Have you ever had “company envy”? When you’ve chatted with a friend who works for a cool company or you’ve visited the offices of the competition? We’ve all been there. You love your job but you cannot help but wonder “Is the grass greener on the other side?”
It’s easy to be envious of other companies’ benefits, perks, offices, bonuses and culture. After all, reading employees’ rave reviews on Glassdoor can give anyone company envy. If you’re already thinking about jumping ship from your current gig, check out these 11 companies with offerings and missions that are sure to make job seekers giddy.
Why It’s Cool: Viacom is home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in over 160 countries and territories. Viacom’s leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, SPIKE & more.
Where Hiring: New York, NY; Burbank, CA; Hollywood, CA & more.
What Roles: VP of Development Nick Preschool, Legal Assistant, Director of Contract Management, Coordinator of Music and Media Licensing, Receptionist, Art Director & more.
What Employees Say: “Great room for growth and a lot to learn. The company usually promotes within which is good. Also offers classes to learn.” —Current Inventory Analyst
Why It’s Cool: The NSA is the world leader in cryptology – the art and science of making and breaking codes. It is this expertise- from the people and technology- that allows the NSA to accomplish the goals of discovering adversaries’ secrets, protecting U.S. secrets, and outmaneuvering adversaries in cyberspace while at the same time protecting the privacy rights of the American people.
Where Hiring: Fort Meade, MD; Honolulu, HI; Springfield, VA; Denver, CO & more.
What Roles: Entry-Level Intelligence Analyst, Corporate Action Officer, Chinless Language Instructor, Data Steward, Data Engineer, Technical Writer, Chief of Staff, Business Technologist & more.
What Employees Say: “Talented people to work wit; with an in-house school and money for outside classes – lots of opportunities to get better at what you do. No need to change jobs to get a promotion or a raise. Lots of opportunity to travel if you like that. No need (and no ability) to check email or phone for messages on your off-time. Internal intranet and collaboration tools are a life-saver in getting things done.” —Current Chief Strategy and Innovation
Why It’s Cool: Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of over 55,000 courses taught by expert instructors.
Where Hiring: South San Francisco, CA
What Roles: Events Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, Senior Front-end Engineer, Instructor Marketing Copywriter, Recruiting Coordinator, PR Manager, Technical Support Escalation Specialist & more.
What Employees Say: “The overwhelming majority of people who work here are smart, kind, and committed to the mission. People trust each other, care about each other and the work at hand, and HR recently rolled out a whole slew of learning & development programs that have improved not only individual capability, but also culture (for instance, making direct feedback an institutional norm). On top of the annual $1500 ULearn budget for professional development, this has made Udemy an awesome place to learn on the job.” —Current Employee
Why It’s Cool: “ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. We hold an industry-leading inventory of resources and are one of the world’s largest integrated refiners, marketers of petroleum products and chemical manufacturers.”
Where Hiring: Joliet, IL; Houston, TX; Clinton, NJ; Gulf, TX & more.
What Roles: Cyber Security Red Team Lead, Environmental Engineer, Research Guidance and Valuation Advisor, Machinist, Process Technician, Field Mechanic Transportation & more.
What Employees Say: “Great opportunities for growth. Upward mobility. Great pay and benefits. Exciting and consuming work.” —Current Employee
Why It’s Cool: “Northside is so much more than just a hospital. It’s an extensive network of state-of-the-art facilities staffed with skilled, caring professionals who are dedicated to the health and wellness of the communities they serve. More than 2,500 physicians* on staff and more than 15,000 employees. Northside has nearly 2,500,000 patient encounters annually.”
Where Hiring: Athens, GA; Canton, GA; Cumming, GA & more.
What Roles: Catering Assistant, Oncology Clinical Care Associate, Clinical Education Program Coordinator, Nurse Clinician, Risk Management Registered Nurse, Medical Surgical Patient Care Tech, Medical Technologist, Pharmacist & more.
What Employees Say: “Wonderful, affordable benefits start after 30 days. Great sense of community among employees and supervisors. Clean, safe work environment. Excellent patient care.” —Current Registered Medical Assistant
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Why It’s Cool: “Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s broadcast content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms.”
Where Hiring: Seattle, WA; Dakota Dunes, SD; Madison, WI; Quincy, IL; Rochester, NY; Salt Lake City, UT & more.
What Roles: Product Manager, Local Sales Assistant, A/R Collector, Morning News Anchor, Photographer, Multimedia Journalist, Weekend Meteorologist & more.
What Employees Say: “It is a massive organization with tons of people, energy and moving parts. For the past five years, the company has been in aggressive expansion and growth mode, both through mergers and acquisitions and also through intensive internal development of personnel and departments. The company always goes above and beyond to make sure each station has the various tools and technology needed to win against the competition.” —Current Employee
Teach for America
Why It’s Cool: Teach For America’s mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate.
