You don’t just want to a new job. You want to secure a spot within a company where you can continue to expand your skillset and advance your career.
When it comes to growth opportunities, not all employers are created equal. But the 24 we’ve pulled together on this list? They’re the cream of the crop when it comes to giving you the space and support you need to climb the ranks.
So, take a look at their open positions and prepare to keep working your way up that proverbial ladder.
Equinox offers Members health and fitness facilities where world-class amenities and services drive the experience. Each club location comes fully equipped with strength, cardio, and functional fitness floors, as well as dedicated studios for popular and exclusive group fitness classes. Juice bars, cafes, lounge areas, and much-loved eucalyptus towels accentuate the Member Experience at each club. Equinox staff is deeply hospitable, while instructor/trainer talent use their fitness expertise to coach Members towards maximizing their potential.
If you want a job where you can really grab the reins and take control of your own career growth, Equinox is calling your name. “Here at Equinox, if you have integrity and are willing to put in the hard work, there’s no limit to what you can do. I’ve been really impressed with people I’ve met who are VPs or Regional Directors who started off as maintenance or front desk associates. It’s not about what you’re doing right now, but rather, what you want to be doing,” shares Gisela Delgado, Director of Creative Operations.
2. Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo’s historic bank has been serving communities since 1852—with clients in one in three households nationwide and 8,700 locations across 36 countries today. Wells Fargo—“Most Admired” among the world’s largest banks by Fortune magazine—offers an extensive portfolio of banking, mortgage, insurance, investment, consumer, and commercial expertise for every financial need.
Wells Fargo’s learn-and-grow management style prepares, then pushes, its employees to excel. Managers teach best practices with early hands-on training, adjust approaches to accommodate individual personalities, and motivate staff to keep learning and to move mountains. With trust, assistance, and advocacy from leadership, every employee has tremendous mobility to quickly advance careers and ideas.
Stantec is a global architecture, engineering and consulting firm that seeks to design with community in mind. From initial concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning, their work begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With its combined capabilities, the company is an industry leader and seen as an inventive partner to meet client needs.
Stantec works to empower creativity and innovation by encouraging collaboration across disciplines using local knowledge and relationships, coupled with global expertise. “Stantec is very loyal to its employees and very focused on helping people get where they want to be in their careers,” explains Stacy Fleming Architectural Designer.
4. Core Digital Media
Core Digital Media is an industry leader in direct-response advertising founded in 1999. CDM combines its proprietary Performance Marketing Platform with a state-of-the-art data analytics capability to optimize billions of online display, social, mobile and search marketing impressions acquiring millions of high-quality customers for its clients. CDM is a trusted partner to the largest names in the financial services and education industries.
Core Digital Media's dynamic culture and sociable team is a great fit for applicants that are clever, personable, and—most importantly—adaptable. Being a thought leader that's friendly yet flexible to the industry's ever-changing technologies is key to achieving career success at the company—worthy qualities for interested candidates looking to take full advantage of Core Digital Media's infinite opportunities.
Powered by the belief that complex payment systems can be made simple, WEX is a leading financial technology service provider across a wide spectrum of sectors, including fleet, travel and healthcare. WEX operates in more than 10 countries through more than 4,800 associates around the world.
Life at WEX means that there’s plenty of opportunity for learning and development—via mentorship, conferences, and tuition reimbursement—as well as opportunities for growth throughout the organization. “The growth and opportunities for greater responsibility here are really exciting—the company has grown exponentially during my time here,” says Jennifer Parrow, Lead Records Management Specialist.
6. Hearst Magazines
Hearst Magazines, a division of Hearst, is the largest U.S. publisher of monthly magazines. With 25 dynamic, industry-leading titles including Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Good Housekeeping, HGTV Magazine, and O, The Oprah Magazine, Hearst Magazines reaches nearly 137 million readers and site visitors each month—more than two-thirds of all woman and millennial women in the country. The company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world. Hearst Magazines Digital Media reaches nearly 100 million site visitors each month and more than 240 million social media followers through its 25 digital brands. Its portfolio also includes Sweet, a collaboration with Snapchat on its Discover platform.
