If April showers bring May flowers, then what do May flowers bring?
Jobs. Lots and lots of awesome jobs. Just take it from the 23 companies we’ve pulled together on this list—there are plenty of amazing employers making big hires this month.
So, all corny jokes aside, it’s time to do some pruning and watering of that resume of yours and prepare to land a job that’s all sunshine and roses. Sorry—we couldn’t resist.
Sunrun is the nation’s largest dedicated residential solar provider, creating low-cost energy solutions that bring sustainable power to the people. Customers can choose from service plans that allow them to pay only for power—not panels—because Sunrun owns, maintains, and monitors the entire system, letting homeowners receive a low, locked-in rate each month.
At Sunrun, mutual trust between managers and their team members starts during the interview process. Candidates coming in should be sure to talk openly about their past experience—and be ready to grow and develop in their new roles. Sunrun employees share a collaborative, high-energy environment, so ambition and a self-driven appetite for success are must-have qualities.
2. Nike, Inc.
Nike, Inc., named for the Greek goddess of victory, is the world's leading designer, marketer, and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Nike, Inc. serves consumers worldwide by aligning to four key geographies—North America. Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Greater China, and Asia Pacific and Latin America. Wholly-owned subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, markets, and distributes casual footwear, apparel, and accessories, and Hurley, which designs, markets, and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel, and accessories. The company’s world headquarters are in Beaverton, Oregon, USA.
When interviewing for one of Nike’s numerous open roles (seriously, there are hundreds open right now!), it's important for candidates to not only show the skills they bring to the position, but also to showcase the value they'll bring to the organization. Bonus tip: A candidate who's able to show where they're looking to grow and develop will also gain respect in the interview process.
Viventium creates customized, easy-to-use human capital management solutions—including payroll, HR, talent acquisition, and time and attendance—that bring clients unbeatable analytics and timely business insights. Viventium's three pillars of software, service, and power of choice drive its commitment to delivering remarkable service to its clients, with every employee working toward that goal. In this way, Viventium can detect potential problems, as well as areas for improvement, in order to alert businesses about issues before they actually arise.
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Viventium's three pillars of software, service, and power of choice drive its commitment to delivering remarkable service to its clients, with every employee working toward that goal. In this way, Viventium can detect potential problems, as well as areas for improvement, in order to alert businesses about issues before they actually arise.
Reddit bridges communities and individuals with ideas, the latest digital trends, and breaking news—okay, and maybe cats. It’s a community of over 300 million active users with a mission of helping people of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds discover places where they can be their true selves.
There's something for everyone on Reddit—whether it's baby elephant gifs, DIY projects, or just casual conversation—and the company wants everyone to be able to enjoy its vibrant communities.
With the company’s founders still on board, the sense of entrepreneurship at Reddit has never been stronger. Though the community has been around for years, a revitalized sense of growth is sweeping the team—and it’s bringing tons of opportunities. Almost every undertaking is cross-functional. This collaborative nature helps feed a shared sense of mission and personal investment, giving all individuals an equal chance to make a difference at the company.
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.
Think you need experience in the tech world to work at Palo Alto Networks? Think again. People come to this company from a variety of backgrounds. Each employee brings unique skills and insights to the table. The open management style at Palo Alto Networks encourages a transparent and healthy working environment, and that sense of company camaraderie is further bolstered by fun staff events and celebrations, in addition to perks like flexible work options.
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.
Open Systems offers employee perks that affect a person’s entire lifestyle—like gym memberships and FitBits—and not just their in-office experience. Continuing education opportunities and ample volunteering sessions take credit for most external activity, but internal contests, employee-of-the-month awards, and team building activities keep the team around too—especially if there’s a potluck on the calendar.
Clearlink combines digital marketing and sales conversion services to add value to a brand’s customers by offering a holistic service approach. Established in 2003, Clearlink employs over 1,500 marketers, technologists, and sales professionals at three locations in Salt Lake City, UT, Orem, UT, and Scottsdale, AZ. Clearlink partners with some of the world's leading brands—including AT&T, CenturyLink, Travelers, Safeco, and DISH—to extend their reach and deepen customer insights.
