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All work and no play makes for, well, a pretty boring day.
Fortunately, these 20 companies not only work hard to make big things happen, but they also ensure that employees have fun while doing so.
With brag-worthy perks, awesome traditions, and creative outings, a job with one of these companies means you’ll actually enjoy heading into the office day in and day out.
Sound like a dream? It gets better—they’re all hiring right now.
Caesars Entertainment runs some of the world’s finest casino resort companies, operating the Harrah’s, Caesars, Horseshoe, and Caesars UK, as well as the World Series of Poker.
Caesars’ very mission is to inspire grownups to play—a philosophy the company lives by in the office as well. With monthly themed celebrations, team outings to fun places (one team recently did an escape room together!), and a culture that employees describe as “work hard, play hard,” Caesars definitely knows how to ensure that team members have a good time.
2. World First
World First makes it easier and more affordable to move money around the world by offering individuals and businesses excellent exchange rates and even better service.
With frequent happy hours, fun (and oftentimes delicious!) weekly traditions, and plenty of external events and off-sites (think museum nights, rodeo trips, and boating on the river!), the World First team really knows how to blow off some steam and forge new bonds. “I love the idea of gaining new friends here while building the company at the same time,” says Jessica Palmeiro, Private Client Dealer.
Polaris offers end-to-end software, compliance, and consulting capabilities to life science companies. The firm continues to innovate as new healthcare regulations are enacted to keep the world safer.
When the hard work is done, Polaris employees enjoy the fun side of life with their colleagues. Polaris has a "fun committee" that is responsible solely for coming up with new initiatives to boost company morale. In recent years, employees have bonded over happy hours, a kickball tournament, and even a murder mystery party.
Taboola is the world’s leading discovery platform company, connecting people around the world with content they may like, but never knew existed.
Catered lunches, seasonal celebrations, and Friday afternoon beers—oh my! There’s plenty of awesome perks at this steadily growing company. But, employees say it’s the simple things that keep them smiling. From conversations with smart people over a cup of coffee in the company kitchen to solving complex technical problems, every team member reports finding inspiration in the everyday atmosphere of Taboola.
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 Digital appreciate any occasion for a celebration, and, over the years, they’ve been known to put together a number of creative holiday activities. From taking themed team photos to creating holiday music videos to hosting formal black tie galas, the Good Apple Digital office loves getting together and making unforgettable memories.
Bonobos is a men’s apparel company that provides a full line of personalized and tailored clothing with a perfect fit that feels and looks great.
If you've longed for your childhood days spent at summer camp, you're sure to love Bonobos' company retreat. Every fall, employees head to Camp Bonobos—a two-day retreat in the mountains of New Hampshire. Camp Bonobos is like an adult Field Day where everyone sleeps in bunk houses—without internet or cell phone service. It’s the perfect time for employees to unplug and create relationships with people they don’t normally interact with.
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.
When it comes to getting to know your co-workers, CreditCards.com doesn’t believe in those standard icebreaker games. 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.
The product development experts at Synapse work with clients all around the world to conceive and develop any idea an individual or company can come up with.
Although the adventures now transcend physical activity or even a particular day of the week, inter-office organized events are still known as Thursday Actives. From cook-offs, museum visits, and bowling to ball games, intramural sports, and foodbank volunteering, employee participation always averages 80%. Synapsters find these events a fun way to get to know one another from a completely different perspective.
Backcountry supplies the best outdoor gear—through the company’s online marketplace—to adventurers around the globe. The organization helps people get outside and have fun doing it.
With the great outdoors just a wall away, a typical day at Backcountry obviously has to include some outside activity. From company ski trips to biking excursions, Backcountry brings the outdoors into the everyday. In the office, employees even bring their dogs to work and are always encouraged to share their passions.
Redfin is a customer-first real estate brokerage that represents people buying and selling homes. The company redefines real estate by building a team of experienced agents as customer advocates.
Redfin team members always look forward to the big annual conference. But, on a daily basis, employees find lots of different ways to celebrate their successes, from tequila toasts to ping-pong and bowling tournaments. In addition to these fun traditions, employees look forward to monthly staff meetings, where they talk about what they’ve been working on to share how their projects can benefit the company as a whole.
The Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment companies, advising clients and the general public on savings, investment, retirement, personal finance, the economy, and much more.
Think a career with an investment organization means boring days spent sitting at your desk? Think again. As an extra perk, the Vanguard fitness centers offer crew members the chance to play a seasonal intramural sport. From volleyball to soccer and softball, co-workers enjoy the opportunity to get together after work, participate in some heart-healthy fun, and get to know one another on a more personal level outside the office.
Revcontent transforms native advertising into an art form with fully responsive, custom widgets that enrich users’ site visits with premium partner content to generate revenue.
It’s safe to say that Revcontent has some pretty sweet digs. The office features a stocked bistro and kitchen, gym, and themed meeting rooms—which is all held together by a slide connecting the two floors. Yet the group still goes outside, opting to participate in extracurricular sports and clubs, a famed Summer Bash, and external charity events.
540 brings full-stack development and support to government clients who value the same modern, agile approach as startups by offering innovative services across entire product lifecycles.
There’s no shortage of action around the office, because team members constantly buzz from one client site to another. To keep people on the same page, 540 holds a monthly gathering to sync up over lunch—and a fun field trip follows. Aside from regular volunteering and team-building activities, the crew also prides itself on its signature API cocktail—reserved for special occasions.
Black Mountain Systems is an information technology company, changing the way the financial industry manages workflow and data software.
In addition to having the flexibility to set their own schedules, Black Mountain Systems employees also love getting to bond during company-wide trips. Offsite events happen once a year, and the company takes employees all over the world for some fun, bonding, team building, and relaxation. This year's exotic destination? The beautiful coast of Mexico.
HireVue offers high-powered digital video and predictive analytic programs that help businesses, big or small, build and coach top teams in every industry.
Sending hilarious email threads is one of the many ways HireVue employees have fun around the office. Teams like to share clever memes, articles, and gifs between themselves and the entire company. Throughout the day, folks can be heard laughing out loud or seen gathered around one desk to chuckle over a particularly funny thread.
BSA is a global manufacturer and supplier of materials supporting both wholesale and retail areas of the automotive, agricultural, forestry, and mining industries.
While there’s no shortage of fun in the office, it’s the emphasis on recognition that employees love most about working for Bridgestone Americas. This time for celebration not only keeps team members motivated, but also helps to solidify the supportive bonds they form in the office. “My department keeps a weekly reminder on our calendar to take time and recognize our teammates’ hard work,” shares Jeffrey Freeman, Digital Media Manager.
Fluxx drives philanthropic change by connecting grant-seekers and grant-makers through cloud-based technology. The company is committed to transforming the process through innovative software.
With such a focus on philanthropy, it makes sense that the Fluxx team enjoys getting out and making an impact in their own community. The company has a coordinated volunteer program, which allows employees to participate in community service opportunities around the San Francisco area. Each year, staff come together to volunteer their services at Glide Memorial Church.
PrintFleet offers data-driven print management solutions that range from rapid assessments to advanced data collection, analysis, and support to help companies around the world power success.
Though PrintFleet encourages time away from the office to maintain adequate work-life balance, fun team-building activities are still a regular occurrence—including an annual golf tournament, game days, and the occasional white-water rafting trip. Even when the group stays in, card games during breaks or lunch-and-learns keep morale high.
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 employees don’t just have fun for the sake of having fun—they ensure that their good times have an impact. Company activities like family cookouts and volunteer service days maintain togetherness outside of the office. Employees also team up to give back in the Atlanta area with their annual “Agile on the Green” fundraiser to fight breast cancer.
Tillster provides software to enable mobile payment transactions, online ordering, and self-checkout at casual restaurants. Its digital platform is used by Burger King, Boston Market, and more.
Holding company-wide events in places that are unique to Los Angeles and San Diego is one way that Tillster takes advantage of its office locations in southern California. Tillster held its most recent holiday party at The Avalon in Beverly Hills, for example, and teams often take trips to Lucky Strike to go bowling together.
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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
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