Feeling the urge to stretch your creative muscles and think outside the box?
Look no further than the 22 awesome companies we’ve rounded up on this list. They’re all looking for big thinkers just like you. Even better? They’re all hiring right now.
HP aims to create engineering experiences that not only amaze, but inspire people around the world to interact and invent in ways that ultimately improve lives.
HP has earned a strong reputation for being an innovator in every industry it enters. Whether it's creating devices that are fully sanitizable with germacidal wipes to improve safety in hospitals or disrupting entire industries with its 3-D printing technologies, HP continues to innovate and look forward into the future. To do so, HP prides itself on hiring people who aren’t afraid to pursue big ideas and shake up the status quo.
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.
A staple of Feedvisor leadership is an open-door, open-mouth policy—meaning there are no secrets, and all employees are welcome to contribute their own big ideas. This equal playing field trickles down in the management style as well, which makes leaders feel more like coaches who are interested in transferring knowledge—rather than enforcing hard approaches that limit collaborations.
Employees at AT&T are given an immense amount of opportunities to jumpstart their careers. AT&T offers staff the chance to rotate through various aspects of the company, from engineering to marketing.
At AT&T, employees are encouraged to drive innovation and pursue their big ideas. One way the company does that is by providing team members the chance to rotate through many different aspects of the company, including engineering, marketing, and staff support. The office is specifically designed for co-workers to meet people across disciplinary lines and fosters a nurturing, highly collaborative environment.
Dun & Bradstreet helps grow valuable business relationships by uncovering important patterns in industry data and delivering analytical insight to its global network of customers and partners.
Dun & Bradstreet’s managers are hard to spot, since a flat hierarchy makes it possible for everyone to be a leader. Not only does this boost the team’s creative abilities but it also gives everyone power to shape their own careers. No matter a new member’s experience level, the possibilities for growth and room for innovation are endless—and encouraged.
Clearlink blends marketing, sales, and digital technology to help brands meet and build lasting customer relationships with a unified support solution focused on customer experience.
Leaders at Clearlink are anything but micromanagers. The entire lot adopts a mentality of transparent cross-collaborative accessibility—which means the hierarchy feels flat and all teams are united around the same goal. The company also maintains a startup mentality in terms of idea-sharing and grooming individuals to eventually become experts.
Smashbox Cosmetics is a prestigious and creative international beauty brand, developing picture-perfect makeup for everyone.
Smashbox has always paved the way for creativity and innovation. To keep up an office culture that encourages this productive spirit, the brand maintains an open, studio-inspired space that makes it easy for team members to collaborate and cultivate the connections that form the foundation for game-changing ideas.
VSCO cultivates creative communities that empower people to express, discover, and connect. VSCO’s mobile application provides tools for individuals to photograph the beauty around them.
At VSCO, the annual All-Hands week brings all staff members to the Oakland office for a week of education and social events. It goes beyond company updates and information sessions, as employees build deeper relationships with their colleagues and take an active role in planning for the future of the company.
Knot Standard is a custom-menswear company—allowing consumers to make their own creations over the web or in one of its seven global showrooms.
One of the most exciting aspects of working at Knot Standard? According to employees, it’s how the company manages to maintain its start-up feel and mentality. By celebrating successes, and keeping everyone in the company inside the communication loop, employees are able to see the physical product their efforts produce—and stay motivated to keep innovating and pushing forward.
Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products.
In an open and collaborative space, the team is able to both freely share ideas and also enjoy a friendly game of foosball or table tennis. "I work every day with people who have become my closest friends. Being surrounded by brilliant people with expertise ranging from abstract algebra to French history to auction theory not only means that I’m constantly learning but also enables us to tackle fascinating problems and devise crazy ideas together,” says one team member.
Medallia is a cloud-based customer experience software platform—enabling companies to capture customer feedback and understand it in real-time.
Not only is Medallia a leader in the Customer Experience Management space, it's also creating real impact for some of the world’s largest companies and their customers. With Medallia in their corner, these renowned companies have been able to make huge impacts on how customers experience their brands—leveraging their feedback to produce better products, experiences, outcomes, and profits.
Asana is a web and mobile task management app—designed to effortlessly increase teamwork productivity without email.
Asana is run by a lean team of mission-oriented individuals driven by big ideas. Experts in versatile fields, the incredibly high caliber team wholeheartedly embraces the concept of growth behind Asana's aspirational products. Employees view each company challenge as a chance to build purpose together, become better personally and professionally, and change the potential collective output of humanity. Talk about a rewarding job!
Etsy creates an alternative commerce experience for creative entrepreneurs. The company connects people from around the world in a marketplace to sell and buy unique goods.
Etsy employees are always learning and innovating. Born from a Hack Day in 2012, Etsy School is an internal program where employees can teach and learn new skills from each other. From productivity tips to jewelry-making, Etsy School offers employees a fun and easy way to learn more about each other while continuing to strengthen the company’s vibrant culture that prizes curiosity and creativity.
true[X] delivers effective advertising for on-demand, interactive media in LA, NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, and Seattle.