Leaders at Clearlink are anything but micromanagers. The entire lot adopts a mentality of transparent cross-collaborative accessibility—which means the hierarchy feels flat and all teams are united around the same goal. The company also maintains a startup mentality in terms of idea-sharing and grooming individuals to eventually become experts. Oh, and don’t even get us started on the perks.
True Value Company helps retailers all over the world achieve retail excellence in a way that works for them and for their local communities. As the only hardline wholesaler in the indsutry with a nationally-recognized brand, True Value Company provides locally relevant product, competitive prices, an expansive warehouse network, in-depth inventory analysis, and innovative marketing know-how. With 13 regional distribution centers and approximately 2,500 associates across 60 countries, True Value is focused on helping independent stores grow, realize profitability, and remain relevant with their communities.
True Value offers employees professional development opportunities through True Value University, where staff can enroll in a myriad of classes, lunch-and-learns, and tuition reimbursement programs. The company also hosts charity events partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of America, and co-workers often take advantage of Chicago’s booming sports and eclectic bar culture.
Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world’s leading executive search and leadership advisory firms. With 57 offices in 30 countries, the firm is considered to be the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs, and has unrivaled access to leading executives around the world. Spencer Stuart works with a wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, entrepreneurial businesses, private equity firms, family-owned companies, and nonprofit organizations.
As a leading professional services firm, Spencer Stuart prides itself on having a unique culture—a company culture made up of extremely results-oriented individuals, who also have strong relationship and collaboration orientations. Spencer Stuart strives for excellence in all that it does, and in all of its teams.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is a performing rights organization, founded in 1914, whose mission is to ensure that its music creator members can thrive alongside the businesses who use their music. The organization is built around a passion for music, but the team includes professionals in every field—law, tech, data, marketing, and more.
Are you a music-lover? You’ll be whistling a happy tune in the ASCAP office. It's no surprise that the team of musicians and music-lovers bonds over performances, from big events and EXPOs down to the casual employee performances in the office lounge. Talented performers working across all teams—and occasionally visiting ASCAP members—celebrate their skills through informal music showcases open to the whole company.
14. 1-800 Contacts
Dedicated to providing consumers with a simple, hassle-free way to buy and replace contact lenses, the company was founded with an intimate understanding of the two key frustrations among contact lens wearers—namely, that contacts are both expensive and inconvenient to replace. The organization solves these issues for customers by delivering prescriptions lenses to their door—at the lowest possible price.
Want perks? You’re sure to find amenities galore in the 1-800 Contacts office—starting with the gourmet-caliber cafeteria with subsidized prices. The perks continue with the on-site wellness center—including free certified personal trainers—and, of course, an on-site eye clinic for associates and their families. Team members also enjoy the annual film festivals, golf and bowling tournaments, and plenty of other fun events and celebrations.
Leyard is a global leader in the design, production, distribution and service of digital displays, video walls, and visualization products worldwide. The Leyard Group of companies and brands, which includes Planar Systems, is comprised of displays, entertainment, and lighting system solutions. Since 1983, Planar Systems has been a leader in digital display technology, developing and providing innovative products for a wide variety of clients. Its history contains many industry firsts.
Leyard and Planar are committed to constant technological innovation, and so it follows that the company is supportive when employees seek to improve their knowledge and skill sets. Whether attending off-site training or in-office webinars, employees enjoy the flexible scheduling and ongoing encouragement that enables them to pursue their professional development.
The Auto Club Group is the second largest AAA club in North America. The company and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance, and financial services to approximately 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories. The group aims to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety.
Employees are the heart of ACG. They work hard, they care about what they do, and they always do what’s right. This attitude is what makes ACG such a special place to work. The team also has great traditions and a solid culture that believes in winning and doing the best they can for their members.
Medidata engineers analytic software that offers unrivaled therapy development expertise to pharmaceutical companies, biotech groups, medical device firms, academic medical centers, and contract research organizations around the world. With offices in the United States, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, Medidata provides global opportunities for patients, physicians, and life science professionals to collaborate on projects that result in smarter, more precise treatment and care.
Medidata has a “work hard, play hard” office culture and places a heavy emphasis on its overall mission. To that end, the company offers tons of opportunities for professional development, training, and education. For example, employees regularly attend learning labs to brush up on recent advances in technology and biomedicine. When it’s time to cut loose? Frequent team lunches, end-of-quarter celebrations, and fun events like the Halloween costume contest fit the bill.
