What’s one thing you want out of your career? If you’re like most people, the word “growth” is one of the first to spring to mind.
Sure, it means that you want to move up when it comes to your title and your salary. But, there’s so much more to growth than your pay grade.
If you’re looking for an organization that recognizes the importance of challenging employees to explore new areas, expand their skillsets, and develop as professionals, you’ll love the 26 companies we’ve pulled together on this list.
Check them out and then dust off that resume of yours—each of these awesome places is hiring right now.
Availity is a health care information technology organization that serves an extensive network of health plans, providers, and technology partners nationwide. The company’s dynamic product suites are built on powerful, intelligent platforms that integrate and manage the clinical, administrative, and financial data that customers need to fuel real-time coordination and collaboration.
Individual educational perks are a favorite professional advantage among Availity employees. The company encourages everyone to participate in online learning classes and sends anyone interested to conferences around the country. The organization finds these opportunities allow personal growth while also helping everyone keep a pulse on current trends throughout the healthcare tech industry.
2. The Washington Post
Founded in 1877, the 67 Pulitzer Prize-winning Post is one of the world’s most storied media and media technology companies. Purchased by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2013, and named the eighth most innovative media company in 2018 by Fast Company—and still on the list today—The Post has emerged, disrupting the era in journalism by positioning itself as the leader in technology.
The Washington Post may have been around for well over 100 years, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to learn. Every single employee is motivated by finding new ways to disrupt this era in journalism and position itself as a leader in technology. “I love our attitude to actually experiment—to innovate without a fear to fail,” shares Bhavya Kilari, Lead Developer.
SmartBear is behind the software that powers over 20,000 of the world's most innovative organizations. More than six million people use its tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster.
SmartBear's high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. The tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping people create software that transforms the world.
Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear.
At SmartBear, team members have complete ownership of their day-to-day tasks, which enables them to learn in a hands-on environment. The company prides itself on being a place where people can grow their careers, and thus provides plenty of professional development opportunities as well as career mapping so team members are in the loop on progression.
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.
Triose realizes the importance of helping employees further their careers and reach personal development goals. So, they 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.
SoundCloud is the world’s largest music streaming catalog that helps people share, discover, and influence global music culture. Due to the open, authentic nature of the platform—plus its connected community of listeners, curators and creators—SoundCloud is constantly driving culture and creativity forward while creating new trends. In many cases, what’s breaking or new everywhere else is born on SoundCloud.
SoundCloud believes that encouraging employees to develop professionally and personally is a worthwhile investment. People who work at the company enjoy learning new things—and frequently take advantage of training and education opportunities, as well as the company’s learning and development budget. If an employee wants to take an art class or music lesson, for example, the company covers the cost.
8. Blizzard Entertainment
Founded in 1991 by three graduates of UCLA, Blizzard Entertainment has evolved over the years to become one of the most recognizable and respected names in gaming. With over 4,700 employees worldwide, Blizzard continues to redefine the industry—from pioneering esports and improving AAA franchises to creating all-new titles for players of all interests. Based on a culture of individuality, creativity, and growth, Blizzard Entertainment is an excellent place to build a career in entertainment.
“Working with the best in the industry means I’m constantly able to learn and improve myself,” says Megan Chang, Software Engineer. Blizzard places a lot of emphasis on professional development within the office. Blizzard Academy, for example, provides its employees with amazing learning opportunities through the focused coursework and roster of guest speakers. This empowers employees to learn from the best artists, authors, and engineers in the industry.
9. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was formed in 1908 as the nation’s premier federal law enforcement agency. Today, the organization is one of 17 government agencies that comprise the U.S. intelligence community, protecting millions of Americans around the clock. The FBI also consists of several departments—including counterterrorism, counterintelligence, criminal investigation, and cybersecurity. The mission of the FBI is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
In terms of what the FBI looks for when hiring, things like grit, brains, and heart are all important qualities. But so is a desire to continue learning. “Everyone has life experiences, and you have to show that you’re willing to learn something new every day,” advises one of the FBI’s special agents.
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.
Within a highly collaborative environment, employees at AT&T are given an immense amount of opportunities to pursue their calling and jumpstart their careers. AT&T offers staff the chance to rotate through many different aspects of the company, including engineering, marketing, and staff support. Team members feel constantly encouraged to identify and explore their own big ideas.
