We spend a lot of time at work. Seriously. A majority of our adult lives. So shouldn't work at least be enjoyable?
Whether it's making an impact, office perks, location, or benefits, we all need some aspects of our jobs to bring us joy. But, if you don't feel like you're getting that from your current job, don't fret. We've rounded up 30 of the greatest companies to work for this year, and they're all hiring right now.
So whether you're looking for great management, flexibility, or a collaborative atmosphere, we've got you covered. Read on, and find a company that'll make work feel like (more) fun!
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. “Working at Blizzard is exciting—it’s such a fantastic company. They truly treat people like people instead of resources, and really inspire us to do our best each day,” notes Software Engineer, Megan Chang.
You might think there isn’t room for change in the sales industry. But ClearSlide is turning the traditional sales process on its head to deliver amazing experiences for both buyers and sellers.
Location, location, location! ClearSlide’s San Francisco space is located in the historic center of the city. BART stations, carpool drop-offs, and every restaurant imaginable are all within easy walking distance. Inside the office, employees enjoy beautiful bay views from an open floor plan that affords everyone the opportunity to collaborate without walls getting in the way.
3. Tory Burch
Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand available in more than 50 countries worldwide, and includes products ranging from shoes, clothing, and accessories to home and beauty products.
Tory Burch values kindness and respect. And those values foster an inclusive and welcoming culture. The company is all about creating a collaborative environment where people can do great work and have great relationships at the same time.
Synaptics is a human-interface company. Founded in 1986, Synaptics developed the first touch-pad and has been instrumental in enabling the ecosystem of ubiquitous personal devices that exist today.
Looking to make an impact? Synaptics is too. “At Synaptics, we have so many smart people who are motivated, talented, and want to win for the right reasons. If you look at the types of products that we’ve made in the past and how we’ve been swinging above our weight for a long time, it’s clear we have a really big chance to continue making a huge impact on the world,” says Director of Corporate Development, Fred Caldwell.
Through a community of online consumers who share ratings and reviews of businesses in their area, Yext helps build the brands of clients all around the world.
Yext takes the personal and professional growth of its employees seriously. Leadership is all about placing trust in its employees—offering interested team members big opportunities to take on new challenges and advance their own careers. Employees are able to showcase their unique skill sets and achieve professional growth at their own rate.
CSAA Insurance Group is one of the top 20 personal property and casualty insurance groups in the United States, offering protection to nearly 17 million AAA members.
Employees at CSAA Insurance Group love all the perks the company offers. Every person receives an extra 24 hours of paid time off to volunteer with an organization of their choice, tuition reimbursement programs are available for all, and the company runs a Vitality Program that allows people to qualify for extra benefits based on their physical wellbeing.
WSGR provides legal services in the tech, life sciences, and growth industries, with clients ranging from global corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups, and many financial institutions.
At WSGR, collaboration is key. Each office has a culture that encourages participation and teamwork. Employees value the fact that they feel supported by management, are given opportunities for professional advancement, and are able to have the opportunity to work with interesting clients.
Outbrain is the web’s leading content discovery platform—helping publishers track and grow their audiences.
If you're looking for a little fun at work, then Outbrain might be the place for you. Every week, the Outbrain San Francisco Team gets together for a themed happy hour dubbed Party Thursday. The whole office closes their laptops and congregates to hang out with one another, have a drink, and talk about their lives outside of work. It's a great way for employees to get to know each other and strengthen their bonds.
GlaxoSmithKline is a uniquely science-led global healthcare organization on a mission to help people do more, feel better, and ultimately live longer.
At GSK, employees are welcomed and encouraged to succeed beginning their very first day. Management aims to support, mentor, and personally develop every employee. Relationships are established as soon as a new employee joins the team, and each person finds they are able to get as much out of the company as they are willing to put into it.
11. Pulte Mortgage
Pulte Mortgage is a brand of trust and integrity in housing. As a mortgage banker, Pulte Mortgage empowers families in their quest for the American Dream of homeownership.
Pulte is a company that values giving back. The company is dedicated to helping Americans achieve their dream homes, and Pulte’s mission revolves around being a force for good in the world. Pulte is Involved with charitable organizations and employees regularly find ways to contribute, such as yearly fundraising runs—from the NYC marathon to 5k fun-runs in Denver.
Entelo assists companies in recruiting top talent. Using predictive analytics, behavioral listening, and social signals, Entelo helps companies identify, qualify, and engage with candidates.
Entelo makes professional development a priority, and its not afraid to put 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.
13. Dun & Bradstreet
Dun & Bradstreet helps grow valuable business relationships by uncovering important patterns in industry data and delivering analytical insight to its global network of customers and partners.
Of all the perks enjoyed at Dun & Bradstreet, an employee favorite is the flexibility to work remotely from anywhere in the world. Staff members can exercise the option to telecommute when it fits their schedule. This flexibility promotes a healthy work-life balance that employees value.
More than just a typical gym, Equinox is a high-end luxury fitness club that has redefined what it means to live a high-performance, well-rounded lifestyle.
Employees at Equinox are proud to work for fitness facilities where world-class amenities and services drive the experience. “A key differentiator for Equinox is that we have the cleanest facilities and the best staff. There’s a very distinct feeling when you come into an Equinox that you don’t get at any other club. You know when you enter that you’re about to have an elevated experience,” beams the Director of PT Operations, Mike Caporusso.
