Supportive leadership teams, tons of room for career advancement, fun-loving cultures, and plenty of brag-worthy perks. There’s certainly no shortage of things to love about the 30 awesome companies we’ve rounded up here.
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With more than 33,000 employees globally, Stryker is on a mission to make healthcare better. Their belief—customers and patients are at the heart of everything they do. The company was founded in 1941 by orthopedic surgeon Homer Stryker, as he started to find current products weren’t meeting patient needs and invented new products. Today, innovation continues to be a top priority and new technologies differentiate Stryker as an industry leader.
Stryker’s four core values of integrity, people, accountability, and performance help guide the company culture, as Stryker employees seek to do what’s right, grow talent, follow through on their word, and deliver exceptional products and services. Besides being a team that's rooted in energy and passion, Stryker employees care about each other and are proud of their quality products.
HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.
A career at HomeAway means you don't have to be content with the status quo. In fact, there’s creativity around every corner and growth happening in every direction. Determined to turn naysaying hotel stayers into enthusiastic and exclusive HomeAway home renters, the company encourages its employees to rethink the tried-and-true as they inspire people to make the most of travel with its phenomenal accommodation services.
Quartet is a technology company improving the integration of behavioral and physical healthcare through a platform that relies on advanced analytics, proven treatment programs, and modern technology.
Despite having several remote offices, Quartet fosters a family-like culture. Colleagues across the country connect through Google Hangouts, Slack, and phone calls, though flying into headquarters is always welcome. Teams will typically go to dinner, attend sporting events, head to concerts, or bring out their inner rockstar at karaoke outings.
4. Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo’s historic bank has been serving communities since 1852—with clients in one in three households nationwide and 8,700 locations across 36 countries today. Wells Fargo—“Most Admired” among the world’s largest banks by Fortune magazine—offers an extensive portfolio of banking, mortgage, insurance, investment, consumer, and commercial expertise for every financial need.
Wells Fargo’s learn-and-grow management style prepares, then pushes, its employees to excel. Managers teach best practices with early hands-on training, adjust approaches to accommodate individual personalities, and motivate staff to move mountains. With trust, assistance, and advocacy from leadership, every employee has tremendous mobility to quickly advance careers and ideas.
Thomson Reuters is a trusted provider of essential news, information and tools to the professionals who make the world work. Customers of Thomson Reuters operate in complex arenas that move society forward – tax, law, compliance, government, and media. In a disruptive digital age, they help professionals reinvent themselves.
Recognizing that a diverse workforce is integral to long-term success, the firm continues to make concerted efforts to recruit, retain, and advance women technology talent. From developing gender-neutral job description guidelines to launching initiatives to ensure female representation among the firm’s senior leadership positions, Thomson Reuters’ commitment to gender diversity can be seen at every level of the company.
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.
Love to learn? You’ll fit right in with Newsela’s learning-focused culture. In addition to various office workshops, there’s an education program employees can use for professional development. The office also hosts Lunch and Learn sessions most weeks focusing on a diverse range of topics. Recent sessions have included the Basics of SQL, How to Backpack Through Patagonia, and California’s Propositions on the Ballot.
Founded in 1991 by three graduates of UCLA, Blizzard Entertainment has evolved over the years to become one of the most recognizable and respected names in gaming. With over 4,700 employees worldwide, Blizzard continues to redefine the industry—from pioneering e-sports and improving AAA franchises to creating all-new titles for players of all interests.
At Blizzard, employee well-being is paramount—with emphasis placed on professional development inside the office, coupled with freedom and flexibility to balance a healthy lifestyle outside it. Just one example? Blizzard Academy provides its employees with amazing learning opportunities through the focused coursework and roster of guest speakers. This empowers employees to learn from the best artists, authors, and engineers in the industry.
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.
Want perks? At Clearlink, they go on for pages— but they start with unique sales incentives, several company parties a year, and random extras like golf passes and barbecues. Then, large events—like the multi-day Confluence conference and the “Care To Lead” program—give colleagues chances to network, learn, and grow while having a good time. The only thing better? Winning the “Trip of a Lifetime” award.
