It’s finally October and, as it turns out, this month is good for a lot more than binging on candy corn and bite-sized candy bars.
That’s right—as these 23 awesome companies prove, it’s also the perfect time to hunt for a new job. They all boast cool cultures, supportive leadership, and plenty of room for growth and learning. And, they’re making big hires right now.
Sound too good to be true? We promise it’s not a trick. In fact, land in one of these places, and your new gig is sure to be a total treat.
3. Gap Inc.
Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969 with a simple idea—to make it easier to find a pair of jeans and a commitment to do more. Over the last 46 years, the company has grown from a single store to a global fashion business with five brands—Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix. Gap's clothes are available in 90 countries worldwide through 3,300 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites and is still growing.
You don’t want to be another cog in a wheel—you want to know that your work is actually making a difference. Gap Inc. employees are given the autonomy to be hands-on decision makers from day one. The company's leadership assumes a supportive role and applies a collaborative management style. Gap Inc. empowers employees to speak up and take action, offering the guidance and insight to help them transform their suggestions into strategies.
Betterment is a smart, modern way to invest. Named as one of Forbes Fintech 50 in 2018, Betterment is shaping the future of financial services by increasing customers’ long-term returns and lowering taxes for retirement planning, building wealth, and other financial goals. Betterment takes advanced investment strategies and uses technology to deliver them across three business lines.
Betterment employees are incredibly social, both inside and outside the office, and plan tons of collective company and team outings. Considering everyone at Betterment is family, team members take pleasure in each other's company—and frequently engage in departmental get-togethers, sporty ski trips, and shared personal hobbies every chance they get.
Finding trustworthy information regarding health issues can be a frustrating experience. That’s why Veritas Health publishes a network of patient education websites featuring doctor-authored, peer-reviewed content that's understandable, accessible, and accurate—which is why millions of patients trust Veritas Health and visit its sites each month.
Veritas Health knows that a job shouldn’t dominate every area of an employee’s life. That’s why the company’s team enjoys being able to make time for the people and activities they value outside of work—which actually leads to a vibrant, energetic workplace and happier employees. After all, this is a company dedicated to personal health.
Founded in 2005, Democracy Prep is on a mission to educate responsible citizen-scholars for a life of active citizenship. Built on a culture of high-expectations, Democracy Prep's network of schools servces 7,200 scholars who prove year after year that demographics do not determine destiny, and that low-income students can be successful in the college of their choice.
At Democracy Prep, you’ll never be told to stay in your own lane or mind your own business. Staff at Democracy Prep Public Schools often speak to their scholars about thinking beyond what’s in front of them. The same goes for the teachers—they’re all invested in coming up with innovative teaching methods to best serve their scholars. Teachers often brainstorm new approaches together, observe each other’s classrooms, and give each other valuable feedback.
OpenMarket helps enterprises use mobile to transform their business—working with some of the biggest enterprises in the world to make their customers' lives better. Small enough so that every person counts, the team has a passion for technology that rivals any startup. OpenMarket likes having the best of both worlds—there are no meetings on beanbag chairs next to the ping-pong table, but it is a suits-and-bureaucracy-free zone.
There’s one word that you’ll hear over and over again from employees who describe the OpenMarket culture: supportive. "Whether you're a fresh graduate or senior leadership, everyone at OpenMarket will drive you to excel. The support, openness, and sheer capability of our people allow every employee to thrive and participate in the company's success,” says Alex Anderson, DevOps Architect.
Recruiting and retaining quality candidates is vitally important to successful businesses the world over, which is why Cornerstone OnDemand is dedicated to providing outstanding talent management to organizations looking to find and develop phenomenal employees. With clients like Walgreens, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Xerox, Cornerstone is committed to embracing new technology and continually growing.
While Cornerstone employees admit that they've grown leaps and bounds in terms of client size, dollar exchange, and product offerings, they know that the company's close-knit, startup culture is something that will never change. Since the company makes a point to engage closely with every employee, teams feel valued and take personal pride in achieving continued success.
12. 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.
Pulte’s environment empowers its employees to have fun at the office—and a life outside of it. Conveniences abound, with daily and eclectic food services, monthly on-site farmers markets in summer, and even on-site dry cleaning and car detailing services. For fun, there are numerous events, such as annual holiday parties, summer concerts, and a biennial Halloween decorating contest—making the office the perfect fit for people who like to work hard and play hard.
Bridgestone Americas, or BSA—and its subsidiaries around the world—develop, manufacture, and market a wide range of tires, air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles for private and commercial customers in the automotive, agricultural, forestry, and mining industries. BSA also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.
Bridgestone always rewards employees for great work—quite literally. The company employs a rewards system entitled DRIVE Points, which allows managers, employees, and executives alike to log into a program and offer points to people for their hard work or help. Once an individual accumulates enough points, they can cash in on their success for prizes ranging from golf clubs and televisions to computers and designer luggage.
