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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.
Since its inception more than 70 years ago, Caesars Entertainment Corporation has grown to include branded casino resorts across four continents. Through development, expansion, and acquisition, the group remains focused on building loyalty and bringing value to customers, employees, business partners, and communities by being the most service-oriented, technology-driven, and geographically diversified company in casino entertainment.
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
WorldFirst originated in London in 2004, but it now has a truly international footprint. It’s a market-leading international payments company helping individuals and businesses manage cross-border payments quickly, securely, and transparently. Of course, that impressive reach isn’t just because of the industry itself—it’s due to the company’s commitment to put clients first while fostering an environment that makes people happy to come to work.
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.
Operating from offices in Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, London, Bangkok, New Delhi, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Istanbul, Taboola is undoubtedly one of the world’s largest online discovery platforms. By partnering with publishers, marketers, and advertising agencies around the globe, the company increases user retention for client sites, effectively monetizing traffic and distributing quality content to targeted audiences.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Synapse is a product development consultancy fueled by a mission to drive innovation for clients and introduce cutting-edge devices that positively impact consumers' lives. Synapse offers both the expertise and the services necessary to develop products that transform brands and accelerate advances in technology.
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’s mission is to connect people with their passions by offering carefully selected, premium gear and apparel that empowers modern adventure. Employees are avid skiers, campers, hikers, mountain bikers, climbers, and much more, and they use this firsthand knowledge to outfit customers and to inspire them to get outdoors.
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.
Vanguard is one of the world's largest investment companies. After 40 years, the organization’s structure remains unique in the industry. Vanguard is client-owned, meaning fund shareholders own the funds, which own Vanguard. Today, the company is widely recognized as a leader in low-cost investing and a steadfast advocate for the interests of investors. Vanguard’s core purpose is "to take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success."
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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.
What if government agencies delivered technology solutions with cutting edge capabilities that wowed customers? That’s the question 540.co has been answering since 2013 through full-stack development for federal clients. The team of tech geeks and consultants aims to inject a Silicon Valley mentality into the Department of Defense and beyond—without getting stale on the way.
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.
Bridgestone Americas, or BSA—and its subsidiaries around the world—develop, manufacture, and market a wide range of tires, air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles for private and commercial customers in the automotive, agricultural, forestry, and mining industries. BSA also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.
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 has a mind for technology and a heart for philanthropy. The company's secure, cloud-based technology platform makes collaboration, clarity, and organization of data effortless. Philanthropic organizations that either award grants or seek grant funding can dramatically streamline their processes and make more strategic decisions with Fluxx. The organization is reshaping the philanthropic ecosystem by creating technology solutions that foster collaboration, knowledge-transfer, and continuous learning—all to unleash more impact.
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.
In PrintFleet’s earliest days, it existed under the umbrella of a toner manufacturing company. However, tracking demand and analyzing key device metrics with software shaped the company into what it is today—the first to offer rapid assessments and a comprehensive remote print monitoring application. The company's rapidly growing data-driven offerings are recognized as industry-leading solutions in the print management arena.
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.
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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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