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.
RX simplifies food by creating snacks that are real and delicious. It's honest and straightforward—no overblown claims, certifications, or gimmicks. With products including RXBAR, RXBAR Kids, and RX Nut Butter, RX makes food that not only tastes good, but is wholesome and nutritious too.
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.
Since 1999, SmartBrief has provided industry news, delivering multi-industry business stories to subscribers and readers at the senior executive level. With editorial excellence and digital technology, and in partnership with premier trade associations, SmartBrief publishes customized content and advertising online and via email and mobile apps to keep professionals insightfully informed.
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 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.
Ahold Delhaize is one of the world’s largest food retail groups. The organization operates more than 20 different brands that each share a passion for delivering great products, a value for innovation, and an aim to create all-inclusive workplaces that provide rewarding professional opportunities. In addition, each location is committed to strengthening local communities.
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 QA helps companies rethink their approach to QA by bringing it into the era of continuous delivery. Their focus is solely QA, and they have spent the last five years helping hundreds of companies hit their business goals through a smart QA strategy.
Rainforest QA is a distributed team. They're headquartered in San Francisco and have team members in over 15 different countries. Rainforest QA was built as a distributed team from the very beginning and the company invests heavily in tools and processes to make the work experience a good one for all of its team members, near and far.
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 designs attractions, exhibits, and experiences that enrich lives. Using intuition, intellect, and imagination, PGAV Destinations help clients create enduring memories in the minds of their guests. PGAV is recognized as the leading master planner and designer of theme parks, zoos, museums, aquariums, heritages sites, destination retail, and brand-based celebrations.
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.
It’s safe to say that going into space is a pretty complicated endeavor. That’s why the American government’s space programs have been looking to The Aerospace Corporation for independent technical and advisory services since 1960. In addition to operating a federally funded research and development center for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, The Aerospace Corporation provides its highly skilled expertise and insight into organizations ranging from NASA to universities and commercial companies.
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 is one of the world’s premier ad tech companies, providing a transparent exchange for digital media publishers and suppliers to sell their ad impressions programmatically and in real-time. Headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, London, Toronto, Montreal, Kitchener, Sydney, Paris, Milan, and Düsseldorf, Index Exchange is defining the evolution of online technology today with the brightest minds in ad tech.
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. As online industries quickly expand into all areas of everyday life, iProspect's award-winning experts know that each tweet, each status update, and each video is a potential customer touch point—and the company dedicates itself to developing the most effective strategies for clients in every market.
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.
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.
Created in 1996 during the digital revolution, eMarketer sets high standards as a unique and reliable source of marketing research—keeping pace with the fast-growing digital world. eMarketer collects and digs through data to provide credible, sharp, and objective points of view about wide-ranging consumer trends, marketing technology, and strategy—leading competitive marketers and helping businesses thrive worldwide.
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.
Since 2010, Scality has been working to develop and perfect its disruptive approach to digital infrastructure. Over the years, the company has succeeded in deploying its software-defined storage all over the world, and has consistently achieved and surpassed its objective to deliver reliability and performance in service of end users.
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
Design is not only a craft, but a tool for achieving business objectives—and VSA Partners is a master of both. The design-driven agency works across branding, design, and marketing to create unified customer experiences. The creative, strategic team offers end-to-end capabilities with pristine execution—and targeted results that help clients meet their business goals.
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.
Bankers Healthcare Group offers financing solutions to healthcare industry professionals across the United States. Through unique, direct lending practices, the organization is able to provide life-changing loans straight to physicians, dentists, physical therapists, and pharmacists—with an approximate approval time of only 24 hours. The group’s programs are available for both commercial and personal purposes, including new equipment purchase, expansions and improvements, working capital, and more.
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.
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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