Have you ever felt like you were working for a company that was fighting you every step of the way? Maybe it had a destructive team culture, unreasonable expectations, or generally negative policies—in any case, you knew you needed to get out, ASAP.
Luckily, we found 20 employers that are the exact opposite. These happiness-driven organizations have everything from awesome perks to work-life balance initiatives—anything, really, that’s geared toward keeping their employees happy. So what are you waiting for? Make those final touches to your resume and send it to these companies now!
Taboola, now over 1,400 people globally, is headquartered in New York City with offices in Mexico City, São Paulo, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Tel Aviv, New Delhi, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Istanbul, Seoul, Tokyo, and Sydney, and is used by thousands of companies to help over a billion people worldwide discover what’s interesting and new at the moments they’re ready to experience new things. In doing so, we help companies attract, and strengthen, customer relationships.
According to employees, Taboola makes every effort to create a healthy, happy, and creative atmosphere throughout the workday. For example, in the company’s New York office, yoga balls can be found all around the space, treadmill desks are accessible for energized work sessions, and a grand piano is even available for people to enjoy playing throughout the day.
But for a lot of Taboola staffers, it’s the simple things that keep them smiling and enjoying their jobs day-in and day-out, from conversation with smart people over a cup of coffee in the company kitchen to solving complex technical problems.
FTD Companies, Inc., is a premier floral and gifting company. Through its diversified family of brands, FTD provides floral and gift products to consumers primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. The company’s portfolio of brands in the U.S. and Canada includes: FTD, ProFlowers, Shari's Berries, Personal Creations, Cherry Moon Farms, Sincerely, and Gifts.com. FTD’s mission to delight and inspire customers is the foundation of the business today.
At FTD Companies, staying happy and playing often is a vital part of sustaining employee energy and morale. The team loves finding creative ways to have fun, such as hosting a variety show and games with exciting prizes. But happiness at FTD isn’t just about playing around. “FTD is a collection of bright minds with seemingly unlimited growth potential for its employees,” shares IT Supply Chain Ops Engineer Bobby Wolfe. “Security, transparency, competitive compensation and benefits—what’s not to love about all of that?”
CarGurus believes a transparent car shopping experience is better for shoppers and sellers alike, and more than 20 million unique monthly visitors to the site and mobile app agree. Headquartered outside Boston, CarGurus blends the feel of a startup with proven business acumen and sustainable growth. The team’s passion for data drives new product development and engineering breakthroughs.
The CarGurus staff members are fulfilled and joyful in their jobs for a number of reasons. Not only is the office is full of fun perks—like catered lunches, fitness memberships, and bi-weekly happy hours—but CarGurus does its best to hire people you’ll actually want to work with. “It makes you more of a whole person inside work when you are working with people who are great outside of work,” explains Sam Zales, President of International and Dealer Operations.
Bonobos was created to help men find pants with the perfect fit. Now the menswear company provides a full collection of clothing for men of all builds and preferences. With award-winning customer service ninjas, free shipping both ways, and Guideshops nationwide, Bonobos simplifies the online shopping experience—making the search for the perfect fit painless.
Bonobos is a rapidly growing business that maintains a fun and casual work atmosphere, keeping its employees active and adaptable. In addition to providing employees with unlimited vacation, summer Fridays, and opportunities for professional enrichment, the company also plans an annual retreat to ensure maximum team happiness. Every fall, they head to Camp Bonobos—a two-day adult field day where everyone can unplug and create relationships with their awesome co-workers.
Storyblocks wants more stories being told around the world. To achieve this, the company provides low-cost access to high quality content so anyone can be a creator and share the story they want to tell. And Storyblocks is a great place to build a career, too. Employees receive trust and autonomy from day one, and leadership is constantly looking for ways to build a healthy work culture in which team members feel safe taking risks. There's a comprehensive onboarding mentorship program, company-sponsored social events, and opportunities for co-workers to get to know each other one-on-one (often over donuts—yum!).
The VideoBlocks founder compares life in the office to a group vacation. Aside from the open floor plan, well-used ping-pong table, and frequent dog appearances, the team enjoys a light-hearted environment where achievements are celebrated and co-workers consider each other friends.
But the most loved quality of VideoBlocks is the management style, which beats out a fancy kitchen and unlimited vacation (which the company also has). Leaders outline projects and are available to help, but employees have full flexibility to figure out all the in-betweens, which allows for plenty of innovation and professional development.
Esri is the market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. 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 employees are motivated by the company’s lofty ambitions to shape the planet—and they appreciate Esri’s work environment, which is laid-back and relaxed. At Esri, employees know how to take a break from working hard to have some fun. From employee sports leagues—like cricket and ice hockey—to a quick game of foosball or a walk around campus, setting aside time for exercise is important to the team. Just as important is grabbing food together, whether that means team potlucks, heading to the company cafe for some international cuisine, or going out to one of Redlands’ many delectable eating spots.
18. Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. Our products and services are focused on developer marketing, technical recruiting, and enterprise knowledge sharing. As a remote-first culture, employees are given the autonomy to get their work done their way. But they are also expected to be collaborative and ready to learn about others’ ideas, which is only possible through open and honest communication. Employees also enjoy an exceptional benefits package—including generous healthcare coverage and a robust paid parental leave policy—to promote work-life harmony.
Stack Overflow hosts the largest community of software developers on the internet, and that sense of camaraderie extends internally to its offices. When the company was founded, CEOs set out to create a company where people were put first. Through carefully conducted interviews, Stack Overflow hires smart people who can be trusted to perform without extreme supervision. Whether employees work from their desks, the coffee bar, the couch, or even one of the office’s many nap rooms, they’re given free range to complete their tasks without question.
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.
Since employees have the rare opportunity to help define the office’s culture, Persado SF is often likened to a startup within a startup. With over 15 languages spoken inside the building, a passion for Nespresso, Thursday office socials, a hefty supply of beer and non-GMO snacks, and even dating coaching services, it’s an understatement to say that Persado SF is a truly unique place to work. In fact, the company is certified as a “Great Place to Work,” so don’t miss out on the opportunity to join the exciting community!
Lithium's technology allows companies to create tailored community platforms on their web and social properties. With its unique suite of advanced tools, Lithium help brands like Sephora grow their fan bases, drive sales, and reduce service costs—empowering passionate customers to connect to their brands and engage with other fans.
While Lithium knows that well taken care of employees are productive employees—and has perks from catered lunch three times a week to an on-site gym to support that—it’s really the work and the people that keep employees happily coming back day after day. “I love my co-workers—they’re really amazing. We have a lot of fun together, and we work hard and play hard as a group,” shares one Lithium team member.
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Caroline Liu is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and computer programmer studying at Wesleyan University. She is pursuing majors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science in order to bridge her passions for tech, design, and social justice. Learn more about Caroline on her website or follow her on Twitter.More from this Author