Exact Sciences employees working in a laboratory

When it comes to employee benefits, most people (understandably) focus on big things like health coverage and paid time off. After that, depending on the workplace, everyday perks like office snacks and company discounts might become a selling point.

Another crucial area you’ll want to keep in mind, though, is professional development opportunities—something the 28 companies ahead offer in a big way.

An investment in education, training, and learning and development can take on many forms, from tuition subsidies and reimbursement for out-of-office coursework to formalized in-house training programs. If you want to find a place where you can flex your existing knowledge, get support as you hone your skills, and truly grow your career, dive into the list below.

1. Atlassian

Atlassian company profile

Atlassian builds enterprise software that helps every member of every team and department stay on track, on point, and on top of their game. Atlassian develops products geared towards software developers and project managers, including its first application, JIRA, which helps track issues within a project, making it indispensable to teams around the world.

2. Accenture

Accenture company profile

A global professional services company with approximately 492,000 employees, Accenture helps develop and implement technology solutions to improve clients’ productivity and efficiency in order to be successful. With a continually trained talent pool and an ability to provide for all kinds of challenges—from abstract strategy to concrete technical problems—it’s no wonder Accenture continues to thrive.

3. Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices company profile

By eliminating the pressure to perform, Outdoor Voices is building a community of exercisers who approach activity with ease, humor, and delight—and designing the highest quality apparel to support daily recreation.

5. Squarespace

Squarespace company profile

Squarespace empowers millions of people—from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses—to share their stories and create an impactful, stylish, and easy-to-manage online presence. Squarespace’s team of more than 950 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland.

Squarespace aims to create a learning culture where employees can develop new skills and continuously grow. The company’s Learning & Development offerings accelerate employees’ career development and help set them up for success as their roles evolve. Through a blend of in-person and virtual classroom development experiences, self-paced learning resources, and individual coaching, as well as team effectiveness solutions, Squarespace’s robust L&D program enables employees to perform at their best. As the company continues to grow, you can expect a rich blend of learning opportunities that both inspire and educate.

6. Lob

Lob company profile

Lob is automating the offline world. Businesses use Lob’s APIs to programmatically create and deliver transactional and marketing direct mail—turning it from a slow, manual process into a timely, relevant, and personalized communication channel. Lobsters—employees at Lob—enjoy a relaxed work environment where curiosity is harnessed for professional and personal growth.

7. VMware Carbon Black

VMware Carbon Black company profile

Carbon Black is now part of VMware. Founded in 2002, VMware Carbon Black is a leading endpoint security company dedicated to protecting the world from cyberattacks. They offer different solutions—including both on-premise and cloud options—that protect people from cyber threats, ensuring all data and information is secure. VMware Carbon Black serves over 5,600 global customers of various sizes and verticals, and went public in 2018.

8. Verb Surgical

Verb Surgical company profile

Verb Surgical, along with physicians and administrators, is creating the future of surgery—a future with improved patient outcomes, better information, and greater hospital efficiency around the world. Verbs are action words that are known for connecting someone who does something with something that needs doing. Verb Surgical's actions will connect surgeons to an end-to-end platform for surgery.

9. Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A company profile

Chick-fil-A is a nationwide chain of quick-service restaurants known for a particularly delicious chicken sandwich. With the guiding principle of serving others, the company has experienced a remarkable 50 consecutive years of growth since its founding in 1967. Today, Chick-fil-A is focused on continuing to innovate and improve in order to serve and nourish communities. The company believes that work should be full of life, that employees should be able to connect the dots between what they do and why it matters—which is why Chick-fil-A takes great care of its employees while offering a warm, familial workplace environment.

10. Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly company profile

Baker Tilly is a nationally recognized full-service accounting and advisory firm with offices throughout the Midwest and East Coast. Founded in 1931, the firm is dedicated to understanding client goals and providing effective solutions. Going beyond merely preparing taxes and conducting audits, the firm seeks to serve as a valued business advisor and be the first place clients call with questions. As an independent firm within a larger network, Baker Tilly is also able to offer global insights to its clients.
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11. FINRA

FINRA company profile

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority—FINRA—is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity. The company’s highly trained team of professionals protect investors by writing and enforcing the critical rules and regulations that govern about 3,600 firms and 630,000 brokers across the country. FINRA’s ultimate goal is to foster robust, but fair and orderly, markets in which investors can feel confident.

12. CSAA Insurance Group

CSAA Insurance Group company profile

CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, creates AAA Members for life by fulfilling its promise to be there when members are in need. It’s one of the top personal lines property and casualty insurance groups in the United States, offering automobile, homeowners, and other lines of insurance to over 17 million people. CSAA Insurance Group employees are deeply committed to exceptional customer service. Frontline claims and service insurance professionals dedicate their careers to helping AAA Members with caring and personal service. During catastrophes—from devastating wildfires to severe storms across the nation—employees from every department get involved.

13. VSCO

VSCO company profile

VSCO builds creative tools, spaces, and connections driven by self-expression. Helping people around the world unlock their creative potential, the company continues to innovate with VSCO Membership, an annual subscription that offers advanced editing features, inspiring editorial content, and immersive community experiences. Across all products and services, VSCO’s mission is to help everybody fall in love with their own creativity.

14. Accruent

Accruent company profile

With insights across the entire lifecycle, Accruent helps over 7,000 leading organizations worldwide to optimize every aspect of planning and managing their physical resources. Through services including project management, energy management, and facilities administration, Accruent's innovative software helps companies drive out hidden costs, extend asset lifecycles, protect their brands, and ensure compliance—helping optimize all stages of real estate so that businesses can focus on fulfilling their mission.

