The opportunity to innovate is something that many of us want more of in our work. So as you plan for the next step in your career, why not seek out an employer that encourages you to come up with big ideas?
The companies on this list definitely fit the bill. Many are doing groundbreaking work and others are shaking things up in their respective industries, from tech and healthcare to fashion and beauty. Sound like something you’d want to be a part of? If so, you’re in luck. Not only are these employers super innovative, but they’re also searching for top talent (like you!) to help them continue pushing boundaries.
Read on to learn more about these incredible companies and what they’re doing—you might just find your perfect fit.
1. Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki’s mission is to simplify technology so passionate people can focus on their mission. Global clients—including startups, Fortune 500s, nonprofits, airports, hospitals, schools, and many others—rely on the company’s powerful cloud-managed networking solutions for seamless connection. Cisco Meraki helps the world spend less time on technology and more on what matters.
One by one, Beautycounter is leading a movement to a future where all beauty is clean beauty. Beautycounter is powered by people, and their collective mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Formulate, advocate, and educate—that’s their motto for creating products that truly perform while holding themselves to unparalleled standards of safety.
Why? It’s really this simple: “Beauty should be good for you.”
Learn more about how to become an independent consultant with Beautycounter here.
3. ViacomCBS Streaming
ViacomCBS Streaming (formerly CBS Interactive) is a division of ViacomCBS that encompasses both free and paid streaming services, including Pluto TV and Paramount+.
Paramount+ is a global direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, featuring programming from ViacomCBS’ leading portfolio of brands, with an expansive library of exclusive originals, hit series, original series, marquee franchises, and popular movies. Learn more here.
Pluto TV is the leading free streaming television service with hundreds of channels and thousands of movies and television series on demand. Learn more here.
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions, and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Its people bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact. Avanade prides itself on bringing clients the very best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which they operate.
With more than 40,000 employees globally, Stryker is on a mission to make healthcare better. Their belief: customers and patients are at the heart of everything they do. The company was founded in 1941 by orthopedic surgeon Homer Stryker, as he started to find current products weren’t meeting patient needs and invented new products. Today, innovation continues to be a top priority and new technologies differentiate Stryker as an industry leader.
MSCI is at the forefront of the trends dominating the financial services landscape today and is committed to the future sustainability and transparency of the financial markets. They create innovative products and services that allow clients to make more informed investment decisions, and they provide investors with critical performance measurement and risk management data and analytics. Their values define the working environment they strive to create. Personal accountability and responsibility are key to success, and they always work as a team to remain client centric. They are inclusive, champion bold ideas, pursue excellence, and always act with integrity.
TriNetX is a data and analytics company that partners with healthcare organizations and pharmaceutical companies across the globe to conduct research and enhance clinical trials leveraging real-world data. They look for people who are creative, intuitive, and curious about science and the world. Collaboration is big at TriNetX, as everyone is working towards a common goal. The TriNetX company culture encourages continuous professional growth, and employees take pride in the impact their work makes on the world.
Coda’s journey started with an observation: While the world runs on documents and spreadsheets, why haven't they changed in over 40 years? Coda has made it its mission to rip the document down to the studs, and build a new set of building blocks that would empower people and teams to make docs as powerful as apps. Coda considers itself a “grown-up startup”—building a team and process for the long-term in Silicon Valley. The company's cofounders, Shishir Mehrotra and Alex DeNeui, are veteran entrepreneurs who have held product and engineering leadership roles at YouTube, Google, and Microsoft, and are recruiting exceptional individuals from across the industry.
Robinhood was founded on a simple idea: that financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of their decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. They are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.
They are looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of their journey in democratizing finance for all. Check out their open positions—they can’t wait to hear from you.
Philips is committed to making life better for millions of people around the world. Its teams pride themselves on the meaningful innovations and solutions they are providing to healthcare challenges around them and recognize that individuals who are part of Philips should be led and supported to develop to their fullest potential. At Philips, people can make an impact where it matters. Check out their careers site.
The KOHO collective is a motivated, hardworking bunch that’s laser-focused on building a better banking future for all Canadians. Contributing to KOHO’s mission is more than just collecting a steady paycheck. They’re in this together and if you join KOHO, they will support you in reaching your goals. Their in-house performance coaches will help keep your skills at their sharpest while their unlimited PTO is there when you need to recharge your mental batteries. Are you ready to see how far you can go?
BitGo fosters a culture where employees are encouraged to take ownership, openly communicate, and bring their ideas to the table. As a fast-growing company, BitGo seeks candidates who live and breathe crypto and are eager to work in a dynamic environment with employees who are passionate about their work.
Quantcast is an advertising technology company and the creator of an innovative intelligent audience platform that empowers brands, agencies, and publishers to know and grow their audiences online. Their solutions are leveling the playing field for their customers when it comes to effectively reaching audiences online and helping them power a thriving free and open internet for everyone. Headquartered in San Francisco, Quantcast has been serving customers around the world since 2006.
Wave is on a mission to bring the best live virtual shows to audiences across the globe. They developed their platform with artists in mind, always striving to improve upon their design to ensure a fantastic show experience for all in a novel environment. They’re guided by the belief that music and games truly bring folks together, and by taking aspects from both to create these new experiences, they’re out to change the way people approach the traditional live music space. Their people are passionate about the work they’re doing because they believe that they have something that can change the world.
