There’s a sense of accomplishment that comes along with putting in a hard day’s work, isn’t there? Nothing beats that feeling of knowing you poured your all into your workday.
Well, except for knowing that you put in that elbow grease for an amazing company with a rewarding and fulfilling mission!
Those are exactly the types of places we’ve pulled into this list. Whether you want to help people make more informed healthcare choices or build the leaders of tomorrow, these companies send you home with not just a paycheck, but also an irrefutable sense of pride about the work you do.
Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and well-being. For over 125 years, Philips has leveraged advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company is a leader in consumer health, home care, diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring, and health informatics. Philips employs over 17,000 employees across 50 offices in North America, all working to help create a healthier society.
The team of passionate colleagues at Philips love that the work they do affects the lives of 3 billion people per year. But they love even more when they can see these effects firsthand.
“What brought the mission back to me was earlier this year—my wife told me we were expecting. At one point, we ended up going to the ER. Our baby was only a few weeks old, and they used an ultrasound. That was the first time I heard my baby’s heartbeat—and that was with a Philips system,” shares Systems Engineer Jose Villar.
3. City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading nonprofit clinical research center—fighting life-threatening diseases and delivering hope with exceptional treatment, prevention, and educational programs.
Established over 100 years ago to transform the future of health against cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and other serious illnesses, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more rewarding place to work. With expert staff, patient-centered care, innovative treatment, and a first-class educational training campus, City of Hope is committed to finding cures and saving lives.
“City of Hope is a community of people who believe in making a difference,” elaborates Sharee Davis, Organization Development Training and Data Analyst. “We believe in delivering quality patient care, coming together to find a cure for cancer, and leaving a strong footprint within the medical world.”
With a network of nearly 925 hospitals in 42 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, Banfield Pet Hospital leads the veterinary industry in pet health and preventive care. With over 2,600 veterinarians, Banfield oversees 8 million pet visits per year to make sure beloved animals are well taken care of.
“I think pets make us better people,” shares Elizabeth Lund, Senior Director of Research. “And if I can do anything to help pets live longer, healthier lives, I feel a sense of gratitude that I can contribute to that.”
Esri is the market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. Its technology combines the science of geography with the power of GIS—think high-tech maps—to make the world work better. By enabling customers to design more efficient cities, deliver clean water and electricity, fight crime, slow climate change, and stamp out disease, Esri is helping create the maps that run the world and shape the future.
To put it simply, the company shows people how to use geography and technology to design more efficient cities, deliver clean water and electricity, slow climate change, and more. And, Esri’s employees are motivated by the company’s lofty ambitions to shape the planet.
“You look at the company—you look at the impact it’s making on the world,” says Whitney Kotlewski, User Experience Architect. “There’s an attitude of wanting to give back and an understanding that you’re making a difference.”
Ara and Vahe started ServiceTitan in 2013 to help their families manage their growing home service businesses. The founders wanted to help thousands of their peers in the home services industry that have traditionally been underserved by software. Today, they’re humbled that so many businesses use ServiceTitan to increase revenue and improve efficiency.
When ServiceTitan’s founders started the business, their mission was simple: To help thousands of their peers in the home services industry that have traditionally been underserved by software. Today, they’re humbled that so many businesses use ServiceTitan to increase revenue and improve efficiency.
“Everyone who’s joined our team shares that same passion and same goal of serving the underserved and trying to make our product better, the industry better, and our customers’ lives better,” shares Dalena Nguyen, Senior Account Implementation Specialist.
A family-run company, Argen is dedicated to improving people’s lives through innovative services and products for dentistry. With a foundational business as the world’s largest manufacturer of precious metal dental alloys, Argen has made strategic investments in 3D printing and other technologies, positioning itself as the ultimate provider of digital solutions to dental labs of all sizes.
No, most people don’t look forward to heading to the dentist, but everybody knows it’s important. And, Argen is all about improving people’s lives through new products and services for the dental industry.
As CEO Anton Woolf says, “We are innovators in the dental industry, and the products that we make and sell to our customers actually improve the way that patients live.”
There’s no denying that Facebook is a household name. But, the company’s purpose extends beyond sharing your vacation photos. With a mission to make the world more open and connected, Facebook has been critical in changing how people communicate, designing products that create a more human world—one connection at a time.
“Facebook's goal is to harness the greatest minds around the globe and singlehandedly work towards one vision—connecting the world,” adds Peipei Zhou, Manager, Global Client Solutions.
13. Credit Karma
Far too many people feel confused or intimidated by their own finances. But, Credit Karma is out to change that by making financial progress possible for everyone. The free financial service company empowers consumers to track, maintain, and improve credit health with expert advice and free tools.
“Credit Karma really wants to make it easier for people to make decisions about their finances,” explains Jonathan Chao, Product, “Everything we do is working toward that goal.”
15. IEX Group
IEX is the fair, simple, and transparent stock exchange that believes every investor is entitled to the same right to trade on equal terms on every trade. The SEC recently approved IEX as a registered national securities exchange—as the first new U.S. exchange in more than six years, IEX is on a mission to level the playing field, eliminating unfair advantages from the markets. IEX is an exchange that believes markets should reward smarter—not faster.
IEX is bringing a fresh approach to a centuries-old business. As the first new U.S. exchange in more than six years, IEX is on a mission to level the playing field, eliminating unfair advantages from the markets.
“Everyone at IEX passionately believes in our mission to make markets fairer. We have a market-wide lens, and we think about how we can elevate the industry,” shares Gerald Lam, Marketing and Communications.
Tapingo’s goal is to empower people to #StopWaiting for the things they need so that they can focus on the things that matter. And, the company does that through its innovative mobile app that lets users browse the menus of nearby locations, customize orders, pay, then choose between delivery or pickup.
“It’s awesome to be working on a product that’s becoming useful to so many people,” says Chad La Tourette, Senior Growth Manager.
Accolade’s combination of compassionate, trusted health assistants plus breakthrough science and technologies empower its clients to make more informed and cost-effective health decisions with better outcomes.
Accoladians describe the workplace culture as fun and fulfilling—a selfless and empathic mix of diverse, brave, and innovative team members who work to improve the lives of others. Join the team, and you’ll have a direct impact on the health and well-being of people as they untangle the complexity and costs associated with the healthcare process.
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Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to careers, productivity, and the freelance life. In addition to The Muse, she's a contributor all over the web and dishes out research-backed advice for places like Atlassian, Trello, Toggl, Wrike, The Everygirl, FlexJobs, and more. She's also an Employment Advisor at a local college, and loves helping students prepare to thrive in careers (and lives!) they love. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she's usually babying her two rescue mutts or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard or check out her website.More from this Author