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.
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.
Grubhub is the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace dedicated to connecting hungry diners with local takeout restaurants. The company’s online and mobile ordering platforms allow diners to order from more than 140,000 takeout restaurants in over 2,700 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, LevelUp, Tapingo, AllMenus and MenuPages.
At Grubhub, curiosity is key. The company 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—provided they always learn from their undertakings.
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.
4. VMware Carbon Black
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.
Health Care Service Corporation is the largest member-owned—and fourth largest overall—health insurer in the U.S., serving Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas as a licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield. A purpose-driven community of 22,000 employees serving over 15 million members, HCSC is devoted to a mission of improving lives, health, and care.
The capabilities of technology and the constraints of health care are constantly in flux, and HCSC has adopted the best practices to thrive in this environment. HCSC empowers dynamic, high-impact IT teams with the best technical tools, enabling top-level collaborations with business partners in an exciting industry with endless opportunities to learn and grow.
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.
After scoping out a brand’s ideal audience and creating messages to engage those customers, Epsilon helps connect with them for long-term business—with a sense of loyalty to match. The global marketing company factors in relevant data, technology solutions, and creative services to be an all-encompassing marketing shop that leads the way in successful modern marketing.
Epsilon sets its employees up for success. Employees thrive under an open management style that blends one-on-one check-ins with free reign across daily duties. The combination of end-goal instructions with flexible middle ground allows employees to learn faster and feel the satisfaction of their accomplishments. The result? A company filled with go-getters and leaders who aren’t afraid to try new things.
8. Baker Tilly
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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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.
Vanguard is changing the way the world invests. Because when you invest with courage, clarity, and care, you have the chance to get so much more in return. Vanguard invests with purpose–and that’s how they’ve become a global market leader. They grow by doing the right thing for the people they serve. They want to make success accessible to everyone. This is your opportunity, and Vanguard wants to help you make it count.
Vanguard’s culture is rooted in its core values of integrity, focus, and stewardship. It is that rich culture that drives the organization to be a great place to work and invest for clients and crew. Its environment of inclusion drives a highly-engaged crew—the firm values the diverse strengths, backgrounds, experiences, and identities that crew bring to the organization.
11. Palo Alto Networks
At Palo Alto Networks, employees are winning the battle against cybersecurity threats. The organization drives an innovative vision of prevention different from anywhere else—forcing the industry, and the world, to change the way it thinks about protection. With a culture that embraces authenticity, collaboration, and ground-breaking innovation, the team at Palo Alto Networks is unlike any other in the world as it protects the digital way of life.
Cybersecurity is an ever-changing field, one in which time is of the essence and mere seconds are critical. That’s why Palo Alto Networks is structured so that employees can quickly and efficiently deploy new solutions for digital security. The company encourages an environment of thoughtful risk-taking in order to achieve high execution speeds and continuous innovation.
CarGurus believes a transparent car shopping experience is better for shoppers and sellers alike, and more than 20 million unique monthly visitors to the site and mobile app agree. Headquartered outside Boston, CarGurus blends the feel of a startup with proven business acumen and sustainable growth. The team’s passion for data drives new product development and engineering breakthroughs.
CarGurus knows that investing in their employees will pay off. That's why management promotes friendly competition and recognition within teams. CarGurus uses oversized trophies that rotate between top sales performers, as well as a sales bell that employees ring and autograph after hitting certain metrics. Mirrored with the collaborative, open environment of the office, CarGurus aims to foster a company that employees feel invested in.
13. Exact Sciences
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.
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.
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.
16. Logix Federal Credit Union
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.
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.
18. NAVEX Global
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.
19. Cleveland Research Company
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.
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.
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