Nowadays, purpose is everything when it comes to finding a job you love—and why shouldn’t it be? A career doesn’t just have to be a means to a paycheck; it can also be fulfilling, meaningful, and impactful, and it can help you become a better you.
And you can get started on that path today! We’ve got 10 companies that will give you the tools you need to embrace your full potential—and improve the world around you in the process.
On any given day, 2 billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good, and get more out of life. From nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, luxurious shampoos to everyday household items, the company develops a diverse range of products from more than 400 brands. Whatever the brand, Unilever is deeply committed to creating sustainable products that improve health and wellbeing.
Unilever really values sustainability and is committed to growing its business while reducing its carbon footprint. The goal is to make sustainable living commonplace not only by reducing the company’s environmental impact, but by helping more than a billion people all around the world improve their health and hygiene by 2020.
“Everyone has a purpose at Unilever, and even the smallest role has an impact on the end result,” says Aja Blair, Procurement Intern.
Five hundred million people around the world use Dropbox to work the way they want, on any device, wherever they go. As a company with a mission to simplify the way people work together, it also cultivates a rich employee culture that values diversity, hard work, and the creativity to solve problems for millions of creators and innovators around the world.
Dropbox also knows no bounds when it comes to pushing the envelope. In fact, one of its core values is “Aim Higher.” The company isn’t content to only foster change within its offices—and has instead turned to both the local community and global enterprises around the world to make its values known. The company’s leaders are equally passionate when it comes to seeing change happen faster, for both product and people.
“The work we do every day is so critical to our customers’ satisfaction. It’s pretty exciting to be on for the ride,” says Ruchi Varshney, Engineering Manager.
Atlassian builds enterprise software that helps every member of every team and department stay on track, on point, and on top of their game. The company develops products geared toward software developers and project managers, including its first application, JIRA, which helps track issues within a project—making it indispensable to teams around the world.
“We have so many amazing customers and partners who love the products that we have and who love what Atlassian stands for,” says Grace Francisco, Head of Developer Advocacy.
Atlassian prides itself on core values that illustrate its dedication to getting things done together, in and out of the office. Centered around building with heart, being a team player, and openness with the customer and between team members, these foundational values dictate who Atlassian hires, how it does business, and ultimately, what it creates.
The Bridgespan Group helps social sector leaders scale the impact of their organizations, build their leadership, advance the effectiveness of their philanthropy, and accelerate their learning. Its clients are working on society’s most important challenges: expanding pathways of opportunity for disadvantaged populations, pursuing of environmental sustainability, and civic engagement.
“Bridgespan is incredibly fortunate to work on the most amazing problems for the most important organizations in the country—if not the world,” says manager Sridhar Prasad.
At Bridgespan, there’s always an opportunity to change the world around every corner. The company is structured so all team members can actively learn, grow, and contribute, and employees often play versatile roles and apply different skills to accomplish extraordinary tasks.
6. The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal enables readers to take part in an international conversation on business, politics, technology, and culture. It presents unparalleled news reporting from more than 1,800 journalists in 45 countries, and it boasts a community of more than 36 million digital visitors per month worldwide. WSJ.com’s global digital offerings are edited locally to provide regionally relevant news to readers from across the globe.
“Being at the Journal means getting to work on a product that matters, where every day is driven by big ideas and broad collaboration. Best of all, you do the job alongside a couple thousand of the smartest people on planet Earth,” says Nikki Waller, Bureau Chief.