It’s November, which means it’s the perfect time of the year to reflect on all of the things you’re grateful for.
If your job isn’t quite making the cut? Well, it might be time to look for a new gig that reignites your passion.
You’re in luck—because there are plenty of awesome opportunities out there. Check out the 24 companies we’ve pulled together on this list, and prepare to feel a whole new sense of gratitude for your career.
GlaxoSmithKline dedicates itself to creating a healthier population the whole world over by researching and developing a broad range of innovative products in pharmaceutical, vaccine, and consumer healthcare arenas. The company boasts commercial operations in more than 150 countries, as well as 89 manufacturing sites and R&D centers in the U.K., U.S., Belgium, and China.
At GSK, you’ll never feel like another cog in a wheel. Employees are encouraged to speak up and seek new experiences—because the company wants to build a workforce of ambitious, assertive leaders. It accomplishes this by offering a multitude of learning and training opportunities beyond existing roles and peer shadowing options at GSK global job sites to make sure its people get ahead and find the right career paths.
More than 30 years ago, ETRADE—a financial services organization—pioneered the online brokerage industry by executing the first-ever electronic individual investor trade. Since then, the company has continued to challenge conventions and put customers first. Today, ETRADE advocates for all investors through its powerful technology and professional guidance.
Made up of a team that's driven to make things better, E*TRADE is an enterprising company that moves quickly. A "get-it-done" attitude permeates the office culture, as the company values integrity, transparency, and winning over bureaucracy. The hands-on environment makes it easy for employees to continuously build relationships, share new ideas, ask questions, and effect change.
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.
Founded as a veterinary practice in 1955, Banfield Pet Hospital, a subsidiary of the Mars corporation, has grown to nearly 1000 hospitals in 42 states, as well as DC and Puerto Rico. Together with its clients—and the millions of pets treated each year—Banfield is working to shape the future of veterinary medicine.
Managers at Banfield work as guiding factors when it comes to leading their teams. They work with their staff to outline what issues need to be solved—but how those solutions are accomplished is left to the discretion of team members. Banfield believes that having faith in associates motivates them to take ownership and deliver excellence.
Betterment is a smart, modern way to invest. Named as one of Forbes Fintech 50 in 2018, Betterment is shaping the future of financial services by increasing customers’ long-term returns and lowering taxes for retirement planning, building wealth, and other financial goals. Betterment takes advanced investment strategies and uses technology to deliver them across three business lines.
Betterment wants to foster an environment where employees can do their best work and develop their skills along the way. The company offers a variety of internal learning and development opportunities—from core skills classes, to leadership development and coaching, to mentorship opportunities—as well as a professional development allowance to seek external training. Betterment's leaders also focus on empowering their teams through regular check-ins to offer guidance and feedback.
FreshDirect is a food tech company that provides online grocery shopping opportunities. Customers can shop for all the essentials, plus fresh-farm produce, meat and seafood, and even alcohol in NY State. The organization operates throughout seven states, mostly in major metropolitan areas, and is committed to sourcing only the highest quality offerings for its loyal clientele.
FreshDirect is big on wellness in every way. In addition to the obvious encouragement of healthy eating (don’t even get us started on the chances to sample all sorts of yummy things every Wednesday!), the office also offers its employees an enjoyable path to overall life balance. Teams participate in fitness activities like Zumba classes together, as well as calming group meditation sessions all throughout the week.
Founded in 2010, Signpost's automated technology helps small businesses maximize marketing. Named one of America's Most Promising Companies by Forbes, and ranked a Top Workplace by The Austin American Statesman and Crain's New York, Signpost's marketing engine captures consumer calls, emails, and data to build loyal, valuable relationships between business owners and customers.
Signpost employees recognize that starting a new job can be a bit nerve-racking and go out of their way to make new hires feel welcomed on day one. They’re immediately welcomed with open arms at a New Hire Happy Hour. Functioning as close-knit cross-departmental teams, colleagues also network and socialize across the company with pleasant introductions, group lunches, and other local adventures.
