There are plenty of things you want out of your career, but room for growth definitely has a spot near the top of your list.
Looking for a company that will place that same amount of emphasis on learning and advancement? You’re in luck.
The 27 companies we’ve pulled together here believe in pushing their employees upwards—rather than holding them back. The even better news? Each one of these companies is hiring right now.
1. Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo’s historic bank has been serving communities since 1852—with clients in one in three households nationwide and 8,700 locations across 36 countries today. Wells Fargo—“Most Admired” among the world’s largest banks by Fortune magazine—offers an extensive portfolio of banking, mortgage, insurance, investment, consumer, and commercial expertise for every financial need.
Wells Fargo’s learn-and-grow management style prepares, then pushes, its employees to excel. Managers teach best practices with early hands-on training, adjust approaches to accommodate individual personalities, and motivate staff to keep learning and to move mountains. With trust, assistance, and advocacy from leadership, every employee has tremendous mobility to quickly advance careers and ideas.
Stantec is a global architecture, engineering and consulting firm that seeks to design with community in mind. From initial concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning, their work begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With its combined capabilities, the company is an industry leader and seen as an inventive partner to meet client needs.
Stantec works to empower creativity and innovation by encouraging collaboration across disciplines using local knowledge and relationships, coupled with global expertise. “Stantec is very loyal to its employees and very focused on helping people get where they want to be in their careers,” explains Stacy Fleming Architectural Designer.
HP aims to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. By engineering experiences that amaze, HP has a legacy of pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver life-enriching, world-changing innovations at every turn. The company believes that the ultimate driver of its success has been and will always be the power of its people—HP considers its diverse, inclusive global community of employees to be one of its greatest strengths and what truly differentiates it in the marketplace.
HP management is all about allowing employees to grow and learn at their own rate. They encourage each person to seek out and take advantage of any opportunities that interest them in order to gauge what their ultimate goals are for the future. In this way, managers help guide career paths that are right for each individual employee.
4. Cleveland Research Company
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 doesn’t just aim to provide outstanding service to its customers, it also seeks to offer an exceptional workplace for its employees. With an approachable, supportive Leadership Team, the company fosters an internal culture that values genuine care for people along with passion, innovation, collaboration, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
PCORI, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, is a Congress-authorized organization that seeks out medical research opportunities in order to shed light on important areas of patient and caregiver concern. The company is committed to improving health by substantially increasing the quantity, quality, and timeliness of useful, trustworthy information available to support big decision-making processes.
One of the best perks employees receive from working with PCORI is the consistent level of learning that occurs in a natural fashion. People grow personally and professionally on a daily basis simply by interacting and collaborating with smart co-workers and company partners on so many different kinds of projects.
Since its launch in 2001, LegalZoom has helped over three million families and small businesses manage their legal needs. From estate plan documents to business formation and trademark registration, LegalZoom provides legal solutions built around providing exceptional customer experiences. Offering access to licensed, customer-reviewed, independent attorneys, LegalZoom is a trusted partner that places the law within everyone’s reach.
Learning by experience is strongly encouraged at LegalZoom—giving Zoomers endless hands-on opportunities to master new skills and directly apply talents to new products. Team members are constantly given the responsibility to test theories, prove strategies, and execute on a range of projects proactively, and therefore grow professionally by assuming active ownership of results. “There’s constantly something new every day—there's always an opportunity for me to better myself,” says LegalZoom’s Assistant Manager, Production.
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.
Dropbox employees benefit from a collaborative environment that offers plenty of opportunities to grow. An employee favorite is Hack Week, which allows team members to drop their regular work and pursue another professional or personal interest.
“Seeing the company grow has been awesome, but I’ve also seen myself grow since I’ve been here—whether by learning from other Dropboxers or expanding within my role,” explains Giancarlo Lionetti, Head of Digital Demand Generation.
