If you’ve been on the hunt for a new gig, you’re in luck. Why? Well, because we’ve pulled together 20 companies that are so awesome, we thought they only existed in our dreams.
You’ve likely heard of some of them before, and others might be completely new to you. But, one thing’s for sure: They’re all absolutely amazing places to work.
So, polish up that resume, submit your application, and get in while the gettin’ is good. As for us? Well, we’re already jealous.
AppFolio creates cloud software for small-to-medium-sized businesses in specific industries. Its products streamline and simplify business operations for property management companies and law firms.
AppFolio is all about taking steps forward together. At the beginning of each year, employees have an open discussion about challenges and priorities for the 12 months ahead. Then, as a team, they define three initiatives that everyone can impact.
And, hard work doesn’t go unrecognized in the AppFolio office. Positive customer feedback is recorded on the “Wall of Happiness” in the Customer Success Department, and the team has a “Shout Out Award”—a megaphone signed by everyone in the office—that’s awarded to individual employees who go above and beyond.
Andela connects top talent with the top employers in the tech landscape, harnessing the resources of the best and brightest minds to help shape the global view.
As the most comprehensive developer training program out there, Andela sees the value in finding the best of the best. And, that’s a principle the company applies to its own management practices by ensuring that all employees feel equally supported and challenged.
Andela encourages team members to ask anything, learn a new skill, troubleshoot a project, and get critical feedback in an open and supported environment—proving that passionate people can create an atmosphere of collaboration and fun.
Good Apple Digital is a nimble, boutique media agency—focused on targeted digital media planning and buying in independent media culture.
Employees at Good Apple have the unique opportunity to show off their individual talents and have them noticed by their managers. As opposed to other offices—where people might wait two or more years to be promoted—the company bases growth on merit and performance, rather than just time.
Needless to say, it’s a place where you could grow your career for years to come—and enjoy it. “When you wake up in the morning, you’re excited to go tackle the day,” says Ian Orekondy, Director of Search Engine Marketing.
Want to join a bunch of good apples? Submit your application now.
Agile is an innovative Atlanta-based information technology staffing and consulting firm that speeds time to talent by matching great people to great business opportunities.
Agile’s culture is built on trust and accountability, which enables every single team member to stand tall. With a focus on results and not just routine, the company’s leadership feels no need to micromanage every move.
“Agile's culture really highlights the ability to get our job done without having to stick within strict parameters,” explains Katherin Zachrich, Client Partner, “The culture is not the only reason I came here—but it’s the reason I stay here.”
12. Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report publishes digital and multimedia sports content on the web. Its website and mobile platforms provide fans with comprehensive sports news coverage and commentary.
A job at Bleacher Report is every sports fan’s dream. With wall-to-wall TVs, a fully-stocked sports bar, and access to all sorts of sporting events, it’s hard to even call the company’s home an office.
But, rest assured that real, productive work gets done amidst those flat screens. Bleacher Report’s strategic social expertise, strong forethought on brand positioning, and team building management skills have grown the brand to be a leader in its industry.
15. City of Houston
The City of Houston represents one of the fastest growing municipalities in the United States, tackling governance with creative, data-driven solutions that mirror the diversity of its population.
Think you know what it’s like to work for a municipality? Think again. The City of Houston has learned how to innovate like a tech company—even crowdsourcing data on potholes and hosting annual hackathons.
The dynamic organization has a commitment to innovating the public sector and re-inventing the ways the city supports its citizens—and The City of Houston looks for workers with that same passion for improvement.
T-Mobile is a national provider of wireless voice, messaging, and data services capable of reaching over 293 million Americans where they live, work, and play.
Cringe at the thought of a classic performance review? Well, T-Mobile is the perfect place for you. The company has ditched the traditional review process for a personalized approach to increasing employee engagement and growth—including help with job-related classes, developing leadership skills, and on-the-job training.
The best part? The team has fun together, too. “We have monthly breakfasts and sometimes leadership cooks for you, and it’s a nice time hanging out with everybody,” says T-Mobile’s Senior Technical Product Manager.
CreditCards.com partners with leading banks to provide consumers with the largest selection of credit card offers so they’re equipped to choose cards that are right for them.
Being the newbie in the office can be intimidating, and CreditCards.com recognizes that. Weekly, the new hires push a beer cart around the office to provide staff members with craft beers and iced teas. It’s a great way for new employees to casually meet their colleagues face-to-face.
And, that’s just one part of their familial, startup-like atmosphere. “Liking what you do and the people you do it with is the recipe for success. That’s how it is here,” adds CreditCards.com’s SEM Manager.
18. Insomniac Games
Insomniac games is an independent video-game developer with a passion for pushing boundaries and creating compelling experiences for players through novel mechanics and captivating storylines.
Insomniac has been named a "Great Place to Work" every year for the past decade, and it’s not hard to see why.
In addition to providing designated PTO for volunteering and catered lunch every Friday, the company hosts legendary office parties—every major holiday is celebrated with in-office traditions, including an annual themed December bash.
Sound like your kind of place? Insomniac Games is eagerly awaiting your application.
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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