How does that old saying go? New year, new job?
Alright, maybe that's not quite it. But, either way, we can’t help but think the start of a brand new year is the perfect time to find yourself a fresh gig that you’ll love.
Where should you begin? You have no shortage of options—starting with these 29 awesome companies that are starting the new year off right by making some major hires.
A lot can be done at Booking.com. Users can search and book any kind of accommodation, from over 28 million listings in more than 130,000 destinations. They can find fun things to do while there. And when it comes to getting around—whether that’s to and from the airport, or a set of wheels to explore with—Booking.com has that covered too.
While you may not realize it, Booking.com is one of the planet’s biggest e-commerce sites. In fact, this travel leader employs over 15,500 people worldwide (and growing!). With roughly the population of Philadelphia booking rooms on their site every 24 hours, it’s not surprising that the company’s employee count is set to grow even further in 2018—making it the perfect place to take ownership of your career.
Recruiting and retaining quality candidates is vitally important to successful businesses the world over, which is why Cornerstone OnDemand is dedicated to providing outstanding talent management to organizations looking to find and develop phenomenal employees. With clients like Walgreens, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Xerox, Cornerstone is committed to embracing new technology and continually growing.
Cornerstone is dedicated not just to providing outstanding solutions to its clients but also to fostering a healthy culture among its employees—which translates to a lot of energy and enthusiasm in the office. “One of my favorite things about Cornerstone is just the energy. There are a lot of fantastic people at this company, and so many people bring so much passion and enthusiasm to their work. It’s simply infectious,” says Jordan Sugar, Product Manager.
GCG is a team of former attorneys, as well as paralegals, finance and banking experts, software engineers, in-house legal notice specialists, graphic artists, and customer service specialists who provide claims administration services to law firms, corporations, and the courts for class action, bankruptcy, mass tort, and regulatory settlements—as well as data breach response programs.
At GCG, employees are the greatest resources. The company continually looks for new ways to engage, develop, and recognize the team. GCG encourages employees to take ownership of their growth and career development—employees' abilities to educate themselves and experience all GCG has to offer give them the exposure they need to grow in their careers.
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.
DealerSocket builds an innovative software suite that guides and optimizes automotive dealerships' customer interaction experience through every stage of the consumer lifecycle. From initial interest through to final purchase, the company’s fully integrated technology platforms offer every tool—from CRM, equity mining, and inventory to sales, marketing, and service.
DealerSocket not only believes in growth for the company, but growth for employees. Team members 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. It accomplishes this by hiring top talent and creating a place where the process can occur organically among peers.
Dropbox is a leading global collaboration platform that’s transforming the way people and teams work together. With more than 500 million registered users across 180 countries, Dropbox is on a mission to unleash the world’s creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world.
At Dropbox, employees are encouraged to own their work and come up with their own solutions to problems. Leadership is incredibly supportive—which is something that keeps each team member feeling inspired and motivated. “I’ve never worked anywhere else that made me feel like my project leader is invested heavily in my growth. My comfort zone is constantly pushed here,” shares Constance Duong, Software Engineer.
Asurion is a mobile and home product protection company that ensures consumers’ devices and appliances stay online and on the job in this fast-moving, tech-driven world. However, using innovative technology to power consumer gadget assistance doesn’t mean the company has overlooked the human aspect, since people still power the frontlines. As a result, Asurion’s known for personable interactions and reliable service.
Want flexibility? You’ll find it at Asurion. Employees think of Asurion’s office like a hub, though many team members regularly work from home. This approach boosts work-life balance and makes professional development even more relevant. However, rest assured, plenty of fun internal shenanigans still exist—like themed attire on release days, city scooter tours, and minor league games.
Standing for Government Employees Insurance Company, GEICO was originally founded in 1936 to provide quality insurance for government employees and military personnel. Today, GEICO has kept its tradition of exceptional service alive, but has expanded its coverage. GEICO serves over 14 million people across the U.S. and offers a diverse array of policies from auto to homeowners to identity theft insurance.
