Here at The Muse, we partner with a lot of great companies to bring you insider looks at their offices and awesome job listings. These employers pay us to be featured on the site, but rest assured that we don't just work with anyone. And when it comes to articles like this, these Muse-worthy brands made this list not because they want to be included, but because their culture, policies, and employee feedback showed us that they deserve to be. Here's to finding the company of your dreams!
Progressive. Forward-thinking. Disruptive.
Those are adjectives you’ll hear tossed around a lot. But, while some companies only talk the talk when it comes to these labels, there are some that truly walk the walk—and we’ve rounded 20 of them up right here.
Forget staying current. These companies want more. They’re pushing the envelope, shaking up industries that have been around for ages, and challenging their employees to take initiative and think outside the box to help them take big things to the next level.
Sound like something you want to be a part of? You’re in luck—because not only are these 20 companies super innovative, but they’re also all hiring right now.
For more than 170 years, New York Life has been helping families and individuals all across the country with investment, retirement, and life insurances plans and policies.
And New York Life is ready to disrupt the industry through its adoption of technology at the center of its business model. So how do they do it? "From hackathons, to the future of AI, and starting to use bots in the workplace, we're ready to bring the future to our policyholders. Just because we have a history doesn't mean we cannot change," says Maria Miller, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships Office.
Arrow helps the world’s best technology companies and engineers turn their innovative dreams into reality by designing, sourcing, and building the products of the future.
Arrow employees are motivated to bridge the gap between the possible and the practical. They’re encouraged to live in the world that doesn’t quite exist yet—the world of Five Years Out. A perfect example of this is Arrow’s Sam Car—a C7 Corvette Stingray which the Arrow team has engineered and modified to be driven by a quadriplegic using only head movements and mouth movements.
Feedvisor enables online retailers to accelerate business growth and beat out competition with AI-based algo-commerce technology that provides real-time pricing and demand planning.
Feedvisor knows it needs a team of dedicated employees behind its mission of empowering small online retailers. So, a staple of the company’s leadership is an open-door, open-mouth policy—meaning there are no secrets, and all employees are welcome to contribute ideas. “They don’t just hear your ideas here—they really listen. That makes you more than an employee. You’re an asset to the business,” says Maya Gorlicki, Technical Account Manager.
Philips Lighting is the global leader in lighting products, systems and services, transforming how lighting is used to enhance the human experience in the places where people live and work.
Philips Lighting is a long-standing company. But, if you think that equates to being content with the same-old same-old, it’s time to think again. “The future of Philips Lighting is extremely bright. As the industry has evolved, our company has changed. We’re proud of 125 years of meaningful innovation we’ve made to help change people’s lives,” shares Heather Milcarek , Marketing Leader, Professional Channel.
The AT&T Foundry is comprised of innovation centers, delivering business telecommunications technology applications and services to connect millions of AT&T customers more quickly than ever before.
Whether you’re pursuing a tech career or not, AT&T is a great place to flex your creative muscles. Leaders give employees autonomy to choose their individual working styles, which they believe empowers team members to do their best creative work. Employees love this flexibility to take on challenges and transform big ideas into something tangible.
AstenJohnson leads the papermaking industry and its technology as a supplier and global manufacturer. The company also helps customers maximize profits as a business partner.
AstenJohnson has been around for literally hundreds of years. But, that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t strive for constant innovation—a drive that is fueled by the company’s belief in its impact. “AstenJohnson has a direct influence on things people interact with every day. Our equipment and processes help shape lifestyles and businesses around the world,” shares Chad Martin, Global Innovation Leader.
SmartBear Software creates quality tools that assist over 6 million software professionals in delivering the world's best applications.
By providing software quality tools for the connected world, SmartBear prides itself on transforming its industry. With an investment in professional development and an emphasis on empowering employees to own their work, SmartBear is confident that the people brought on board will strive to reach the goals set out by leaders.
Unruly disrupts traditional advertising technology methods. Backed by a major media organization, Unruly has the stability of an established corporation with the energy of a startup.
For Unruly employees, no two days are the same. “The video advertising and technology space is changing constantly. Even if you think you’re an expert, something can change the next day. That kind of growth in the industry gets me excited about coming to work at Unruly,” explains Ken Suh, EVP, Global Business Development.
Leanplum is a data-driven, fast growing, fully integrated mobile marketing platform that empowers brands with tools to better understand their users and drive app engagement.
Leanplum is doing big things and growing at a rapid rate. “We’re growing like crazy, hiring a ton of people, and we’re also bringing on a lot of great clients. We already work with some of the top brands, but we’re looking to bring on so many more—it’s great to see that our product is really starting to pick up some momentum in the industry,” says Caitlin Denham-Swanson, Field Marketer.
