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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.
1. New York Life Technology
Founded in 1845, New York Life is the largest mutual life insurance company in the country—and continues to hold true to its original values of integrity, humanity, and financial strength. In addition to offering life insurance and retirement services across the United States and Mexico, the company also specializes in investing, both domestically and internationally.
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.
2. Arrow Electronics
Arrow is the ultimate technological enabler, working directly with partners, suppliers, and manufacturers to understand what’s possible and help them create it. They seek to bridge the gap between the possible and the practical. Arrow encourages its employees to live in the world that doesn’t quite exist yet—the world of Five Years Out.
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.
Since 2011, Feedvisor has set out to give small online retailers the power of Big Data and machine learning to grow and make business-critical decisions. Its cloud-based algorithmic repricing and revenue intelligence solutions include everything from pricing strategies and product replenishment to managing inventory—which all come back to making sellers happy while helping them maintain a competitive edge.
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.
Signify, the new company name of Philips Lighting, is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers, and the Internet of Things. Signify isn’t just a lighting company; they help you navigate stores, use office space more efficiently and develop actionable insights to improve energy usage through their IoT services. Sustainability is at their core, which is why they’re one of the top 10 greenest companies in the world! They’re committed to the continuous development of their employees, using learning to shape the future of light. Signify ensures their 29,000 employees across 100 countries have endless opportunities through continued innovation. Join Signify and be part of a diverse global team.
Signify 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 Signify 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.
AT&T is a world leader in communications and technology, redefining how we engage with media. AT&T continues inventing new ways to deliver entertainment that drives emotional connections and unites people. It's AT&T's mission to bring tomorrow's technology, today. 5G, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and more will play a role in making that experience possible. What ties it all together? Their people. With locations across the US and around the globe, come see what's available in your area.
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.
SmartBear is behind the software that powers over 20,000 of the world's most innovative organizations. More than six million people use its tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster.
SmartBear's high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. The tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping people create software that transforms the world.
Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear.
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.
Founded in 2006, Unruly provides value to brands and publishers by getting their videos seen, shared, and loved. The company brings emotional intelligence to digital advertising, helping 91% of Ad Age 100 brands to inspire their audiences. Unruly believes in the power of emotion in marketing campaigns to drive consumer response and maximize impact.
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 building the marketing cloud for the mobile era. Its integrated platform delivers meaningful user engagement across both messaging and the in-app experience. Leanplum offers mobile companies messaging, automation, app editing, personalization, A/B testing, and analytics, all in a single solution.
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 protect, connect, and enjoy the latest tech. From software engineers developing the latest and greatest mobile apps to technical support experts solving everyday problems, Asurion helps customers unlock the potential of technology.
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.
Created to bring education into the 21st century, Edmodo is now the number one K-12 social learning network in the world. The platform provides students and parents with the safest and easiest way to connect with educators in one place. To date, Edmodo has connected classrooms, schools, and districts with over 80 million members across 210 countries. Edmodo is backed by top-tier investors, including Greylock and Benchmark, with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman serving as Chairman.
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 a family-run company that has been around since 1965 and continues to grow. The company specializes in the acquisition, development, and management of high-quality residential properties throughout the West Coast. Frequently recognized as one of the “best places to work,” Prometheus has built an extraordinary culture centered on a mission to revolutionize the apartment industry.
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.”
13. Digital Air Strike
The leading social media technology and reputation management partner, Digital Air Strike helps businesses across North America leverage social channels to engage with consumers, promote their brands, maximize awareness, and optimize their ROI. Digital Air Strike is the largest provider of social media and reputation management to the automotive industry while also providing its award-winning services to clients in other industries and markets.
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’s company culture is centered around a core value system which includes Do the Right Thing, Work as a Unified Team, and Smile Daily—just to name a few. Since 1972, they've enjoyed building relationships with well over half a million families, helping each of them find the right mortgage for their needs. This also means that they recruit and hire employees who are dedicated to making a difference to be part of their Pulte family. To learn more about our parent company take a look at our PulteGroup page.
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.
Founded in 2009, Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software tool that helps users connect powerfully with their audiences. Unlike standard presentation slides, Prezi’s zoomable canvas shows relationships between the big picture and fine details, putting ideas into context and engaging viewers in a unique and visually exciting way.
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, an award-winning all-in-one event success platform, is on a mission to bring people together and make events more rewarding for everyone involved. The Events Cloud software they offer empowers event marketers to manage, measure, and grow professional events around the globe. Reaching millions of people nationwide, Bizzabo is the world's fastest growing event technology company. They take pride in being pioneers of event technology and champions of their customer's success.
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 a team of e-commerce experts providing a comprehensive technology solution for growing retailers. Virid's unique offering includes a proprietary enterprise-grade hosted e-commerce platform, website development and integrations, and ongoing technical and strategic support from a results-oriented team.
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.
19. Entertainment One
eOne is a premiere global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution, sales, merchandising, and licensing of film, television, music, family, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, eOne delivers high-quality content to the world.
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.
The mission at Fundbox is to simplify and improve the way that small businesses pay and get paid. Fundbox has an award-winning product for small businesses that unlocks capital tied up in outstanding invoices with a single click—funds show up in customers’ bank accounts in as little as 24 hours. Because of us, tens of thousands of such businesses have more control over their finances, and are better able to succeed and grow.
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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