two Asana employees playing cornhole at the New York City office

No matter how much you love your job, it’s not the only thing in your life, right? Having a job that lets you thrive in and out of the office can be a game changer—which is why we’re highlighting the following 8 companies.

Workflow management startup Asana tops "Best Places to Work" lists for its incredible benefits, which include generous leave policies for new parents and paid sabbatical after three years. The flexible culture at Storyblocks gives employees the freedom to manage their own work priorities—and unlimited vacation means they have the freedom to explore the world, too. And these are just the start!

Whether you need support through milestone moments or want everyday perks that help you live your best life, the companies ahead will show you how to do work-life balance right.

1. Asana

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Asana culture
Working at Asana

Asana is a leading work management platform, helping more than 70,000 organizations and millions of users across 195 countries organize and manage all of their work, including AB-InBev, Airbnb, KLM Air France, NASA, Overstock.com, Uber, Viessmann Group, and Vox Media. Asana has been named a Top 5 Best Place to Work by FORTUNE three years in a row, and one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s Best Places to Work. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Dublin, Sydney, Vancouver, and Reykjavík, Asana is always looking for curious, collaborative people to be a part of our inclusive culture and help us achieve our mission.

2. Storyblocks

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Storyblocks culture
Working at Storyblocks

Storyblocks wants more stories being told around the world. To achieve this, the company provides low-cost access to high quality content so anyone can be a creator and share the story they want to tell. And Storyblocks is a great place to build a career, too. Employees receive trust and autonomy from day one, and leadership is constantly looking for ways to build a healthy work culture in which team members feel safe taking risks. There's a comprehensive onboarding mentorship program, company-sponsored social events, and opportunities for co-workers to get to know each other one-on-one (often over donuts—yum!).

3. HP

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HP culture
Working at HP

HP aims to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. By engineering experiences that amaze, HP has a legacy of pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver life-enriching, world-changing innovations at every turn. The company believes that the ultimate driver of its success has been and will always be the power of its people—HP considers its diverse, inclusive global community of employees to be one of its greatest strengths and what truly differentiates it in the marketplace.

4. CarGurus

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CarGurus culture
Working at CarGurus

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.

5. BounceX

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BounceX culture
Working at BounceX

BounceX believes the best experiences start with knowing your customer. Whether it’s the local barista who knows how you like your latte, or the trusted barber who remembers the exact cut you want, it's this familiarity that keeps you going back. That’s why BounceX’s founding team of marketers set out to build technology that could allow brands to throw out the spammy, e-commerce playbook and bring that kind of tailored experience to shopping online. That same philosophy helped build the company’s award-winning corporate culture, which is highlighted by an inclusive office environment and world-class benefits like paid family leave, career coaching, and a pledge to equal pay.

6. Medidata

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Medidata culture
Working at Medidata

Medidata engineers analytic software that offers unrivaled therapy development expertise to pharmaceutical companies, biotech groups, medical device firms, academic medical centers, and contract research organizations around the world. With offices in the United States, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, Medidata provides global opportunities for patients, physicians, and life science professionals to collaborate on projects that result in smarter, more precise treatment and care.

Medidata has built a company culture where everybody feels cared for and appreciated for their work. A high value is placed on teamwork at this company, whether through collaborative projects or team-building activities outside of work. Special events and intramural teams offer opportunities for employees to bond and establish rapport.

7. LegalZoom

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LegalZoom culture
Working at LegalZoom

Since its launch in 2001, LegalZoom has helped over three million families and small businesses manage their legal needs. From estate plan documents to business formation and trademark registration, LegalZoom provides legal solutions built around providing exceptional customer experiences. Offering access to licensed, customer-reviewed, independent attorneys, LegalZoom is a trusted partner that places the law within everyone’s reach.

Considering employee happiness a major priority, LegalZoom creates a culture of comfort for its employees that supports flexibility and freedom—and motivates independence. The company cultivates a stress-free, relaxed atmosphere with lots of breathing room and zero micro-management—and affords its employees the luxury to work creatively from home when needed.

8. Goosehead Insurance

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Goosehead Insurance culture
Working at Goosehead Insurance

Founded in 2003, Goosehead Insurance is changing the face of the insurance industry, making the search for great coverage a piece of cake. As one of the largest independent U.S. insurance agencies, Goosehead is committed to finding the best possible coverage and rates—and because it works simultaneously with different carriers, Goosehead finds clients multiple options and excellent deals.

Goosehead knows there’s one surefire way to ensure that employees are getting what they need from their career: open and honest communication. Leaders at Goosehead Insurance pride themselves on being approachable and accessible. With team huddles every week and one-on-one review sessions twice each month, employees continuously have the opportunity to ask important questions, offer feedback, and improve performance.



Here at The Muse, we partner with a lot of great companies to bring you insider looks at their offices and awesome job listings. These employers pay us to be featured on the site, but these Muse-worthy brands made this list not just because they want to be included, but because their culture, policies, and employee feedback showed us that they deserve to be.



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