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.
Empowering people to experience the world is the Booking.com mission. It’s why they tell their customers, “Whatever you want to do, wherever you want to go, you can book it with us.”
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.
In addition to helping clients tackle tough business challenges with measurable software solutions, Centric Consulting adds the professional expertise of its highly-trained people to the package.
Employees at Centric Consulting take advantage of numerous opportunities to grow their careers through educational opportunities. From the company's online learning portal to the regular webinars by Centric Consulting thought leaders, all team members are encouraged to participate in learning and expand their professional knowledge.
Cornerstone OnDemand pioneers solutions to help organizations recruit and retain quality candidates, offering a unified talent management suite for finding and continually developing great employees.
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 provides legal services administration across the United States. With a staff of more than 1000, GCG is a trusted organization that’s served the legal community for over 30 years.
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.
For consumers overwhelmed by thousands of online offers, DealNews helps discover great deals. The organization’s experts guarantee it only lists the lowest-priced products from reputable companies.
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 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.
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 changes the way the world stores, shares, and collaborates with a clean hosting platform that offers individuals and enterprises a secure way to manage files and photos.
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 helps people balance life and its interdependence on technology by insuring consumer devices and appliances and offering a plethora of technology solutions to keep them running.
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.
TAL Education Group is a top education brand in China that provides high-quality tutoring services for students K-12 and leverages cutting-edge technology to enable the learning process.
If you want a job that could literally take you across the world (and encourage your career growth!), TAL could be just what you’re looking for. "Taking the leap into the unknown of living and working in China was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. I started out as an International Teacher in Guangzhou, and after a year of teaching and getting to know the culture more, my talents landed me the Content and Social Media Manager role for the entire company,” says Josh Wilson, Content and Social Media Manager.
With a range of policy options, GEICO provides affordable insurance for millions of customers across the United States.
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
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.
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 develops cloud-based tech that streamlines biopharma research. Its platform optimizes drug development and clinical trial processes, accelerating time-to-market for new treatments.
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.
SMARTASSISTANT aims to simplify the consumer experience of choosing a product. It is a digital advice platform that businesses can leverage to better match products with the needs of consumers.
“I’m excited to see how SMARTASSISTANT grows into the future. Guided selling is becoming the norm within e-commerce and we are the leading technology platform in the game,” explains Ted Williams, E-commerce Project Manager. Because of that inevitable growth, the company is currently adding a ton of different positions to its driven, innovative, and tight-knit team.
16. Knot Standard
Knot Standard is a custom-menswear company—allowing consumers to make their own creations over the web or in one of its seven 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 helps organizations bridge the gap between business and technology by delivering organizational transformation, customer engagement, data & analytics, and custom IT solutions.
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.
HUB International provides property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, and investment and risk products as an insurance brokerage with offices around the globe.
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.
Agile is an innovative Atlanta-based information technology staffing and consulting firm that speeds time to talent by matching great people to great business opportunities.
With a culture built on trust and accountability, Agile enables every team member (both veterans and newbies!) to stand tall. Focused on results and not routine, there’s no need for Agile leaders to manage every move. Integrity and strong work ethic trickle down from the top, and employees are mentored and inspired to step up.
21. CNN Digital
CNN boasts a portfolio of more than two dozen news and information media services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices, and the internet in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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 takes language learning outside of the classroom, offering students educational travel opportunities, cultural exchanges, language training, and degree programs.
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’s unique voice recognition products apply the power of technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the sounds they encounter all around them.
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.
Etsy creates an alternative commerce experience for creative entrepreneurs. The company connects people from around the world in a marketplace to sell and buy unique goods.
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 aims to promote adventure on the open road by providing insurance, travel, and financial services while lobbying for fair driving laws and safer vehicles.
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.
CarMax makes the process of buying and researching quality used cars simple, enjoyable, and stress-free—with a focus on honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction.
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.
Tamko is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers of residential and commercial roofing, decking and railing products, as well as waterproofing, cements, and other protective coatings.
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 is changing customer service with a platform that helps brands create social communities that connect passionate customers to each other.
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.
Cleveland Research Company is an independent equity research firm, offering clients in-depth market research and clear insights to help them make more informed business decisions.
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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