We spend so much of our lives at work—about 90,000 hours, to be more precise, according to data from the book Happiness at Work. That’s a long time, especially if you are employed somewhere that requires you to always be “on.”
Fortunately, there are companies out there that cultivate a sense of joy and fun at work, starting with the ones on this list. Some offer on-campus amenities like outdoor walking trails and basketball courts; others host regular team bonding activities, from happy hours to company-wide trips. Many employers here also provide free lunch, snacks, and drinks at the office.
Keep reading to learn more about these fun-loving companies—and be ready to apply!
1. Tandym Group
At Tandym Group, we are a community. Our purpose starts with our people, and our differences make us whole. Having fun at Tandym Group is about celebrating each other and the goals we achieve together. From virtual and in-person DEIB and volunteer events to our annual baseball game outing, field day, and holiday celebration—we’re more than just a place to work.
2. Rakuten International
Rakuten International oversees seven businesses with over 4,000 employees globally. The brand is recognized for its leadership and innovation in e-commerce, digital content, advertising, entertainment and communications, bringing the joy of discovery and access to more than 1 billion members across the world.
Some of the fun perks at Rakuten include access to a fully equipped gym, a massage chair, a gaming floor with a pool table and ping pong table. The company also has ticket giveaways and discounts for sporting events.
At Chewy, you’ll always be empowered to develop meaningful connections with a diverse group of Chewtopians (our team members) through various company events, programs, and activities that are happening year round. We also offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, happy hours and team events that enable you to bond, celebrate, and have some fun with your fellow Chewtopians. Plus, our dog-friendly offices enable you to bring your best friend to work with you.
Bombas is a comfort-focused apparel brand with a mission to help those in need. For every item purchased, a specially designed item is donated to a member of the homeless community. The company launched in 2013 after the founders learned that socks are the most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. With millions of pairs sold and donated, Bombas continues to innovate with new apparel while creating a positive impact. Inquisitive people who love to learn, understand the importance of giving, and embrace successes and failures are sure to find a place within the Bombas Hive. Bombas fosters a people-first approach—every decision is influenced by employees to ensure their personal and professional growth, fulfillment, and happiness.
5. 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.
Our fun, food, and fitness team ensures that onsite employees have access to free snacks, great lunch options, fun events, and instructor-led fitness classes. Amenities may be different depending on your location.
6. Chick-fil-A, Inc.
At Chick-fil-A, Inc., we have games and activities throughout our campus, reminding employees to take a step back from work and enjoy the little moments. Our campus offers an on-site gym with group workout classes, basketball and racquetball courts, and outdoor walking trails—all of which are available to both staff and their families. We also provide lunch Monday through Friday, as well as many snack and drink options.
Each year, Chick-fil-A hosts “Staff Summit,” an off-site gathering designed to strengthen our connections with one another. Departments are also encouraged to plan regular “fun days” throughout the year, and many participate in exciting team bonding activities like zip-lining and even indoor skydiving.
True fun isn’t just about activities, perks, or games, though. It’s something that comes naturally when you feel connected to and supported by the people you work with. Our teams are infused with care, connection, and camaraderie, and that makes it easy to bring joy and a sense of playfulness to what we do.
7. CCC Intelligent Solutions
Part of what makes working at CCC so great are the camaraderie, community, and celebrations we have with one another. Whether it’s connecting through an employee resource group, participating in a volunteer event, or socializing during a happy hour, CCC employees and leaders are always searching for opportunities to bring people together to grow, bond, and simply have fun.
Momnt stands out for keeping its employees fed with lunch on days they go into the office (usually three times a week). The company also provides a wellness reimbursement plan. One employee says, “It’s nice things like these that make the company truly stand out in the office!”
Kohl’s is an omnichannel retailer with over 1,100 stores stocked with amazing products—including national and exclusive brands their customers know and love. The company’s purpose is to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives—with a goal of being the most engaging retailer in America. Kohl’s associates explore, design, and develop new ways to make shopping experiences effortless and unique by leveraging bold innovations that push boundaries and revolutionize the way customers shop.
10. Wilton Brands
Wilton is passionate about bringing the love of baking and decorating to everyone, everywhere, every day.
We’re a creative company where great people deliver innovative products and exceptional customer service. As styles, trends, and tastes change, the company evolves to make sure it’s bringing the latest and most relevant products and ideas to the market.
Wilton's parent company, Dr. August Oetker KG, is a family-owned, multi-national, multi-billion-dollar leader in our industry with over 125 years of history.
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.
Intuit’s global offices include a variety of amenities employees can enjoy at work. The company’s global headquarters features a cafeteria, 24-hour fitness center, and basketball court. It is also located next to a 700-acre nature reserve and known bird sanctuary with a saltwater lake, golf course, and bayside hiking and biking trails. Other locations feature similar amenities, like basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, fitness centers, game rooms, and nearby biking and hiking trails.
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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