Workiva develops user-friendly, cloud-based solutions for data compilation, management, and analysis, offering tools that enable strategic, data-informed decision-making.
Workiva is more than a workplace—it’s a community. After a day of collaborative problem-solving, employees find fun ways to continue to build relationships with one another. Staff may gather outside to enjoy a happy hour drink, kill it on the kickball field, or even roll some dough at a pie-baking party.
16. Samsung NEXT
Samsung NEXT helps maintain and propel Samsung as a global technology leader by fostering innovative SaaS enterprises, supporting them with expertise and resources.
At Samsung Next the focus is on a forward-thinking mentality and continued education. “I feel like I’m getting paid to learn—if you love the freedom to think, create, and fund solutions, then this is a really cool place for you,” says Lily Chen, Global Strategy & BizOps.
TripAdvisor is the world’s leading travel site for reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, travel packages, and more—so people can plan and book the perfect trip.
Talk about amenities! TripAdvisor’s vast new office features everything from state-of-the-art gym equipment and an on-site culinary team, to game rooms and—an employee favorite—a private pub. The company knows the importance of creating a space where people feel laid-back and comfortable in order to keep the most creative ideas flowing freely.
As a beauty brand that puts skin before makeup, Glossier is redefining the cosmetic industry by fusing real needs into a line of uncomplicated cosmetic staples that work to enhance skin—not hide it.
Glossier values its employees and wants them to succeed. Supportive leaders champion autonomy and idea-sharing at all levels and often act as mentors. This gives junior talent a fast-track way to take on responsibility with experienced guidance along the way. A testament to this nurturing philosophy—many team members grow from interns to full-time employees.
TaskUs provides people, processes, and technology to power notable brands and disruptive businesses. The customer care provider leads back-office outsourcing to scale support systems and bottom lines.
TaskUs knows the importance of having a laid back vibe. That's why the management style is based on core values of inspiration, being ridiculous, and openness. This combination of characteristics means there’s no red tape or politics—and that continuous self improvement is emphasized over immediate perfection.
KellyMitchell connects talented candidates with job opportunities across North America and offers strategic consulting, staff augmentation, and outsourced business solutions to a variety of clients.
Among the many perks offered at KellyMitchell, the employee favorite is the yearly sales incentive trip. Representatives from across the nation meet in amazing locales—last year was Cabo—to talk strategy, network, and get to know one another. Employees love the opportunity to travel, meet new people, and find inspiration in new places.
Glaukos designs, develops, and refines new treatment alternatives for patients with glaucoma, leading the industry with the iStent, a Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery launched in 2012.
Glaukos combines solid research, creative engineers, and a flexible management style to create products that improve the lives of patients on a global scale. “We have a strong pipeline and new projects we’re working on every day, and that gets me really excited about what’s going to happen in the next 10 years,” says Manager, Quality Control, Jorge Lopez.
MediaRadar is a SaaS company—providing real-time advertising insights and customizable tracking software for over 1.9 million brands across 1,500 publishers.
MediaRadar believes transparency is integral to success. That's why there aren’t any closed rooms, so everyone is available to talk to, collaborate with, and ask questions. MediaRadar’s CEO, Todd Krizelman, sits right next to his employees. And employees are encouraged to bond and destress when needed—they spend their free time playing ping-pong and socializing with co-workers in and out of the office, whether at happy hours or volunteer events.
Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers across the globe are connected with each other and empowered to buy, sell, and share resources to improve their craft.
TpT takes a dynamic approach to education. When it comes to education, it’s common for powerful interests with little experience or understanding of teaching to disrupt institutions and impose their ideas and methods on educators. Instead, TpT serves students by first serving teachers—listening to educators and crafting solutions to fit their needs. This “listen and learn” mentality continues to drive TpT’s success.
Convene coordinates full-service event and meeting spaces that integrate technology, catering, design, and production to simplify planning processes and eliminate cost overruns for clients.
Want to change the world and have the autonomy to do so? At Convene, leadership makes it a priority to hire on-point individuals who are self-starting, independent thinkers who know how to keep clients happy and get things done. By building a team of stellar employees, the company frees itself up to focus on more important issues than micromanagement, and affords everyone in the organization ownership over their own work.
Democracy Prep Public Schools is a network of open-enrollment, high-performing K-12 public charter schools committed to preparing students for success in college and a future of active citizenship.
Use your quirky personality to your advantage at Democracy Prep. Employees love that at Democracy Prep Public Schools they have the freedom to be themselves. There aren't a lot of professions where employees can show off their goofy or quirky sides, but in a school setting, doing so allows scholars to feel comfortable with being themselves too.
29. Next Century
Next Century creates security solutions that combine industry expertise with data visualization, geographic information systems, image exploitation, and mobile computing programs.
The work performed at Next Century isn’t always easy—but it's always worthwhile. The company doesn’t create “things,” it crafts solutions that help save lives. As the CEO says, “Our mission is to get the right information to the right people at the right time in order to prevent future terror attacks and loss of life.”
DigitalOcean offers cloud space server solutions—created by developers, for developers.
At DigitalOcean, 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. “We’re building an infrastructure platform for start-ups all around the world. It really excites me to be a catalyst for all these blossoming tech scenes,” says Director, Community, Etel Sverdlov.
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As a branded content editor at The Muse, Jennifer helps brands tell their stories. Newly based in Kansas City, when she's not out exploring and sampling BBQ, you can find her at home reading and perfecting her pasta sauce.More from this Author