Do you feel like your brain could use a boost? We know the feeling. Toiling away your days in an office without challenging those brain waves is a bummer. But, don't worry, we've got covered. If you're looking for a job where you can flex your brain muscles, look no further!
We've compiled a list of 26 awesome companies that value continued education and employee growth. No need to crack open the books, just polish up that resume, and get ready to embark on a career where learning opportunities are more than a perk, they're a way of life.
GrubHub quells hunger in urban areas across the United States, providing local menus, online ordering, and fast food delivery services.
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.
2. Getty Images
Getty Images meets modern visual communication needs as a leading creator and distributor of award-winning still imagery, video, and multimedia products, delivered through in-house brands.
Getty Images is more than just stunning photography—its industry-leading websites offer complete experiences, delivered through creative video, galleries, and unfiltered snapshots. And to keep up with all of this, employees need to be ready to learn and evolve constantly. “There’s so much variety in everything—what we’re building, who we work with, our employees, and what’s coming up next for Getty Images,” says Product Manager, Karissa.
1-800 Contacts makes it easier to buy and wear contact lenses. The company strives to keep contacts lenses affordable and to offer consumers as much choice as possible.
At 1-800 Contacts, they know the value of their employees. The company’s recognition program demonstrates their commitment to investing in associates’ career development. And, a collaborative atmosphere abides, one where mentorship can be seen in all aspects of the business.
4. Return Path
Return Path collects, processes, analyzes, and provides data from across the email ecosystem, giving companies the insight they need to build closer, safer, and smarter relationships with customers.
Return Path believes wellness of the mind and body promotes productivity. From catered lunch to yoga classes and bi-weekly massage appointments, as well as generous stipends to attend conferences and upgrade equipment, Return Path does what it takes to make the work environment as conducive to success as possible.
Dia&Co is an online personal styling service for plus-sized women. Subscribers fill out a questionnaire that stylists use to create personalized fashion boxes to ship to members’ homes.
What makes Dia&Co unique is how deeply its business values resonate with its employees. And when employees share their company's values, they strive to learn more and work harder. Be it back-end engineering or working on the frontlines of the business as a stylist, every staff member works towards the same goal of making a difference in the lives of women who have long been excluded from the fashion industry.
Amplify is a new kind of educational company, dedicated to reimagining the K-12 learning process through the creation of digital products and services that empower teachers, students, and parents.
At Amplify, employees learn while teaching others. Aside from simply building tech tools for teachers to utilize in the classroom, Amplify also makes an effort to educate kids on their own time. Employees volunteer for company-initiated programs like Robotics Ed and Citizen Schools, where they teach tech tools like coding or stop motion animation to inner city children.
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest customer-owned health insurer in the US, operating in five states.
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.
Advanced Resources is a temporary staffing, direct-hire placement, and workforce business solutions provider with over 60,000 candidate placements companywide, including HR, IT, and finance.
Advanced Resources is committed to providing quality service by taking a personal approach to understanding the unique career goals, talents, skills, and preferences of candidates and companies. That commitment has paid off as Advanced Resources has received both the Best of Staffing Client Award and Talent Award every year since the program’s inception.
9. Advanced RPO
Advanced RPO takes a laser-focused approach to solving talent acquisition challenges by understanding each client’s business strategy to ensure the solution aligns and drives that business strategy.
The Advanced RPO team has a thirst for continual learning and is currently experiencing high growth. The company is young, but the Executive Team have been leaders in the RPO industry for over 20 years—and most in the Recruitment Team have been in the RPO industry for over 10 years. The organization operates with a drive for results—clients are continuously evolving, and that requires the team to think and work creatively.
Workiva develops user-friendly, cloud-based solutions for data compilation, management, and analysis, offering tools that enable strategic, data-informed decision-making.
Workiva creates an atmosphere that's conducive to learning. The flexible office environment means that employees can work in the way that best fits their needs. Staff enjoy an open floor plan in a space that rivals Silicon Valley’s most iconic company campuses.
Digital Air Strike is a social media and reputation management service, specializing in the automotive industry, that assists its clients in maximizing their SEO, enabling a higher ROI.
Digital Air Strike achieves success with its innovative technology and team—and is also recognized for its community involvement. The company and its employees support causes ranging from wildlife sanctuaries to single parents battling cancer. This allows employees to learn about their communities, while becoming more well-rounded individuals.
12. World First
WorldFirst makes it easier and more affordable to move money around the world by offering individuals and businesses excellent exchange rates and even better service.
Finance isn’t usually an industry that gets people excited—unless they work at WorldFirst. The company breaks industry norms by ditching stark corporate structures and business suits in favor of a casual atmosphere with accessible leadership. From the outside looking in, WorldFirst’s team is a tight-knit group of diverse employees who trust and learn from each other.
APL brings research applications to life in the space science, asymmetric operations, force projection, and air and missile defense categories, pioneering solutions to push scientific boundaries.
Though APL team members boast impressive resumes, the collaborative working environment pushes them to continuously learn. While generous tuition reimbursement and a part-time Masters program give staff the opportunity to learn in a traditional classroom setting, APL allows people to become lifelong learners by attending industry conferences or taking on projects outside the norm.