11. 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. However, this doesn’t limit employees from introducing their own new ideas or owning projects. Management often compares a person’s day-to-day work to running individual businesses.
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.
With mentorship, conferences, and tuition reimbursement, WEX presents plenty of opportunities for employees to learn and grow within the company. That’s because WEX understands the importance of a knowledgeable and engaged workforce in order to stay competitive. "Being part of a team that’s always looking to push the envelope to discover new and innovative ideas keeps me walking in the door every morning,” says Jay Whitmore, Business Development Manager.
Since 2003, VIZIO has brought smart, innovative electronics to life—and to market—so people could experience the things they love with unparalleled quality. Today, the company's top-selling TVs, displays, audio devices, and other consumer electronics continue to align with the brand's mission of creating beautifully simple products that redefine "smart" while putting the consumer first. Beyond delivering innovative and quality electronics, VIZIO is creating career opportunities for engineers to work with a next generation data analytics platform, which is working to collect meaningful data and change how the industry works.
There’s no shortage of awesome perks in the VIZIO office. But the one that employees appreciate most? The emphasis on learning. VIZIO pushes team members through VIZIO University—which offers task-specific training and broad concepts—and a supportive leadership style. “My relationship with my manager is amazing. There are times I’m being challenged and pushed to grow without even realizing it,” explains Eric Loes, Director of Software Engineering.
PagerDuty is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time, and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and to help prevent them in the future. From digital disruptors to Fortune 500 companies, over 12,000 businesses rely on PagerDuty to help them continually improve their digital operations—so their teams can spend less time reacting and more time building for the future.
“The learning environment here is incredible. You can really do anything, diving as deep as you want to go,” explains JD Cumpson, Software Engineer. There are tons of sponsored educational opportunities, and in-house events and conferences are held in which employees can share their knowledge with each other. Even the daily stand-ups involve a rotational knowledge share.
20. Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products principally through its wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, as well as its new Private Division label and Social Point, a leading developer of mobile games. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services.
Along with enjoying perks like ample and flexible PTO, great benefits, and casual dress, Take-Two employees are given tons of support and developmental opportunities. From customized learning itineraries to access to e-learning modules, the company really puts its money where its mouth is when it comes to encouraging professional development.
21. World 50
World 50 is the premier resource for senior executives from globally respected organizations to privately and candidly share ideas, solutions, and collaborative discovery. The World 50 community represents over 1,200 senior executives from 600 globally respected companies across six continents. Founded in 2004, World 50 accelerates the success of its members and their organizations. Membership provides unparalleled access to world-class gatherings and year-round peer-to-peer and team-to-team collaboration, delivering insights found nowhere else.
World 50's investment in learning for leaders in other industries extends to its own workplace. The company conducts an annual internal summit where associates and special guests exchange ideas. World 50 believes that the more employees know about what's happening in the world, the better they can serve their members.
PCORI, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, is a Congress-authorized organization that seeks out medical research opportunities in order to shed light on important areas of patient and caregiver concern. The company is committed to improving health by substantially increasing the quantity, quality, and timeliness of useful, trustworthy information available to support big decision-making processes.
One of the best perks employees receive from working with PCORI is the consistent level of learning that occurs in a natural fashion. People grow personally and professionally on a daily basis simply by interacting and collaborating with smart co-workers and company partners on many different kinds of projects.
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.
At Cafepress, you won’t find a rigid hierarchy. That’s because employees are trusted to do the jobs they were hired to do—and do them well. Since trust beats authority, there’s also an open line of communication with tons of encouragement and resources along the way, so that employees can own their work while knowing they have the support of the company behind them.
25. Duo Security
Duo was founded with the belief that security can only be effective if it is easy to use. Through that vision, Duo has built a world-class security platform that strives to be intuitive for clients. Duo supports thousands of customers—like Twitter, Facebook, Yelp, Etsy, Toyota and Kayak—and millions of users in organizations. Duo holds a 98% Tech Validate score and one of the highest Net Promoter Scores of any product.
Duo Security fosters an environment where employees can pursue their own ideas about how to build a great business. The company prides itself on having an open, collaborative environment where a diverse group of people can come together to do their best work, learn together, and build memories.
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