Simplee is a SaaS FinTech company that helps both hospitals and patients by taking the pain out of healthcare payments—providing simple, flexible, and stress-free options for patients.
Simplee is a company that values diversity and empowers its employees. Everyone is encouraged to attend conferences, pursue new knowledge, and take charge of their domain. While management and colleagues are always there to help, employees at Simplee are entrusted with the responsibility and freedom to follow their expert judgments, take action, and experiment.
Virid is a team of e-commerce experts providing a comprehensive technology solution for growing retailers. Virid's unique offering includes a proprietary enterprise-grade hosted e-commerce platform, website development and integrations, and ongoing technical and strategic support from a results-oriented team.
In the Virid office, micromanagement is a dirty word. Leadership places trust in their employees, allowing them to take initiative and lead their own projects. However, managers are always available to brainstorm new ideas with the team or offer guidance if an issue arises. Virid is also big on learning—offering each new employee an educational stipend to use for events, seminars, and conferences that will help them learn new skills and better understand the industry.
Bridgestone Americas, or BSA—and its subsidiaries around the world—develop, manufacture, and market a wide range of tires, air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles for private and commercial customers in the automotive, agricultural, forestry, and mining industries. BSA also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.
Hard work doesn’t go unnoticed at BSA. There’s a rewards system entitled DRIVE Points, which allows managers, employees, and executives alike to log into a program and offer points to people for their hard work or help. Once an individual accumulates enough points, they can cash in on their success for prizes ranging from golf clubs and televisions to computers and designer luggage. Plus, colleagues are always informally recognizing and congratulating each other for a job well done.
12. First Western
First Western is a private bank and trust company that delivers holistic wealth planning solutions for a person’s personal, business, and philanthropic needs. The firm’s Colorado, Arizona, California, and Wyoming offices offer comprehensively tailored financial solutions—from investment management and retirement planning to insurance and mortgage services—as well as full access to a team of local experts.
Employees at First Western Trust work hard, but they also like to celebrate and have fun. Whether it's hosting a cornhole tournament on the fifth floor, taking an outing to Top Golf, or gathering for team lunches or happy hour, the entire company enjoys getting together and having fun inside and outside the office. The organization and its associates agree that these get-togethers are a great way to blow off a little steam from the day.
Launched in 1999, HomeAdvisor—an IAC owned company—is home improvement heaven to property owners and service professionals. Facilitating instant online booking, confident hiring, cost guides, and resources, HomeAdvisor matches homeowners seeking maintenance with the largest network of pre-screened home pros nationwide—all for free. Simultaneously, HomeAdvisor also connects qualified service providers with business boosting access to endless customers.
According to employees, HomeAdvisor is the place to be for the best of the best forward-thinking professionals looking to innovate and influence an exploding industry. As HomeAdvisor builds momentum and explores wondrous new possibilities, employees entering the home improvement marketplace have infinite opportunities to make their mark and be recognized for doing so. Don’t even get us started on the awesome rewards ranging from delicious hot breakfasts to fun group outings.
Broadridge, a global fintech with $4 billion in revenue listed on the S&P 500, provides communications, technology, data, and analytics solutions. The company helps drive business transformation for clients with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimizing efficiency, and generating revenue growth. Broadridge works with some of the world’s largest financial institutions and over 5,000 brands in industries from telecommunications to healthcare.
Broadridge works to instill a community culture—encouraging employees to form affinity groups to promote inclusiveness and celebrate diversity. A good example is the Women’s Leadership Forum, which promotes skill-building, development, and networking within Finance—an industry which can often be a men’s only club. This highlight on diversity leads to employees who feel accepted and ready to work hard.
IVY: The Social University is a national community of entrepreneurs, innovative leaders, policy-makers, creatives, and rising leaders. IVY sparks world-changing collaborations through more than 1,000 annual events and experiences featuring leading minds in entrepreneurship, art, policy, and social impact. Over the past four years, the audience has grown to 250,000 inspiring followers in New York, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and Miami. IVY unites rising leaders and introduces them to the most transformative people, ideas, and experiences in the world. The mission? To start a 21st-century renaissance promoting human unity, progress, and fulfillment. To learn more, visit IVY.com.
