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Chances are, you’ve worked a job that you hated. One where your stomach was in knots every Sunday night and your walk into the office felt like you were trudging through wet cement.
But, what if we told you that work didn’t have to be that way? What if you could have a job that made coming into the office each day a treat rather than torture? Believe it or not, it’s more than possible.
If you think we’re lying, you need to check out these 23 companies. Employees here love their jobs so much, they actually look forward to heading into work day in and day out. The best part? These places are all hiring right now.
1. Capital One
Capital One is a nationally recognized and high-tech business banking company, offering better customized consumer and commercial lending and deposit financial services.
“We are not a boring financial institution,” explains a Capital One Data Scientist, “It’s not all about making money—it’s about helping people. It’s a bright culture of people who enjoy what they’re doing.” Capital One’s employees don’t only enjoy the work, but also the environment they do it in—thanks to the company’s family-like culture. The snacks offered and informal after-work activities certainly don’t hurt matters either.
Persado takes marketing to the next level with algorithms that craft language for businesses around the world. The platform generates copy that drives consumer action without traditional copywriting.
Aside from building an exciting product, Persado employees have plenty to look forward to at work. Social events are just as common as business opportunities—starting with Selfie Parties, product release bowling trips, and a happy hour or two. Plus, a fully stocked fridge and holiday celebrations make it easy to enjoy daily duties.
Take-Two Interactive Software—owner of Rockstar Games and 2K—is a leading developer, publisher, and distributor of creative and inventive interactive entertainment globally.
The environment at Take-Two is relaxed and curated to empower employees. There are tons of developmental opportunities, including customized learning itineraries. And, there’s also the company’s Energizer Series—a way for employees to bond, to blow off steam, and to flex some creative muscles. Whether it’s yoga, zumba, coloring on the roof, or a summer favorite—the ice cream social—these events encourage employees to tap into what keeps them going.
Dropbox changes the way the world stores, shares, and collaborates with a clean hosting platform that offers individuals and enterprises a secure way to manage files and photos.
From summer picnics to board game nights, the Dropbox culture is the very definition of “work hard, play hard.” “We have fun every day,” explains Justin Bethune, Diversity Program Manager, “In fact, I think the culture of this office is built on having a good time. All we take seriously is the work.”
One of the fastest growing cities in the nation, Fort Worth offers all the educational information and activities residents require to live a happy, healthy life in the cool community.
The City of Fort Worth knows exactly how cool its community is, and encourages employees to get out and take advantage of it all. Although city employees love their work, managers are also always happy to work with people who request time off—fostering a true sense of work-life balance where employees get to experience cool activities around town as well.
BCG Digital Ventures is a fast-growing corporate investment and incubation firm committed to pioneering into new areas of digital innovation, product development, and commercialization.
The people who work at BCG Digital Ventures are highly knowledgeable, hard-working, and incredibly excited about what they do. Every day is a new adventure—a sense of urgency and faced-paced forward-thinking pervades the office, and the employees love it. Team members inevitably grow close bonds with each other, regardless of their departments, due to the interdisciplinary approach the company takes for each project.
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.
With things like walk-and-talk meetings and a bike commute to work (instead of the subway!), employees at Outdoor Voices know how to incorporate both joy and movement into even the most mundane office tasks. “We have a lot of fun—but don’t let the laid-back approach fool you,” says Andrew Parietti, President, “The people at Outdoor Voices are some of the smartest and hardest-working I’ve ever met.”
Village Capital finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs who are passionate about solving the world’s largest problems in financial services, health, agriculture, education, energy, and more.
Team members at Village Capital love that no two days are the same. As a startup environment, things are rapidly changing, so what employees are doing one day could look very different from what they’re doing the next day. This requires an open mind and being able to shift gears quickly—and, employees love the thrill of being kept on their toes.
10. Pure Storage
Pure Storage offers enterprise, all-flash storage solutions that provide the power, reliability, and simplicity businesses need to tackle the most demanding industry and IT problems.
At Pure Storage, absolutely everybody loves what they do. And, employees are energized by the fact that their team members share their same level of excitement for their work. “I love working with such dedicated people who are so passionate about their jobs,” shares a Pure Storage Technical Lead.
Quartet is a technology company improving the integration of behavioral and physical healthcare through a platform that relies on advanced analytics, proven treatment programs, and modern technology.
Every few months, Quartet rolls out a new initiative to encourage team bonding. A recent program challenged teams to participate and compete in exercise and wellness challenges. People were spontaneously doing jumping-jacks or pushups during meetings—and doing squat reps while working. Employees say that it keeps things around the office fun and light, and fosters an atmosphere they simply love being a part of.
12. Trunk Club
Combining top brands, expert service, and unparalleled convenience, Trunk Club helps people discover and purchase premium clothes without having to do any of the shopping.