Grubhub’s company mission is to bring easy online menu viewing, meal ordering, and food delivery services to hungry citizens in urban areas. Based out of Chicago, the company works closely with restaurant partners and hungry eaters to help streamline online ordering. Grubhub processes, delivers, and caters better dining experiences to both sides of the restaurant industry—helping businesses prosper and people get fed.
What does it take to be successful at Grubhub? A hunger for success—pun intended. While several personal qualities can drive career growth, at Grubhub, intellectual curiosity is key. Grubhub searches for applicants who can seek out and solve difficult problems—and it particularly encourages its new hires to look for analytical, data-driven processes for product innovation. Better still? Grubhub truly appreciates adventurous employees who will go the distance to explore new ideas and learn from their undertakings.
Of the many dilemmas facing online retailers today, the lack of visibility and credibility can make or break a business. Creating simple-to-use solutions for e-commerce companies, Yotpo analyzes data and provides intuitive technology to gain more user-generated reviews—and an increase in brand awareness and trust—ultimately leading to a boost in sales.
At Yotpo, the fridge is always stocked with champagne because celebration is never far away. Whether it’s a small victory or the addition of new team members, every step forward is recognized as important—and rewarded. With the full package of startup perks, big-picture ambition, and massive growth, Yotpo employees always have something to celebrate and are always empowered to be and do their best.
Maana has invented a new way to represent industrial knowledge mathematically, using our patented computational knowledge graph. This innovation enables industrial companies to capture human expertise and data from across silos into digital knowledge to help employees make better and faster decisions. Using the Maana Knowledge Platform, Fortune 500 industrial companies can quickly develop AI-driven Knowledge Applications, that accelerate digitizing decision flows and operations.
Employees at Maana pop in and out of the office as their workload and personal schedules permit. The office’s open floor plan allows for deep discussion on innovative matters to occur naturally throughout the day, rather than dissipate in anticipation of a scheduled meeting time. When it comes to professional development? Aside from offering tuition reimbursement to employees for career-related classes and training courses, Maana also sends teams to different conferences around the country
PGAV Destinations designs attractions, exhibits, and experiences that enrich lives. Using intuition, intellect, and imagination, PGAV Destinations help clients create enduring memories in the minds of their guests. PGAV is recognized as the leading master planner and designer of theme parks, zoos, museums, aquariums, heritages sites, destination retail, and brand-based celebrations.
PGAV Destination’s culture focuses on empowering and celebrating employees through professional and personal development programs. One initiative, PGAV Go, lets employees receive a stipend to do whatever they want for their professional growth, such as taking classes, traveling, or learning a new instrument. PGAVia is another popular program in which employees volunteer in community engagement initiatives.
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.
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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. As a global organization, CSC values diverse backgrounds and opinions, emphasizes inclusivity, and cultivates an atmosphere of mutual respect.
Since its release of iStent®, a device that can help reduce eye pressure and may reduce reliance on glaucoma medications, Glaukos has pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, in order to revolutionize the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm. Glaukos combines solid research, creative engineers, and a flexible management style to create products that improve the lives of patients on a global scale.
Glaukos employees take their work seriously, but they have a fun side as well. The atmosphere at Glaukos is casual and familiar, with an emphasis on humility as well as hard work and dedication. Some Fridays are deemed “flip-flop Fridays,” while others are “Superhero Fridays,” when everyone dons a favorite superhero t-shirt. Employees are also always finding time to bond over shared hobbies or to head out for lunch or a trivia night.
PCORI, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, is a Congress-authorized organization that seeks out medical research opportunities in order to shed light on important areas of patient and caregiver concern. The company is committed to improving health by substantially increasing the quantity, quality, and timeliness of useful, trustworthy information available to support big decision-making processes.
One of the best perks employees receive from working with PCORI is the consistent level of learning that occurs in a natural fashion. People grow personally and professionally on a daily basis simply by interacting and collaborating with such smart co-workers and company partners on so many different kinds of projects. Plus, the flexible management style means employees frequently have the opportunity to work across a number of different on a diverse range of projects.
15. 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.
The team at First Western Trust works hard—but they also know when it’s time to celebrate and have some 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 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.
Fremantle is one of the world’s largest independent television production companies with arms across the world. They create masterpieces in every major genre, from game shows to reality programming. Fremantle also steps into scripted media and builds high-quality content across platforms. By empowering individual branches in the company, the organization develops top-notch media for local and global markets.