MediaRadar is a SaaS company that aims to provide real-time advertising insights, provide tools to outsmart the competition, and streamline sales processes. The company’s customizable, easy-to-use ad tracking software allows businesses to collect compelling market analysis that can be used to create targeted sales pitches and continually win new accounts. MediaRadar currently serves more than two million magazine, website, and e-newsletter brands.
According to employees, MediaRadar is a very transparent place where one can grow and succeed professionally. There aren’t any closed rooms, so everyone is available to talk, collaborate with, and answer questions.
“The most exciting thing hands-down is the sheer number of interesting problems,” says Development Lead Robert Christ. “I’ve been at places before where you would just get bored working on the same thing every day, and that hasn’t been the case here.”
9. Capital One
Daring to dream, disrupt, and deliver a better way to bank for customers, Capital One brings ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to the financial industry. The financial services company provides domestic credit and debit cards and offers financing, deposits, and lending activities, delivering great value to people across the country.
Dedicated to launching exhilarating and challenging careers, Capital One offers plenty of opportunities and tools (including various workshops and programs!) for employees to learn new skills and climb the ladder. In terms of staff careers, management wants its employees to celebrate learning, take charge of professional development, and benefit from educational resources as much as they possibly can.
Since 1969, MBI Inc. has been bringing consumers around the world collectible books, jewelry, coins, and Danbury Mint products through tried-and-true direct response marketing techniques. The company specializes in keeping up with—and setting—industry trends and demands by offering an ever-changing line of merchandise through print, digital, and social media.
MBI knows that its employees are the future, and the company is always keeping its eyes peeled for the next generation of leadership.
And, that sentiment starts right with MBI’s CEO, who says, “I’m spending a lot of my time now thinking about who’s the next generation to run MBI and how do we stretch the young people so that we develop them into the best managers that they can be.”
Health Care Service Corporation is the largest member-owned—and fourth largest overall—health insurer in the U.S., serving Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas as a licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield. A purpose-driven community of 22,000 employees serving over 15 million members, HCSC is devoted to a mission of improving lives, health, and care.
There’s plenty that employees love about working at HCSC. But, many cite the familial culture at the top of their lists. That supportive environment not only means employees enjoy heading into the office, but also feel encouraged to take ownership of their careers. "The opportunities to make a difference, keep learning, and be challenged keep me excited to come to work in the morning,” says Felicity King, Providers Relations Representative.
12. Open Systems Healthcare
In 2011, Open Systems Healthcare opened its doors to do things the right way—a mission inspired by the founding team’s experience with lackluster industry standards. Now, as a home health care staffing provider that doesn’t settle for subpar, Open Systems enables people to receive in-home care, skilled nursing, and behavioral services that restore independence and fill the gaps between medical nurses and family caregivers.
Support is the name of the leadership game at Open Systems—and managers are the first to emphasize motivation, goal-setting, and professional development. The company’s well-developed training process and open lines of communication mean staff can focus on taking on new responsibilities and progressing within the company. “The company empowers each employee to explore and test their own limits. The only boundaries will come from you—Open Systems doesn’t restrict any form of growth,” shares Erin Brown, HR Generalist.
13. Sinclair Broadcast Group
As one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the industry, Sinclair Broadcast Group connects people to content everywhere. With over 80 locations nationwide, Sinclair has affiliations with all of TV’s major networks and has a hand in owning, operating, and providing sales services for more television stations than any other company, in addition to being the leading local news provider in the country.
Incredible professional growth is a cornerstone of why people love working at Sinclair Broadcast Group. The company invests in talent coaches and development courses that help the already-impressive team reach their full professional potential—so much so that the company is committed to the growth and career path of each employee and has a proven track record of internal promotion.
Asurion helps people protect, connect, and enjoy the latest tech. From software engineers developing the latest and greatest mobile apps to technical support experts solving everyday problems, Asurion helps customers unlock the potential of technology.
Everyday leadership characterizes Asurion’s management style—which means leaders model excellent guidance and provide real-time feedback, not just in team-building activities or waiting until performance review time. Titles aren’t important, and employees consider themselves part of a network—not a hierarchy. This even playing field encourages collaboration, autonomy, and a unique coaching that prepares career blueprints for individuals.
