women, and children on an international scale.
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.
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.
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.
Dun & Bradstreet helps grow valuable business relationships by uncovering important patterns in industry data and delivering analytical insight to its global network of customers and partners.
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.
Candescent Health is a Boston-based health startup on a mission to improve the accuracy, speed, and value of diagnostics in doctor’s offices all across the country.
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.
GCG provides legal services administration across the United States. With a staff of more than 1000, GCG is a trusted organization that’s served the legal community for over 30 years.
At GCG, employees are the greatest resources, and the company continually looks for new ways to engage, develop, and recognize the team. GCG encourages employees to take ownership of their growth and career development. “I’m empowered by our leadership to step up to new challenges. There’s a lot of trust in GCG’s team members,” shares Vanessa Naff, Junior Software Developer, Systems & Technology.
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.
Volusion’s leaders believe that the best way to foster quality employee performance is to hire top talent, give them the room and resources they need to grow (the company is big on promoting from within!), and make sure they have fun while they’re working on it all—which is what keeps Volusion employees around for the long haul. "People really do make a career out of being with Volusion,” adds Justin Hicks, Partner Development Manager.
KellyMitchell connects talented candidates with job opportunities across North America and offers strategic consulting, staff augmentation, and outsourced business solutions to a variety of clients.
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.
11. Hearst Autos
Hearst Autos, a division of media company Hearst Corporation, strives to be the premier auto industry content producer. The company is overhauling its world famous “Car and Driver” web property.
As a large organization, Hearst Autos employees reap the benefits and resources that come along with that territory—particularly when it comes to learning. The company provides its employees with outside classes to expand their expertise. But educational opportunities don’t stop there—new employees are trained on the technical and negotiation skills needed to thrive in their new environment, regardless of previous experiences.
WEX provides trusted payment processing solutions and information management services. Known as the leading servicer for commercial and government vehicle fleets, WEX is rapidly expanding.
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 is the largest social media network, enabling over a billion users to openly connect with friends and family, share content, and discover the world.
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 tackles finding office spaces for business tenants. Knotel offers clients flexible leasing plans and customized branded environments that grow and shrink with the tenants’ needs.
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.”
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.
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."
eMarketer is a digital research firm and trusted authority on marketing data, insights, and perspectives to the world’s top brands, agencies, and media companies.
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.
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.
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.
The City of Scottsdale is a full-service municipality known for its natural beauty, vibrant arts scene, and world class-resorts, with amenities and events drawing over a million visitors annually.
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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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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