While it’s important to be crushing it in the office, IVY also believes flexibility is a critical aspect of the changing, modern workforce. Employees here enjoy paid time off, plus holidays, monthly work-remote days, summer Fridays, the opportunity to work out of all seven IVY offices, and beautiful workplaces in the nation’s bustling urban centers. Leaders also make the time to hang out with their employees, both inside and outside the office, with weekly catered lunches, happy hours, and team bonding nights.
Lithium's technology allows companies to create tailored community platforms on their web and social properties. With its unique suite of advanced tools, Lithium help brands like Sephora grow their fan bases, drive sales, and reduce service costs—empowering passionate customers to connect to their brands and engage with other fans.
Hungry? Well, Lithium knows a well-fed team is a productive team; it offers catered lunch three times a week and a kitchen stocked with snacks and drinks to keep employees charged. After eating, colleagues can relax and mingle in the TV room and catch a soccer game or watch the news. Feeling stuffed? Lithium takes care of that too, offering an on-site gym to work it all off.
Ideosity partners with clients to digitally transform their businesses and reach their goals. This approach, combined with Ideosity’s product information management and master data management technologies, helps clients more effectively market their products in a multi-channel selling environment—resulting in increased sales, improved profitability, enhanced customer loyalty, and stronger channel partnerships.
Lots of companies say that they value their employees, but Ideosity backs up those words with action. Employees have fully covered health and dental insurance and are able to immediately contribute to their retirement plan with a 4% match. They also get unlimited paid time off, a free gym membership, and plenty of snacks throughout the day.
eMoney Advisor creates wealth planning technology that financial advisors and firms employ to increase their productivity and success. Cutting-edge products, including an award-winning client portal and powerful financial planning tools, offer superior transparency, accessibility, security, and organizational solutions that enable advisors to focus on their clients instead of tedious tasks, ultimately increasing client retention and growing financial futures.
At eMoney, managers aren’t constantly breathing down the necks of their direct reports. Instead, employees are trusted to put their skills and talents to work in ways that optimize their own creativity, while comfortably approaching colleagues for support in order to tackle challenges and create solutions—and relying on their managers for guidance when necessary.
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.
Relaxing rooftop celebrations with margaritas, sangria cocktails on Fridays, and kitchen cook-outs are just some of the employees’ favorite office traditions. The flip-flop wearing, jeans-clad team members also anticipate Financial Finesse’s quarterly gathering at its LA headquarters, where they casually connect with colleagues from multiple teams during activities, like brewery tastings—and more.
More than a mere credit reporting agency, TransUnion also offers sophisticated data information regarding global risks in order to assist clients in making important business decisions. The organization is committed to providing the most complete and multidimensional information available to more than 500 million customers, at 45,000 companies, in 33 countries around the world.
Employees at TransUnion enjoy spending time with one another in and outside of the office. Teams eat lunch together nearly every day and often attend after-work happy hours or hang out on weekends. Many members participate in the company-sponsored softball league, taking advantage of an opportunity to bond and build team skills out on the field.
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’s size enables employees at all levels to get involved in various projects—even those outside their general fields. The transparent management style loops in various perspectives before decisions are made, promoting a hands-on learning experience and open communication. Plus, the Executive Team asks for open conversations and contributions from any employee, making peer-learning just as beneficial as the tuition reimbursement.
A boutique real estate brokerage, d’aprile properties serves clients in and around the city of Chicago. Through passion, positivity, and first-hand experience, agents at the group have helped facilitate more than one billion dollars in property sales and purchases. By conspiring to create ideas and collaboration within the company, the team helps clients realize their real estate dreams.
Employees at d’aprile properties consider those in positions of leadership to be more like coaches than actual managers. By taking the time to identify in which areas each individual needs assistance and improvement—and then tailoring the perfect plan to those points—coaches continue to create success for the company and all its people.
