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Eager to find an employer that values your big ideas and your desire to push the envelope? Well, today’s your lucky day.

We’ve rounded up 24 different companies that are all about innovation, and thus encourage their employees to step outside of their comfort zones, try new things, and challenge the status quo.

Sound too good to be true? We haven’t even gotten to the best part. Every one of these awesome companies is hiring right now. You know what to do.

Read More: These Are Some of the Most Innovative Companies to Work for—and They’re Hiring!

1. Synaptics

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Synaptics culture
Working at Synaptics

As the name suggests, Synaptics, a portmanteau of synapse and electronics, was originally founded by scientists interested in utilizing neural networks in technological devices. Pivoting into human-interface devices with the development of the first touch-pad in 1992, Synaptics now encompasses over 1,600 patents, 1,700 employees, and a $1.7 billion market-value.

The ever-expanding market for personal electronics puts Synaptics in a great position. As, the current leader in touch and authentication technology, Synaptics is perfectly poised to outperform the competition in the high-growth landscape of human-interface technology. But, Synaptics doesn’t just rest on its laurels. The company is also busy moving into the Internet of Things arena.

2. Samsung NEXT

Samsung NEXT company profile
Samsung NEXT culture
Working at 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. “I feel like I’m getting paid to learn—if you love the freedom to think, create, and fund solutions, then this is a really cool place for you,” says Lily Chen, Global Strategy and Biz Ops.

4. Yext

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Yext culture
Working at Yext

The customer journey starts with a question. And consumers expect answers. Yext puts businesses in control of their facts online with brand-verified answers in search. By serving accurate, consistent, brand-verified answers to consumer questions, Yext delivers authoritative information straight from the source—the business itself—no matter where or how customers are searching. Taco Bell, Marriott, Jaguar Land Rover, and businesses around the globe use the Yext platform to capture consumer intent and drive digital discovery, engagement, and revenue, all from a single source of truth. Yext’s mission is to provide perfect answers everywhere.

As a company, Yext is pioneering an entirely new category called digital knowledge management. That spirit of innovation empowers employees to take advantage of big opportunities to take on new challenges and advance their own careers. “Yext really welcomes and embraces change,” shares Lexi Bohonnon, Senior Sales Engineer.

6. Pulte Mortgage

Pulte Mortgage company profile
Pulte Mortgage culture
Working at 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.

Think there’s nothing innovative or exciting about the mortgage lending industry? Think again. Pulte employees have countless learning resources at their disposal, from vast internal opportunities to external conferences, memberships, and tuition assistance—all with ever-approachable colleagues and managers ready to show the way. Pulte is a great fit for people who are eager to grow a career, rather than just land a job.

7. Dealnews

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Dealnews culture
Working at Dealnews

DealNews aims to offer consumers the best, lowest-priced deals on the internet—guaranteed. The company works with the world’s most reputable brands to promote electronics, clothing, restaurants, travel, and more via virtual tools that ultimately grow a client’s customer base while also bringing big deals on quality products to online shoppers.

Although hierarchy exists at DealNews, co-workers operate more as one team working toward a collective goal. Employees feel comfortable approaching a person of any title, at any time, to share ideas or concerns, and everyone works together to create and implement initiatives that can move the company forward into the future.

8. AT&T

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AT&T culture
Working at AT&T

AT&T is a world leader in communications and technology, redefining how we engage with media. AT&T continues inventing new ways to deliver entertainment that drives emotional connections and unites people. It's AT&T's mission to bring tomorrow's technology, today. 5G, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and more will play a role in making that experience possible. What ties it all together? Their people. With locations across the US and around the globe, come see what's available in your area.

AT&T believes in nurturing its employees as well as their big ideas. In order to empower team members with a greater understanding of the business, the company offers staff the chance to rotate through many different aspects of the company, including engineering, marketing, and staff support. “You can come in straight out of college and retire after having had very many different jobs and opportunities,” adds Hanny Patel, Vice President, Video Marketing.