Asurion helps people balance life and its interdependence on technology by insuring consumer devices and appliances and offering a plethora of technology solutions to keep them running.
At Asurion, titles aren’t important. Employees consider themselves part of a network—not a hierarchy. This even playing field encourages collaboration, autonomy, and a unique coaching that prepares career blueprints for individuals. “Regardless of who you are, your title, or your role, anyone can contribute good ideas. The next business initiative can come from anyone,” adds Vincent Phamvan, Senior Director, Innovation.
Edmodo is a global education network that helps connect learners—teachers, students, and parents—with the people, resources, and coaching tools they need to reach their full potential.
Every one of Edmodo’s team members feels inspired by the mission to impact education in a positive way. “What gets me excited about coming to work is knowing that I’m working for a company that’s going to disrupt the field of education and make a real change in the way that we see education in the future,” adds Allison Laureano, Director of Information Technology and Facilities.
Prometheus is revolutionizing the apartment-renting industry by providing superior quality service and attending to the small details of the apartment search and rental experience.
Prometheus knows that employees who feel supported are the ones that will bring big ideas to the table. So, the company offers plenty of career development programs to help team members reach their full potential and think big. “People who work here aren’t afraid to think outside the box or do things differently,” shares Andrew Uy, Business Solutions Manager, “We get to set the tone for our work culture here. I like how self-directed it is.”
Digital Air Strike is a social media and reputation management service, specializing in the automotive industry, that assists its clients in maximizing their SEO, enabling a higher ROI.
Already a well-known partner in the automotive world, Digital Air Strike achieved success with its innovative technology and team. A recipient of many awards, the company’s approach to technology is now fueling its current expansion into industries beyond automotive. “Coming into Digital Air Strike, there’s a lot of growth potential. We’re expanding in different departments, trying out new products, and there are tons of opportunities to grow into the type of position you’re looking for,” says Dee Grant, Client Activation Specialist.
14. Pulte Mortgage
Pulte Mortgage is a brand of trust and integrity in housing. As a mortgage banker, Pulte Mortgage empowers families in their quest for the American Dream of homeownership.
If you’re looking for a job where you’ll feel valued, have room to grow, and feel supported in that growth, a career with Pulte Mortgage will just feel right. Pulte employees have countless learning resources at their disposal, from vast internal opportunities to external conferences, memberships, and tuition assistance—all with ever-approachable colleagues and managers ready to show the way.
Continuum Managed Services is a leading channel-exclusive provider of IT management software and services for Managed Service Providers.
Backed by an industry-leading network operations center and help desk, Continuum Managed Services is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed services solutions. It doesn’t get much more innovative than that, and employees relish the opportunity to be a part of it. "It helps me get up in the morning knowing that I'm coming to work on something that everyone believes in, including myself,” explains Valree Booker, Senior QA Manager.
Prezi helps over 160 million users in all corners of the world create and deliver memorable presentations with their cloud-based presentation software.
Prezi values potential and ambition, so the company’s employees are encouraged to step outside of their comfort zones and learn new skills while pursuing their goals. A determined team spirit matches the enthusiastic Prezi mission—more than just a presentation resource, Prezi is on a mission to reinvent how people tell stories and inspire action.
Bizzabo is an all-in-one event success platform that helps organizers from around the globe create successful events.
At Bizzabo, employees are encouraged and empowered to take ownership and become entrepreneurs. All members of the team have their own unique responsibilities, and everyone’s voice is heard equally. Plus, teammates are constantly learning from each other—and finding the time to share and listen to their coworkers' new initiatives.
Virid is an e-commerce company changing the way retail sales transaction technology is implemented in the industry so that customers can connect with growing businesses.
When it comes to what Virid looks for in new hires, the company’s Chief Executive Officer says, “People who can think outside the box and bring new ideas to the table.” With an emphasis on education, employees are always learning—whether that’s at a seminar or from each other. “Every day, I learn something new from someone I work with,” shares Lauren Shanta, Director of Products and Operations.
Entertainment One is a leading international entertainment company specializing in the acquisition, production, and widespread distribution of industry-altering film, television, and music content.
With a mission to connect, create, and deliver, employees say that the eOne office has a lot of energy and a really youthful vibe. Fun aside, team members are encouraged to operate with an entrepreneurial spirit. Employees are confident in their decision-making and know that they’re valuable parts of maintaining eOne’s global strength in the film, TV and music spaces.
Fundbox is a financial information technology company, offering business owners simple ways to fix their cash flow and fund their future with advance payments for outstanding invoices.
Fundbox creates an environment of trust and reliability among its staff—making them autonomous, self-sufficient leaders with a unified mission. Teams collectively put their heads together in order to determine the best ways to meet goals month-to-month—and they always have the go-ahead from leadership to develop projects independently.
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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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