Think GEICO is just insurance? Think again. It’s truly a tech company at heart. In fact, GEICO's IT Organization is rapidly expanding to keep up with its growth in the digital space. From automated phone attendants to mobile apps and web pages, GEIOC is aggressively adding to its team to leverage cutting-edge technologies and provide customers with superior service.
Entelo assists companies in recruiting top talent. Using predictive analytics, behavioral listening, and social signals, Entelo helps companies identify, qualify, and engage with candidates.
When it comes to professional development, Entelo really puts its money where its mouth is. Every employee is awarded an annual $1,000 stipend to spend on continuing education and professional development. From books and online courses to conferences and in-person workshops, Entelo is dedicated to giving its employees opportunities to expand their knowledge.
12. Veritas Health
Finding trustworthy information regarding health issues can be a frustrating experience. That’s why Veritas Health publishes a network of patient education websites featuring doctor-authored, peer-reviewed content that's understandable, accessible, and accurate—which is why millions of patients trust Veritas Health and visit its sites each month.
There’s a long list of things that employees love about working for Veritas Health. But, there’s one that frequently tops that list: an emphasis on adequate work-life balance. Team members are encouraged to make time for the people and activities they value outside of work—which leads to a vibrant, energetic workplace and happier employees.
Medidata engineers analytic software that offers unrivaled therapy development expertise to pharmaceutical companies, biotech groups, medical device firms, academic medical centers, and contract research organizations around the world. With offices in the United States, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, Medidata provides global opportunities for patients, physicians, and life science professionals to collaborate on projects that result in smarter, more precise treatment and care.
As a growing, fast-paced tech company, Medidata offers an engaging and intellectually stimulating work environment. People who work at Medidata have many opportunities to develop their skills and advance within the company. “If you’re motivated and excited to tackle challenges with grace, you can be successful at Medidata,” says the company’s Senior Manager, Quality Assurance Engineering.
16. Knot Standard
Knot Standard is a custom-menswear company—allowing clients to meet in one-on-one appointments to create their own unique garments. Knot Standard makes fashion-forward custom clothing accessible to the masses—from suits, shirts, and pants to overcoats, rain jackets, and hoodie and jogger sets. Catering to the sophisticated man who is looking to attain a high-quality, fitted look, consumers can make their very own bespoke creations online or in one of Knot Standard’s eight global showrooms.
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.
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.
Check out this video to learn more about careers at CapTech.
Working at CapTech means gaining a highly collaborative environment and countless chances to learn more. Fresh recruits have the opportunity to attend a three-week boot camp to learn the ins and outs of IT consulting. New hires are also paired with experienced consultants to lean on for advice and support as they take on their own clients and lead projects.
After 11 mergers of privately held insurance brokerages in 1998, HUB International rose as a leading brokerage in North America. Today, a network of over 400 brokerages wave the HUB banner, with new locations popping up every year. Aside from the company’s breadth, its depth in areas of coverage make it shine—while giving everyone from athletes to businesses reliable insurance and long-lasting relationships.
Despite its growing size and ever-expanding team, HUB International creates work environments that feel much smaller and make employees feel valued—starting with a dedicated, national employee recognition day. Internal campaigns and committees allow employees to experience more than just their jobs, which creates a sense of community.
21. CNN Digital
CNN is one of the world’s leading news and information outlets. Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a team of nearly 4,000 employees all around the globe, the organization offers intelligent enlightenment via live video streaming, audio packages, and searchable archives of news features and background information.
If you’re on the lookout for a work environment that’s supportive, fast-paced, and multi-faceted, you’ll feel right at home at CNN. Fortunately, the company is aggressively seeking tons of driven candidates to come in, own their projects, and become a crucial piece of the tight-knit group. “We really encourage collaboration here, and that’s one of the reasons we’re looking to bring so many more people in,” says a Motion Graphics Producer.
EF Education First is the world leader in international education. At EF, everything employees do is centered around the company’s mission: opening the world through education. Since it was founded 50 years ago, EF’s language learning, educational travel, and cultural exchange programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.
