What are some adjectives that you want to describe your next employer?
If terms like “forward-thinking” and “boundary-pushing” come to mind, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up 26 amazingly innovative companies that are currently on the search for top talent to help them take those big ideas and transform them into real, impactful results.
Sound like just what you’re looking for? Well, dust off that resume and get to work.
The Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment companies, advising clients and the general public on savings, investment, retirement, personal finance, the economy, and much more.
Vanguard’s culture is rooted in its core values of integrity, focus, and stewardship. It is that rich culture that drives the organization to be a great place to work. The company’s environment of inclusion drives a highly-engaged crew—the firm values the diverse strengths, backgrounds, experiences, and identities that crew members bring to the organization. Those unique contributions and perspectives enable Vanguard to make decisions in its clients’ best interests.
MuleSoft helps companies transform their business—delivering mobile customer experiences and turning data into digital assets that dramatically accelerate the pace of innovation and change.
The team at MuleSoft isn't afraid to take on big challenges that result in big changes. Engineers aim to keep company programming broad and powerful enough to meet literally any and every technological need that might affect their customers. Agile Development Teams work hard to aptly anticipate market trends and create a globally scalable platform that allows organizations to change and innovate faster.
Affirm delivers simple, trustworthy financial services, supported by modern technology and a team that’s reimagining core components of the financial infrastructure from the ground up.
The Leadership Team at Affirm comprises seasoned executives with a range of backgrounds—but their accessibility matches their talent. This fuels honest communications and a general sense of transparency, giving employees great relationships with their managers. And since employees have the freedom to spearhead initiatives on their own, top-down mentorship leads to internal promotions and growth.
Optima Tax Relief is a full-service resolution firm whose experienced professionals assist individuals and small businesses with IRS and state tax compliance.
Optima Tax Relief takes great pride in having revolutionized the tax resolution industry. The company invented a process that gives consumers a higher level of transparency, service, and results that no other nationwide tax resolution firm has previously been able to achieve. It’s no wonder that the company has been honored with numerous regional and national recognitions.
Accolade is boldly and relentlessly reinventing the healthcare industry by improving outcomes, costs, and experiences using a blend of compassionate people, clinical expertise, and intelligent technologies.
To do so, Accolade continually searches for and develops top caliber talent who work collaboratively and empathetically while also making every day fun. As Accoladians say, they can then do well while doing good at the same time on a mission to bring the magic of what they do to millions of families.
Gartner creates customized service solution packages that help 11,000 enterprises in 100 countries make faster and more informed decisions in their day-to-day business practices.
Gartner has its eyes on the future. And, in order to brainstorm those big ideas, the company looks for passionate and driven talent. “At Gartner, we’re all about the champion mindset, and we really want to work with people who want to take this company to the next level,” shares Paul Giarratano, Director, Sales.
A technology company in the global payments business, Mastercard offers businesses and people complete peace-of-mind when completing important financial transactions in locations around the world.
Mastercard prides itself on pushing boundaries and borders through innovative, digital-payment technologies. And its passion for innovation and drive to make the world an easier, safer, and more inclusive place is everywhere and with everyone who comes to work at Mastercard.
True Value Company is one of the world’s largest member-owned cooperatives, with a presence in 58 countries, over 4000 retail locations, and approximately 2500 associates.
In order to continue improving and innovating, True Value knows it needs a passionate and educated staff to drive progress. So, the company offers employees professional development opportunities through True Value University, where staff can enroll in a myriad of classes, lunch-and-learns, and tuition reimbursement programs. That extra knowledge helps both True Value (and employees!) make major strides.
Blizzard Entertainment is a legend in the gaming community. As the creative force behind blockbusters like Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo, Blizzard continues to redefine interactive entertainment.
Blizzard is a company that truly welcomes the spirit of individuality within a community of inclusivity. It’s a place where every voice matters and where employees are encouraged to embrace their inner geek, try new things, and better themselves. “Working with the best in the industry means I’m constantly able to learn and improve myself. It makes it really exciting to come into work each day,” says Megan Chang, Software Engineer.
Guidepoint connects clients to a vast network of experts—across industries around the globe—providing strategic insights and a competitive advantage as they make business decisions and investments.
Guidepoint is a place that welcomes curious, motivated, and critical thinkers—from established professionals to fresh graduates. At Guidepoint, talent is nurtured, and there are countless opportunities to explore and learn—with HR and management guiding employees toward areas that they’re passionate about. Empowering mobility, both upwards and laterally, this company is a place of dynamic growth that values driven self-starters and innovators.
The City of Scottsdale is a full-service municipality known for its natural beauty, vibrant arts scene, and world class-resorts, with amenities and events drawing over a million visitors annually.
Once in the municipal service, there’s always opportunity to gain new skills and rise within departments, or transfer to new ones. 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—where civil servants are recognized and receive great benefits.
Clearlink blends marketing, sales, and digital technology to help brands meet and build lasting customer relationships with a unified support solution focused on customer experience.
Leaders at Clearlink are anything but micromanagers—they know that just squelches innovation. For that reason, the entire lot adopts a mentality of transparent cross-collaborative accessibility—which means the hierarchy feels flat and all teams are united around the same goal. The company also maintains a startup mentality in terms of idea-sharing and grooming individuals to eventually become experts.
13. Veritas Health
Veritas Health provides highly accurate, informative articles for patients about the health issues that matter to them, enabling them to live better, more well-informed lives.
Veritas Health wants its employees to have the freedom to pursue excellence in their areas of expertise, so it fosters a sense of ownership and trust. The result is an environment where a unified team continually seeks ways to provide patients with top-notch information through award-winning websites.