With 21 different industry-leading titles under the Hearst umbrella, it’s safe to say that there’s tons of space for employees to move around, try new things, and grow their own careers. The company’s leaders are there to support that very growth, by utilizing more of a collaborative and mentorship-based approach—as opposed to strict and rigid management.
An education technology startup, Newsela is dedicated to transforming the way students access the world through words. The amazing team combines powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in classrooms, newsrooms, and the boardroom. Five days a week, Newsela publishes high-interest news articles at five levels of complexity for grades 2 through 12, using unique and proprietary processes.
Employees at Newsela are empowered by their respective managers to bring their ideas and creativity to building both the company and its products. The organization's team members consider management their personal advocates, supporting them to make independent decisions and driving them forward in their careers.
8. 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.
Fostering innovation in its partners and employees, Samsung NEXT is a place where employees are free to chart their own course—whether off-site or in the office—where exploration is encouraged and growth is expected. Learning opportunities are always supported, from classes and training courses to conferences big and small, ensuring employees always remain on the cutting edge.
The organization was founded in 2007 with the goal of helping consumers save money, conserve energy, and improve the environment. Realizing that heating and cooling represent the largest portions of home energy usage, ecobee responded by creating its iconic smart thermostat. Since then, ecobee has continually refined its product and is now a leader in the burgeoning connected home marketplace.
“We believe our culture is about empowering people—about setting a high bar for ourselves, learning new things, and being passionate about what we do,” says ecobee’s Co-founder and CEO. Whether it’s the common sight of a co-founder discussing solutions with technicians, the ease of finding test volunteers, or the open-ended yearly stipend for self-improvement, employees at ecobee are empowered by a system of support.
10. CSE Insurance Group
Founded in 1949, CSE Insurance Group has spent the better part of a century building a reputation based on integrity, fairness, and quality service at a reasonable price. Operating via independent agents, CSE is a multi-line provider of personal, commercial property, and casualty insurance, accepting new business customers throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.
Working in one of the oldest industries in existence, CSE knows that success means malleability and changing its approach to fit the times. With the agile attitude of a startup, CSE fosters an open environment for employees to collaborate and contribute ideas—while providing numerous educational opportunities, empowering continuous improvement for both CSE and its employees.
Through a network of 3,400 employees in hundreds of offices across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K, NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides corporate employee benefits, insurance, retirement, and wealth management solutions. The company’s expansive reach allows access to the most highly rated insurers, vendors, and financial institutions in the industry, while locally-based employees tailor solutions to meet client needs.
Management at NFP takes an active interest in the personal and professional development of the company’s people. Leaders act as mentors and persistently present new opportunities for growth and exploration within the organization—not just telling, but showing employees the potential paths that can lead them to their goals.
14. Tory Burch
Launched in February 2004 with a boutique in New York City, Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand encompassing ready-to-wear clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home, and fragrance. Today, Tory Burch is a global business with a presence in in more than 50 countries.
As a company, Tory Burch is poised for even more large-scale growth in the coming years. Fortunately, that affords tons of opportunity for employees to grow as well—which Tory Burch encourages through supportive leadership and plenty of flexibility. “By allowing me to wear multiple hats and develop my own processes, Tory Burch has helped me utilize and develop skills that I didn’t even know I had,” shares one of the company’s Senior Industrial Engineers.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has been partnering with the world’s most innovative companies for more than 50 years. Indeed, its clients include leaders in the technology, life sciences, renewable energy, media and entertainment, communications, and financial services industries, among others. With 11 offices nationwide, plus offices in China and Europe, WSGR is a premier provider of legal services worldwide.
At WSGR, employees value the fact that they feel supported by management, are given opportunities for professional development, and are able to have a voice in decision-making processes. “My main goal is to ensure that all of my team members are growing professionally and that they feel fulfilled in their jobs,” adds Cecilia Dang, WSGR’s Recruiting Manager.
16. Matthews Real Estate Investment Services
Matthews REIS stands as one of the nation’s fastest-growing brokerage firms, with a top ranking for annual retail sales and an exceptional reputation for shopping centers, STNL retail, multifamily, leasing, management, portfolio disposition, and 1031 Exchange transactions. However, these accomplishments are only half of the picture—since real-time marketing and superb salesmanship add to buyer relationships, everyone involved can expect more.
