A big part of building a successful career is always continuing to learn, grow, and become better at what you do. That’s why it’s important to have access to professional development and training opportunities at work—something the 18 employers on this list provide in a big way.
These companies show that they’re invested in their employees’ growth by offering at least three different types of career development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement, learning stipends, and formal in-house training programs.
If you want to find a place where you can get support as you hone your skills (and develop new ones) and truly grow your career, dive into the list below. Make sure to check out their job openings, too!
1. Palo Alto Networks
At Palo Alto Networks, our goal is to empower you to explore your interests, learn new skills, and find a place where you feel most engaged. In fact, our professional development programs and benefits earned us a top spot in The Muse’s 2022 VIBE Awards. Our global FLEXBenefits program provides up to $1,000 per year to spend on items or experiences that refresh and bring joy—including tuition reimbursement, conferences, and more. FLEXLearn is our personalized development and learning experience platform, which gives you access to more than 1,000 learning activities, including internally-developed courses, built-in collaboration with subject-matter experts across the company, and third-party content from leading educational institutions, like Harvard. FLEXLearn also provides employees with events and activities that motivate and spark critical thinking on topics ranging from inclusion to well-being and collaboration. Through FLEXLearn Learning Circles, employees have the opportunity to teach and learn from one another.
Dolby believes learning and professional growth are an important aspect of doing your best and most fulfilling work. Whether learning new skills or building on existing capabilities, supporting your career development is key to the company’s future success. Learning and development offerings include a blend of in-person and virtual classroom development experiences, self-paced learning resources, and individual coaching, as well as resources to enable managers to build high- performing teams.
3. Chick-fil-A, Inc.
In keeping with our values, we have created an expansive benefits program that supports best-in-class professional development, offering concrete support during every stage of career and life. For example, each employee has a dedicated fund for professional development and receives training in innovation processes and access to Agile methodology. People leaders work to mentor their teams and help each employee shape a professional growth plan that matches their interests. Employees wishing to pursue a degree that will enhance their performance in their current role can receive educational funding and tuition reimbursement. We also offer short-term assignments to work on different projects/business needs as development opportunities.
At Stryker, we often say “we grow talent,” but what does that mean? To us, growing talent means investing in our people. We are dedicated to providing resources that are designed to help employees determine their strengths, opportunities to leverage their talents, and support to work on continued development.
Outbrain strives to create an environment where our employees are always learning and growing professionally. We have invested in programs that will not only help to create new managers but also continue to inspire and challenge our current managers. We created our own in-house mentorship program as well as an internal learning platform called SmartBrain, which are accessible to all employees at every level. Our L&D department is led by passionate individuals who care about our employees’ well-being and have made it their goal to help Outbrain be an educational working environment that’s both effective and successful.
6. Advia Credit Union
At Advia, we provide employees with a holistic set of tools, training, and continuous on-the-job development to achieve success in their current role and prepare them for future growth. We do this through hands-on, instructor-led training during the onboarding process. Training continues after onboarding with on-the-job mentorship, position-specific e-learning offerings, an annual refresher training, and leadership and emerging leader training offerings. All programs are differentiated and custom created to meet the needs of diverse learners. Advia team members also have opportunities to continue their education with tuition reimbursement and financial support to attend conferences and achieve certifications. Training offers ongoing development throughout the career of each team member to ensure their success and growth.
NAVEX is committed to being the one place team members want to thrive in life and grow their careers. Through our internal programs, we’re working to create a culture of learning, understanding, and accessibility to enhance skill sets that allow team members to grow continuously. Through a blend of in-person and virtual development sessions, self-paced learning resources, tailored team training, and continued support, NAVEX’s L&D program enables employees to perform at their best and feel empowered in their growth. When we provide people with opportunities for their careers, their opportunity to thrive in life also grows.
At Atlassian we believe that access to education, training, and resources is critical to achieving goals and moving forward. To help, we offer an annual learning budget, an internal training portal with a mix of self-paced and instructor-led learning courses, a library of thousands of online development courses through LinkedIn Learning and Degreed, and a business book portal to help cultivate new interests. We know that people have different needs and learning approaches so our goal is to support everyone’s growth and development through a mix of offerings.
Salesforce is committed to helping employees continue their personal and professional growth. Our Great Leader Pathways program supports current and aspiring managers by providing them with a personalized learning experience that focuses on the skills, mindsets, and competencies needed to succeed at each of the stages of leadership. Through learning modules on Trailhead, our free online learning platform, employees can learn new hard and soft skills to succeed in their careers. Additionally, we offer tuition reimbursement and financial support to encourage continued education and training through accredited programs and organizations and achieve certifications. We also provide personal and professional development coaching through our partnership with BetterUp. As we continue to focus on the employee experience, we commit to deeply listening to employees and building meaningful systems that will aid in their growth.
