people working in NextCapital's Chicago office

You may know Grubhub as the company that delivers your go-to takeout dinner when you put off meal prep, but did you know that the business (whose portfolio also includes Seamless, MenuPages, and LevelUp) has an office in foodie-friendly Chicago?

They’re not alone.

Chicago is home to a number of diverse companies that impact people’s everyday lives in ways big and small. Some of their missions are about convenience (see on-the-go snack company RXBAR), seeking advancements in medical research (as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a.k.a. MDA, does), or providing the tools people need to secure their nests (take a look at True Value Company).

Looking for a job in Chicago? Check out The Muse’s roundup of 13 companies hiring there now whose impact goes beyond the Windy City.

1. Grubhub

Grubhub company profile
Grubhub culture
Working at Grubhub

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 115,000 takeout restaurants in over 2,200 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, LevelUp, Tapingo, AllMenus and MenuPages.

2. Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly company profile
Baker Tilly culture
Working at 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.
Learn about Baker Tilly's 2018 in review from their Annual Report.
To see a list of all Baker Tilly locations, click here.

3. The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk company profile
The Trade Desk culture
Working at The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk is a global technology company that's changing how advertising is bought and sold. The company’s platform enables ad buyers to create highly personalized experiences across various channels—display, video, audio, native, and social—on computers, mobile devices, and connected TV. The Trade Desk offers unparalleled audience scale and reach, evaluating nearly nine million ad impressions and quadrillions of permutations across the internet every second. The power of their platform and expertise of their people puts The Trade Desk’s customers in a position to succeed.

4. True Value Company

True Value Company company profile
True Value Company culture
Working at True Value Company

True Value Company helps retailers all over the world achieve retail excellence in a way that works for them and for their local communities. As the only hardline wholesaler in the indsutry with a nationally-recognized brand, True Value Company provides locally relevant product, competitive prices, an expansive warehouse network, in-depth inventory analysis, and innovative marketing know-how. With 13 regional distribution centers and approximately 2,500 associates across 60 countries, True Value is focused on helping independent stores grow, realize profitability, and remain relevant with their communities.

5. RXBAR

RXBAR company profile
RXBAR culture
Working at RXBAR

RX is a clean-label snack brand with products made from a few simple ingredients and no BS.
RX simplifies food by creating snacks that are real and delicious. It's honest and straightforward—no overblown claims, certifications, or gimmicks. With products including RXBAR, RXBAR Kids, and RX Nut Butter, RX makes food that not only tastes good, but is wholesome and nutritious too.

6. MDA

MDA company profile
MDA culture
Working at MDA

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.

7. NextCapital

NextCapital company profile
NextCapital culture
Working at NextCapital

Since its launch in 2014, NextCapital has maintained its place as a leading provider of financial accounts services and investor portfolio management solutions. NextCapital—the first company to build an automated 401K finance system—places each client's financial future in their own hands by sharing personalized expert advice and software services purpose-built for securing satisfying retirement plans and investments.

8. Spencer Stuart

Spencer Stuart company profile
Spencer Stuart culture
Working at Spencer Stuart

Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world’s leading executive search and leadership advisory firms. With 57 offices in 30 countries, the firm is considered to be the advisor of choice among top companies seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs, and has unrivaled access to leading executives around the world. Spencer Stuart works with a wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, entrepreneurial businesses, private equity firms, family-owned companies, and nonprofit organizations.

9. Trustwave

Trustwave company profile
Trustwave culture
Working at Trustwave

Trustwave employees are excited to provide their clients with smartly managed cybersecurity services that help protect people’s privacy, fight cybercrime, and reduce online risk overall. Trustwave’s comprehensive and impressive portfolio of offerings includes in-depth security testing, expert consulting, customized technology solutions, and extensive cybersecurity education. Trustwave is the global security arm of Singtel, Optus, and NCS.

10. Convene

Convene company profile
Convene culture
Working at Convene

Convene designs and services premium places to work, meet, and host inspiring events. Through strategic partnerships with prominent commercial landlords, Convene operates a network of hospitality-driven locations in Class A office buildings across major U.S. cities, with plans to expand globally. Convene has raised $260M in equity funding to date, and has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a Best Workplace by both Inc. and Fortune Magazine.

11. 84.51°

84.51° company profile
84.51° culture
Working at 84.51°

Named after the longitude of its Cincinnati headquarters, 84.51° is an innovative data analytics and marketing company that provides customer insights and strategy for The Kroger Company and over 300 consumer-packaged-goods companies across the U.S. 84.51° uses a sophisticated, proprietary suite of tools and data from over 60 million households to forge new ways to analyze shopper behavior, uncover customer insights, and develop winning marketing strategies—resulting in sales growth and an enhanced customer experience.

12. Equity Lifestyle Properties

Equity Lifestyle Properties company profile
Equity Lifestyle Properties culture
Working at Equity Lifestyle Properties

Throughout its hundreds of properties across North America, ELS works to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for everyone—residents, guests, and employees too. With a culture of recognition and reputation for excellence, ELS teammates are empowered to take ownership in their job and make a difference. ELS is a place where talent is recognized and internal growth is promoted, making it an ideal organization in which to develop a long and successful career.

13. CapTech

CapTech company profile
CapTech culture
Working at CapTech

CapTech is a national technology and management consulting firm that partners with some of the world's most successful companies to design, develop, and manage technical and digital solutions that delight customers, drive insights, and meet strategic objectives. CapTech has a passion for driving innovation and growth for its clients. Its collaborative approach delivers custom solutions that maximize the impact of client investments.



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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