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 technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. By engineering experiences that amaze, HP has a legacy of pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver life-enriching, world-changing innovations at every turn. The company believes that the ultimate driver of its success has been and will always be the power of its people—HP considers its diverse, inclusive global community of employees to be one of its greatest strengths and what truly differentiates it in the marketplace.
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.
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.
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.
AT&T is excited to announce the expansion of its entertainment and content services. The company is the largest provider of pay TV in the United States and is among the largest in the world. The company utilizes its broad media footprint and high-speed services to reach over 60 million locations to deliver primetime shows, sporting events, and movies to customers around the globe.
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.
Since 1841, Dun & Bradstreet has been helping companies improve business performance with their data and insights, available through the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud and its solutions. With these insights, generated from over 300 million business records, customers can accelerate revenue, reduce costs, manage risk, and transform their businesses.
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 combines digital marketing and sales conversion services to add value to a brand’s customers by offering a holistic service approach. Established in 2003, Clearlink employs over 1,500 marketers, technologists, and sales professionals at three locations in Salt Lake City, UT, Orem, UT, and Scottsdale, AZ. Clearlink partners with some of the world's leading brands—including AT&T, CenturyLink, Travelers, Safeco, and DISH—to extend their reach and deepen customer insights.
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.
Applicants interviewing at Smashbox HQ should check out the “Love Wall” on the side of the building. Painted by street artist Curtis Kulig, it’s Instagram gold—and also a great illustration of the company's culture. The team is comprised of passionate, creative people who believe everyone should have a voice. The company is growing fast, which means it’s also a work in progress—and they're looking for people to help them improve and excel.
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.
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.
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 clients to meet in one-on-one appointments to create their own unique garments. Knot Standard makes fashion-forward custom clothing accessible to the masses—from suits, shirts, and pants to overcoats, rain jackets, and hoodie and jogger sets. Catering to the sophisticated man who is looking to attain a high-quality, fitted look, consumers can make their very own bespoke creations online or in one of Knot Standard’s eight 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.
HRT brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. Having built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development, HRT researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.
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 company on a mission "to help humanity thrive by enabling all teams to work together effortlessly." The fast-growing app makes it easy for teams to track their work and projects with greater clarity and accountability—and to be more effective. Asana is one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and one of its Top-Ten Best Apps of 2016. It's also the top work-tracking vendor on Forbes's inaugural Cloud 100 list, one of Entrepreneur Magazine's best workplace cultures of 2017, on Fortune's Best Workplaces for Women list, and one of Glassdoor's 2017 Top Ten Best Places to Work.
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!
Founded in 2005, Etsy operates markets that allow millions of people around the world to connect—both online and offline—to make, sell, and buy unique goods. Etsy’s global community of entrepreneurs, shoppers, manufacturers, and employees are the heart and soul of its business, and with more than 40 million listed items, Etsy has something for everyone.
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] builds exciting, effective advertising for the future of media. The company's founders were driven by the belief that ads should be enabling rather than interruptive, which is why they created a company that could offer definitive advertising engagement systems for on-demand, interactive content. By building zero-waste policies into its programs and allowing viewers to choose which advertisement they want to watch before continuing with their online activities, true[X] is able to bring the biggest possible returns to its clients.
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 originated in London in 2004, but it now has a truly international footprint. It’s a market-leading international payments company helping individuals and businesses manage cross-border payments quickly, securely, and transparently. Of course, that impressive reach isn’t just because of the industry itself—it’s due to the company’s commitment to put clients first while fostering an environment that makes people happy to come to work.
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, talent acquisition, and time and attendance—that bring clients unbeatable analytics and timely business insights. Viventium's three pillars of software, service, and power of choice drive its commitment to delivering remarkable service to its clients, with every employee working toward that goal. In this way, Viventium can detect potential problems, as well as areas for improvement, in order to alert businesses about issues before they actually arise.
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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
Quicken Loans is the nation’s largest mortgage lender. The company’s unbeatable advancements in digital technology have been revolutionizing the industry for more than three decades. Its tech tools, combined with the expertise of 33,000-plus employees in the real estate, sports, media, entertainment, venture capital, property management, publishing, and gaming industries have helped improve the financial lives of millions of Americans, as well as earned the group repeated awards for both innovation and customer satisfaction.
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.”
Synapse is a product development consultancy fueled by a mission to drive innovation for clients and introduce cutting-edge devices that positively impact consumers' lives. Synapse offers both the expertise and the services necessary to develop products that transform brands and accelerate advances in technology.
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 (Nasdaq: MEET) is a fast-growing portfolio of mobile apps designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Using innovative products and sophisticated data science, The Meet Group keeps its more than 4.5 million mobile daily active users engaged and originates untold numbers of casual chats, friendships, dates, and marriages. The Meet Group helps advertisers reach customers on a global scale with hundreds of millions of daily mobile ad impressions.
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.
The experienced experts who work at Optima Tax Relief assist clients who have difficulties making IRS or state tax payments. The company specializes in cases where wage garnishments, bank levies, and liens are involved, using a unique two-phase approach that provides people with unparalleled clarity, control, and results as they proceed towards resolving their tax issues. It's no surprise Optima's been named to Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” list four years in a row!
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
By eliminating the pressure to perform, Outdoor Voices is building a community of exercisers who approach activity with ease, humor, and delight—and designing the highest quality apparel to support daily recreation.
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.
At Accolade, employees start every day inspired by the possibility of reinventing healthcare. From offering highly personalized support for its members to developing an array of world-class technologies, Accolade is a trusted resource that empowers people to make educated health decisions—all while saving them money.
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.
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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