10. Morgan Stanley
At Morgan Stanley, we believe our greatest asset is our people. We seek to cultivate talent at each career stage by offering access to skill-building opportunities, mentorship and career development programs, and exposure to senior management for employees of all backgrounds. We do this through a range of learning and development initiatives such as job rotation programs, tuition and licensing reimbursement, discounts on graduate-school test prep (GREs, GMATs, LSATs, and more), and informal and structured programs alike for leadership development and mentorship, as well as access to professional networking groups that expand knowledge-sharing opportunities across our global network.
BrainPOP is an iconic digital education brand that is beloved by millions of kids, and trusted by educators and families parents worldwide. The BrainPOP team believes in changing lives through education. Our commitment to supporting and empowering teachers and students begins with enriching the professional experience and well-being of our team.
BrainPOP employees bring a rich array of talents and expertise to their craft. We work hard, but we make it a point to have fun together, too. We thrive on curiosity, creativity, and collaboration. We prioritize inclusiveness, and create continuous opportunities to learn from the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our colleagues. And everything we do is anchored in our mission to empower kids to shape the world around them and within them.
Founded in 1999 by former pediatrician and immunologist Avraham Kadar, M.D., BrainPOP was acquired in 2022 by KIRKBI, the family-owned holding and investment company of the LEGO® brand—its first acquisition in digital learning.
12. Asensus Surgical
At Asensus Surgical, we are digitizing the interface between the surgeon and patient to pioneer a new era of performance-guided surgery by unlocking the clinical intelligence to enable consistently superior outcomes and a new standard of surgery. Our employees are especially passionate about the work they do and thrive in a collaborative environment that fosters creative solutions to complex problems. The work is challenging, but everyone comes to Asensus Surgical looking for a fulfilling career, and that’s exactly what they find.
As a company, development is really important to us because employees’ growth and development help us achieve growth as a company that much faster. Employees work with their managers on their continuous development plans. We encourage employees to set at least one development goal for themselves each year, and then help them find ways to be successful.
The Muse 2022 VIBE Awards Winner: Best Companies for Financial and Retirement Benefits.
13. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The Commonwealth supports you on your journey of professional development by providing a multitude of programs that focus on employee learning and advancement. Whether you are interested in gaining knowledge through online personal and professional development courses, attending an in-person training course, or pursuing higher education through a fellowship program, the Commonwealth makes it easy for employees to invest in themselves.
We are committed to supporting our employees at every stage of their career–if you are new in your role or a seasoned public servant, there are learning opportunities available to you. Explore the various roles that the Commonwealth offers and find a job where you can Learn, Grow, and Succeed!
14. Exact Sciences
Exact Sciences encourages everyone to see and learn from new perspectives in the business. Our professional development programming allows employees to enhance their skills and knowledge through mentor programs, short-term assignments, a peer learning network, development plans, instructor-led workshops, LinkedIn Learning courses, tuition reimbursement, and more. These efforts contribute to creating an innovative workplace where we can continue to provide earlier answers and life-changing treatment guidance throughout the cancer journey.
At Intuit, the global financial technology platform behind TurboTax, Credit Karma, QuickBooks, and Mailchimp, our mission is to “power prosperity around the world,” and how we develop employees reflects that goal. We have a whole-person approach to employee support. In addition to supporting their physical, emotional, and financial well-being, we help employees pursue unconventional paths within the organization, offering them the ability to explore different teams, training, and projects in order to build careers that fit their life. They also support continuous learning through internal workshops, training events, and free educational tools to foster community and encourage knowledge sharing.
16. Blueprint Medicines
At Blueprint Medicines, access to learning and professional development is available to all who pursue it. With multiple opportunities that promote a non-linear approach to continued growth and are not bound to the confines of a calendar, program, or role, Blue Crew members are empowered to drive their own development.
Our lean team model innately provides opportunities to learn, try new things, and deepen or broaden your expertise. Our collaborative and connected culture, stimulated by the sharing of knowledge through mentoring and storytelling, may spark your interest to explore different parts of the business through personal connections with one another. And our casual approach to learning programs provides a safe space to improve your knowledge and application through skill-building and sharing in a learning community.
Additionally, Blueprint managers are expected to follow the same approach themselves–demonstrating a growth mindset and passing on knowledge to their employees by providing opportunities to make your own decisions and challenging you to take risks. Afterall, you aren’t just hired for what you can do on day one, but also for what we believe you will do as you learn and grow at Blueprint.
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