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9 Cool Companies Hiring in Washington DC

United States Capitol at night

Monuments, museums and memorials, historic haunts and contemporary flavors, Washington D.C. is like no other place in America. Home to our democracy, The Chocolate City is also home to a variety of jobs, careers and side hustles. And we’re not just talking about government gigs.

Thousands of the 227,000 new jobs available in January 2017 are in the nation’s capital. So in honor of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work roadshow coming to D.C. this month, we’re highlighting cool companies looking to hire you today!

1. Blackboard
What Is It: Blackboard’s mission is to partner with the global education community to enable student and institutional success, by leveraging innovative technologies and services.
Hiring For:  Sales Representative, Service Deliver Engineer, Platform Sales Executive, Legal Intern, Strategy Director, Senior Product Manager, Contracts Manager, DevOps Engineer, Marketing Manager and more.
What Makes It Cool: “Lots of great people, flexible on time off and if you need to slip out a little early. Great opportunities to help with software that can make a difference in students success.”—Current Project Manager

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2. Dick’s Sporting Goods
What Is It: The #1 sports and fitness specialty omni-channel retailer that serves and inspires athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best,
Hiring For: Retail Operations Associate, Cashier, Lodge Retail Sales Associate, Bicycle Technician, Golf Club Technician, Visual Merchandising Specialist, Softlines Retail Sales Manager and more.
What Makes It Cool: “Best minimum wage job out there. Lots of autonomy in your work. Meaningful interaction with customers. Excellent management. Fun, laid back work environment. Flexibility with scheduling; easy to take time off. Variety of tasks from day to day (in most associate positions).” —Current Team Sports Sales Associate

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3. Resolvit
What Is It: Resolvit specializes in customized business and technical solutions in several key areas, including: business intelligence, enterprise application delivery and support, quality assurance, IT process improvement, knowledge management, and customer relationship management.
Hiring For: Data Architect, Business Analyst, Hadoop Developer, Senior Citrix Engineer, Active Directory Systems Engineer, Project Manager, QA Tester, Service Desk Lead, Back End Developer, Global Sales Account Manager and more.
What Makes It Cool: “Very attentive to consultant needs; flexible with scheduling and willing to align with and support you in your career path. Quick to respond to inquiries and promote a free, fun environment.” —Current Employee

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4. United Nations Foundation
What Is It: The UN Foundation builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and also works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach.
Hiring For: Public Affairs Media Intern, Community Associate, Talent Management Associate, Senior Consultant of the Digital Impact, Alliance, Program Manager, Global Health Advocacy Associate, Innovation Intern and more.
What Makes It Cool: “Good exposure to the foundation and to UN agencies in DC. Well-developed intern program includes lunchtime events with interns of other UN programs, led by professions in the fields of environmentalism, humanitarian/refugee efforts, development, etc. The offices are fancy and the other interns are fun!” —Former Intern

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5. APCO Worldwide
What Is It: APCO Worldwide is an independent, global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm.
Hiring For: Senior Director of Global Solutions, Senior Research Analyst, billing Accountant, Human Resources Intern, Project Assistant VP of Health Care Policy and more.
What Makes It Cool: “Truly a global, integrated firm – opportunity to work with people from different offices on any given account. Entrepreneurial culture that really gives you a chance to take risks, build a career path and have real ownership over your future. Commitment to women in leadership (APCO is majority woman owned) creates a real sentiment of limitless opportunity and empowerment.” —Current Employee

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6. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
What Is It: HHMI is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity.
Hiring For: Social Media Coordinator, Digital Project Manager, Investment Analyst, Web Application Developer, Digital Copyeditor, Media relations Manager, Production Coordinator, Senior Scientific Editor, Oracle Developer and more.
What Makes It Cool: “HHMI is a non-profit organization that operates in the spirit of excellence. What HHMI does well: Work-life balance, competitive salary, excellent benefits, transparency, diversity and inclusion, and a beautiful campus and facility.” —Current Program Assistant

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7. Capital One
What Is It: Capital One is a diversified banking company focused primarily on consumer and commercial lending and deposit origination.
Hiring For: Financial Advisor, Lead Teller, Branch Manager, Relationship Banker, Universal Branch Associate, Administrative Support, Senior Product Manager, Product Operations Associate, Principal Auditor, Senior Software Engineer, Lead Cyber Security Engineer and more.
What Makes It Cool: “Fantastic work/life balance, the ability to work remotely for some roles, fun work environment, great company culture and values, corporate citizenship and volunteerism, open communication, visibility to and from leadership, onsite campus amenities (cafes, gym, health center), great benefits, awesome people and opportunities for training and growth.” —Current Employee

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8. Aquent
What Is It: Aquent is about helping companies adapt to change, find new ways to work and stay competitive by staffing high-end creatives and web experts.
Hiring For: Content Manager, Brand Event Planner, Digital Content Specialist, Junior Digital Designer, Designer with Coding Experience, Scrum Master, Account Manager, Reporting & Analysis Manager, UX Designer and more.
What Makes It Cool: “They are your advocate when it comes to negotiating hourly rates and dealing with any issues. When you win they win. And they have access to big companies where there are opportunities to get hired full-time if that is what you are looking for. Lots of flexibility in terms of when to take time off, since essentially you only get paid for the hours you work, so really it’s up to you to make a good impression on your client, and to decide when your personal time is more important than getting paid.” —Former Project Manager

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9. Fannie Mae
What Is It: Fannie Mae is a leading source of financing for mortgage lenders, providing access to affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times.
Hiring For: Operations Risk Advisor, Lead Business Intelligence Officer, Market Insights Researcher, Technology Engineer, DevOps Manager, Internal Auditor, Lead Java Developer, Senior Marketing Manager and more.
What Makes It Cool: “To say it briefly, two of the best things about this employer are great pay and benefits. Regionally I think it was viewed as beeing a sought-after employer for this reason.” —Former People Manager

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