8 Companies That Let You Do Good and Make Bank
Picture a triangle. One point says “Engaging, satisfying work,” the next point says, “Chance to make a positive impact,” and the third point says, “Great income.”
You probably know what comes next—in the middle of the triangle, it says “Pick two.”
But what if you didn’t have to choose? At these eight companies, you’ll get all three: projects and responsibilities that excite you and challenge you, ongoing opportunities to do good, and income that could give you the freedom to travel, pay off your student loans, or fulfill any other financial goals you’ve set.
These companies are all looking to grow their teams (but with perks like these, probably not for long!). So check out the list, then get crackin’ on those applications.
Most jobs come with a pretty set salary cap: You make a certain amount per year, and if you work hard, maybe you’ll get a 3 to 5% raise.
But at Aflac, a Fortune 500 company that provides financial protection to more than 50 million policyholders, your income will literally have no limits. Associates nationwide receive a 100% commission-based payment, meaning your hard work and success will pay off instantly—and not only for new sales; as long as they have contracted with Aflac for at least two years, associates continue to receive a portion of commission from policies they sold indefinitely.
However, money’s not the only reward. Aflac puts a big emphasis on growth, so moving forward in your career isn’t just possible, it’s encouraged. The company offers online and in-person courses for new agents to build their own business.
“Hard work is quickly rewarded here,” says Mike Fisher, Senior Training Implementation Coordinator.
Maybe most importantly, being an Aflac agent means you’ll feel great about your work. Aflac associates serve as advisors, helping business owners and individuals figure out the best insurance options for their needs.
“We're able to give people the tools they need to get through tough situations,” explains Ediana Martinez, District Sales Coordinator. “It’s very fulfilling.”
When Blinds.com, the world's largest online window covering store, was acquired by The Home Depot in 2014, employees worried that becoming part of such a larger corporation would change their beloved office culture. Instead, they were thrilled to find that being part of the Fortune 35 company has allowed them to scale up their resources and enjoy even greater benefits—including extra-competitive salaries—while still keeping their original fun culture fully intact.
With the help of these new resources, the company has made sure to give back, too. The team recently used its home improvement expertise in partnership with Rebuilding Houston to refurbish a veteran’s home.
At Broadridge, an investor communications and technology-driven solutions provider for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers, philanthropy is part of the culture.
Almost every single one of its offices around the globe has reached out to the community; for example, the employees in New York mentor young students, the employees in New Jersey work with Habitat for Humanity, and the employees in London help disabled children and adults.
Broadridge also matches its employees contributions—so every time you donate a bit of your sizeable salary, the company donates, too.
KPMG is a leading provider of tax, audit, and advisory services with more than 26,000 employees across America. And, according to employees, it’s also a firm that invests in its people (and not just through great salaries).
The firm knows that when employees are happy, the entire company benefits. There’s a ton of mentorship, educational, and development opportunities—and when you take advantage of them, a promotion usually isn’t too far behind. And to make people feel extra good about the work they’re doing, the company participates in corporate giving, philanthropy, and non-profit alliances and encourages its employees to volunteer.
“This firm is all about developing its people,” says Senior Associate Wander Morrobel. “Management invests a lot in you so that you can grow within the company.”
Anyone who’s ever played a team sport knows what an impactful experience it is. That blend of camaraderie, collaboration, and competition—well, it can drive you to accomplish things you never knew were possible.
At Hudl, a sports and tech company, you’ll get the opportunity to help hundreds of youth, high school, college, and professional sports teams across the country improve their game though software that helps athletes and coaches communicate with and learn from each other.
“We’re a company that works with competitive people, so we think in terms of competition. We want to be the best,” shares Kyle Murphy of Hudl’s mission. And that includes offering the best benefits package the company can, including free lunches every day, fully covered health insurance, and dollar-for-dollar 401(k) matching up to 3%, and 50% matching on 4% and 5%—meaning your savings can grow and grow while working at Hudl.
If you love volunteering and getting involved in local causes, you’ll fit right in at Bloomberg. Last year, the employees of this financial media and software company volunteered a cumulative 86,845 hours—which included building 28 Habitat for Humanity projects, repainting and revitalizing 17 schools and community centers, and raising $488,672 for disaster relief (and those are just the highlights).
But Bloomberg doesn’t just take care of the community; the company takes good care of its employees, too. It ensures every employee feels appreciated—from making sure they have competitive salaries to offering perks like a stocked pantry and a relaxed, collaborative atmosphere—and offers exciting projects, to boot.
“The underlying current that stands out in the culture is my ability to actually make substantive impact—real, tangible, tactile impact,” says Jeff Fairbanks, Global Head of AV and Media Technology for Technical Operations.
Helping the environment is a priority for most people these days—and if you work at Owens Coming, it’ll actually be part of your job. That’s because this company provides residential and commercial insulation, roofing and asphalt, and composite safety-first solutions that save energy, improve comfort, and ultimately make the world a better place.
As a Fortune 500 company, Owens Corning—and its employees—are doing just fine financially, which is why the team makes an effort to give back to the community in more ways than one, from Habitat for Humanity to a fun-filled United Way event.
“It makes me feel good that something that I’m doing is making a difference to the world at large and contributing to the environment,” says Digital Solutions Partner Tim Keefer.
When’s the last time you seriously changed someone’s life? At DevMountain, an industry-leading coding school, you’ll play a major role in helping people start brand-new jobs in the tech world.
“Bootcamps are hard,” says Krissy Weekley, Head of Student Success. “I’ve been through this process, so to see students go through the same struggles I did and to be able to help them through that process has been really rewarding.“
And the satisfaction of teaching students how to program isn’t the only reward you’ll reap: as with anyone working in tech these days, DevMountain teachers also have the potential to make serious money. That’s what we call a win-win.
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