We all want more out of our job than just a paycheck. And if the "more" you're looking for is making an impact, then we've got good news for you.
We've compiled a list of 15 companies where you can make a difference and help others (while getting a paycheck, of course). Whether it's community outreach, volunteering, or philanthropy you're looking for, these 15 companies have got you covered. Even better, they're all hiring now!
TNTP believes the nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. A national nonprofit founded by teachers, TNTP helps school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. The organization works at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.
Through its Teaching Fellows programs, TNTP transforms accomplished professionals and recent college graduates into outstanding teachers in high-need schools. With innovative, classroom-centered training and intensive coaching that lasts through a teacher’s first year, TNTP prepares Fellows to start strong and grow quickly into amazing teachers capable of making a lifetime of difference for the students that need great teachers most. Talk about making a difference!
3. FDM Group
FDM enables people with an interest in technology to launch successful tech careers. Recognizing the importance of investing in new talent, the FDM Careers Program provides talented individuals with rigorous training in a range of IT and business disciplines. FDM trainees go on to represent the company as FDM Consultants on client assignments for a minimum of two years.
Looking for a company that promotes diversity? FDM Group operates with a truly unique business model, which—along with the emphasis the company places on diversity and teamwork—fosters an environment where clients and FDM employees work together to achieve success. FDMers are ambitious, high-energy and hard-working individuals who all contribute to the success of the company.
4. True Value Company
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 Company cares about their retailers. “Our values come to life with each project and with each person in the organization. We are all willing to come together and drive a project forward to help our retailers. We have our retailers’ best interests at the forefront of our minds, and we want to help them be independent and grow their businesses,” says Business Advisor, Jackie.
Empyrean is a top-tier HR tech and service company that supports a business’ imminent need to deliver compliant health and welfare benefits across a broad range of employees. The organization offers state-of-the-art technology and professional human resource domain expertise to help reduce costs and provide higher levels of service to each client’s employees.
Get paid to volunteer! Sounds too good to be true, right? But, at Empyrean it's reality. Through its company-wide program, Empyrean Shares, each employee can make a difference with up to eight paid hours per year to volunteer for select charitable causes. People from all across the organization come together to research and arrange different philanthropic efforts for employees to participate in—which have included food and toy drives, mentor programs, and volunteer days with Habitat For Humanity.
Mosaic is a solar finance company that provides financing for residential solar systems. Mosaic's vision, 100% clean energy for all, embodies the desire to create shared prosperity through clean energy and to help millions of people invest in themselves, in their homes, and in the future of the planet.
Mosaic is headquartered in historic downtown Oakland, a location with opportunities aplenty to engage in the local community. With a vibrant local arts scene and a history of political activism, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect place than Oakland for Mosaic to be. The Bay Area is a hotbed of startup and tech activity, and that’s conducive to collaboration—and forging partnerships with like-minded organizations nearby.
7. Marsh & McLennan Companies
Marsh & McLennan Companies are four organizations—Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter, and Oliver Wyman—that share a purpose of helping clients meet challenges and seize opportunities. As a unique professional services firm, Marsh & McLennan Companies boasts a global network of 60,000 experts in risk strategy, helping complex organizations manage risks and make the most of their opportunities, their capital, and their people.
Marsh & McLennan Companies are all about protecting and improving peoples’ lives and livelihoods while enabling growth and innovation – often in areas that need it most. They use their professional know-how in partnership with nonprofits around the world and as volunteers to make a lasting difference.
8. Exact Sciences
At Exact Sciences, the core mission is to completely eradicate colorectal cancer. As part of this mission, the company has a test called Cologuard®, which is used for colorectal cancer screening. In fact, Cologuard is the first screening test to utilize stool-DNA technology.
Exact Sciences knows about giving back to the community, as well as to its employees. The company encourages team members to bond over volunteer activities, sponsored sporting events, and celebratory days that highlight company and employee accomplishment. Exact Sciences also offers employees a variety of internal training programs that aim to support career growth and align with their interests.
9. Spencer Stuart
Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world’s leading executive search and leadership advisory firms. With 57 offices in 30 countries, the firm is considered to be the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs, and has unrivaled access to leading executives around the world. Spencer Stuart works with a wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, entrepreneurial businesses, private equity firms, family-owned companies, and nonprofit organizations.
Looking for a company that starts making a difference within its own organization? Look no further. Spencer Stuart is not only matching the right management with the right business missions, it’s also creating incredibly meaningful Leadership Teams that add long-term value. Professionally, employees also learn multinational businesses inside out by working side-by-side with the world's most phenomenal clients and leaders.
Esri is the market leader in geographic information system—or GIS—software development. Its technology combines the science of geography with the power of GIS—think high-tech maps—to make the world work better. By enabling customers to design more efficient cities, deliver clean water and electricity, fight crime, slow climate change, and stamp out disease, Esri is helping create the maps that run the world and shape the future.
Esri is committed to the idea that it can—and must—make the world a better place. The company’s mapping and analytics software, ArcGIS, connects everyone, everywhere through a common visual language—maps. Its customers around the world are in every industry and do amazing things with GIS—helping people work more effectively, make better decisions, and live safer, wiser, and more productive lives.
11. Collective Health
Like many Americans across the country, Collective Health agrees that the current healthcare system is broken—and that’s the big challenge that the company is taking on. With cutting-edge technology and a healthy dose of empathy, Collective Health is rebuilding the health benefits experience from the ground up for more than 115,000 members across the U.S.
Collective Health is making a difference in people’s lives and every Collective Health employee—from the member advocates who directly help people get the care they need to engineers and designers who build the products—is able to see the impact of their work. That impact is recognized weekly through employee awards, member testimonials, and a celebratory happy hour every Friday.
12. MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
Consistently ranked by physicians in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s “Best Hospitals” for Rehabilitation, MNRN's interdisciplinary healthcare experts combine knowledge and compassion with the latest rehab research and state-of-the-art technology to tailor advanced medical treatment plans that help adults and children push through neurologic and orthopedic conditions.
MNRM is dedicated to helping patients by providing the best rehabilitation. To achieve this important goal, MNRN offers the best for the best with quality equipment and professional development. Besides having simulated kitchens, bedrooms, cars, curbs, and more to assist employees in helping patients overcome real life challenges, MNRN offers specialty symposiums, license certifications, mentorship programs, and yearly stipends for continuing education.
13. Success Academy Charter Schools
Success Academy is redefining what’s possible in public education. Their mission is to build exceptional world-class schools that prove children from all backgrounds can succeed in college and in life. Success Academy schools are dedicated to academic excellence, character development, and extracurricular achievement with college graduation as an end goal.
At Success Academy, everyone works together to make the school a better place for the entire community—employees, scholars, and families. Just because something has been done one way doesn’t mean it will always be done the same. Everyone is constantly looking towards the future and for ways to improve the school community.
At Accolade, employees start every day inspired by the possibility of reinventing healthcare. From offering highly personalized support for its members to developing an array of world-class technologies, Accolade is a trusted resource that empowers people to make educated health decisions—all while saving them money.
Accolade is a team with heart. Employee-run committees, including Spirit, Recognition, Service, and Wellness groups, are constantly planning activities, celebrations, and fun that focus the spotlight on their most valuable assets—their own teammates, or “Accoladians.” Start making a difference today by joining the team!
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