29 Companies With Seriously Inspiring Missions (and They’re Hiring!)
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Nothing beats the sense of accomplishment that comes with putting in a hard day’s work—unless it’s knowing that you’re doing it for a company with a meaningful and rewarding mission you believe in.
With so much of your time spent at work, it’s important to find your job inspiring. These 29 mission-driven companies are a great place to start. They’ll send you home with not just a paycheck, but also with a sense of pride in the work you do.
So whether you want to work for a company like Esri, whose technology is helping fight climate change; join the mission to cure cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or City of Hope; or improve people’s mental health and well-being at Headspace, you’re sure to find an employer—and a job—that speaks to you.
1. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has the ultimate mission: curing cancer. They approach this mission from multiple perspectives—from patient care to analytics to algorithms. As a leader in their field, employees must be eager to learn, passionate about the work they do, and able to clearly communicate their ideas. At MSK, everyone feels supported in trying new things, evolving the research they’re doing, and the conversations they’re having.
Esri is the market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. 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.
3. Banfield Pet Hospital
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.
Facebook connects billions of people around the world, giving them ways to share what matters most to them. People who work at Facebook are builders at heart, whether they’re creating new products or making tools so a business can expand its reach. Facebook’s global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to connect in meaningful ways. Build for the world, from where you are. Explore Facebook’s open remote positions today.
TriNetX is a data and analytics company that partners with healthcare organizations and pharmaceutical companies across the globe to conduct research and enhance clinical trials leveraging real-world data. They look for people who are creative, intuitive, and curious about science and the world. Collaboration is big at TriNetX, as everyone is working towards a common goal. The TriNetX company culture encourages continuous professional growth, and employees take pride in the impact their work makes on the world.
6. Panorama Education
We’re a remote team of engineers, educators, and designers who are passionate about improving education. We come from many backgrounds—from teaching in classrooms to working at world-class software companies—but we are all invested in Panorama’s mission to radically improve education for every student. Just as we share a vision for a world where every child thrives in school and beyond, we also share passions for great food, the outdoors, thought-provoking poems, and witty puns. We work hard for the school communities we serve and enjoy spending time together while we do it.
7. Asensus Surgical
At Asensus, they 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. Their 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 looking for a fulfilling career, and that’s exactly what they find.
Philips is committed to making life better for millions of people around the world. Its teams pride themselves on the meaningful innovations and solutions they are providing to healthcare challenges around them and recognize that individuals who are part of Philips should be led and supported to develop to their fullest potential. At Philips, people can make an impact where it matters. Check out their careers site.
Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of their decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. They are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.
They are looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of their journey in democratizing finance for all. Check out their open positions—they can’t wait to hear from you.
10. Oscar Health
In the last seven years, Oscar has experienced exponential growth, becoming the fastest-growing startup health insurer in the country. At Oscar, employees have the ability to make a real impact, solving problems that will transform the health care system and change the lives of its members. Oscar is powered by exceptional people who are passionate about tackling an enormous problem and changing health care for good. The company’s culture is what anyone would expect at a startup—fast paced, fun, and high-energy. Oscar’s offices feature open layout to encourage communication and collaboration. The team also plans exclusive events each month to celebrate and bring employees together.
11. NIKE, Inc.
NIKE, Inc., named for the Greek goddess of victory, is the world’s leading designer, marketer, and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. At Nike, it’s in their nature to innovate and their mission is to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. They embrace different perspectives—from scientists and designers to coders and quarterbacks—because they know everyone brings unique experiences and ideas to the team.
To serve athletes across the hundreds of countries where they do business, Nike needs teams that truly reflect the diversity of their consumers and a culture of inclusivity. They aim to foster inclusion and embrace diversity throughout their business, teams, and culture to bring them closer to the consumer, create breakthrough innovations, and empower employees to realize their full potential. Nike’s diverse, high-performing teams around the world are united by a love of sport and share a singular goal: to make all athletes better.
