It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Think we’re only talking about the holidays? Think again. It’s also a great time to be on the hunt for a brand new job.
Check out these 25 amazing companies that are all hiring right now, and prepare for a career that’s merry and bright.
The Kroger Family of Companies are so much more than grocery stores. Its operations span grocery retail, fuel centers, pharmacies, jewelry stores and manufacturing, employing nearly 443,000 associates across the country. The organization embraces the challenges of new technology and changing customer demographics, while not losing sight of the importance of friendliness, freshness, and convenience. This combination of new and old creates an exceptional customer experience, and also makes The Kroger Family of Companies places where employees love to work and learn.
The Kroger Family of Companies mean it when they say “come for a job, stay for a career”—after all, its CEO started as a Kroger courtesy clerk more than 40 years ago. The opportunity culture and commitment to development mean there is no singular career trajectory for associates. Its agile workforce collaborates across disciplines and geographies, allowing associates to explore new ways of working, and test the limits of a traditional career path.
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through its family of apps and services, Facebook is building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and brings people closer together. Whether creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Its global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways.
Facebook makes it simple for its employees to develop new skills and grow their careers. There’s plenty of career guidance and training, as well as an internal Learning & Development Team that regularly provides new courses on useful topics like managing bias and project management. Employees also love that they get to set their own flexible work schedules, and that their progress is measured in terms of impact, rather than hours.
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.
How many organizations can say they helped put a man on the moon? The Aerospace Organization certainly can, having been a trusted provider of researched insights for federal space programs for over 50 years. With an utmost focus on mission success, Aerospace seeks to continually develop and expand its technical expertise on a comprehensive range of subjects involved in space travel, from systems engineering to new virtual reality technology.
WW (formerly Weight Watchers) 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.
The company has grown significantly since its founding in 1963, and it now operates in over a dozen countries around the world. The brand's international reach means that it has the ability to impact millions of people from a diverse set of backgrounds, and its recently-launched Impact Manifesto aligns all WW employees around the globe on the company's goals for the future and the impact it aims to have on the world.
Squarespace empowers millions of people—from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses—to share their stories and create an impactful, stylish, and easy-to-manage online presence. Squarespace’s team of more than 800 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. To meet the Squarespace Creative Team, click here.
You won’t go hungry for career growth in the Squarespace office—and your stomach won’t be growling for real food either. On each of its three floors, the company boasts fully stocked kitchens filled with all kinds of goodies for employees to enjoy. Lunch, however, is the company’s shining moment—the team enjoys a hot, delicious, and free lunch daily. Employees can dine in the light-filled café, on the private rooftop, or by the bar—and to quench their thirst, they can partake in iced coffee on tap.
Convene operates a network of full-service, tech-enabled meeting, event, and flexible work spaces. Convene has locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., with plans to expand globally. The company has been named as one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes, one of LinkedIn’s Most In-Demand Startups, one of America’s fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine, and the #11 Best Workplace in New York by Fortune Magazine.
Want to take ownership over your work? At Convene, leadership makes it a priority to hire on-point individuals who are self-starting, independent thinkers who know how to keep clients happy and get things done. By building a team of stellar employees, the company frees itself up to focus on more important issues than constant micromanagement.
Founded in 2012, Peloton is committed to creating a cutting-edge and engaging fitness experience that makes working out at home a viable and inspiring option. Through its combination of live-streaming studio fitness content and the most technologically advanced, socially connected indoor fitness equipment, Peloton offers a variety of live and on-demand workouts led by elite NYC instructors to bring the rush of group fitness right into their members’ homes.
It makes sense that Peloton would be committed to the wellness, happiness, and growth of its employees, and the company truly leaves no stone unturned in that regard. Peloton offers a wide range of benefits to assist with professional and personal development both inside and outside the office, such as programs for tuition reimbursement and even student loan assistance.
Illumio, the leader in micro-segmentation, prevents the spread of breaches inside data centers and cloud environments. Enterprises such as Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Salesforce, and Oracle NetSuite use Illumio to reduce cyber risk and achieve regulatory compliance. Illumio’s Adaptive Security Platform® uniquely protects critical information with real-time application dependency and vulnerability mapping coupled with micro-segmentation that works in any data center, public cloud, or across hybrid cloud deployments on bare-metal, virtualization machines, and containers. For more information, visit www.illumio.com/what-we-do or follow @Illumio.
At Illumio, you’ll never feel like just another cog in a wheel. One of the biggest benefits of working with this growing company is the all-around and direct impact employees have on the overall product and business. Additionally, every individual has the opportunity to work cross-departmentally to learn new aspects of the company and product.
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 takes employee growth, learning, and professional development seriously. The company offers employees numerous different opportunities to level up their skills through True Value University, where staff can enroll in a myriad of classes, lunch-and-learns, and tuition reimbursement programs.
