Have you always envied Apple’s emphasis on innovation, cool culture, and brag-worthy perks?
Well, as it turns out, you don’t need to work for the California-based tech giant in order to get all of that from your employer. In fact, these 20 companies are just as great as Apple. And the best part? They’re all hiring right now.
So go ahead—toss your hat into the ring and prepare to make all of your friends (and maybe even Apple…) jealous of your sweet new gig.
Rainforest QA helps companies rethink their approach to QA by bringing it into the era of continuous delivery. Their focus is solely QA, and they have spent the last five years helping hundreds of companies hit their business goals through a smart QA strategy.
Rainforest QA is a distributed team. They're headquartered in San Francisco and have team members in over 15 different countries. Rainforest QA was built as a distributed team from the very beginning and the company invests heavily in tools and processes to make the work experience a good one for all of its team members, near and far.
Rainforest QA employees have a ton of autonomy—much of which is owed to the fact that many teams are self-managing. The result? Employees feel a major sense of pride in their work. “When you work at Rainforest, you really feel invested in the company and like the work you put in day-to-day is making a positive impact and helping the company grow,” adds Sharon Li, Business Operations.
true[X] builds exciting, effective advertising for the future of media. The company's founders were driven by the belief that ads should be enabling rather than interruptive, which is why they created a company that could offer definitive advertising engagement systems for on-demand, interactive content. By building zero-waste policies into its programs and allowing viewers to choose which advertisement they want to watch before continuing with their online activities, true[X] is able to bring the biggest possible returns to its clients.
Admire the innovation of Apple? You’ll fit right in at true[X]. Passion, innovation, and talent are at the core of the company’s vision. The leadership and management emphasize not only sharing ideas but also challenging one another—and the establishment—to create meaningful exchanges between brands and consumers through digital advertising. With the drive of a startup, true[X] is pioneering the interactive advertising arena.
Persado generates strategically automated content for clients all around the world, so each word of a company’s marketing material speaks to the greater goal—meeting customer needs and targeting their emotions. The platform takes out copywriting guesswork and testing, so companies know just what to say and how to say it. The result? Profitable insights and content that truly does all the talking.
Persado employees certainly know how to play hard, but they also work hard. Every single team member is motivated by the company’s innovative mission to enable businesses everywhere to reach their true potential. “The world Persado lives in is so exciting. No one has done this before, so we’re all learning and growing together,” shares Jeannine Crispino, Director of Customer Success.
4. Getty Images
As the resource people choose to discover and share vibrant visual content, Getty Images is the world’s leader in visual communication, serving creative, business, and media customers in almost 200 countries. By collaborating with the world’s best photographers and videographers—over 200,000 of them—Getty Images provides comprehensive coverage of major happenings around the world, telling stories through imagery. Today, it stands as the world’s largest commercial archive, with over 200 million assets.
Think Getty Images is just about pretty pictures? Think again. Since the company’s inception in 1995, it’s been reshaping the photo market into a modern industry, using technology for advanced searches, image recognition, and digital media management. “Getty Images’ direction is incredible. We’re transitioning from business-to-business to business-to-everybody—really getting our content to everyone,” adds Lexie Miller, Software Engineer.
CBS Interactive carries the entertainment and information torch into the digital age by capitalizing on the company’s tradition of making riveting stories accessible beyond print pages or television screens. The premium content network tops charts as a global Top 10 Web Property, with diverse signature brands that cover everything from entertainment and technology to niche interests and sports.
At CBS Interactive, teams are small and nimble, which allows employees to get things done without hitting bureaucratic roadblocks. The speed of execution, paired with approachable managers who absorb ideas, gives the office a startup-like pace. “Robust and bustling are the only ways to describe the culture. It’s a vibrant place with so many industries to choose from—all right at the point of real innovation,” shares Owen Stretch, Senior Editor, MetroLyrics.
Appian builds a world class low-code application development platform that enables businesses to rapidly develop powerful and unique software applications with flexible visual models instead of clunky custom code. The apps created on Appian’s platform help companies drive digital transformation and competitive differentiation.
If you admire the fact that companies like Apple always have one eye toward the future, Appian is really no different. The company is always searching for new ways to push the envelope. “We are constantly looking at where technology is evolving and seeing what markets we can enter and what our software can do to transform the way people do their work,” says Peter Vaccarella, Director of Sales Engineering.
At Goldman Sachs, your skills and experiences will create a world of possibilities for our clients. From the latest IPO and market insights to investments in clean energy and infrastructure, each one of our teams contributes to innovations that drive progress around the world. Make things possible at Goldman Sachs Careers
Think a well-established finance company won’t be able to have the same vibe as a tech giant like Apple? Think again. Goldman Sachs employees paint an alternative perspective of working on Wall Street—a collaborative environment where people have fun at work and after hours. Certain teams throw birthday and holiday parties to celebrate personal milestones, take rock climbing classes together, and socialize over karaoke at the local bars.