As a media company primarily producing television content, Fremantle celebrates TV and integrates it into the daily work life at the NYC office. In fact, everyone's desk has its own TV, and there are large screens in the kitchen and conference room where staff gather to watch major broadcast events together—like the Olympics or the World Cup.
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.
Financial Finesse fosters a direct management style with lots of employee autonomy and candid communication. The company’s flat 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 it’s time to blow off some steam? The team is all about rooftop celebrations—complete with margaritas and sangria.
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.
STATS aims to impact the global sports industry by leveraging technology and data. Providing sports data, technology, and content to meet the evolving needs of the media, broadcast, leagues & teams, fantasy providers and players, as well as major business-to-business and business-to-consumer brands, STATS is trusted by millions of fans and athletes around the world to analyze performance data from more than 100,000 sports games a year with unrivaled speed and accuracy.
At STATS, employees practice self-directed learning by ditching egos in favor of continually consulting and collaborating with one another. Since the entire team comes from varied personal and professional backgrounds, each person is able to offer a different perspective and approach to any issue, allowing colleagues to build stronger, broader skill sets that encompass a wide range of experiences. When it comes to management? Leaders offer feedback and guidance, but always give team members the autonomy to own their work.
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products principally through its wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, as well as its new Private Division label and Social Point, a leading developer of mobile games. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services.
What can you expect as an employee at Take-Two? The environment is relaxed and curated to empower employees, giving them the resources they need to thrive. Along with ample and flexible PTO, great benefits, and casual dress, employees are given tons of support and developmental opportunities—including customized learning itineraries and access to e-learning modules.
Bordering the eastern edge of Arizona’s state capital of Phoenix, Scottsdale is renowned for its natural beauty, its fabulous art scene, and the world-class resorts that make it a premier tourist destination. A city of balance, split between urban and nature, work and play, Scottsdale is an idyllic and welcoming city—with something for everyone.
One thing you’ll never feel when working for the City of Scottsdale? Stuck. Once in the municipal service, there’s always opportunity to gain new skills and rise within departments, or transfer to new ones. City-wide management seeks to create a supportive environment, focused on healthy living and great work-life balance while fostering a culture of learning and self-improvement—where civil servants are recognized and receive great benefits.
22. 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.
Want professional development? You’ll find it at Wilton Brands. The company 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.
23. Circa Healthcare
Circa Healthcare focuses efforts on the animal healthcare industry, but serves the needs of a range of other players as well—including pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, and biotechnology companies. Circa Healthcare helps clients manage brand strategy and marketing and develops advertising that’s both creative and engaging—whether it’s in print or interactive digital media.
After realizing its original management structure was creating unnecessary bottlenecks, Circa Healthcare decided to transition to a more collaborative structure. Company leadership introduced the Circa Healthcare Leadership Council, a council made up of department managers plus two employees who rotate in and out on a regular basis. Together, the Council meets to make collaborative company decisions in an effort to keep the organization fresh and innovative.
24. City of Hope
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. The organization's role as a leader in patient care, basic and clinical research, and the translation of science into tangible benefit is widely acknowledged. Every discovery City of Hope makes—and every new treatment it creates—gives people the chance to live longer, better, and more fully.
According to employees, there’s a lot to be discovered at City of Hope, and it’s absolutely rewarding to contribute to an ever-evolving, inclusive company that’s driven by smart, purposeful people. As new hires settle comfortably into ambitious roles, find their special place within the company, and come face-to-face with the many hope-filled patients whose lives they’ve touched—City of Hope’s mission resonates even deeper.
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TopicsSTATS , Company Roundup , Hearst Magazines , Wilton Brands , First Western , City of Scottsdale, AZ , PrintFleet , FreshDirect , Glaukos Corporation , PCORI , Yotpo , Grubhub , City of Hope , Circa Healthcare , Signpost , Betterment , Financial Finesse , Take-Two Interactive Software , Company Profiles , Finding a Job , Who's Hiring , GlaxoSmithKline , Banfield Pet Hosptial , PGAV , E*TRADE , FremantleMedia North America , Sponsored
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
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