Clover provides powerful, intuitive point-of-sale systems for small and medium businesses. They work on some of the most complex financial systems in the industry that require state-of-the-art technology and process tens of millions of transactions a day. Clover provides a fast-paced startup environment with the stability of corporate financial backing from its parent company, Fiserv. At Clover, employees get to make a true impact—there’s a lot of freedom for people to take an idea and run with it if they have the drive to get it done. Employees love working at Clover because they get to see the results of their work first-hand, and there’s a thrill in competing against big tech companies with smaller teams. Clover looks to hire people that are flexible, smart, and willing to find solutions to hard problems.
As a consumer fintech startup helping homeowners tap into their home equity, Point keeps the human experience top of mind. The company’s employees build integrity, transparency, and trust in everything they do, and colleagues readily support each other as they strive to have a positive impact on homeowners’ lives. Point is in hyper-growth mode and is building a team that is motivated, self-driven, and eager to revolutionize the fintech industry. The company’s culture supports innovation, autonomy, and personal growth, and is a place where employees aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves or wear multiple hats to get the job done.
17. Nike, Inc.
Nike, Inc. is the world’s leading designer, marketer, and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Nike unites diverse perspectives, scientists and shoe designers, coders and quarterbacks, to share knowledge of the body in motion. They house countless designers and innovators, including computer scientists, biomechanists, physiologists, chemists, materials developers—even a planetary astrophysicist. At Nike, it’s in their nature to innovate and their mission is to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world.
Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. They engage consumers through their portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO, and MEGA. Their offerings include film and television content, gaming, music, and live events. Mattel operates in 35 locations and their products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and e-commerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel has been a proud and trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.
Inflection’s mission is to build trust by harnessing the power of data. To achieve their ambitious goals, they’re growing a diverse team of collaborative, adaptable, hard-working people who are passionate about solving problems and achieving success. They’re dedicated to providing a company culture that’s inclusive, engaging, supportive, and where employees can grow and thrive.
20. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals is more than just a company—it’s a group of people, each with unique perspectives and talents, who come together to create medicines that improve the lives of gastrointestinal (GI) patients. Joining Ironwood means becoming part of a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative team of individuals who like to challenge each other to think differently and push boundaries. At the same time, they treat each other respectfully because everyone’s opinions matter, and they believe that each person’s unique attributes and viewpoints facilitate the development of innovative ideas that will help them discover and deliver breakthrough therapies for patients and build the next great pharmaceutical company.
Thousands of corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit institutions across the globe rely on Everbridge’s software to help keep people safe and operations running during critical events. Terrorist attacks, active shooters, natural disasters, and cyber assaults are only some of the high-stakes incidents the company plans for every day—which is why employees take their jobs seriously. They are Everbridge’s greatest assets and play a significant role in building and owning the company’s culture. Talent, motivation, and drive go a long way at Everbridge. Promoting from within and swift advancement are just a few ways that passion is recognized.
22. Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals, combined with the world’s most global news service—Reuters. Their customers rely on them to deliver the intelligence, technology, and human expertise they need to find trusted answers that inform their most important decisions.
HealthcareSource is a leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, serving more than 3,000 organizations across the United States. The company’s Quality Talent Software Suite helps healthcare organizations build a more patient-centered workforce by selecting, aligning, continuously developing, and retaining highly engaged people. The company’s cloud-based platform of software, content, services, and analytics assists with applicant tracking, reference checking, behavioral and skills-based competency assessments, compensation analysis, performance and learning management, e-learning courseware, education, and advisory services.
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.
25. Hudson River Trading
HRT brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. Having built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development, HRT researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.
26. Glaukos Corporation
Since its release of iStent®, a device that can help reduce eye pressure and may reduce reliance on glaucoma medications, Glaukos has pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, in order to revolutionize the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm. Glaukos combines solid research, creative engineers, and a flexible management style to create products that improve the lives of patients on a global scale.
27. b atomic
Words like gritty, accountable, transparent, and driven don’t seem to do justice to the chip they have on their shoulder. As a young company, they run fast and independently, that is true. Not at the cost of their humans, but in defense of them. They value their team and their job is to unleash them and their best ideas on a customer base and a world used to much less. They are questioners of the status-quo—curious, driven makers and doers. They look for independent problem-solvers who love a challenge and crave an environment that allows them to think outside the box.
Susco’s core purpose is to enable people to contribute in meaningful and fulfilling ways by creating intuitive software that their clients’ employees use all day to do their jobs in a more productive and enjoyable way. A major part of their success is the fact that they do right by everyone—they’d rather err on the side of a financial loss than cause harm to their employees, vendors, or clients. The company is committed to contributing to the personal and professional development of their own growing workforce. The bar is high at Susco: You are expected to have a burning desire to grow as a human being and developer, learn from your mistakes, communicate openly with civility, get things done, and be deeply competent in software development.
Dropbox is the world’s first smart workspace that helps people and teams focus on the work that matters. With more than 600 million registered users across 180 countries, the company is on a mission to design a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world.
Lucid’s technology allows anyone—in any industry—to ask targeted audiences important questions, provide honest answers to researchers, and measure the effectiveness of digital advertising. With such diverse applications, the company offers jobs in a range of fields, from engineering to product to customer success. Lucid is growing rapidly, and is the perfect place for anyone who’s naturally curious and ambitious to carve out their career.
AT&T is a world leader in communications and technology, redefining how people engage with media. AT&T continues inventing new ways to deliver entertainment that drives emotional connections and unites people. It’s AT&T’s mission to bring tomorrow’s technology, today. 5G, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and more will play a role in making that experience possible. What ties it all together? Their people. With locations across the U.S. and around the globe, check out what’s available in your area.
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