AT&T is excited to announce the expansion of its entertainment and content services. The company is the largest provider of pay TV in the United States and is among the largest in the world. The company utilizes its broad media footprint and high-speed services to reach over 60 million locations to deliver primetime shows, sporting events, and movies to customers around the globe.
Regardless of your position at AT&T, you’re encouraged to think big, voice your opinions, and share your ideas—meaning you have the opportunity to grow both your own career and the company itself.
“We are empowered by senior leaders to be leaders ourselves on the floor,” says Associate Business Manager Annie Luong. “Regardless of tenure or experience, we are encouraged to go for it.”
16. Gap Inc.
Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969 with a simple idea—to make it easier to find a pair of jeans and a commitment to do more. Over the last 46 years, the company has grown from a single store to a global fashion business with five brands—Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix. Gap's clothes are available in 90 countries worldwide through 3,300 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites and is still growing.
Gap Inc.’s people are passionate about the products they are developing and the business they are running—and that energizes them to be the best. Employees constantly challenge each other to learn and grow in their roles every day, making the Gap office an exciting and rewarding place to be. Gap's growth mindset focuses on career mobility, offering all employees equal opportunities to advance in the company.
Facebook connects billions of people around the world, giving them ways to share what matters most to them. People who work at Facebook are builders at heart, whether they're creating new products or making tools so a business can expand its reach. Facebook's global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to connect in meaningful ways.
Facebook deeply invests in the professional advancement and well being of its people. In addition to receiving career guidance and quality training for futures at Facebook and beyond, employees have the flexibility to set personalized work schedules—measuring progress by impact not hours. And, during Friday Q&A sessions with CEO Mark Zuckerberg, employees can openly ask and receive answers to difficult industry questions with absolutely nothing held back.
Through its commitment to growth and innovation, Allstate is establishing itself as a leader of new technology in the insurance space. The company places a strong emphasis on professional development and career planning. Its culture of embracing opportunities and exploration makes it easy for employees to try new things and find out where they want to take their career. With opportunites around the globe, Allstate is hiring in an array of areas from marketing to product to pricing to corporate relations and beyond.
Allstate managers want nothing more than to help their people succeed. To do so, they make sure to get to know each of their employees’ strengths and motivations. Once they know the passions of the team and how staff works best, Allstate managers are able to pair their employees up with opportunities to succeed.
19. Tory Burch
Launched in February 2004 with a boutique in New York City, Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand encompassing ready-to-wear clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, watches, home, and fragrance. Today, Tory Burch is a global business with a presence in in more than 50 countries.
As a company, Tory Burch is poised for even more large-scale growth in the coming years. Fortunately, that affords tons of opportunity for employees to grow as well—which Tory Burch encourages through supportive leadership and plenty of flexibility. “By allowing me to wear multiple hats and develop my own processes, Tory Burch has helped me utilize and develop skills that I didn’t even know I had,” shares one of the company’s Senior Industrial Engineers.
20. Veterinary Specialty Center
Veterinary Specialty Center is a locally-owned, multidisciplinary animal hospital that offers specialty services, emergency and critical care, and rehabilitation services. Management maintains a good relationship with employees, taking into consideration their concerns and suggestions to expand services and invest in state-of-the-art medical equipment to improve medical procedures and outcomes—and to expand employee programs and benefits.
Veterinary Specialty Center fosters a supportive environment of collaboration and growth. Cross-departmental consultations give doctors a “big picture” perspective on patients with complicated health issues as they work on a diagnosis. New veterinary technicians are trained and mentored by senior technicians to learn how to manage cases and communicate with clients.
21. Palo Alto Networks
At Palo Alto Networks, employees are winning the battle against cybersecurity threats. The organization drives an innovative vision of prevention different from anywhere else—forcing the industry, and the world, to change the way it thinks about protection. With a culture that embraces authenticity, collaboration, and ground-breaking innovation, the team at Palo Alto Networks is unlike any other in the world as it protects the digital way of life.
