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 16 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.
RX is a clean-label snack brand with products made from a few simple ingredients and no BS.
The team at RXBAR appreciates that the company values its employees just as much as it values its products. Because the founders of RXBAR recognize the importance of investing in their own people, the company has prioritized training and career development since day one. By maintaining a flat structure, RXBAR also creates opportunities for growth and collaboration across department lines. The roles and responsibilities of individual team members are meant to evolve and grow in tandem with the business.
Since its fateful founding in 1921, Rust-Oleum has been crafting creative, durable solutions for every home and industry need, from surface protection to inspired looks for every idea.
One of employees’ favorite aspects of working at the distribution center are the ample opportunities for advancement. It’s not uncommon for employees to earn new responsibilities as they progress within the company, taking on new roles and titles as they do so. The company is also big on learning, boasting Rust-Oleum University and even an entire Learning Development Team that’s charged with creating continued education opportunities for its associates at all locations.
SmartBrief is a digital media company, combining technology and editorial expertise to publish major industry trends and stories for top-level professionals.
Whether employees are experienced experts, entry level, or recent grads, SmartBrief’s a great place for self-starters looking to get their hands dirty and grow a gratifying career. As SmartBrief evolves and capitalizes on new markets, its employees become powerful industry leaders. SmartBrief offers many continued education opportunities—from women’s development initiatives to extensive professional trainings.
HP aims to create engineering experiences that not only amaze, but inspire people around the world to interact and invent in ways that ultimately improve lives.
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.
Ahold Delhaize is a worldwide food retailer operating 6,500 stores in 11 countries, ultimately employing 370,000 people who serve more than 50 million satisfied customers every week.
Management at Ahold Delhaize is focused on ensuring that each associate gets the time, attention, and development opportunities that they deserve. Leadership is put in place to actively listen, support, and participate in day-to-day activities, but rarely interfere with an employee’s personal work preference. This allows each person to steer their own career and complete projects the way they see fit.
Entelo assists companies in recruiting top talent. Using predictive analytics, behavioral listening, and social signals, Entelo helps companies identify, qualify, and engage with candidates.
Professional development is of great importance in the Entelo community. Staff are always encouraged to talk to their managers about their goals, and 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.
Rainforest is the only Continuous QA platform engineered for speed and efficiency to help companies test their websites or applications in multiple browsers on multiple devices.
Beyond providing an upbeat workplace where people work hard, have fun, and genuinely care about one another, Rainforest QA is a company where people can develop their careers. With monthly manager trainings, biannual promotion cycles, and regular reviews which focus on opportunities for professional growth, the company is intentional and consistent about helping people move toward their career goals.
PGAV Destinations designers create results-oriented master designs, pilot in-depth industry research, and design innovative products for global destinations to celebrate culture, nature, and heritage.
PGAV Destination’s culture focuses on empowering and celebrating employees through professional and personal development programs. One initiative, PGAV Go, lets employees receive a stipend to do whatever they want for their professional growth, such as taking classes, traveling, or learning a new instrument.
With its highly skilled expertise in space travel, the Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and advisory services for NASA, universities, and private space companies since 1960.
While The Aerospace Corporation’s team members all have varied areas of expertise, they all share a sense of excitement for the future. With many new companies getting into space travel, there’s an environment of possibility and innovation within the aerospace industry. This company’s history and proven commitment to ensuring mission safety and developing new technologies means that Aerospace offers a wide range of growth opportunities for its employees.
10. Index Exchange
Index Exchange equips enterprise sellers with custom architected solutions, fully transparent sell-side management technology, and access to programmatic demand organized and certified by humans.
When employees are asked about a favorite benefit of working at Index Exchange, they always give the same response—the organization is energized by its vision. Index Exchange's technology-first approach to serve clients guides every employee's mission to deliver exceptional products, service, and performance to all clients. Employees who are driven by that vision can experience seemingly limitless career opportunities with Index Exchange.
iProspect is the world’s leading digital performance marketing agency—driving client business performance.
The people at iProspect are chosen for their passion and intellectual curiosity, and they take pride in helping one another whenever they can. When new members are brought on board, they're paired with a mentor from another channel to learn more about the iProspect process from start to finish—as well as how to navigate the company culture.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, connecting people around the country with quality news, sports, and entertainment content.
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.
eMarketer is a digital research firm and trusted authority on marketing data, insights, and perspectives to the world’s top brands, agencies, and media companies.
Constant learning is ingrained within the eMarketer culture—with reading as an essential practice to cultivate versatile perspectives within the industry. To remain well positioned as the go-to company for digital expertise, eMarketer's CEO ensures that employees crack open relevant books—passing around many highly-recommended and thought-provoking business best-sellers for various teams to leisurely read and be inspired by.
An international leader in the industry, Scality offers clients across three continents a software-defined storage solution that can be deployed on any industry standard server.
Employees at Scality know no limits—not in terms of their careers or their locations. Scality encourages members of the team to become familiar with colleagues and cultures across the company’s locations by offering options for week-long visits to any Scality office. This is a great chance for employees to stamp their passport while also nurturing connections to colleagues from all over the country and around the world.
15. VSA Partners
VSA Partners creates stunning aesthetics for companies around the world by fusing strategic design and creative marketing to deliver top-of-the-line branding with end-to-end perfection.
Life at VSA Partners provides a range of professional development opportunities. Whether it's conferences or internal Lunch-and-Learns, individuals from different departments are engaged with this industry's latest trends. There's a focus on allowing staff to engage with one another—while also keeping a pulse on what’s important to their clients.
Through unique, direct lending practices, Bankers Healthcare Group provides life-changing loans straight to physicians, dentists, physical therapists, and pharmacists.
If you asked employees to describe the culture of BHG, you’d see a few words come up over and over again. One of the big ones? Transparency. Managers are always accessible to employees, and team members at all levels are encouraged to ask questions and continually learn. BHG knows that employees support the company’s growth—so the company needs to return the favor and support the growth and advancement of employees as well.
Here at The Muse, we partner with a lot of great companies to bring you insider looks at their offices and awesome job listings. These employers pay us to be featured on the site, but these Muse-worthy brands made this list not just because they want to be included, but because their culture, policies, and employee feedback showed us that they deserve to be.
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Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to careers, self-development, and the freelance life. In addition to writing for The Muse, she's also the Career Editor for The Everygirl, a columnist for Inc., and a contributor all over the web. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she's usually babying her rescued terrier mutt or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard or check out her website.More from this Author