11. BMW of North America, LLC

BMW of North America, LLC company profile
BMW of North America, LLC culture
Working at BMW of North America, LLC

The BMW Group manufactures, distributes, markets, and sells first-class automobiles in dealerships across North America, including the distinguished Rolls-Royce and premium MINI Cooper brands—delivering sophisticated and thrilling driving experiences.

As the technology development arm of BMW, the Chicago team enjoys the benefits of being part of a long-trusted brand while being able to operate in a fast-moving, agile environment, bringing rapid innovation to the company while leveraging the long vehicle life cycle. BMW employees in every office enjoy an open leadership style that allows employees the autonomy and flexibility to hit the target and make their own distinct mark in the industry.

13. 540

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540 culture
Working at 540

What if government agencies delivered technology solutions with cutting edge capabilities that wowed customers? That’s the question 540.co has been answering since 2013 through full-stack development for federal clients. The team of tech geeks and consultants aims to inject a Silicon Valley mentality into the Department of Defense and beyond—without getting stale on the way.

Decision-makers exist at 540, but everyone is considered a leader. The decentralized management style feels flat because the division of work is equal. Plus, roles are shaped to fit individuals based on technical strengths—and professional interests. This personalization also affords employees tons of responsibility and initiative—which circles back to the reason constant oversight isn’t needed.

16. The Linux Foundation

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The Linux Foundation culture
Working at The Linux Foundation

Together with the worldwide open-source community, The Linux Foundation aims to solve the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. By partnering with the world’s leading developers and companies and providing the necessary tools, training, and events to scale any open source project, the nonprofit's services help create vibrant ecosystems to support the long-term growth of numerous open source projects.

The Linux Foundation doesn’t just innovate to solve difficult technology issues, the company also innovates when it comes to the makeup of its own workforce. The company is powered virtually and 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.

17. Target

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Target culture
Working at Target

Target is one of the world’s most recognized and well-loved brands. The guest-obsessed retail giant is highly regarded as a preferred shopping destination and well known for its commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and community support. But Target’s success is rooted in its willingness to adapt to an evolving marketplace, embrace new trends and technology, and invest in delivering outstanding quality, value and convenience. With its growing suite of in-house brands, emphasis on design and affordability, and innovative fulfillment options, it’s no wonder Target continues to excel as one of America’s leading retailers.

Because of its progressive company culture, some employees describe Target as a start-up masquerading as a Fortune 500 company. An ethos of enthusiasm and an emphasis on delivering high-quality work pervade the Target workplace. Empowerment is a huge part of the management style—as long as they’re doing good work, team members are encouraged to work in whatever way suits them best.

19. Quicken Loans

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Quicken Loans culture
Working at 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.

When it comes to Quicken Loans’ reputation, you’ll hear the term “fintech pioneer” used a lot. Employees are motivated by the company’s mission to help streamline the mortgage process, and they always celebrate their hard work. Colleagues can often be found exchanging high-fives as they walk down the hallway or chanting lively at a meeting’s end. It’s little things like this that characterize the company’s unique culture and keep every day exciting and full of energy.

21. CSC

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CSC culture
Working at CSC

CSC® offers solutions for every phase of the business lifecycle, and is a recognized leader for business, legal, and financial services worldwide.

One of CSC’s key messages is to “get stuff done.” Employees are trusted to make decisions that help businesses run smoother and smarter. And after all that hard work and innovation, employees enjoy kicking back and celebrating their success. Think special food days, lunch and breakfast potlucks, and on-site food trucks the company brings in to reward employees for their dedication.

23. Knot Standard

Knot Standard company profile
Knot Standard culture
Working at Knot Standard

Knot Standard is a premium custom menswear company. Clients meet with a personal style advisor to discuss their style, get measured, and create their own one-of-a-kind clothing. Knot Standard offers clothing for every occasion—from suits, shirts, and pants to black tie, overcoats, and knitwear. Made for the uncommon man who desires superior quality and exceptional fit, clients can visit one of Knot Standard’s ten national showrooms, or begin their custom process online.

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 pushing forward.



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