From the famously cool culture and the sweet perks to the innovative atmosphere and the instant name recognition, feeling a little jealous of Google employees is more than understandable. But, if you think the tech giant is the only place that you can score as an employee, think again.
These 21 companies prove that there are plenty of other awesome workplaces out there and, they might be looking for people just like you.
So, check out their open positions and prepare to land in a place that’s equally as cool as Google—without needing to move to Silicon Valley.
On any given day, 2.5 billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good, and get more out of life. From nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, luxurious shampoos, and everyday household items, the company develops a diverse range of products from more than 400 brands. Whatever the brand, Unilever is deeply committed to creating sustainable products that improve health and wellbeing.
If you admire Google’s far-reaching presence, you’re sure to love Unilever, which operates in dozens of countries on every continent besides Antarctica. Whether it's working on an international rotation, collaborating across global teams, or studying abroad with the company's Tuition Assistance Program, Unilever delivers a global experience. North American team members have traveled to Mumbai, Singapore, London, and Cambodia, just to name a few.
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.
“Put teamwork first. That’s central to our culture and to anyone’s success here,” says CarMax’s Manager of App Systems. One way the company does that? By focusing on mentorship rather than management. 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 teams for the climb.
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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Vanguard may be one of the world’s largest investment organizations, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be just a number. Employees are empowered to take charge of their own growth and bring their big ideas to the table. “There are a lot of group projects here, but also a lot of opportunities to work independently to come up with your own solutions and reach your own goals,” shares Kelly Rumbaugh, Senior Developer.
Appian builds a world class low-code application development platform that enables businesses to rapidly develop powerful and unique software applications with flexible visual models instead of clunky custom code. The apps created on Appian’s platform help companies drive digital transformation and competitive differentiation.
With a mission of helping companies build their own software applications to meet their needs, a spirit of innovation permeates the Appian office. And beyond that, employees love that they’re encouraged to share close relationships with their colleagues. There’s even a yearly company mountain retreat where staff members are invited to bring their families and enjoy cabin life.
The team at Philips knows that technology isn't just about making cool gadgets. Philips is focused on innovating with purpose, and their employees are dedicated to making advancements in the health-technology space that can literally change lives.
Philips employees are behind the solutions that can help premature newborns and aging populations, help doctors detect and treat medical issues early, and the systems and solutions that help power hospitals. If you ask us, there’s no work more rewarding than that.
Online audiences are far from homogeneous, and Quantcast helps its clients take advantage of that through its innovative technologies and large-scale data analyses. Started in 2006, Quantcast’s mission is to provide clients insights into their digital audiences and the tools to deliver targeted advertising to them. With Quantcast's tools, clients can effectively monetize their digital media marketing spaces and tailor advertising to appeal to the preferences of individual users.
When it comes to professional development, Quantcast doesn’t just talk the talk—it also walks the walk. The company gives all employees access to a number of resources that they can use to grow professionally—including opportunities to attend weekly Toastmasters, learn online through the Lynda platform, and join GRIT (Grow. Inspire. Train.), the program for female leadership.
MediaRadar is a SaaS company that aims to provide real-time advertising insights, provide tools to outsmart the competition, and streamline sales processes. The company’s customizable, easy-to-use ad tracking software allows businesses to collect compelling market analysis that can be used to create targeted sales pitches and continually win new accounts. MediaRadar currently serves more than two million magazine, website, and e-newsletter brands.
If you’ve been seeking a company that has a totally approachable leadership style, a job with MediaRadar is right up your alley. In the office, there aren’t any closed rooms, so everyone is available to talk to, collaborate with, and ask questions. MediaRadar’s CEO, Todd Krizelman, even sits right next to his employees—regardless of seniority and title.
At VSCO, people from around the world are given tools to help them create proactively. The organization's core product is their mobile application, where users can create and share their own original work, and explore beautiful content from a global creative community. VSCO X, a subscription membership, allows members to get the full experience and take their creative journey to the next level with access to all of VSCO's presets, new tools and features, and educational content. VSCO works every day to get users to tap into their own form of creative expression.
VSCO is one of those companies that—gasp!—recognizes that you have a life outside of the office. Employees are empowered and encouraged to be their authentic selves, and the company places a huge amount of emphasis on adequate work-life balance. “Whether it’s working remotely or flexible vacation time, there’s a lot of things VSCO does to make the work-life balance really easy,” says Emily Westerhold, VP of Finance and Operations.
Standing for Government Employees Insurance Company, GEICO was originally founded in 1936 to provide quality insurance for government employees and military personnel. Today, GEICO has kept its tradition of exceptional service alive, but has expanded its coverage. GEICO serves over 14 million people across the U.S. and offers a diverse array of policies from auto to homeowners to identity theft insurance.
Don’t think you can count GEICO as being similar to Google? Think again. The company is more than insurance, it’s truly a tech company at heart. GEICO's IT Organization is rapidly expanding to keep up with its growth in the digital space. As more and more customers interact with GEICO’s hi-tech digital properties—like automated phone attendants, mobile apps, and web pages—the company’s cutting-edge technologies continue to provide its customers exceedingly superior insurance services.
Since its launch in 2001, LegalZoom has helped over three million families and small businesses manage their legal needs. From estate plan documents to business formation and trademark registration, LegalZoom provides legal solutions built around providing exceptional customer experiences. Offering access to licensed, customer-reviewed, independent attorneys, LegalZoom is a trusted partner that places the law within everyone’s reach.
Admire the undeniable innovation of Google? You’ll find that very same thing at LegalZoom. Driven by the belief that access to legal help is a fundamental right, LegalZoom remains the principal innovative force in the legal industry. The company empowers its employees to seek novel solutions that challenge the industry’s status quo and further the company mission. With a stellar combination of people and technology, it fosters a fun and vibrant work environment where employees have the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.
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