10. Earnest Research
Earnest Research is a data innovation company driven to change the way professionals understand consumer and business behavior. Working with world-class data partners, the organization transforms raw data into a source for business and investment professionals to ask better questions so they can make better decisions. Earnest believes that in the right hands, data has the power to change the way people work.
While Earnest is laser-focused on growing its business, its people dedicate time to invest in their interpersonal relationships. The company regularly hosts in-office and off-campus activities to unwind and get to know each other beyond the day-to-day. That can include Vezzo pizza and billiards or a round of golf in the office, Escape the Room challenges, office puppy parties, or transcendent nachos at the Green Room, a favorite local pub.
An education technology startup, Newsela is dedicated to transforming the way students access the world through words. The amazing team combines powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in classrooms, newsrooms, and the boardroom. Five days a week, Newsela publishes high-interest news articles at five levels of complexity for grades 2 through 12, using unique and proprietary processes.
Employees at Newsela are empowered by their respective managers to bring their ideas and creativity to building both the company and its products. With a collaborative atmosphere and a hands-off management approach, the organization's team members consider management their personal advocates, supporting them to make independent decisions and driving them forward in their careers.
In PrintFleet’s earliest days, it existed under the umbrella of a toner manufacturing company. However, tracking demand and analyzing key device metrics with software shaped the company into what it is today—the first to offer rapid assessments and a comprehensive remote print monitoring application. The company's rapidly growing data-driven offerings are recognized as industry-leading solutions in the print management arena.
PrintFleet employees love the opportunity to get involved in all sorts of different projects. But, another aspect they appreciate? The flexible work hours and the company’s extreme emphasis on work-life balance. In addition to adjustable schedules, PrintFleet also hires for talent and potential, assuming that training will fill in any company-specific gaps before individuals are given full autonomy.
CSC ® is the world’s leading provider of business, legal, tax, and digital brand services to companies around the world. From keeping businesses in compliance and streamlining operations, to protecting and promoting brands online, CSC uses expertise and a personal approach to create a competitive edge that helps clients perform at their best. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, CSC has offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Visit www.cscglobal.com/careers to learn more.
Being genuine is a core company value—CSC employees take a direct, open, and honest approach with each other—and leaders offer real-time feedback. Applicants should be prepared to answer questions about integrity, problem-solving, and working on a team—but the best advice for someone interviewing is to come prepared, and be authentic.
The experienced experts who work at Optima Tax Relief assist clients who have difficulties making IRS or state tax payments. The company specializes in cases where wage garnishments, bank levies, and liens are involved, using a unique two-phase approach that provides people with unparalleled clarity, control, and results as they proceed towards resolving their tax issues. It's no surprise Optima's been named to Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” list four years in a row!
Optima is big on charity involvement in the community. Each month, a different department has the privilege of choosing a new charity. Teams host events like ice cream socials and pie-throwing contests—and donate all the proceeds to a chosen charity. The company finds this a fantastic way to have fun while giving back. It's no surprise Optima's been named to Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” list four years in a row!
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has been partnering with the world’s most innovative companies for more than 50 years. Indeed, its clients include leaders in the technology, life sciences, renewable energy, media and entertainment, communications, and financial services industries, among others. With 11 offices nationwide, plus offices in China and Europe, WSGR is a premier provider of legal services worldwide.
WSGR has an office culture that encourages participation and teamwork. Employees value the fact that they feel supported by management, are given opportunities for professional development, and are able to have a voice in decision-making processes. Oh, and the on-site espresso bar certainly doesn’t hurt either.
16. DMC Atlanta
Founded in 2003 with just eight people, DMC Atlanta has grown to over 700 employees in 50 offices around the country through a results-driven philosophy and a commitment to bringing its clients life-long customers. In the next few years, DMC hopes to expand to hundreds of new offices around the country—and then, the world.
The DMC Atlanta team works hard to help each other achieve goals. This means always checking in to keep each other accountable and giving one another tips to stay on track. The team believes in constantly teaching new members and learning new things in order to be better employees—and ultimately, better leaders.
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.
Visit www.viventium.com to learn more.
At Viventium, mentor-mentee relationships abound, rather than managerial-employee relationships. Leadership and employee, or peer-to-peer, everyone takes personal pride in passing on whatever knowledge they have in an area another is looking to learn. Pairs often schedule one-on-one meetings to discuss challenges and offer advice on moving forward personally and professionally.
Founded in 1849, Fort Worth, Texas is one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, currently boasting a population of more than 800,000 people. The city’s offices and online resources are the community’s one-stop shop for all things related to the area, including development, permits, transportation, garbage, recycling, social services, utilities, public records, animals, and more.
The City of Fort Worth knows firsthand exactly how cool its community is, and encourages employees to get out and take advantage of it all. Managers are always happy to work with people who request time off, fostering a true sense of work-life balance where employees get to experience cool activities around town as well.
Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team. Together, the team delivers a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions.