14. FDM Group
FDM Group helps young people launch successful IT careers, providing new graduates and military veterans with essential training, grooming them to join the next generation of digital innovators.
The general consensus among people who work at FDM is that the firm’s company culture is pretty special—it’s what sets FDM apart. More than simply encouraging entrepreneurship, FDM inspires individuals to seek their dreams. It’s a workplace full of opportunities, an environment where people support one another and are encouraged to think outside the box.
BRPH is an in-house architectural and engineering firm with over 50 years of offering unique and innovative designs for a full spectrum of industries.
Management at the BRPH recognizes staff as the company’s most important asset—and strives to empower and support the team. The spacious office embodies the open, casual style of the Management Team and encourages collaboration between colleagues within and across disciplines. With such an open and supportive environment, it’s easy for new recruits to learn and grow quickly.
Epsilon transforms analytics into tangible relationships for companies around the world, using digital marketing tech to inform strategy and branding that connects with clients on an emotional level.
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.
Unruly disrupts traditional advertising technology methods. Backed by a major media organization, Unruly has the stability of an established corporation with the energy of a startup.
A culture of transparency and collaboration persists throughout Unruly’s global offices. Without hierarchical leadership structures, employees are encouraged to work across teams. Even better, to learn about the Unruly culture, new hires are sent to the company’s London headquarters to meet the co-founders. Ultimately, all "Unrulies" contribute to building a strong work environment.
The Vanguard Group is one of the world’s largest investment companies, advising clients and the general public on savings, investment, retirement, personal finance, the economy, and much more.
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.
Keller Williams provides the real estate platform of choice for agents and consumers around the world. The team of innovators push boundaries by focusing on training, education, and tech.
The company’s name is telling of its industry—but not its potential. KWRI’s headquarters employs a diverse group of strategists, innovators, storytellers, and technologists who help transform the way agents market, sell, and interact with buyers and sellers. An on-site learning center and extensive Career Visioning program support the company’s emphasis on teamwork while allowing individuals with all backgrounds to explore and grow.
With an internal culture of authenticity, collaboration, and innovation, Palo Alto Networks maintains continual vigilance and security for customers all over the world.
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 is dedicated to making the online car shopping experience more transparent by providing the data and information users need to make smart, empowered car shopping decisions.
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.
22. Porte Brown
Porte Brown is a nationally recognized accounting and consulting firm providing tax planning and preparation, audit, business valuations, and retirement planning services for clients.
At Porte Brown, management knows that variety is the spice of life! That's why new recruits are given a variety of work to explore new interests and diversify career opportunities with the company. And, managers and partners also do an excellent job of maintaining open communication channels with staff to hear their ideas and goals.
23. PM3 Agency
PM3 Agency is a full-service advertising agency focused on advertising to Hispanic and multicultural consumers.
At PM3, they know the value of mixing business and pleasure to keep employees' minds fresh. Even though the team is always working hard to create awesome campaigns, they know how to have fun, too. Anytime a successful campaign is launched, the team celebrates by grabbing margaritas at the cantina next door to the office. The team also kicks back by participating in an inter-office Atlanta soccer league—of which they’re the reigning Atlanta champs.
NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant providing clients with customized employee benefits, property & casualty, and retirement planning through a network of subsidiaries and affiliates.
Management at NFP takes an active interest in the personal and professional development of the company’s people. Leaders act as mentors and persistently present new opportunities for growth and exploration within the organization—not just telling, but showing employees the potential paths that can lead them to their goals.
iProspect is the world’s leading digital performance marketing agency—driving client business performance.
If you're looking for a company where you can use your imagination, iProspect might just be the place for you. Employees at iProspect engage with a wide range of creative assignments, working with clients of different sizes and at stages of development. For a recent project, one team had the opportunity to craft a new creative strategy for an established luxury fashion brand from start to finish—and, unsurprisingly, the campaign was a complete success.
Backcountry supplies the best outdoor gear—through the company’s online marketplace—to adventurers around the globe. The organization helps people get outside and have fun doing it.
Want to learn more about the great outdoors? From company ski trips to biking excursions, Backcountry brings the outdoors into the everyday. In the office, employees bring their dogs to work and are encouraged to share their passions—this company proves that work-life balance is possible.
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TopicsFinding a Job , Who's Hiring , Open Positions , Team Culture , Company Roundup , NFP , Backcountry , Grubhub , iProspect , World First , Advanced Resources , Unruly , Palo Alto Networks , 1-800 Contacts , Porte Brown , Keller Williams , Getty Images , BRPH , FDM Group , HCSC , Workiva , Amplify , John’s Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab , CarGurus , Dia&Co , Return Path , Epsilon , Vanguard , Digital Air Strike , Advanced RPO , PM3 Agency , New Grads
As a branded content editor at The Muse, Jennifer helps brands tell their stories. Newly based in Kansas City, when she's not out exploring and sampling BBQ, you can find her at home reading and perfecting her pasta sauce.More from this Author