Where Hiring: Washington DC; New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; San Jose, CA; Chicago, IL & more.
What Roles: Recruitment Manager, Executive Director, Managing Director, K-12 Teacher, Development Director, Instructional Coach, Coordinator of Regional Operations, Communications and Marketing Associate, Managing Director of Individual Giving & more.
What Employees Say: “Mission driven organization that is working to solve for one of the most pressing social justice issues in our time. Inclusive organization and is reflective and seeks to continuously improve.” —Current Managing Director
Lam Research Corporation
Why It’s Cool: Lam Research Corp. is a trusted global supplier of innovative semiconductor manufacturing equipment and services to the world’s leading chipmakers. Lam’s advanced process technology is transforming the way semiconductor devices are made, with atomic-scale features that are more than 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand.
Where Hiring: Fremont, CA; Livermore, CA; Chandler, AZ; Tualatin, OR; Boise, ID & more.
What Roles: Supply Chain Business Manager, Production Test Technician, Systems Engineer, Assembler, Senior Software Architect, Product Engineer, Material Handler, Drafter/Designer, Learning Specialist, CSBG Reliant Intern & more.
What Employees Say: “The best thing about working at Lam is the people. I have worked at Lam for 20 years. The thing I like most about coming to work is the friendships I have formed in my 20 years at Lam. Lam also is a strong believer in a work-life balance. People at Lam work hard but are also able to enjoy their well deserved time off. Lam also does a lot of great things to support our local communities. For example, the Heart and Soles 5k race to support the YMCA and Boys and Girls club to help promote exercise and healthy eating for local youth.” —Current Program Manager
Bain & Company
Why It’s Cool: Bain is consistently voted as one of the best companies to work for. We continuously attract the very best candidates who, from day one, are encouraged to truly make an impact in a highly supportive environment. International opportunities abound and future career potential on joining Bain is second to none – whether within our senior management or among our extensive alumni network.
Where Hiring: Boston, MA; Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Houston, TX & more.
What Roles: Ecosystem Senior Specialist, Executive Assistant, Specialist of Global Advanced Analytics, Regional Finance Associate, Manager Assistant, Knowledge Specialist, Senior Coordinator of Global Recruiting & more.
What Employees Say: “While interviewing at Bain and researching the company I was highly skeptical about the raving reviews. I am happy to report that after working here for ~3 months, I LOVE BAIN – the company values are practiced and seen everyday; the environment is fun, supportive, and interesting; and the people are intelligent, caring, and, for the most part, all wonderful to be around. I hope to be at Bain for many years to come and can’t imagine a better work place.” —Current Manager Assistant
Why It’s Cool: “Forrester is one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world. Through proprietary research, data, custom consulting, exclusive executive peer groups, and events, the Forrester experience is about a singular and powerful purpose: to challenge the thinking of clients to help them lead change in their organizations.”
Where Hiring: Cambridge, MA; San Francisco, CA; Nashville, TN; Chicago, IL & more.
What Roles: Account Executive, Research Associate, Business Analyst, Pricing Analyst, Data Business Development Director, B2B Technology Vertical Sector Lead, Senior Systems Architect, Director of Sales Enablement & more.
What Employees Say: “What makes the Forrester experience iconic? Curiosity. People here are insatiably curious – about colleagues, clients, their potential, and the future. Most importantly, I feel heard and valued. My best days at work are spent trading ideas with people much smarter than me – everyone contributes and the discussion crackles with passion, intelligence, respect, and accountability. My manager trusts me to use my best judgement, coaches me to stretch myself, and is respectful of the need for work/life flexibility. In short, I am treated like a professional.” —Current Employee
Why It’s Cool: “More than 200,000 dedicated professionals work to advance Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to delivering a healthier tomorrow. Whether you sit on the clinical, technical, or business side of Kaiser, we’re always exploring our potential — as teams and as individuals. With the freedom to pursue career paths and educational opportunities that match your ambitions, you’ll challenge yourself to reach new heights and feel empowered to make a difference.”
Where Hiring: Oakland, CA; South San Francisco, CA; Tacoma, WA; Clackamas, OR; Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; Jonesboro, GA & more.
What Roles: Data Consultant, Research Associate, Social Media Analytics Senior Project Manager, Senior Surgical Technician, Contract operations Analyst, Speech Therapist Specialist, Construction Staff Project Manager, Executive Account Manager, Director of Finance & more.
What Employees Say: “It is a huge company. There are many opportunities or moving around within the company. There are many functional group/ departments, you will definitely find one you feel comfortable to work in.” —Former Senior Business Consultant