HP has been creating top-notch technologies, for more than 50 years, aiming engineer awesome equipment and incredible experiences that make a better world for people all around the globe.
HP is a household name with innovation at its very core. Across the company’s locations there are things like Innovation Summits, designated office areas where employees are given tools, technologies, and supplies to tinker, invent, and collaborate, and even a “Bring Your Inventor to Work Day,” which invites the children of employees to campus to participate in a full day of interactive events led, hosted, and staffed by employee volunteers.
Since its fateful founding in 1921, Rust-Oleum has been crafting creative, durable solutions for every home and industry need, from surface protection to inspired looks for every idea.
Because good enough is never good enough at Rust-Oleum, teams are constantly striving to make things better. The Quality Improvement Program provides opportunities for associates to engage in continuous improvement throughout the organization—which drives their mission to Create & Keep Customers. It’s a systematic approach to improving how things get done within the company.
DigitalOcean offers cloud space server solutions—created by developers, for developers.
DigitalOcean has disrupted the cloud infrastructure market by delighting the developer community with a seamless experience. The company prides itself on building powerful infrastructure to provide customers with the performance and reliability they need to run their applications in production at scale. By providing simple and powerful solutions, DigitalOcean is quickly becoming the infrastructure layer for every software developer in the world.
Advanced Resources is a temporary staffing, direct-hire placement, and workforce business solutions provider with over 60,000 candidate placements companywide, including HR, IT, and finance.
Advanced Resources is quite literally changing the name of the game for both talent and candidates around the world. The company’s Experience Excellence solution tracks performance on every placement, and focuses on insight, results, and excellence in order to deliver a staffing experience unlike any other.
Taboola is the world’s leading discovery platform company, connecting people around the world with content they may like, but never knew existed.
Taboola isn’t just innovative for its clients—it’s also innovative in terms of its employees’ careers. The company is all about helping its employees find the correct career path and promoting internal exploration of any roles that team members find interesting. The company trains each person cross-functionally so that everyone has an idea of what each job in the organization entails.
20. Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report publishes digital and multimedia sports content on the web. Its website and mobile platforms provide fans with comprehensive sports news coverage and commentary.
The culture in the Bleacher Report office is fun, creative, and exciting (and, of course, there are plenty of televisions!). With the company growing and the publishing industry evolving, Bleacher Report stays ahead of the curve by hiring people who are passionate and committed to creating the best content for the next generation of sports fans.
21. Fullscreen Media
Fullscreen Media delivers multi-platform original content, streaming syndicated series and movies. In 2014, Fullscreen acquired Rooster Teeth, a pioneering media and entertainment company.
Fullscreen Media believes in being bold. Because everyone sits together in a large working space, Fullscreen leadership empowers employees with a level playing field and collaborative environment, and the culture promotes internal mobility across all departments. This doesn’t just affect how projects come to life—the business plan as a whole shifts with experimentation to stay ahead of trends and competitors.
CreditCards.com partners with leading banks to provide consumers with the largest selection of credit card offers so they’re equipped to choose cards that are right for them.
As a company, Creditcards.com has a startup-like atmosphere with energetic employees, and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to get the ball rolling on new ideas. Staff members are no strangers to collaborating with each other on a daily basis, and management is eager to provide employees with the tools they need to execute their ideas.
DealerSocket creates and delivers one of the automotive industry’s most comprehensive car sales and overall management technology platforms, serving more than 10,000 dealerships in North America.
At DealerSocket, employees are encouraged to seek help and guidance from one another whenever needed. The company feels it’s important to foster an environment where people can continue to learn and grow every single day in order to improve themselves and continue pushing boundaries. It accomplishes this by hiring top talent and creating a place where the process can occur organically among peers.
The Auto Club Group aims to promote adventure on the open road by providing insurance, travel, and financial services while lobbying for fair driving laws and safer vehicles.
“We’re always implementing new ideas to better serve our customers,” explains The Auto Club Group’s VP of ACIA Casualty Claims. That passion for the company’s mission serves as a motivator for each and every employee to keep pushing forward. ACG’s team members work hard, they care about what they do, and they always do what’s right.
Alcon gives and sustains the gift of vision by leading global innovation across pharmaceutical, surgical, and everyday eye care in an effort to discover new ways to enhance sight.
Employees love the modern campus at Alcon. Inside, office walls display past accomplishments while a spacious cafeteria and gym keep the innovative ideas flowing. And despite the company’s size and global reach, employees have worked out a way to attain crystal clear results when collaborating on daily duties and long-term projects. Because of this transparency, the internal management style is better known for bouncing ideas around the team and fostering individual employee growth than sticking to a formal leadership style.
Talkable powers refer a friend programs for top online retailers. Refer a friend allows brands to leverage their existing customers in order to get new ones.
Talkable believes in complete transparency, informing employees about all areas of the business, from operational costs to sales earnings, in order to keep everyone in the know and working toward the same goal. The organization finds this system the best way for teams to collaborate without hierarchy and share ideas that propel the company forward into the future.
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TopicsRust-Oleum , Advanced Resources , Gartner , Pilot , Mastercard , True Value Company , Veritas Health , Fullscreen Media , City of Scottsdale, AZ , Bleacher Report , Guidepoint , Blizzard Entertainment , Clearlink , The Auto Club Group , Optima Tax Relief , Company Profiles , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Innovation , MuleSoft , DigitalOcean , Accolade , DealerSocket , Taboola , Company Roundup , HP , Creditcards.com , Vanguard , Job Search , Alcon , Affirm , Talkable
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