20 Companies We Want to Work for Now
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.
Greatist is a digital media company that produces health and wellness content for millennial readers. Greatist publishes only high-quality writing with claims that are always backed by scientific evidence.
Greatist is all about being both healthy and happy. So, is it any wonder that this company’s employees are some of the happiest around?
As a matter of fact, Greatist frequently does “happiness audits” to ensure the mental health of employees, and fitness and professional skills classes are available to all. “You jump in and you’re part of the Greatist family—you’re part of the team,” says Amanda Delaney, Head of People Operations. “You immediately feel welcome, like you’re at home.”
Shopify is an e-commerce platform that makes it easy for individuals and small businesses to sell products online, through social media channels, and at physical retail locations.
If you’re craving a company where your voice is truly heard, you’ve found your new home at Shopify. “It’s a place where your ideas are taken seriously,” says Omosola Otunde, Developer, Risk Operations. “People will advise you and help your ideas come to fruition.”
Shopify employs a horizontal structure—the company eschews hierarchy in favor of an egalitarian culture. Shopify employees are encouraged to incorporate experimentation and risk-taking in their work, which means the company is constantly innovating.
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.
Reebok is an American-inspired sports brand—designing athletic footwear, apparel, and accessories to support fit and active lifestyles.
Reebok is one of the top global fitness brands, but that focus on health and fitness extends far past just the products it sells. Reebok team members can attend an evening workout class at Reebok’s onsite gym or CrossFit Box. They also participate in Campus Fitness Days—team-building company events that include running, hiking, dancing, yoga, and more.
The company recognizes that work-life balance is another key component of health—which it emphasizes through flexible schedules, as well as child-care facilities and parent-child offices on location.
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.
Reformation is a leading future-forward, environmentally-friendly lifestyle apparel company, independently manufacturing beautiful clothing in a fair, sustainable way to proactively prevent pollution.
Reformation puts sustainability at the core of everything it does. Its factory uses the most efficient, eco-friendly technologies and practices possible, and employees frequently participate in recycling and compost programs, community clean-ups, Earth Day events, and company-wide barbecues in Reformation’s sustainable garden. The team is also even given an extra day off every month to volunteer.
With such a rewarding culture, you’re guaranteed to feel good about the work you’re doing. Oh, and did we mention that the Reformation office is super dog-friendly?
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.”
Wallaby Financial’s app and browser extension help consumers select the best credit card to use for any given transaction in order to save money and maximize their credit card rewards.
Wallaby Financial’s management prides itself on being very hands-off. The company trust its employees to do their work, and do it well.
And, while the company’s leadership has high expectations for every single team member, that doesn’t necessarily translate to endless hours in the office. Wallaby is incredibly flexible when it comes to scheduling, working remotely, and taking time off. Managers understand that people perform best with some rest.
Magnetic streamlines targeting, merchandising, and marketing by gathering details about what people look for when browsing online, using smart analytics to help companies attract the right customers.
Magnetic’s culture is, well, magnetic. With a relaxed environment and unrivaled camaraderie, employees genuinely enjoy working together and heading into the office day in and day out.
In fact, the team is so close, they often spend tons of time together outside normal working ours. From annual ski trips to karaoke sessions and happy hours, Magnetic’s employees definitely stick together. “We’ve been able to maintain the feel of a startup, even after all these years,” adds Priyanka Yadav, Director of Account Services.
Feel yourself being pulled in Magnetic’s direction? You know what to do next.
Penske Motor Group is an industry-leading automotive retailer that owns and operates dealerships throughout California, including Longo Lexus and Longo Toyota in El Monte.
Penske is on the fast track. And, as an employee, your career could be too. The company’s managers always have an open door policy. Penske’s leaders blend management with teamwork so that everyone can learn from each other and move ahead together.
“It’s exciting to be a part of a company that’s moving forward faster than other automobile companies,” shares Rene Lawson, Internet Sales Director.
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.
Kabam creates, develops, and publishes several massively multi-player games for mobile devices, all available to a global audience via the company’s own dedicated app channels.
With a name like Kabam and a business model that allows players to access games on their mobile devices at no cost or obligation, you can only assume that this is one fun place to work.
The Kabam office definitely doesn’t disappoint. From the familial atmosphere, the company’s monthly epic hat contest, and numerous other office perks, employees genuinely love heading into work. “The culture here at Kabam is pretty unique because people don’t take themselves too seriously, but at the same time, we get really great work done,” says Anthony Ghavami, Game Engineer.
Meltwater is an online media intelligence tool that helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insights from the outside.
Because leadership at Meltwater looks for potential—rather than just a specific background—the company’s team is made up of a group of diverse people, including former professional athletes, teachers, and more.
But, while they all come from different walks of life, they all have this in common: They know how to work hard, and they know how to play hard. Teams often get together for outings like taking a stretch Hummer limousine to a New York Jets game or going deep-sea fishing off the coast of Coney Island.
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.
AppLift is a global leader in programmatic advertising for mobile, fueling user growth for clients and connecting products to the right audience through technology, data, and services.
AppLift’s culture is open, friendly, and centered around creating a community where colleagues get to know each other and become friends. Whether it’s celebrating a recent success with a trip to Disneyland, sharing treats from abroad, or gathering for the regular board game nights, the community at AppLift is one built around camaraderie.
“At AppLift, I always enjoy coming into work. My friends are here, and it’s like a big family,” shares Kevin Kinnison, Team Lead, U.S. Business Development.
20. Digital Trends
Digital Trends aims to demystify technology and make the digital world less intimidating. The company seeks to publish content that everyone can enjoy and understand.
Fun and casual are two of the words that employees and visitors frequently use to describe the Digital Trends workplace.
The company recognizes the value of working hard—every employee has an incredibly high work ethic—but knows when it’s time to kick back and relax after a long day. On Friday afternoons, team members unwind by sampling beer and microbrews together—and sometimes, Nerf gun wars ensue.
If you have your Nerf gun loaded and ready, go ahead and submit your application to Digital Trends today.
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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