Thomson Reuters is a trusted provider of essential news, information and tools to the professionals who make the world work. Customers of Thomson Reuters operate in complex arenas that move society forward – tax, law, compliance, government, and media. In a disruptive digital age, they help professionals reinvent themselves.
If it’s amenities you’re after, Thomson Reuters is the place for you. In addition to a fun culture, employee resource groups, and an emphasis on community service, Thomson Reuters boasts some pretty awesome perks. There’s a yoga studio with instructor-led classes offered daily, a game room, an on-site health clinic, bank, and bike rental. And, when hunger hits, there are two large cafeterias with guest vendors every day.
Growing quickly, with a global footprint that spans Silicon Valley, Austin, Washington D.C., New York, London, Paris, Sydney, Buenos Aires, and Tel Aviv, Medallia values its people for each of the aspects that make them whole. The company believes that people should not be defined only by a job title—nobody is just an engineer or just a salesperson. The team has different backgrounds and celebrates different cultures—and, just like its product, Medallia honors each of the experiences that build its people.
What do you need to be successful at Medallia? A growth mindset—the belief that you can dramatically develop your talents. Medallia team members learn from their mistakes, adapt, and practice in order to become successful. The company believes that anyone can buckle down and maximize their own talents, and it invests in employees to help them realize their potential.
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.
When it comes to caring about employees, Yelp doesn’t just talk the talk. From the awesome kitchens to the transparent and supportive culture—to the benefits, a gym subsidy, and amazing health insurance—the company invests in its employees as people, not just workers. Additionally, constant constructive feedback, goal-focused one-on-ones, team meetings, and thank you shout-outs reinforce each employee’s achievements and unique strengths.
Since 2003, VIZIO has brought smart, innovative electronics to life—and to market—so people could experience the things they love with unparalleled quality. Today, the company's top-selling TVs, displays, audio devices, and other consumer electronics continue to align with the brand's mission of creating beautifully simple products that redefine "smart" while putting the consumer first. Beyond delivering innovative and quality electronics, VIZIO is creating career opportunities for engineers to work with a next generation data analytics platform, which is working to collect meaningful data and change how the industry works.
Vizio prides itself on having an open, collaborative, and entrepreneurial culture. While the company is known for their innovative technology, what they really care about are their employees. They encourage employees to bring unique ideas to the table and work cross-functionally to create the best solutions for their consumers. But bonding with co-workers is also a high-priority. Vizio holds happy hours, launch parties, and annual company events to get people together and having fun.
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's culture has an emphasis on learning. New employees are paired with a mentor to help them navigate the company and their new positions. Plus, departments have a conference and training budget to use, employees are able to apply for funds to take courses or return to school, and each year employees receive a learning stipend to work towards certifications and use on other approved platforms. The bottom line? They believe in furthering the careers of their employees through knowledge.
Odyssey Information Services is a complete IT Services firm offering consulting, recruiting, and professional and managed service projects since its founding in March 2000. The company is dedicated to serving clients locally and internationally with all of their business needs.
At Odyssey Information Services, your success is in your hands. “The management style at Odyssey is very relaxed. We work in an environment where everyone is set up to be as successful as they want to be. Our managers are very hands-off, but they are there to help you be as successful as possible,” says Courtney Amigh, Sr. Business Development Manager. So being a go-getter can pay off. Odyssey Information Services has a flexible environment and will work with your to create a role that highlights your strengths and skillset.
Signify, the new company name of Philips Lighting, is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers, and the Internet of Things. Signify isn’t just a lighting company; they help you navigate stores, use office space more efficiently and develop actionable insights to improve energy usage through their IoT services. Sustainability is at their core, which is why they’re one of the top 10 greenest companies in the world! They’re committed to the continuous development of their employees, using learning to shape the future of light. Signify ensures their 29,000 employees across 100 countries have endless opportunities through continued innovation. Join Signify and be part of a diverse global team.
With the company’s focus on innovation comes an open and collaborative culture. The people you work with are more than just your co-workers, everyone really cares about each other. “We always organize after-work events, like going out for dinner and drinks—or even cinema nights. Even though most of my colleagues have families and other responsibilities, they always make time to join these events. That’s great, because your team is like your second family,” says Nick Ilieskou, Software Engineer.
Serving the needs of creatives is the name of the Shutterstock game. With an easy-to-search marketplace of over 200 million photos, videos, illustrations, and music, Shutterstock is able to easily operate in more than 150 countries and 20 languages—adding the fast pace solutions of a tech company to the traditional stock agency model.
Shutterstock takes having fun at work very seriously. Employees are encouraged to take advantage of their office game room, regular happy hours, and twice-a-week yoga sessions. Or, if employees want a little R&R, the company also offers in-office massages. And the holidays are a great time to be a Shutterstock employee, past holiday events include an ugly sweater party and an ice skating excursion. So, there is no shortage of fun activities to take part in.
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