We’re a diverse team of talented, motivated, and passionate individuals. Our employees are our most important and greatest assets. They build and own the company culture, enforce our values and their passion fuels our continued innovation and growth. We’re a dedicated team of overachievers. It’s baked into our DNA. We ask “Why not?” and choose to take on the most complex challenges with confidence because we know that together #TeamEverbridge can accomplish anything. #teameverbridge
13. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute—HHMI—is an independent philanthropy that drives science forward by supporting biomedical scientists, educators, students, and schools with the potential to make transformative impact. HHMI believes in the power of people, not projects, to make discoveries that benefit all. HHMI-supported scientists have made major advances in understanding basic biology, disease, and other key scientific areas. So far, 30 current or former HHMI scientists have won the Nobel prize.
Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. They engage consumers through their portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO, and MEGA. Their offerings include film and television content, gaming, music, and live events. Mattel operates in 35 locations and their products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and e-commerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel has been a proud and trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.
15. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals is more than just a company—it’s a group of people, each with unique perspectives and talents, who come together to create medicines that improve the lives of gastrointestinal (GI) patients. Joining Ironwood means becoming part of a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative team of individuals who like to challenge each other to think differently and push boundaries. At the same time, they treat each other respectfully because everyone’s opinions matter, and they believe that each person’s unique attributes and viewpoints facilitate the development of innovative ideas that will help them discover and deliver breakthrough therapies for patients and build the next great pharmaceutical company.
16. Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals, combined with the world’s most global news service—Reuters. Their customers rely on them to deliver the intelligence, technology, and human expertise they need to find trusted answers that inform their most important decisions.
17. PURE Insurance
PURE Insurance is a property and casualty insurance company—think homes, cars, fine art, and collections—designed exclusively for financially successful individuals and families. We’re dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience to our members by alleviating stress, solving challenges, and removing conflict wherever possible from the insurance process. We are deeply committed to fostering a work environment where everyone has an equal chance to learn, develop, and succeed, and where all feel welcome, safe, and supported to do their best work and bring their whole self to PURE.
Wealthfront is reimagining how people invest their money by turning the banking industry on its head. Through its automated investment service that puts consumers first, the company is paving the way for a new generation of savers to achieve their financial goals. Wealthfront believes this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change an industry and build something new—something different—something better. They’re on a mission to build a financial system that favors people, not institutions.
Sedera is a community of people who have come together because they believe in the company’s mission and values. They put people first and that is the undercurrent of how they operate daily. Like a family, they have fun while looking out for each other’s growth, and they genuinely care about their collective physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. As solution shapers, they lift ceilings, pave runways, and forge a new, better way. As health champions, they promote the whole health of their team and members. As community builders, they create an authentic connection with their members and with one another every day. They are intentionally not status quo: their service and product experience is distinctly refreshing and always excellent. And they are rooted in love, so they strive to treat everyone as they’d like to be treated.
Food52 is a leading innovator in the food, cooking, and home space whose recipes, stories, and curated home goods reach more than 25 million people monthly. Ask any employee about the best part of working at Food52 and they’ll say it’s the neverending bounty of food. With two test kitchens where they shoot their cooking demos and mouthwatering photos, their recipe developers pump out restaurant-quality treats daily to fuel innovation. Giving back is also part of Food52’s team spirit. Every year, the company decides which charitable organization to support as a group—in 2020, the winner was No Kid Hungry.
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.
MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MUFG), one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately $2.8 trillion (USD) as of March 31, 2019.
They operate 351 branches, consisting primarily of Union Bank® retail banking branches in west coast states, along with commercial branches in Texas, Illinois, New York, and Georgia. They provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial, and retail banking and wealth management solutions, as well as an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions, such as investment banking, personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and more.
For anyone who is curious about what’s next, committed to developing new ideas, and accountable for results, then this is the place to build their momentum.
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