A common theme across each of true[X]’s four office locations is the jovial atmosphere. Employees often liken it to being back in school, where everyone is able to learn and try out new technologies and processes while creating cool tools in the middle of it all. Without walls, it’s easy to ask questions and also enjoy the company of co-workers during social events both in and out of the office.
14. World First
WorldFirst makes it easier and more affordable to move money around the world by offering individuals and businesses excellent exchange rates and even better service.
Finance isn’t usually an industry that gets people excited—unless they work at WorldFirst. The company breaks industry norms by ditching stark corporate structures and business suits in favor of a casual atmosphere with accessible leadership. From the outside looking in, WorldFirst’s team is a tight-knit group of diverse employees who trust each other and have fun when handling numbers.
Viventium creates customized, easy-to-use human capital management solutions—including payroll, HR, TA, and time and attendance—that bring clients unbeatable analytics and timely business insights.
At Viventium, mentor-mentee relationships abound, rather than managerial-employee relationships. Leadership and employee, or peer-to-peer, everyone takes personal pride in passing on whatever knowledge they have in an area another is looking to learn. Pairs often schedule one-on-one meetings to discuss challenges and offer advice on moving forward personally and professionally.
16. Quicken Loans
As America’s number one online mortgage lender, Quicken Loans has a client-focused culture that ignites passion, accelerates results, and leads folks to the right decision with certainty.
Team members at Quicken Loans share a passion for what the company calls “ISMs”—an organizational philosophy. These core beliefs, like “every second counts” and “obsessed with finding a better way,” drive everything that members do. Each month, Dan Gilbert, the founder of Quicken Loans, meets with new hires to take them through the company’s book of “ISMs.”
The product development experts at Synapse work with clients all around the world to conceive and develop any idea an individual or company can come up with.
At Synapse, the ultimate goal is innovation. Leadership—not wanting to slow the process in any way—assigns projects, assists in setting goals, and then stands back to allow individuals to achieve success. Managers are always available as mentors for every kind of support and encouragement along the way.
18. The Meet Group
The Meet Group is a fast-growing portfolio of mobile apps designed to meet the universal need for human connection.
Managers at The Meet Group put full trust into their employees, affording them the freedom to solve problems and work on projects in their own style—always building at an aggressive pace. In this way, leadership motivates and empowers people to develop their professional skills and take ownership over their innovative creations.
Optima Tax Relief is a full-service resolution firm whose experienced professionals assist individuals and small businesses with IRS and state tax compliance.
Leadership at Optima Tax Relief realizes how important it is for employees to enjoy their jobs. Managers know that when people feel respected and recognized for their hard work and contributions, the level of care and commitment to excellence at work will continue to rise. That’s why the company practices an appreciative approach to relationships—and why it's won multiple “Best Places to Work” awards.
20. Outdoor Voices
Outdoor Voices designs activewear for outdoor recreation, believing that the right apparel can enhance any workout. This NYC start-up is disrupting the fitness fashion industry.
Outdoor Voices feels that "Doing Things"—moving around and having fun with friends—outlasts a win when it comes to inspiring sustainably active lives. The company's mission is to get people out there and doing things together, and redefine recreation as part of everyday life. Outdoor Voices walks the walk (quite literally) with things like walk-and-talk meetings or bike rides to work instead of driving or taking the subway.
Accolade is boldly and relentlessly reinventing the healthcare industry by improving outcomes, costs, and experiences with compassionate people, clinical expertise, and intelligent technologies.
Think there’s no innovation in healthcare? Think again. Recently, Accolade’s Seattle office hosted its first Healthcare Innovation Series event, Evolve, a regional event roadshow discussing the latest innovations to transform the healthcare experience. During the event, employees demoed Accolade’s latest technologies and led discussions with leaders in the healthcare community.
How many organizations can say they helped put a man on the moon? The Aerospace Organization certainly can, having been a trusted provider of researched insights for federal space programs for over 50 years. With an utmost focus on mission success, Aerospace seeks to continually develop and expand its technical expertise on a comprehensive range of subjects involved in space travel, from systems engineering to new virtual reality technology.
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 these Muse-worthy brands made this list not just because they want to be included, but because their culture, policies, and employee feedback showed us that they deserve to be.
Think your company should be on a list like this? Learn more and get in touch!
TopicsQuicken Loans , true[X] , World First , Hudson River Trading , Viventium , Etsy , Feedvisor , The Meet Group , Dun & Bradstreet , Clearlink , Optima Tax Relief , Company Profiles , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Innovation , Asana , Knot Standard , Accolade , Outdoor Voices , Smashbox Cosmetics , Company Roundup , AT&T , HP , Synapse , VSCO , Job Search , Aerospace , Medallia , Your Ultimate Guide to Finding the Career of Your Dreams This Fall
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