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.
With over 17,000 customers, AppFolio creates easy-to-use, cloud-based software built for specific vertical markets. AppFolio Property Manager allows property management professionals to more effectively market, manage, and grow their business. MyCase is an affordable, intuitive, and powerful legal case management software designed for the modern law firm.
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.
Founded in 2014, Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. By seeking out and supporting top software developers across Africa, Andela not only creates career opportunities in an untapped market, but also helps companies compile high-performing engineering teams for the future. With a slight twist on traditional employee acquisition initiatives, Andela is able to simultaneously stimulate tech industry ecosystems and solve the growing global tech talent shortage.
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 the independent media marketplace. By establishing deep publisher relationships with clients, the company is able to create innovative and efficient campaigns that integrate analytics, improve results, and draw in the audiences most likely to engage with client brands.
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.
15. City of Houston
The City of Houston is no ordinary municipality. With a diverse and growing populace, the City of Houston has learned how to innovate like a tech company—even crowdsourcing data on potholes and hosting annual Hackathons. With a focus on data, learning, and results, the City of Houston gives the public sector a 21st century gleam.
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 place for collaboration, creativity and fast-paced change. As the Un-carrier, and America's most loved wireless company, their 50,000 plus customer-obsessed team members are united in their mission to build the future of technology and change wireless for good.
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.
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