Founded in 1999, Financial Finesse’s financial wellness programs are changing lives and transforming organizations across the U.S. By providing people with objective financial guidance with no ulterior motive, the independent, employee-owned firm has helped more than 2.4 million employees in over 600 companies reduce financial stress, maximize benefits, and make wiser financial decisions.
As a team member at Financial Finesse, you can truly own your work. The company fosters a direct management style with lots of employee autonomy and candid communication. The organization is driven by a team of entrepreneurial, fast-paced, collaborative, and intellectually curious self-starters who love to learn. Managers trust employees to lead projects responsibly and confidently—and to transform powerful ideas and feedback into outsized results.
When sea captain Robert Fergusson accidentally spilled raw fish oil on his rusty metal boat deck, he discovered the anti-corrosive properties the oil offered. In that moment, the original idea for Rust-Oleum was born. Today, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of protective paint and coatings for both residential and commercial projects.
Things like teamwork and employee development are major points of emphasis for Rust-Oleum. But, another area of focus? Community service. Rust-Oleum Cares is the company’s community outreach program. The program supports organizations that change, restore, and transform the lives of others. Associates receive paid time off to participate in a variety of hands-on helping events in the area—allowing them to easily give back to the local community.
20. IQ Solutions
IQ Solutions uses strategic communications, evidence-based research, public health theory, and technological innovation to help share knowledge that empowers people and improves their daily lives. Unlike other digital marketing and communications firms, IQ Solutions partners with agencies that work in public health and are passionate about improving wellness.
Employees love how dedicated IQ Solutions is to improving the lives of its people—which is evident in the supportive environment and the packed social calendar. Foodies have the opportunity to participate in chili or pie-eating contests. Exercise enthusiasts can take fitness classes together and compete in team sporting events. And, in addition to free training programs, IQ Solutions will reimburse employees who wish to advance their education.
The leading social media technology and reputation management partner, Digital Air Strike helps businesses across North America leverage social channels to engage with consumers, promote their brands, maximize awareness, and optimize their ROI. Digital Air Strike is the largest provider of social media and reputation management to the automotive industry while also providing its award-winning services to clients in other industries and markets.
Digital Air Strike truly values its employees and strives to retain and fulfill them. There’s an in-house game room for games like foosball and ping-pong, and employees connect with each other through various outdoor clubs, events, and sports teams. In addition, Digital Air Strike’s employee awards provide tangible benefits, from paycheck bonuses to exotic travel opportunities.
Addteq has been a leader of providing business solutions to enterprise clients for more than 10 years. Through the use of DevOps automation, Addteq strives to create innovative solutions to solve business processes. Clients depend on Addteq to provide Atlassian solutions, create custom add-ons, conduct training, offer hosting and staffing, perform DevOps services, and provide overall support services.
At Addteq, employees enjoy a casual relationship with their managers. The company strongly believes in the "work hard, play hard" philosophy—managers push for creative leadership while giving encouragement and support for employees' ideas. In return, employees find Addteq to be a laid back environment that builds on the ideas of its employees.
23. Plato Learning
Plato Learning is dedicated to providing children with unique, fun, and engaging literary-based summer camps and programs. Plato Learning strives to foster a love of reading, creating a world of imagination in which the story is as important as the storyteller. Its programs are brought to life by its growing staff of program directors, camp counselors, teaching artists, and interns who bring a variety of exciting gifts—whether it be in the fine arts, music, theater, or even science and technology.
Love reading? So does Plato Learning. Challenged by fans of The Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series, the Plato Learning team set out to create a real-world version of the fictional training ground for modern-day heroes of Greek Mythology—Camp Half-Blood. The team created a space for kids to live rich, full lives beyond the pages of books. Eight years and three programs later, Plato Learning has served nearly 3,000 children with a unique brand of fun and enrichment.
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TopicsAddteq , Rust-Oleum , Advanced Resources , Palo Alto Networks , Viventium , 1-800 Contacts , Medidata , Open Systems Healthcare , Reddit , Sunrun , True Value Company , IQ Solutions , YETI , Leyard and Planar , Clearlink , The Auto Club Group , ASCAP , Company Profiles , Pure Storage , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Nike , Spencer Stuart , Financial Finesse , Company Roundup , Digital Air Strike , Job Search , Plato Learning
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