Companies Hiring

11 Cool Companies Hiring in Chicago This Week

Looking for a new gig in the Midwest? Look no further.

We took a look at some of our Best Places to Work along with some of the region’s biggest employers to highlight companies that are looking for top talent like yourself. From freight to Fortune 500s, whether you’re into architecture or manufacture, there’s a little something for everyone in this list. The commonality between them all? They’d be lucky as hell to hire you.

Update your resume and whip up a quick cover letter. After you read what these current employees say about these companies, you’ll be ready to apply in no time.

1. Goodway Group
Company Rating: 4.8
What They Do: Goodway is the largest independent programmatic media company on the planet supporting over 100 local, regional and Fortune 500 ad agencies in the United States.
What Employees Say: “Goodway embraces what it preaches. It’s about family, work/life integration and doing business the right way. From the owner to leadership and on down, I have never worked at a company that is so on point with doing what they say they are going to do. They have been very successful with continued growth and remain humble and focused on their clients. Love the virtual atmosphere and they create a great structure to allow for that.” Current Account Director

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2. FedEx Freight
Company Rating: 3.9
What They Do: For overnight shipments that won’t fit in an envelope, there’s FedEx Freight.
What Employees Say: “Great pay and benefits. Great place to get a CDL. They pay you while you learn. I started on the dock loading trucks and made it into the driver training program two months later. If you are motivated and a hard worker you should able to do the same. They make you hustle, but they really do put safety first.” Current Class A Truck Driver

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3. Gensler
Company Rating: 4.0
What They Do: Gensler is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimizes business performance and human potential.
What Employees Say: “Amazing talent and wonderful coworkers. Information sharing happens every day, all the time. It feels like you grow just by being in that environment and breathing the same air to so many talented individuals. Everyone was incredibly open and friendly from my first day with the company and this never changed. I love everyone I work with and I love the fact that there are not cliques and no gossip. We all work hard and play hard together. The company is invested in mentoring and growing each team member and they actually listen to everyone’s desires and concerns and try to address them immediately. For such a large organization, they are very successful at making it feel like a small team where you quickly get to know and care about everyone.” Current Project Manager

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4. Lululemon
Company Rating: 4.1
What They Do: Founded in Vancouver BC in 1998, Lululemon creates technical yoga clothes and apparel.
What Employees Say: “Awesome place to work! Positive environment where they truly care about you and your future. Great to be apart of a team where everyone helps each other out.” Current Educator

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5. Power Home Remodeling
Company Rating: 4.4
What They Do: Power Home Remodeling’s mission is to provide clients with the finest energy-saving home systems which will enhance their lives, their homes and their futures all while creating a gratifying remodeling experience.
What Employees Say: “The people I work with, I consider almost family. The company’s values are unlike anything I have ever experienced. There is a clear path for advancement but like everything else in life, your level of dedication will determine your success. The big difference at Power is that the path for advancement is not blurry and very clearly laid out. It has been a life changing experience and look forward to continuing to grow with the business.” Current Marketing Manager

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6. Walgreens
Company Rating: 3.2
What They Do: Walgreens provides the most convenient, multi-channel access to goods and services, and pharmacy, health and wellness services while developing a new customer experience.
What Employees Say: “I’ve gotten multiple raises and promoted quickly. All of my bosses have been amazing and since I’m a hard worker it has paid off! Always have opportunities for overtime.” Current Shift Lead

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7. Boeing
Company Rating: 3.6
What They Do: Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems.
What Employees Say: “Boeing has great benefits and interesting projects all over the country. The company encourages us to work on different types of projects and also to pursue a graduate degree. They pay 100% of a M.S. in engineering at any of the top schools like MIT and Georgia Tech. Boeing also shuts down for almost 2 weeks every year at Christmas and they pay overtime.” Current Electrical Engineer

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8. Caterpillar
Company Rating: 3.3
What They Do: For over 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.
What Employees Say: “The employees who work at Caterpillar are committed to delivering the best most innovative competitive product in each industry they serve. Employees work together to help each other. Integrity is a key value that is honored among the people who work there.
Salaries are good and benefit package is comparable.” Current Engineering Supervisor

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9. Baxter International
Company Rating: 3.4
What They Do: Baxter International Inc. provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; biosurgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services.
What Employees Say: “The fact that your job does make a difference in the world makes a difference. The company’s moto is to Save and Sustain lives. That made me feel like what I did made a difference even if I do work in an office.” Current Proofreading Specialist

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10. LaSalle Network
Company Rating: 4.1
What They Do: LaSalle Network is the premier provider of professional staffing and recruiting services in Chicago and San Francisco.
What Employees Say: “Everyone is held accountable. Professional and personal development is emphasized. Friendship is common. Caring is apparent. It is 100% a meritocracy. People with bad attitudes are confronted and if it doesn’t change, they [exit]. It’s refreshing for a company to let producers go in the name of culture. Everyone is encouraged to laugh and to engage with clients and candidates. Great environment to learn and grow.” Current Employee

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11. Avant
Company Rating: 3.3
What They Do: Avant is an online lending platform that is lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for consumers. Avant offers unsecured personal loans ranging from $1,000-$35,000 with funding as soon as the next business day.
What Employees Say: “You can’t beat the benefits, culture, team and challenging work combination. From the initial interview I felt complete transparency of communication.” Current Analyst

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