Operating from offices in Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, London, Bangkok, New Delhi, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Istanbul, Taboola is undoubtedly one of the world’s largest online discovery platforms. By partnering with publishers, marketers, and advertising agencies around the globe, the company increases user retention for client sites, effectively monetizing traffic and distributing quality content to targeted audiences.
You’ll never feel stuck at Taboola, because the company is all about helping its employees find the correct career path and promotes internal exploration of any roles that team members might find interesting. The company trains each person cross-functionally so that everyone has an idea of what each job in the organization entails—not only to see if they find the field interesting, but also to give them a better understanding of their colleagues’ everyday work.
24. Wilton Brands
Wilton Brands is passionate about bringing the love of baking and decorating to everyone, everywhere, every day. As styles, trends, and tastes change, the company evolves to make sure it's bringing the latest and most relevant products and ideas to the market. Wilton has a strong portfolio of iconic brands and has other locations in Bentonville, AR, Hudson, OH, Dallas, TX, and Canada. Follow Wilton on social media at @WiltonBrands.
Wilton Brands is all about growing its employees, encouraging everyone to take advantage of the many available avenues for continued learning and education. Not only are there numerous organic opportunities happening on a daily basis, but the company also offers extensive online learning facilities and reimburses tuition to attend classes, conferences, and college.
What if government agencies delivered technology solutions with cutting edge capabilities that wowed customers? That’s the question 540.co has been answering since 2013 through full-stack development for federal clients. The team of tech geeks and consultants aims to inject a Silicon Valley mentality into the Department of Defense and beyond—without getting stale on the way.
There’s no shortage of action around the 540 office because team members constantly buzz from one client site to another, so 540 holds a monthly gathering to sync up over lunch—and a fun field trip follows. Aside from regular volunteering and team-building activities, the crew also prides itself on its signature API cocktail—reserved for special occasions.
Lever builds powerful, modern recruiting software for teams to source, interview, and hire top talent. By making recruiting collaborative, seamless, and, above all, human, Lever is on a mission to help the world hire with conviction.
Lever uses technology to help others build and hire better teams—so it’s expected that Lever’s office has cracked the case to fostering an exciting, productive workplace. The basis of this discovery is the company’s leaders, who focus on removing roadblocks so individuals can excel. The result? A true embodiment of leadership—rather than simply management.
Tapingo is improving the way people buy things by solving a key problem—lack of time. The company’s innovative mobile app lets users browse the menus of nearby locations, customize orders, pay, then choose between delivery or pickup. Leveraging mobile technology, Tapingo is empowering users to #StopWaiting for the things they need so they can focus on the things that matter.
At Tapingo, managers give their staff a great deal of independence. They’re available to provide guidance and support, but without any trace of handholding. Instead, leaders encourage employees to have confidence and make their own decisions. If a mistake is made, Tapingo sees it as an opportunity to learn and grow.
30. SoundHound, Inc.
SoundHound is an industry-leading innovator of voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies, like the SoundHound app used by over 300 million people, and Hound, the voice search and assistant app. It brings developers and business owners independent platforms that include the world’s fastest speech recognition, the most sophisticated natural language understanding, easy-to-use developer tools, knowledge graphs, and a large—and rapidly growing—number of domains.
SoundHound has one of the highest employee retention rates in the technology industry. On average, team members stay at the organization for five to ten years—sometimes more—while other companies keep people only one or two years. SoundHound believes this loyalty stems from its trust in employees and culture of genuine collaboration.
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TopicseMoney , IVY , Ideosity , Wilton Brands , First Western , FremantleMedia North America , Bridgestone Americas , Thomson Reuters , Simplee , PrintFleet , SoundHound , Weight Watchers , Blizzard Entertainment , d’aprile properties , Clearlink , Company Profiles , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , Lithium , HomeAway , Taboola , Newsela , Lever , Tapingo , Broadridge , Financial Finesse , Virid , HomeAdvisor , Company Roundup , Job Search , 540 , Stryker , TransUnion
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