As the saying goes, 50 is the new 30. Things like your confidence, relationships and happiness all seem to spike when you hit the big five-oh. And your career is no exception. No matter if you’re getting back into the game after a break or just hoping to shake things up a bit, your fifties are a great time to make a career move.
While many companies benefit from the tenacity and know-how of experienced workers, several go above and beyond to make the workplace inclusive and welcoming for all ages. The 12 companies highlighted below have all signed AARP’s pledge to recruit and support workers of diverse age groups — and they’re looking for candidates to fill open positions!
Company Rating: 3.8
Where Hiring: Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Knoxville, TN; Los Angeles, CA; Montvale, NJ; New York, New York and many more
What Roles: Manager of People & Change, Senior Associate or IT Assurance, Director of Oil & Gas Strategy, Senior Associate, Tax Senior Associate of Corporate Tax, Audit Senior Associate & more
What Employees Say: “Plenty of opportunity to ladder up and lattice across the org to gain experience and breadth. Predictable raises in the base comes with consistent performance. Depending on org will see good work/life balance and work arrangement flexibility.” —Current Associate Director
Company Rating: 4.3
Where Hiring: Lewisburg, PA
What Roles: Project Engineer, Custodial Section Supervisor, Community Director, ID Monitor, Financial Services Office Specialist, Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Studies, Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic & more.
What Employees Say: “Great co-workers. Beautiful campus. Wonderful benefits. Student body active and engaged with campus life and interested in personal development as a means for career success. Creative freedom. Great work/life balance.” —Former Assistant Director
Company Rating: 3.7
Where Hiring: Philadelphia, PA; Hannibal, MO; Minneapolis, MN; Minnetonka, MN and more
What Roles: Global eCommerce Experience Manager, R&D Technician, Supply Chain Development Analyst, Fixed Asset Analyst, Compensation Director, Logistics Supply Planner, Credit Analyst, Mid-West Field Marketing Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “Opportunity to grow as a leader in a best practice environment with incredibly smart, talented colleagues. This is a company that truly is invested in 'doing the right thing all the time', one of its core values[...] A great place to work for a global company and learn how to run a business and build brands from one of the very best operators in the industry.” —Current Employee
Company Rating: 3.9
Where Hiring: Andover, MA; Peapack, NJ; Saint Louis, MO; San Diego, CA; Kalamazoo, MI; Groton, CT; Collegeville, PA; Boston, MA; New York, NY & more.
What Roles: Director Project Management, Sr. Scientist of Protein Engineering, Administrative Assistant, Senior Director/Team Lead, Clinical Project Manager of Vaccines, Business Operations Specialist-Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “Will[ing] to be flexible and reasonable with my time and my needs as an employee. Passionate and driven company with a strong goal to care for others no matter what the circumstance. Cares for their employees just as much as their clients.” —Current Client Services Coordinator
Company Rating: 4.5
Where Hiring: Seattle, WA; Spokane, WA
What Roles: Senior Business Analyst, Workforce Strategy & Planning Manager, Controller,
Vice President of Product Management, Procurement Manager, Chief of Staff to the CEO, SEM Manager, Country Launch Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “Rover is at a really great stage right now. Employees are able to have a huge impact, experience a ton of ownership and have the ability to leave a mark on the business. At the same time the company is large enough to offer some structure, organization, and support which enables a much better environment. We are basically solving similar problems as Uber, AirBnB and others but at a much earlier stage, smaller company. The current environment combines the positive aspects of a start up culture with the mentorship and upper mobility of a larger company.” —Current Employee
Company Rating: 3.6
Where Hiring: Lena, LA; Salt Lake City, UT; La Grande, OR; Chester, SC; Florien, LA; Medford, OR; Westfield, MA and more
What Roles: Inside Sales Representative, Safety Specialist, Material Handler, Industrial Engineer, Safety Coordinator, Commodity Product Manager, Counsel, Shift Supervisor, Shipping Technician I & more.