Palo Alto Networks prides itself on its open and transparent organizational structure. This culture means that new ideas are encouraged and embraced, innovative solutions for digital security are quickly and efficiently deployed, and employees are able to use their unique skills and insights to advance the industry of cybersecurity—as well as their own careers.
With a history dating back over 135 years, PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. PVH powers brands that drive fashion forward for good, including the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo, Warner’s, Olga and Geoffrey Beene brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates’ brand. With over 38,000 associates, PVH is deeply invested in providing an inclusive environment where every individual is valued. The core values—passion, integrity, individuality, partnership, and accountability—embody who PVH is as a company, guide company decisions, and inspire PVH team members.
Associates at PVH love that the company is invested in their professional development. Through PVH University, staff can take classes on everything from becoming a good manager to learning how to use Excel. It’s a great opportunity to brush up on important skills and meet colleagues from across the organization.
23. Goosehead Insurance
Founded in 2003, Goosehead Insurance is changing the face of the insurance industry, making the search for great coverage a piece of cake. As one of the largest independent U.S. insurance agencies, Goosehead is committed to finding the best possible coverage and rates—and because it works simultaneously with different carriers, Goosehead finds clients multiple options and excellent deals.
Leadership at Goosehead Insurance makes it easy for ambitious employees to achieve success by remaining approachable and accessible. The relationship between Goosehead Insurance employees and management helps develop vital job skills and knowledge. With team huddles every week and one-on-one review sessions twice each month, employees continuously have the opportunity to ask important questions and improve performance.
24. Blizzard Entertainment
Founded in 1991 by three graduates of UCLA, Blizzard Entertainment has evolved over the years to become one of the most recognizable and respected names in gaming. With over 4,700 employees worldwide, Blizzard continues to redefine the industry—from pioneering e-sports and improving AAA franchises to creating all-new titles for players of all interests.
One word that employees would use to describe the work environment at Blizzard Entertainment? Supportive. Employee well-being is paramount, with emphasis placed on plenty of professional development inside the office. “If you’re able to articulate your wants and your needs in terms of your career, it’s amazing how many people here will bend over backwards to help you achieve them,” says Amanda Gerdes, Senior Manager, Data Engineering.
WW is a global wellness company and the world’s leading commercial weight management program. It inspires millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. Through its engaging digital experience and face-to-face group meetings, members follow a livable and sustainable program that encompasses healthy eating, physical activity, and positive mindset. With more than five decades of experience in building communities and a deep expertise in behavioral science, WW aims to deliver wellness for all.
At WW, managers also act as mentors for team members. The Leadership Team works personally with each employee to create Individual Development Plans, or IDPs, that encourage future career growth through identifying skill sets within and beyond an employee’s current field of discipline. Once the plan is set in place, progress is continually checked and encouraged.
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.
Part of the CapTech mission statement is “to be the best firm to work for and work with.” CapTech is committed to cultivating an inclusive and diverse workplace by creating a unique culture that fosters a balance of life, a fun work environment, and the opportunity for a thriving long-term career.
Since 2003, VIZIO has brought smart, innovative electronics to life—and to market—so people could experience the things they love with unparalleled quality. Today, the company's top-selling TVs, displays, audio devices, and other consumer electronics continue to align with the brand's mission of creating beautifully simple products that redefine "smart" while putting the consumer first. Beyond delivering innovative and quality electronics, VIZIO is creating career opportunities for engineers to work with a next generation data analytics platform, which is working to collect meaningful data and change how the industry works.
Perks are nice, but professional development is the name of the game—since VIZIO sees lots of entry-level employees aiming to learn from the pros. Managers are interested in challenging team members while also motivating them to take initiative. “My relationship with my manager is amazing. There are times I’m being challenged and pushed to grow without even realizing it,” shares Eric Loes, Director of Software Engineering. The company also offers VIZIO University, which offers task-specific training and broad concepts.
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