Employees at Trunk Club love the company’s collaborative atmosphere. Another thing they love? A themed happy hour that occurs every other Thursday. People tend to naturally congregate at the bar—or even the rooftop—to enjoy a drink before the weekend. The biweekly event remains a fun employee tradition that helps co-workers get to know each other better and share plenty of food, drinks, and laughs.
Financial Engines provides personal comprehensive financial planning and professional investment management with online services and dedicated advisors, helping more people meet their financial goals.
Financial Engines’ employees aren’t just co-workers—they’re friends too. And, it’s those exact tight-knit bonds (not to mention the Food Truck Fridays) that make the workday so fun. “Financial Engines is all about building a community. We’re not just trying to be a bunch of people who work together—we’re trying to be a family,” explains Dimas Lizardo, Outbound Investment Advisor.
14. Next Century
Next Century creates security solutions that combine industry expertise with data visualization, geographic information systems, image exploitation, and mobile computing programs.
While Next Century does plenty of things to add to their overall fun environment and social atmosphere (hello, monthly game nights and regular gatherings at the ball park!), ultimately it’s the work itself that keeps employees excited about heading into the office. “What’s more fun than playing with software all day?” says Clark Dorman, Chief Engineer.
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.
The Etsy office is a dream for lifelong learners. Just take Etsy School, for example—a Hack Day-born program where employees can teach and learn new skills from one another. 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.
PagerDuty is the leading digital operations management platform for business, empowering over 8,000 companies around the globe with SaaS solutions to create exceptional customer experiences.
PagerDuty has an environment where everyone is valued for who they are, encouraged to share their ideas, and always be authentic. “Don’t be afraid to fail here because everyone has your back. Try new things, open up, and be yourself,” shares JD Cumpson, Software Engineer. From the connectivity they share over daily lunch to the expansive opportunities to learn, employees at PagerDuty have a growth-minded, community-centric experience that drives them to be their best.
You might think there isn’t room for change in the sales industry. But ClearSlide is turning the traditional sales process on its head to deliver amazing experiences for both buyers and sellers.
At ClearSlide, employees enjoy a management style that more closely resembles mentorship—as well as tight-knit bonds with their colleagues. Employees truly enjoy each other’s company and like to get together outside the office every chance they get. From Giants games, happy hours, and intramural sports teams to company sailing competitions and arcade parties on the pier, everyone across the company can easily find a fun event that suits their style.
18. Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo is a diversified community-based financial services company with a vision to satisfy customer’s financial needs and help them succeed financially.
Wells Fargo fosters a creative culture that lets its people take a chance and make a change—and adopts a "family first" approach that makes balancing work and leisure easy for employees. Far from the rigid, buttoned-up banking scene, Wells Fargo supports flexibility and fun. Employees can keep it casual and comfortable while doing work they love.
HealthTap is the world’s first global health practice providing 24/7 immediate access to a Medical Expert Network of over 100,000 top doctors via video, text, and voice.
What people love about working at HealthTap is how much fun they have as a team. Whether it’s a Thursday afternoon volleyball game in the nearby park, a company-sponsored SoulCycle class, or a FroYo break in between meetings, HealthTappers always take the time to enjoy hanging out with each other. The result? A super collaborative team and long-lasting friendships.
BSA is a global manufacturer and supplier of materials supporting both wholesale and retail areas of the automotive, agricultural, forestry, and mining industries.
Team members at BSA are energized by their work—but, that doesn’t mean they don’t also want to be recognized for it. Fortunately, the company is big on rewarding and applauding a job well done. “My department keeps a weekly reminder on our calendar to take time and recognize our teammates’ hard work,” says Jeffrey Freeman, Digital Media Manager. BSA also offers something called DRIVE Points—which allow employees to cash in on their success for prizes ranging from golf clubs to televisions.
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit technology trade association that enables mass innovation through open-source collaboration across companies, developers, and users.
If you’re someone who enjoys working independently (and, occasionally in your pajamas), you’ll love the model of The Linux Foundation—which is powered virtually. The company employs individuals in 36 different states and four countries. To help make this possible, a stipend is provided for employees to equip their home offices, buy their own computers, and rent co-working spaces around the world.
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TopicsVillage Capital , Trunk Club , Etsy , Bridgestone Americas , Financial Engines , The Linux Foundation , BCG Digital Ventures , City of Fort Worth , ERDMAN , HealthTap , Pager Duty , Quartet , Wells Fargo , Next Century , Big Switch Networks , Company Profiles , Pure Storage , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Dropbox , Conversant , ClearSlide , Persado , Outdoor Voices , Take-Two Interactive Software , Company Roundup , Capital One , Job Search , Sponsored
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
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