Google. It has developed a massive reputation. So massive, in fact, that it’s known all over as a noun, a verb, and a pretty awesome employer.
But, let’s be real. Not all of us can or even want to work for the tech giant. However, that doesn’t mean that we’re not eager to find a company that offers that same sweet culture, innovative team, and brag-worthy perks.
We’ll save you the trouble of feverishly Googling to find a place that offers just that (see what we did there?). We’ve pulled together 20 companies that are just as cool—and that are all hiring right now.
New York Life is the largest mutual life insurance company in the country. Working here means being part of a caring and collaborative workplace where an innate drive to excel is matched by a sense of responsibility to help people prepare for their futures.
In fact, much like Google, New York Life is focused on innovation. The company is looking for ambitious tech professionals whose ideas will help shape its future.
Being part of the New York Life team gives employees the opportunity to apply plenty of ingenuity to an industry leader focused on long-term growth for clients, the company, and for the people who work there.
The team at Philips knows that technology isn't just about making cool gadgets. Philips is focused on innovating with purpose, and their employees are dedicated to making advancements in the health-technology space that can literally change lives.
Philips employees are behind the solutions that can help premature newborns and aging populations, help doctors detect and treat medical issues early, and the systems and solutions that help power hospitals. If you ask us, there’s no work more rewarding than that.
Founded in 2007 in a small office in Chicago, Braintree has grown to three offices and five different cities around the world. Braintree works to help its clients accept a number of different methods of online payment—making it easier for merchants to expand their businesses. Braintree’s list of clients includes major companies such as Airbnb, LivingSocial, and GitHub.
If you admire the fun office environment that Google boasts, you’re sure to love it at Braintree. The team often celebrates the company and each other with activities that include drinks, games, a yearly retreat, and even Taylor Swift dance parties. Every other week, employees get together to discuss what’s working and what’s not, choose actionable goals, and work to make the office a place where every employee feels comfortable, collaborative, and creative.
At VSCO, people from around the world are given tools to help them create proactively. The organization's core product is their mobile application, where users can create and share their own original work, and explore beautiful content from a global creative community. VSCO X, a subscription membership, allows members to get the full experience and take their creative journey to the next level with access to all of VSCO's presets, new tools and features, and educational content. VSCO works every day to get users to tap into their own form of creative expression.
VSCO is one of those companies that—gasp!—recognizes that you have a life outside of the office. Employees are empowered and encouraged to be their authentic selves, and the company places a huge amount of emphasis on adequate work-life balance. “Whether it’s working remotely or flexible vacation time, there’s a lot of things VSCO does to make the work-life balance really easy,” says Emily Westerhold, VP of Finance and Operations.
RXBAR is a consumer health food company, producing a better choice of whole food protein bars, made with 100% natural ingredients for everyone to enjoy .
The RXBAR team is tight-knit, and makes it a point to celebrate each other. The company recognizes everyday wins—whether it’s company milestones or personal developments. Staff members socialize during team potlucks, get their hands dirty creating RXBARs from scratch, and listen to music daily.
MediaRadar is a SaaS company that aims to provide real-time advertising insights, provide tools to outsmart the competition, and streamline sales processes. The company’s customizable, easy-to-use ad tracking software allows businesses to collect compelling market analysis that can be used to create targeted sales pitches and continually win new accounts. MediaRadar currently serves more than two million magazine, website, and e-newsletter brands.
If you’ve been seeking a company that has a totally approachable leadership style, a job with MediaRadar is right up your alley. In the office, there aren’t any closed rooms, so everyone is available to talk to, collaborate with, and ask questions. MediaRadar’s CEO, Todd Krizelman, even sits right next to his employees—regardless of seniority and title.
A lot can be done at Booking.com. Users can search and book any kind of accommodation, from over 28 million listings in more than 130,000 destinations. They can find fun things to do while there. And when it comes to getting around—whether that’s to and from the airport, or a set of wheels to explore with—Booking.com has that covered too.
Booking.com wants the world's best, brightest and most collaborative, which is why the company offers full relocation packages to Amsterdam for new employees and their families (yes, even your pup), and will even pay for team members to learn Dutch. Geweldig!
Once employees make the move, they quickly understand the importance of great working relationships, so they’re all about team bonding. Monthly gatherings give employees time to mingle, while organized morale-boosting trips take teams off-site to solve puzzles or master escape rooms. Because the team is so diverse, many in-office celebrations combine traditions from various cultures—which also means the menu is exceptional.
Online audiences are far from homogeneous, and Quantcast helps its clients take advantage of that through its innovative technologies and large-scale data analyses. Started in 2006, Quantcast’s mission is to provide clients insights into their digital audiences and the tools to deliver targeted advertising to them. With Quantcast's tools, clients can effectively monetize their digital media marketing spaces and tailor advertising to appeal to the preferences of individual users.
When it comes to professional development, Quantcast doesn’t just talk the talk—it also walks the walk. The company gives all employees access to a number of resources that they can use to grow professionally—including opportunities to attend weekly Toastmasters, learn online through the Lynda platform, and join GRIT (Grow. Inspire. Train.), the program for female leadership.
17. Index Exchange
Index Exchange is one of the world’s premier ad tech companies, providing a transparent exchange for digital media publishers and suppliers to sell their ad impressions programmatically and in real-time. Headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, London, Toronto, Montreal, Kitchener, Sydney, Paris, Milan, and Düsseldorf, Index Exchange is defining the evolution of online technology today with the brightest minds in ad tech.
One Index Exchange employee has a unique first interaction with the company’s chairman, when he told her, “If you’re not having fun at work, you’re not having fun at home.” And, without a doubt, fun is ever-present in the Index Exchange office with everything from weekly catered lunches to mid-day Nerf gun fights.
Over 25 years ago, CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. Today CarMax continues to disrupt the market by utilizing cutting-edge technologies and programs to create the future of car buying. This innovative thinking has helped them become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars with more than 195 stores nationwide.
There’s plenty of room to grow at CarMax, where leaders focus on mentorship over management. Under this philosophy, team members are given projects that support the business and align with personal development goals. Instead of harping on deadlines, managers focus on building career ladders and preparing teams for the climb.
19. Earnest Research
Earnest Research is a data innovation company that transforms raw data into a source for business and investment professionals to make better decisions.
You won’t find a rigid and formal hierarchy at Earnest Research. Every employee works toward the same goal, and little differentiation is made between leadership and individual contributors. By keeping the organization flat, the company finds people are able to take a greater sense of ownership over their work—and ultimately achieve greater success as a team.
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