What Employees Say: “Laid back environment, very egalitarian. PTO was more than reasonable and the hours were the same everyday. Sales is empowered to negotiate prices even at low levels. Mistakes are expected and the management is more interested in solving the problem than finding who is to blame.” —Former Sales Management Trainee
Company Rating: 3.9
Where Hiring: Huntington, WV
What Roles: RN, Infection Preventionist, Medical Assistant, EKG Tech, Clinic LPN, Physician Assistant, Clinical Coordinator, Anesthesia Tech, OR Attendant, Pharmacy Tech & more.
What Employees Say: “Great Pay and Benefits. This is a union hospital and is one of the best there is[.] I currently moved away or I'd still be there. [Worked] there 8 years.” —Former CNA
Company Rating: 3.6
Where Hiring: Neenah, WI; New Milford, CT; Corinth, MS; Atlanta, GA; Maumelle, AR; and many more
What Roles: Strategic Analyst, Executive Assistant, Business Development Manager, Category Development Manager, Operations Supervisor, Senior Manager Product Safety, Distribution Consultant, Plant Operational Excellence Leader & more.
What Employees Say: “K-C realizes that to have a strong business you need strong employees, so they encourage you to increase your skills and become a better leader. They offer quite a few professional development courses and allow performing employees to move on to new jobs every 18 months.” —Former Senior Treasury Analyst
Company Rating: 3.5
Where Hiring: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; San Luis Obispo, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Southampton, NY and more
What Roles: Senior Regional Marketing Specialist, Software Implementation Specialist, Sales Development Representative, Customer Support Associate, Media and Communications Specialist, Training Content Specialist, Senior Data Reporting Specialist & more.
What Employees Say: “Excellent place to work and software to use. Their set of core values is really inspiring to hear from such a large company. Humble and Helpful is my personal favorite. There is a strong sense of care for customers and their well-being not just about profits.” —Current Tech Support Specialist
10. United Way
Company Rating: 3.6
Where Hiring: Alexandria, VA; Charleston, SC; Missoula, MT; Richmond, VA; Saint Louis, MO and more
What Roles: Policy Analyst, Content Manager, Campaign Executive - Resource Development, Facilities Specialist, Financial Coach, SVP and Chief Development Officer, Director of Corporate Engagement, Marketing Manager & more.
What Employees Say: “The people who work here are smart, friendly, warm and committed. We are doing really amazing work. We are trying to break the cycle of poverty and I can't imagine something I would rather be working toward.” —Current Employee
Company Rating: 4.0
Where Hiring: Columbia, SC; Lusby, MD; Richmond, VA; Waterford, CT and more
What Roles: Engineer III, Customer Projects Designer I, Nuclear Engineer III, Supervisor of Gas Operations - Transmissions, Business Systems Analyst & more.
What Employees Say: “Honestly this place feels like a second home when you are an employee here. Everyone gets [along] with each other. The workload is very well balanced. There are plenty of benefits and the management is very easy to talk to. As long as you are willing to work and not be absent-minded then this company should be an option for you.” —Current Engineer II
12. Atlantic Health
Company Rating: 3.5
Where Hiring: Florham Park, NJ; Morristown, NJ; Newton, NJ & more
What Roles: Registrar, Scheduler, Medicaid Account Rep, Adolescent Psychiatrist, Business Coordinator, Manager, Mental Health Assistant, Regulatory Compliance Associate, PD Security Officer, PD Transporter & more.
What Employees Say: “Excellent benefits. Some of the best healthcare coverage you will find for very minimal out of pocket costs. An awesome network of physicians to choose from too. Lots of perks (phone bill discounts, gifts every year for company-wide accomplishments, ice cream days!) Generally a well-oiled machine. Processes set in place, plenty of guidelines to follow. It makes getting work done easy.” —Current Clinical Lab Assistant