15. Edelman Financial Engines

Edelman Financial Engines company profile

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to acting in best interest of clients. Founded on the belief that all American investors–not just the wealthy–deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice, they've become America’s top independent financial planning and investment advisor. Edelman Financial Engines has been recognized by both InvestmentNews and Barron’s, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by over 1.1 million clients to manage over $200 billion in assets. The company has a unique approach to serving clients that combines advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated planner. Every client’s situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves.

16. Exact Sciences

Exact Sciences company profile

Exact Sciences employees use their expertise and determination to help change lives by working to detect cancer earlier. Through products like Cologuard, Exact Sciences is striving to become a leader in early detection.

17. Yext

Yext company profile

The customer journey starts with a question, and every day consumers search for answers about brands. However, they are increasingly served false or misleading information from sources other than the brand. Yext, the search experience cloud company, exists to help brands regain and maintain a direct relationship with their customers. With a mission to provide perfect answers everywhere, Yext puts businesses in control of their facts online by delivering brand verified answers straight from the source—wherever their customers are searching.

18. Accolade

Accolade company profile

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.

19. Logix Federal Credit Union

Logix Federal Credit Union company profile

Logix is a co-operative financial institution that provides a full-range of financial products and services with the aim of helping its members thrive. It’s common to associate numbers and dollar signs to the customer-bank relationship—yet Logix does the opposite, as it values its relationship with members above all else. Where most banks are for-profit organizations, Logix is structured as a member cooperative which changes the way its products and services are priced and delivered to its members. With service and humility as its foundation, Logix is set to grow and serve a growing member base for years to come.

20. Addison Group

Addison Group company profile

Addison Group is a professional services firm specializing in placing candidates in the fields of IT, finance and accounting, healthcare, HR and administrative, and engineering. With offices in 22 markets across the country, Addison Group provides a broad reach with a localized touch. In addition to its staffing services, Addison Group leverages its partnerships with AIM Consulting, Bridgepoint Consulting, and Mondo to augment its wide variety of human capital services with high level consulting, giving customers access to a wide range of service options to achieve their business goals.

21. MDA

MDA company profile

A career at Muscular Dystrophy Association—or MDA—is a career with purpose. Through its innovations in science, MDA is accelerating the deveopment of therapies and cures, and through its innovations in care is providing programs and services that enhance the lives of people with neuromuscular disease. Employees aid in MDA's mission every day by finding research breakthroughs, caring for kids and adults, and empowering families with services and support.

22. CB Insights

CB Insights company profile

Using data analytics, CB Insights attempts to do the impossible: predict the future. Through their machine learning SaaS platform, their Fortune 100 clients can now access diverse datasets that help them predict emerging technologies and corporate trends. As a rapidly growing company, they maintain a collaborative and dynamic culture. CB Insights attracts people who are ambitious, hardworking, and equipped to shape the future.

23. First Media

First Media company profile

First Media is an industry-leading publisher providing content for the savvy millennial woman. Comprising several multi-platform brands, First Media helps women live happier, more fulfilled lives. Its brands—Blossom, So Yummy, Blusher and BabyFirst TV—have all established massive, incredibly loyal female audiences. As a result, First Media regularly produces the most viewed and shared content in the world—Blossom and So Yummy are the number one and number two pages on Facebook in terms of views per post, and BabyFirst is viewed by 60 million US TV homes. Through these platforms, First Media is able to offer brand partners highly customized campaigns with unparalleled results.

24. Illumio

Illumio company profile

Illumio, the leader in micro-segmentation, prevents the spread of breaches inside data centers and cloud environments. Enterprises such as Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Salesforce, and Oracle NetSuite use Illumio to reduce cyber risk and achieve regulatory compliance. Illumio’s Adaptive Security Platform® uniquely protects critical information with real-time application dependency and vulnerability mapping coupled with micro-segmentation that works in any data center, public cloud, or across hybrid cloud deployments on bare-metal, virtualization machines, and containers. With a global presence in nine countries and counting, Illumio continues to grow in a new and thriving industry. For more information, visit www.illumio.com/what-we-do or follow @Illumio.

25. NAVEX Global

NAVEX Global company profile

NAVEX Global provides clients around the world with ethics and compliance software, content, and services that help protect organizations, their people, and their bottom line. NAVEX Global’s software suite draws from the largest ethics and compliance community in the world, creating one-of-a-kind opportunities for employees to take on diverse data projects, learn new skill sets, and create cutting-edge technologies.

26. Cleveland Research Company

Cleveland Research Company company profile

Founded in 2006, Cleveland Research Company has a reputation for exceptional ground-level intelligence across consumer, agriculture, industrial, healthcare, retail, foodservice, and technology sectors. The firm is comprised of intellectually curious, highly motivated, and energetic individuals who are all striving to build the best research firm in the business. By training and developing employees, Cleveland Research Company drives businesses and people forward – both personally and professionally.

27. Guidepoint

Guidepoint company profile

Guidepoint is the expert in finding expertise. They connect institutional investors, corporate clients, and large consulting firms with industry experts for all of their research needs. The company offers young professionals a space to grow their careers in a fast-paced environment and learn about cutting-edge industries. Guidepoint itself is experiencing an exciting growth spurt and is avidly looking for new talent to join its ranks—the teams at each of its offices are tight-knit, positive crews who look forward to driving the company forward with equally hardworking new professionals.

28. Upwork

Upwork company profile

With talented freelancers offering services in more than 3,500 areas of expertise on the platform, Upwork makes it easy for businesses and independent workers to connect—and team up on projects that range from web development to accounting. Both desktop and mobile versions of the platform are available, so clients can locate, interview, collaborate, and pay freelancers quickly and securely to get work done without jumping through hoops.



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