When hunting for a new job, there’s a lot of criteria you keep in mind. You want a fulfilling mission, challenging responsibilities, great co-workers, an adequate salary, and—perhaps most importantly—you want to work for an awesome company.
Finding an employer who checks all of those boxes can often feel like finding a needle in a four-story-high haystack—that is, until now.
We’ve pulled together a list of 20 companies that are straight out of your job search dreams. With supportive leadership, brag-worthy perks, and company cultures that will make all of your friends turn green with envy, these places are nothing short of amazing.
And, bonus: They’re all hiring right now. So, when you’re done drooling over how awesome they are, go ahead and submit your application and prepare to turn your career dreams into a reality this year.
At Goldman Sachs, your skills and experiences will create a world of possibilities for our clients. From the latest IPO and market insights to investments in clean energy and infrastructure, each one of our teams contributes to innovations that drive progress around the world. Make things possible at goldmansachs.com/careers
Many outsiders view Wall Street as cut-throat, conservative, and consuming. But, Goldman Sachs challenges that assumption through a collaborative and fun work environment, and a huge emphasis on work-life balance—particularly for new parents, who have access to everything from pediatricians on on-site daycare to help ease the transition back to work.
Over 25 years ago, CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. Today CarMax continues to disrupt the market by utilizing cutting-edge technologies and programs to create the future of car buying. This innovative thinking has helped them become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars with more than 195 stores nationwide.
CarMax believes in a spirit of continuous improvement—both for the company as a whole as well as individual employees. Under this philosophy, team members are given projects that support the business and align with personal development goals. Instead of harping on deadlines, managers focus on building career ladders and preparing employees to climb.
Founded in 2008, NewsCred has grown to become the leader in the content marketing space. Having expanded with offices across three continents, NewsCred helps some of the biggest companies in the world transform their marketing through creative storytelling. In the age of digital distractions, NewsCred helps clients break through the noise and connect with their audience.
At NewsCred, work doesn’t need to feel like a job. By selecting candidates with a similar ethos, the company has been able to preserve an environment where people are excited to come to work. Add in things like unlimited vacation, numerous professional development opportunities, overnight hackathons, and countless board game competitions, and it’s obvious that NewsCred has a crew of very happy employees.
Asurion is a mobile and home product protection company that ensures consumers’ devices and appliances stay online and on the job in this fast-moving, tech-driven world. However, using innovative technology to power consumer gadget assistance doesn’t mean the company has overlooked the human aspect, since people still power the frontlines. As a result, Asurion’s known for personable interactions and reliable service.
At Asurion, it’s the collaborative environment and supportive leadership that employees like most. Managers provide real-time feedback, titles aren’t important, and employees consider themselves part of a network—not a hierarchy. This even playing field encourages plenty of teamwork, autonomy, and a unique coaching style that helps people build strong career blueprints.
10. Rain Bird
Founded in 1933, Rain Bird offers a range of irrigation products—serving farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments, and homes in more than 130 countries around the world. Starting with its first patent in 1935, Rain Bird has since been awarded 450 patents—attesting to a commitment to innovation and excellence in the industry.
You’ve heard of an open-door policy. But, at Rain Bird, that door is wide open. Managers and directors are incredibly approachable and love to hear creative suggestions from all of the company’s employees. And, it’s exactly that “no such thing as a bad idea” philosophy that keeps Rain Bird at the top of its game, allowing the company to continually innovate and efficiently come up with solutions to address customers’ needs.
DexYP champions and empowers their clients to thrive in today’s competitive environment and they feel good about that. The company specializes in providing what local businesses need in order to compete against the big, national chains that are dominating the marketplace. DexYP's tools will save them time, money, and keep them connected with their customers, wherever they may be. They also allow them the ability to control their operations at anytime, anywhere, from the palm of their hand.
“The sooner you get your foot in the door here, the sooner you’ll be on track to skyrocket the rest of your career,” says DexYP’s Executive Vice President, John Wholey. With mixed management styles that bring out the best in individuals, tons of free learning resources, and a healthy dose of milestone transparency, DexYP’s employees don’t only dream about doing big things in their careers—they actually make them happen.
With a history dating back over 135 years, PVH excels at growing lifestyle brands and businesses with rich American heritages including CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, Arrow, Speedo, Warner’s, Olga, and True&Co. With over 35,000 associates, PVH is deeply invested in providing an inclusive environment where every individual is valued. The core values—passion, integrity, individuality, partnership, and accountability—embody who PVH is as a company, guide their decisions, and inspire them.
PVH doesn’t just talk the talk when it comes to professional development—it walks the walk too. Managers take their staff’s success seriously by supporting their growth and helping them set goals every year as they look toward their futures at the company. Through PVH University, team members can also take classes that cover topics ranging from how to be a good manager to learning how to use Excel.
Fundbox is a financial information technology company, offering business owners simple ways to fix their cash flow and fund their futures with advance payments for outstanding invoices.
The team at Fundbox is incredibly tight-knit and encouraging. Whether it’s welcoming new hires or acknowledging company wins, celebrations happen often in the office—and it’s a tradition to ring the “Whiskey Bell” and toast milestones with shots. These special and hilarious team moments bring both offices together, across continents and time zones.
Symphony is the cloud-based messaging and collaboration platform that connects markets, organizations, and individuals—securely. Powered by an open and growing app ecosystem, and protected with customer-owned encryption keys, Symphony's communication platform increases workflow productivity while maintaining global regulatory compliance. Already the platform of choice for the financial services industry, Symphony eliminates inefficient workflows to boost productivity in information-driven businesses.
The team at Symphony is living proof that your time in the office doesn’t need to be a drag. With everything from Start Wars movie nights to team charity hikes, it’s easy to see that Symphony really lives its core values of, “Work should be fun, or why bother?”
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.
“Fluxx changes the way philanthropy works. You can see that in every person in the office,” says Kristy Gannon, Vice President of Product. And, with a business that’s built around giving, it comes as little surprise that the entire team is incredibly community-minded. With a coordinated volunteer program, employees participate in community service opportunities around the San Francisco area.
Bozzuto develops, builds, and manages vibrant communities in amazing locations with a focus on passion, integrity, and attention to detail. The company continues to diversify its mix of products and services, expanding geographically while remaining true to its vision—to create extraordinary experiences. This vision extends to everyone who comes in contact with the Bozzuto brand—residents, clients, partners, and employees. Because of this, employees' opportunities to positively impact people's lives are unlimited.
Bozzuto is an award-winning company with an admired reputation—and that’s all because of the talented people who work passionately together to create lasting relationships, cultivate loyalty, and make a positive impact in their communities. “I think that one skill that someone who works for Bozzuto definitely has to have is the drive to want to make a difference,” shares one team member.
Founded in 2006, Cleveland Research Company has a reputation for exceptional ground-level intelligence across consumer, agriculture, industrial, healthcare, retail, foodservice, and technology sectors. The firm is comprised of intellectually curious, highly motivated, and energetic individuals who are all striving to build the best research firm in the business. By training and developing employees, Cleveland Research Company drives businesses and people forward – both personally and professionally.
At Cleveland Research Company, you’ll find a work dynamic that isn’t easily found elsewhere. The close-knit culture is one of the many things team member here love. “When people ask me if I know every employee’s name, I chuckle a little because I not only know their names, I know their spouse’s names, and probably their children’s names,” says Erika Wolford, Manager, Training and Development.
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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