Disruptors. Innovators. Forward-thinkers.
They’re all words you’ll hear tossed around a lot. And, while many companies like to talk the talk when it comes to those titles, they don’t always walk the walk.
But, the 20 companies we’ve rounded up here? Well, let’s just say that they definitely do those words justice. They’re shaking things up, making waves, and changing the name of the game in their respective industries. Ready for the best part? They’re awesome places to work—and they’re all hiring right now!
Zynga aims to connect people through social gaming experiences, and is known for developing some of the world's most popular programs. From FarmVille, Zynga Poker, and Words With Friends to Hit it Rich! and CSR Racing, the company’s creations are played by millions of people around the world each and every day. As mobile and web gaming surpass even email in terms of time spent online, Zynga is poised to take over the industry. Incredible opportunities are available in the group’s U.S., Canada, U.K., and India offices.
Despite the fact that Zynga is already a leading force in the mobile and social gaming environment, the company is still just as motivated by its mission to push the envelope and inspire gamers everywhere. “We’re always thinking about new features to delight and engage our players—about what can come next—it’s really inspiring,” shares Nicole Opas, Vice President of Games.
Consumer behavior is rapidly changing. With billions of images shared daily, the 24/7 shopper is discovering products more often and in more places—from social sites and shopping apps to brand and influencer blogs. Curalate gives businesses the power to drive engagement, traffic, and revenue with images across every consumer touchpoint, empowering millions of people daily to easily take action on the products they want from the brands they love.
Because consumer behavior is something that is always shifting, Curlate recognizes the importance of staying a step ahead. “Technology changes often, but we’re able to predict trends before they happen,” says Chelsea Marion, Client Success Manager, of how Curalate manages to always be at the forefront of the industry, “It’s exciting to know that we have a pulse on what’s occurring in the market.”
Esri is the market leader in geographic information system—or GIS—software development. Its technology combines the science of geography with the power of GIS—think high-tech maps—to make the world work better. By enabling customers to design more efficient cities, deliver clean water and electricity, fight crime, slow climate change, and stamp out disease, Esri is helping create the maps that run the world and shape the future.
Esri is quite literally building the maps of the future to accomplish big things—like designing more efficient cities or delivering clean water and electricity. And, employees love knowing that they’re making the world a better place. “You look at the company—you look at the impact it’s making on the world,” says Whitney Kotlewski, User Experience Architect, “There’s an attitude of wanting to give back and an understanding that you’re making a difference.”
SmartBear Software creates quality tools that assist over 5 million software professionals to deliver the world’s best applications.
In order to keep the company moving forward, SmartBear’s leadership is supportive, fast-paced, and trusting. Team members are given complete ownership of their day-to-day tasks, because the company’s management is confident that the people brought on board will strive to reach the goals set out by leaders.
Radius provides data and software that helps businesses grow smarter and faster. Its products are geared towards sales and marketing teams looking to marry creative, data, and analytics to get clarity and insight into their best B2B prospects. With the Radius Revenue Platform, the company helps teams find, engage, and convert across every channel by leveraging data intelligence and tools they already use in their organization such as CRMs, MATs, and digital advertising platforms.
Using data in marketing isn’t necessarily a new thing. But, when it comes to predictive marketing, Radius does things differently—and, ultimately, better. “We’ve seen a ton of change with our product enhancements, and it’s really getting to a place where I believe it’s putting us above and beyond any of the other companies in the predictive marketing space,” explains Wes Heavner, Enterprise Sales Director.
Founded in 1965 by the late Ray Dolby, Dolby was born out of its founder’s passion for connecting science and art. The present-day company reflects the innovative and creative vision of its namesake. True to its origins, Dolby continues to produce cutting-edge audio and visual technologies that enhance and transform storytelling, entertainment, and media.
Dolby's a leading global developer in its field—pioneering entertainment technology that wows consumers from the cinema to the living room. With creative scientists and engineers hard at work to transform everyday entertainment in theater, music, electronics, and games—the company has audio, imaging, and voice technology down to a science. “This is a place that pushes the boundaries of the science of sight and sound. It’s a big thing, and something to take pride in,” shares Cleo Barretto, Staff Embedded Software Engineer.
Accolade is revolutionizing healthcare by using a blend of compassionate, trusted health assistants supported by breakthrough science and technologies to help consumers navigate the healthcare system and make better care decisions. Their model results in industry-leading engagement levels, better clinical outcomes and substantial medical cost savings for their employers.
At Accolade, employees start every day inspired by the possibility of reinventing healthcare. Aside from being constantly inspired by the company’s mission, Accolade team members also enjoy plenty of perks—including flexible schedules to allow for adequate work-life balance and free coffee and fruit all over the office!
17. MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
Consistently ranked by physicians in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” for Rehabilitation, MNRN's interdisciplinary healthcare experts combine knowledge and compassion with the latest rehab research and state-of-the-art technology to tailor advanced medical treatment plans that help adults and children push through neurologic and orthopedic conditions.
MNRN believes in providing unmatched rehabilitation treatment with quality equipment and professional development for staff members. Besides having simulated kitchens, bedrooms, cars, curbs, and more to assist employees in helping patients overcome real life challenges, MNRN offers specialty symposiums, license certifications, mentorship programs, and yearly stipends for continuing education.
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.
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. The company has built a team suited to meet this mission by offering a comprehensive 90-day training program for new hires—which definitely isn’t the standard for most staffing agencies.
19. VSA Partners
Design is not only a craft, but a tool for achieving business objectives—and VSA Partners is a master of both. The design-driven agency works across branding, design, and marketing to create unified customer experiences. The creative, strategic team offers end-to-end capabilities with pristine execution—and targeted results that help clients meet their business goals.
The company builds an authentic working environment for all employees—with a focus on fun and innovation. “VSA Partners has a real commitment to the ever-changing landscape of the digital environment,” shares Scott Theisen, Creative Director, “It’s the nature of these changes that keeps our problem-solving creative and fresh.”
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