Ellucian offers a myriad of different programs and benefits designed to support the whole employee. Its innovative well-being program, THRIVE, helps create a balanced, fulfilled, and engaged workforce by focusing on five key elements—financial, social, purpose, community, and physical. In practice, Ellucian's comprehensive benefits package includes paid charitable leave, paid parental leave, an educational assistance program, a work-life balance program, pet insurance, and much more.
20. Hearst Magazines
Hearst Magazines, a division of Hearst, is the largest U.S. publisher of monthly magazines. With 25 dynamic, industry-leading titles including Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Good Housekeeping, HGTV Magazine, and O, The Oprah Magazine, Hearst Magazines reaches nearly 137 million readers and site visitors each month—more than two-thirds of all woman and millennial women in the country. The company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world. Hearst Magazines Digital Media reaches nearly 100 million site visitors each month and more than 240 million social media followers through its 25 digital brands. Its portfolio also includes Sweet, a collaboration with Snapchat on its Discover platform.
At Hearst, collaboration is key, with those in leadership roles regularly mentoring junior staff while striving to create an atmosphere where sharing ideas and solutions is not only encouraged but expected. Teams work together with the common goal of creating the best media brands they possibly can—engaging, entertaining, informative, and thoroughly inventive.
Matthews REIS stands as one of the nation’s fastest-growing brokerage firms, with a top ranking for annual retail sales and an exceptional reputation for shopping centers, STNL retail, multifamily, leasing, management, portfolio disposition, and 1031 Exchange transactions. However, these accomplishments are only half of the picture—since real-time marketing and superb salesmanship add to buyer relationships, everyone involved can expect more.
Matthews REIS leaders value long-term career development over quick wins, so senior agents and executive leaders all spend time mentoring junior employees through one-on-one sessions and a formal mentorship program, supplemented with industry conferences. However, this doesn’t limit employees from introducing their own new ideas or owning projects. Management often compares a person’s day-to-day work to running individual businesses.
22. The Meet Group
The Meet Group (Nasdaq: MEET) is a fast-growing portfolio of mobile apps designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Using innovative products and sophisticated data science, The Meet Group keeps its more than 4.5 million mobile daily active users engaged and originates untold numbers of casual chats, friendships, dates, and marriages. The Meet Group helps advertisers reach customers on a global scale with hundreds of millions of daily mobile ad impressions.
Because of The Meet Group’s size and flat structure, team members also benefit professionally from a collaborative culture with a strong tradition of innovation. In fact, many employees are connected to hands-on initiatives like hackathons and internal workshops—though Segway tours around the city, free chair massages, and the annual company picnic are also in the mix.
A family-run company, Argen is dedicated to improving people’s lives through innovative services and products for dentistry. With a foundational business as the world’s largest manufacturer of precious metal dental alloys, Argen has made strategic investments in 3D printing and other technologies, positioning itself as the ultimate provider of digital solutions to dental labs of all sizes.
Despite Argen’s tremendous and continued growth as a company, Argen maintains a small business atmosphere with close-knit colleagues and an engaging CEO who knows employees by name. Plus, employees love feeling like their work has real value—they say the greatest reward is being able to contribute to the creation of beautiful, healthy smiles.
Founded in 1877, the 65 Pulitzer Prize-winning Post is one of the world’s most storied media and media technology companies. Purchased by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2013, and named the eighth most innovative media company in 2018 by Fast Company—and still on the list today—The Post has emerged, disrupting the era in journalism by positioning itself as the leader in technology.
“There’s this scrappy, can-do attitude and a willingness to experiment and lean heavily into the future of new ideas,” says Joey Marburger, Director of Product. At The Washington Post, there’s no petty pecking order or stale bureaucracy holding people or ideas back. It’s common to see a junior developer working alongside a senior editor as equals on a project. It’s a place where exciting new ideas are constantly tossed into the darkness of possibility—to find out which resonate the loudest.
25. Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow is the largest online community for programmers to learn, share their knowledge, and advance their careers. Developers trust Stack Overflow to help solve coding problems and use Stack Overflow Talent to find job opportunities. We’re committed to making the internet a better place, and our products aim to enrich the lives of developers as they grow and mature in their careers.
A community-driven, remote culture shapes how employees have fun and get work done. Exploration—in terms of career paths and travel—comes as a major perk, along with diversity and inclusion initiatives arranged by three distinct internal committees. Beyond the office, employees partake in communal lunches and occasional meetups—but virtual hangouts and Bev Bash Fridays offer plenty of social time too.
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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TopicsCompany Profiles , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Company Roundup , Hearst Magazines , True Value Company , Earnest Research , PrintFleet , Convene , The Meet Group , City of Fort Worth , WSGR , Matthew's REIS , Peloton Cycle , Squarespace , Newsela , DMC Atlanta , Argen Corporation , Illumio , The Washington Post , Stack Overflow , Optima Tax Relief , CSC , Ellucian , Viventium , Facebook , Kroger , Weight Watchers , Aerospace
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