Vanguard is changing the way the world invests. Because when you invest with courage, clarity, and care, you have the chance to get so much more in return. Vanguard invests with purpose–and that’s how they’ve become a global market leader. They grow by doing the right thing for the people they serve. They want to make success accessible to everyone. This is your opportunity, and Vanguard wants to help you make it count.
Micromanagement is a dirty word in the Vanguard office. Instead, managers foster a culture that empowers employees to grow their careers in ways that they’re passionate about. Managers ensure the team is surrounded by supportive people and technology, enabling employees to take charge of their professional growth and become the managers of tomorrow.
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 the team and Feedvisor the company have very similar goals: a focus on people. Though the product has noble intentions, the actual team is what breathes that do-gooder mentality into the company. Because of this strong people-first perspective, Feedvisor values its culture and thinks of employees as assets. Therefore, the emphasis on individual success and long-term growth continues to set Feedvisor apart.
16. Exact Sciences
Exact Sciences employees use their expertise and determination to help change lives by working to detect cancer earlier. Through products like Cologuard, Exact Sciences is striving to become a leader in early detection.
Exact Sciences places a huge amount of emphasis on giving back to the community and to its employees. The company encourages team members to bond over volunteer activities, sponsored sporting events, and celebratory days that highlight company and employee accomplishments. Exact Sciences also offers employees a variety of internal training programs that aim to support career growth and align with their interests.
17. Samsung NEXT
Samsung NEXT is a global team of entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, strategists, and business development leaders working together to empower entrepreneurs and startups around the world. Samsung NEXT provides tech innovators with capital, resources, expertise, and connections they need to build, grow, and scale products through Samsung’s unparalleled resources and global reach.
Samsung NEXT is deeply rooted in startup ecosystems, partnering with innovators to realize its vision of inspiring the world and creating the future. This forward-thinking mentality means employees at Samsung NEXT have the opportunity to impact the future direction of an established global powerhouse. “You’re free to challenge things, to make big decisions, and to say things that may or may not be right—that go against what we’re doing—because we’re always trying to challenge the status quo,” says Stephen Case, Corporate Development Associate.
Founded in 1999, TRIOSE works hand-in-hand with hospitals and healthcare companies nationwide to reduce business costs without compromising patient care. From freight, large cargo, and courier management to 3PL consulting, a team of experts is available to assist in benefiting budgets—and ultimately a client’s patients—every shipping step of the way.
If you’re looking for a place where you’ll be challenged to learn and grow, you’ll love Triose’s emphasis on professional development. The company actually has dedicated an entire department to supporting people in their educational endeavors. This department sets up one-on-one meetings to track and encourage employees’ career goals and growth, and is also available for individual interest ideas.
WW (formerly Weight Watchers) is a global wellness company and the world’s leading commercial weight management program. It inspires millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. Through its engaging digital experience and face-to-face group meetings, members follow a livable and sustainable program that encompasses healthy eating, physical activity, and positive mindset. With more than five decades of experience in building communities and a deep expertise in behavioral science, WW aims to deliver wellness for all.
WW is all about bringing wellness to people—not only to its members but to its employees as well. For example, the office has an onsite gym that employees can access, and reimbursements are available for outside gyms and nutrition, mindfulness, or yoga classes. WW also regularly invites guest speakers to the office that facilitate conversations focused on wellness and mindfulness.
Bordering the eastern edge of Arizona’s state capital of Phoenix, Scottsdale is renowned for its natural beauty, its fabulous art scene, and the world-class resorts that make it a premier tourist destination. A city of balance, split between urban and nature, work and play, Scottsdale is an idyllic and welcoming city—with something for everyone.
With a job with the City of Scottsdale, you’ll enjoy a great amount of career flexibility. Once in the municipal service, there’s always opportunity to gain new skills and rise within departments—or transfer to new ones entirely. City-wide management seeks to create a supportive environment, focused on healthy living and great work-life balance while fostering a culture of learning and self-improvement.
Founded by a NYC public school teacher in 2006, Teachers Pay Teachers was created to help educators better serve their students by facilitating the exchange of resources, lesson plans, and materials. Since then, the website has grown beyond its niche into an expansive service and marketplace with broad offerings, used by over 4 million teachers worldwide.
If you’re looking for a rewarding career, look no further than TpT. The organization serves students by first serving teachers—listening to educators and crafting solutions to fit their needs. This “listen and learn” mentality continues to drive TpT’s success, while also motivating employees to do their best work each and every day.
22. Trunk Club
Trunk Club is a service for men and women that aims to make sense of style. As part of the service, clients receive a highly personalized experience to help them look their best—either through ordering custom-made trunks filled with clothes and accessories from their stylist online, or by visiting one of the seven Clubhouses to meet face-to-face with a stylist and try on apparel specifically selected for them.
Trunk Club’s culture is truly collaborative—people within the company are always coming together to help one another learn and develop professionally. In addition to lunch-and-learns, there’s also an in-house conference for people to practice speaking, hack days for the Tech Team to test new ideas, and a Trunk Club University study group that gets together on Friday afternoons to take an online or employee-taught course.
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