Matthews REIS leaders value long-term career development over quick wins, so senior agents and executive leaders all spend time mentoring junior employees through one-on-one sessions and a formal mentorship program, supplemented with industry conferences. Paired with the internal drive that each team member brings to the table, employees love that they have seemingly unlimited opportunities within reach.
Amplify's programs for English language arts, math, and science are leading the way in data-driven instruction and setting the standard for next-generation curriculum. Amplify has brought mobile assessments, instructional analytics, and riveting, rigorous curriculum to thousands of schools, supporting more than 300,000 educators and 3 million students in all 50 states
At Amplify, almost everyone on the team has some kind of background in teaching. This makes management especially efficient in assisting employees throughout each function of their job. Rather than just telling people how to make adjustments or what needs to change, leaders sit down with individual employees to show them how and why each step is important—which prepares them for greater growth within the company.
18. Goosehead Insurance
Founded in 2003, Goosehead Insurance is changing the face of the insurance industry, making the search for great coverage a piece of cake. As one of the largest independent U.S. insurance agencies, Goosehead is committed to finding the best possible coverage and rates—and because it works simultaneously with different carriers, Goosehead finds clients multiple options and excellent deals.
Leadership at Goosehead Insurance makes it easy for ambitious employees to achieve success by remaining approachable and accessible. The relationship between Goosehead Insurance employees and management helps develop vital job skills and knowledge. With team huddles every week and one-on-one review sessions twice each month, employees continuously have the opportunity to ask important questions and improve performance.
CapTech is a national technology and management consulting firm that partners with some of the world's most successful companies to design, develop, and manage technical and digital solutions that delight customers, drive insights, and meet strategic objectives. CapTech has a passion for driving innovation and growth for its clients. Its collaborative approach delivers custom solutions that maximize the impact of client investments.
Part of the CapTech mission statement is “to be the best firm to work for and work with.” CapTech is committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse workplace by creating a unique culture that fosters a balance of life, a fun work environment, and the opportunity for a thriving long-term career.
Bonobos was created to help men find pants with the perfect fit. Now the menswear company provides a full collection of clothing for men of all builds and preferences. With award-winning customer service ninjas, free shipping both ways, and Guideshops nationwide, Bonobos simplifies the online shopping experience—making the search for the perfect fit painless.
At Bonobos, there are tons of opportunities for growth. But, with that aside, employees appreciate that their voices are heard and their ideas are valued—regardless of their current rank or title. With Bonobos’ hands-on approach, employees are invested in helping where they can to simultaneously grow the company and their own careers.
CafePress—the world’s best online gift shop—brings customer passions to life by connecting global admirers and hobbyists with unique designs and customizable products. Since 1999, the quirky, diverse e-commerce company has manufactured everything from T-shirts and mugs to shower curtains and wall art from more than two million crowd-sourced designs, with room to tweak and personalize along the way.
Management styles at CafePress are built on trust—meaning employees are given freedom to complete the jobs they were hired to do. Since trust beats authority, there’s also an open line of communication with tons of support and resources along the way to help employees dominate in their roles, while also preparing for their next ones.
Fremantle’s mission—being “the place creatives like to call home”—rings true for many of its employees, who are passionate, driven, and bold. Fremantle’s ultimate goal is to use content to bring families together, and they do so by hiring the top talent in the industry. Their offices are open, collaborative, and a place where employees feel trusted and supported. Plus, a healthy work-life balance is encouraged with the help of Summer Fridays, food trucks, and free massages.
As a global media company, there’s plenty of room for Fremantle Media’s employee to get creative and grow their own careers. While team members appreciated the abundance of perks—like plenty of snacks, tons of in-office televisions, and awesome wrap parties—it’s the limitless career opportunities that keep employees sticking around.
23. Houston-The City With No Limits
While other cities often shout their attractions from the rooftops, the city of Houston is less obvious—people have to get to know the city themselves. With such an expansive area, Houstonians love that they are constantly discovering new and fun things to do in the city—like going to museum openings or renting kayaks on the bayou and so much more.
The Partnership is a place for community-minded business leaders to gather and become involved in Houston’s positive growth and help influence the direction of the city’s future. Through the dedicated efforts of its members, the Partnership addresses Houston’s unique challenges and champions the continued growth and success of the region and its people.
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