Are you craving some added flexibility in your career? Let’s face it—even if you absolutely love your job, nobody can blame you for wanting a little wiggle room to work in the way that’s best for you.
Fortunately, these 14 companies not only understand that—they actually encourage it.
Yes, these employers really walk the walk when it comes to flexibility both inside the office and out (and they’re all hiring right now!).
RXBAR is a consumer health food company, producing a better choice of whole food protein bars, made with 100 % natural ingredients for everyone to enjoy .
RXBAR is a fast-growing company. But, despite that rapid pace, this employer never loses sight of its most important assets: its employees. Team members value plenty of flexibility, tons of personal and professional development opportunities, and the company’s belief that great ideas can come from anywhere.
TOMS is a service-oriented organization that operates on a One-for-One basis, donating time, money, merchandise, and assistance for every product a consumer purchases from the company.
Flexibility doesn’t only apply to your schedule. Employees at TOMS are given the autonomy to complete various types of projects within their departments and across the company. Staff is encouraged to think creatively to achieve the desired outcome, and during the course of each assignment, each person is encouraged to approach their manager or anyone else in the company to ask questions and receive complete support.
TripAdvisor is the world’s leading travel site for reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, travel packages, and more—so people can plan and book the perfect trip.
While TripAdvisor believes in balancing work and life (with plenty of travel, of course!), they also know the importance of creating a workspace where people feel laid-back and comfortable when they’re tackling their to-do lists. TripAdvisor’s office allows employees to enjoy everything from state-of-the-art gym equipment and an on-site culinary team to game rooms and—an employee favorite—even a private pub.
Reddit is a digital conversation hub where users submit, vote, and comment on all kinds of content.
There are plenty of perks for Reddit employees. Quarterly offsites to places like Angel Island are only the start, as Reddit also has a soccer team, regular trivia nights, and monthly, themed happy hours. The office itself—in the heart of Union Square—is covered with murals, and the Wanderlust Fund to celebrate employee anniversaries with a vacation gives the crew a reason to look beyond the fun-filled office.
Backcountry supplies the best outdoor gear—through the company’s online marketplace—to adventurers around the globe. The organization helps people get outside and have fun doing it.
With the great outdoors just a wall away, a typical day at Backcountry has to include outside activity. From company ski trips to biking excursions, Backcountry brings the outdoors into the everyday. In the office, employees bring their dogs to work and are encouraged to share their passions—this company proves that work-life balance is possible.
GrubHub quells hunger in urban areas across the United States, providing local menus, online ordering, and fast food delivery services.
In the Grubhub office, every team member is easily accessible and readily available to help others with any projects. Desks are arranged in an open floor plan, so co-workers can always see each other and discuss what they’re working on. Conference rooms are each fitted out with glass doors so everyone can see in and out—and be inspired by brainstorming in action.
STATS impacts the global sports industry by providing sports data, technology, and content to meet the needs of the media, broadcast, leagues, teams, fantasy providers and players, and major brands.
STATS is a company built on problem-solving—and sports just happen to be the focus. For many employees, this means combining a few of their biggest passions on a daily basis. With an environment where everyone is encouraged to rep their team’s jersey, watch games on the office flat screens, and compete—in foosball, air hockey, or Pop-A-Shot—collaborate, and socialize with intelligent and innovative colleagues, it’s easy to wake up in the morning eager to go to the office each day.
Advanced Clinical is an award-winning clinical development organization that provides global services for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations.
Advanced Clinical shows its care for employees with various events and rewards, including a yearly President’s Club trip to Jamaica. The company strives for a better clinical experience and encourages staff to be the positive difference in the world of clinical research—which team members find to be particularly fulfilling.
9. FDM Group
FDM Group helps young people launch successful IT careers, providing new graduates and military veterans with essential training, grooming them to join the next generation of digital innovators.
The general consensus among people who work at FDM is that the firm’s company culture is pretty special—it’s what sets FDM apart. More than simply encouraging entrepreneurship, FDM inspires individuals to seek their dreams. It’s a workplace full of opportunities—an environment where people support one another and are encouraged to think outside the box.
Advanced Resources is a temporary staffing, direct-hire placement, and workforce business solutions provider with over 60,000 candidate placements companywide, including HR, IT, and finance.
Advanced Resources is committed to providing quality service by taking a personal approach to understanding the unique career goals, talents, skills, and preferences of candidates and companies. That commitment has paid off as Advanced Resources has received both the Best of Staffing Client Award and Talent Award every year since the program’s inception.
WunderLand connects digital creatives and marketing professionals with full-time and contract positions around the country by carefully matching them to companies in need of specialized skills.
At WunderLand, leadership is focused on building a collaborative team. Aside from individualized management approaches that motivate and mentor employees, WunderLand invests in trainings that foster a culture of learning and development. When it’s time to measure success, it’s all about big-picture achievements—which allows for flexible work approaches and career exploration.
True Value Company is one of the world’s largest member-owned cooperatives, with a presence in 58 countries, over 4000 retail locations, and approximately 2500 associates.
True Value not only values flexibility for employees—but also flexibility from employees. As the company grows, True Value looks for people who are passionate, driven, and willing to roll with the punches. “One quality people need to be successful at True Value is to have an open mind. Changes happen daily in retail, so I think if you come to True Value, you need to be willing to change as we grow into the future as a company,” says Keesha Craig-Mourillon, Product Merchant and Buyer.
Clearlink blends marketing, sales, and digital technology to help brands meet and build lasting customer relationships with a unified support solution focused on customer experience.
Many teams use culture as a selling point, but Clearlink considers it essential to the entire business strategy and success of the company. Excellent perks help—but it’s the deeper, more meaningful experiences that demonstrate how dedicated decision-makers are to the people. When it comes to health, learning, and making lasting memories, Clearlink leaves no stone unturned.
14. Advanced RPO
Advanced RPO takes a laser-focused approach to solving talent acquisition challenges by understanding each client’s business strategy to ensure the solution aligns and drives that business strategy.
The Advanced RPO team has a thirst for continual learning and is currently experiencing high growth. The company is young, but the Executive Team have been leaders in the RPO industry for over 20 years—and most in the Recruitment Team have been in the RPO industry for over 10 years. The organization operates with a drive for results—clients are continuously evolving, and that requires the team to think and work creatively.
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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