EF’s philosophy? Smart, driven, and passionate people don’t always follow linear career paths. At EF, employees are expected to make noise, reach for new opportunities, and take responsibility for moving the business forward. Whether they want to transfer to EF’s offices abroad, propose new products, or create their own positions, EF is dedicated to growing its team members into the professionals they want to be.
23. SoundHound, Inc.
SoundHound is an industry-leading innovator of voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, like the SoundHound app used by over 300 million people, and Hound, the voice search and assistant app. It brings developers and business owners independent platforms that include the world’s fastest speech recognition, the most sophisticated natural language understanding, easy-to-use developer tools, knowledge graphs, and a large—and rapidly growing—number of domains.
Because innovation and creativity are some of Soundhound’s core values, the company is always on the lookout for employees who are passionate about the things they’re working on—and, as a result, get excited to head into work in the morning. At Soundhound, managers focus on finding the role and alignment that will bring out the best in each team member. Passion and performance go hand-in-hand here.
Founded in 2005, Etsy operates markets that allow millions of people around the world to connect—both online and offline—to make, sell, and buy unique goods. Etsy’s global community of entrepreneurs, shoppers, manufacturers, and employees are the heart and soul of its business, and with more than 40 million listed items, Etsy has something for everyone.
Etsy’s ambitious mission—to reimagine commerce to build a more fulfilling and lasting world—is something its community of buyers, sellers, employees, and partners ardently believe in. The company prides itself on running a triple bottom line business and demonstrates that doing so is a key way to grow successfully over the long term. To keep up with that growth? Etsy is currently hiring everything from engineers to designers.
The Auto Club Group is the second largest AAA club in North America. The company and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance, and financial services to approximately 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories. The group aims to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety.
ACG employees are motivated by the fact that they’re the company’s greatest asset. They work hard, they care about what they do, and they always do what’s right. This attitude is what makes ACG such a special place to work. The team also has great traditions and a solid culture that believes in winning and doing the best they can for their members.
Over 25 years ago, CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. Today CarMax continues to disrupt the market by utilizing cutting-edge technologies and programs to create the future of car buying. This innovative thinking has helped them become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars with more than 195 stores nationwide.
One thing you need to be a successful CarMax employee? A strong belief in teamwork. That’s central to the company’s collaborative culture (and, of course, all of the fun outings they do as a group!). Beyond that? “You need to be curious, invested in untangling problems, and ready to jump in when things seem challenging,” explains CarMax’s Manager, Web Operations.
In 1944, TAMKO began creating shingles in a small streetcar barn. Today, the company is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial roof and deck construction materials—with facilities all across the country. A family-run company from the very start, TAMKO commits itself to continued and consistent quality, as well as long-standing customer and vendor relationships.
Learn more about how TAMKO recognizes the contributions of U.S. veterans.
At TAMKO, leadership is all about setting goals, eliminating any roadblocks to success, and then letting employees reach those goals in their own way. Although mentors are available for support throughout the process, they know that when people are free to work on their own terms, the skills they were hired for are allowed to shine through.
Lithium's technology allows companies to create tailored community platforms on their web and social properties. With its unique suite of advanced tools, Lithium help brands like Sephora grow their fan bases, drive sales, and reduce service costs—empowering passionate customers to connect to their brands and engage with other fans.
At Lithium, employees know how to mix business with pleasure. That's why they enjoy unwinding with games almost every night of the week. With ping pong, pool, foosball, video games, board games, and puzzles, the office can get a little competitive from time to time, but it's all in the name of fun and camaraderie.
Founded in 2006, Cleveland Research Company has a reputation for exceptional ground-level intelligence across consumer, agriculture, industrial, healthcare, retail, foodservice, and technology sectors. The firm is comprised of intellectually curious, highly motivated, and energetic individuals who are all striving to build the best research firm in the business. By training and developing employees, Cleveland Research Company drives businesses and people forward – both personally and professionally.
Cleveland Research Company employees collaborate with client companies and people across the marketplace, engaging with every department on a daily basis. This unique team atmosphere, combined with high-energy, playfully competitive, and youthful co-workers, allows for a different type of dynamic to develop—one that isn’t easily found anywhere else.
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