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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Stryker Medical is a medical technology company seeking to improve healthcare.
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 is a leading vacation rental marketplace, with vacation homes in over 190 countries around the world.
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 is a diversified community-based financial services company with a vision to satisfy customer’s financial needs and help them succeed financially.
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 provides professionals with the global intelligence, technology, and human expertise they need to find trusted information in areas from finance and law to government and media.
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.
Newsela helps students around the world build reading comprehension through hundreds of daily, engaging news articles at five different learning levels in various languages.
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.
Blizzard Entertainment is a legend in the gaming community. As the creative force behind blockbusters like Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo, Blizzard continues to redefine interactive entertainment.
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 blends marketing, sales, and digital technology to help brands meet and build lasting customer relationships with a unified support solution focused on customer experience.
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 an e-commerce company changing the way retail sales transaction technology is implemented in the industry so that customers can connect with growing businesses.
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.
BSA is a global manufacturer and supplier of materials supporting both wholesale and retail areas of the automotive, agricultural, forestry, and mining industries.
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 Trust connects clients with integrated financial guidance, wealth management, and private banking, creating exponential success for individuals with complex financial situations.
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.
HomeAdvisor is the largest home improvement services online marketplace nationwide, connecting home service professionals and homeowners with its comprehensive network of resources and tools.
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 is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions—helping broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds, and corporate issuers manage risk and accelerate growth.
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 is the world’s first social university, dedicated to igniting minds and sparking world-changing collaborations by creating movements that connect the best and brightest minds.
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 is changing customer service with a platform that helps brands create social communities that connect passionate customers to each other.
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 is a consulting firm that helps manufacturers, distributors, and retailers through a strategic and intelligent use of product information management and master data management technologies.
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 builds process-simplifying technology solutions that allow financial firm advisors to follow industry trends and build better relationships with their company clients.
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.
Financial Finesse is a U.S.-based financial education services advocate, helping employees in companies across the country achieve security with award-winning workplace financial wellness programs.
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.
Transunion offers clients around the world complete credit protection, from credit alerts and reports to credit scores and more, all accessible from one easy-to-use platform.
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.
PrintFleet offers data-driven print management solutions that range from rapid assessments to advanced data collection, analysis, and support to help companies around the world power success.
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.
d’aprile properties is one of the Midwest’s fastest growing real estate brokerages, specializing in providing clients with exceptional advice on buying, selling, and investing.
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.
Taboola is the world’s leading discovery platform company, connecting people around the world with content they may like, but never knew existed.
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 encourages customers across the nation to make meaningful and lasting memories through special event celebration and shared craft creation with family and friends.
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.
540 brings full-stack development and support to government clients who value the same modern, agile approach as startups by offering innovative services across entire product lifecycles.
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.
26. Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers inspires healthy habits for real life.
Weight Watchers is all about bringing wellness to people—not only to its members but to its employees as well. For example, the office has an onsite gym that employees can access, and reimbursements are available for outside gyms and nutrition, mindfulness, or yoga classes. Weight Watchers also regularly invites guest speakers to the office that facilitate conversations focused on wellness and mindfulness.
FremantleMedia North America creates, produces, and distributes television and digital content. As a global content company, FremantleMedia generates beloved shows from The X Factor to Family Feud.
FremantleMedia North America's most important asset is its people—their ideas and talents are key ingredients of the company's success—and the company believes in providing a creative working environment. One example? Employees around the globe often connect by sending snacks from their part of the world. There's also "Lunch Flicks," where staff watch international shows produced by FremantleMedia. Whether its sharing snacks or television programs, the global team is a tight-knit group.
Lever fuses applicant tracking system capabilities with those of a customer relationship management tool to keep recruiters, managers, and employees in the loop when sourcing and hiring new talent.
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 a fast-growing startup that leverages mobile technology to make it easier for users to order anything—from food to event tickets—with their mobile devices.
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’s unique voice recognition products apply the power of technology to music, enabling people to discover, explore, and share the sounds they encounter all around them.
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
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