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Posted by Emily Moore

Last Updated October 31, 2017

Working at an established, legacy company has its benefits — but for some folks, you just can’t beat the excitement of working at a startup that’s on the up-and-up. Besides the constant innovation, you also get the chance to create an enormous amount of impact at work, wear many different hats and maybe even earn some coveted equity. If that sounds like a dream come true to you, we have a few companies you might like to see.

These employers may not have been around for decades, but they’ve already made a name for themselves. And while they’re successful today, they’re just getting started — check out their open positions now to get in on the excitement!

1. Scoop

Glassdoor Rating: 5.0

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA


Why You Should Join: Though the company’s just about two years old, Scoop has already made a significant impact. With a mission to “eliminate traffic and re-imagine transportation, giving life back to commuters and communities,” Scoop’s carpooling service has already reached one million carpools, partnered with large public transit organizations like BART and worked with companies like Tesla, Twitter and Cisco.

What Employees Say: “The leadership at Scoop promotes initiative, ownership and creates an environment that allows you to learn new skills. The product allows you to impact thousands of people every day, sometimes twice a day, with your work.” —Current Employee

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Glassdoor Rating: 3.9

Where Hiring: Everywhere! VIPKID lets remote ESL teachers work from home or anywhere else they like.

Why You Should Join: Since its launch in 2014, VIPKID has connected children around the world with top-notch ESL teachers for real-time, one-to-one online English immersion learning. Today, just three years later, the company serves a community of 200k+ paying students and 20k+ teachers in the US and Canada. Recently, the company raised $200 million in its D round of financing — so if you want to join a skyrocketing startup, apply today!

What Employees Say: "I get to work from home. Choose my hours and open my own availability. Meet and teach students from across the world. I can travel with my job, as long as there is a stable internet connection. It pays well... The company is always improving and willing to listen to suggestions from its teachers. The company has a real love for its teachers." —Current Employee

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3. Pivotal

Glassdoor Rating: 3.8

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Raleigh, NC; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO and more

Why You Should Join: With high-profile companies like General Electric, Ford and Microsoft pouring hundreds of millions into the organization, software and services company Pivotal prides itself on transforming how the world builds software. Pivotal counts over one-third of the Fortune 100 as clients, and has already been valued at $2.8 billion.

What Employees Say: “The company and people are top notch. You work with smart dedicated peers. The company has tremendous growth potential. Excellent work life balance.” —Current Employee

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4. Hudl

Glassdoor Rating: 4.5

Where Hiring: Lincoln, NE

Why You Should Join: Nebraska’s not exactly well-known for tech startups, but Hudl, a sports analysis software company, might just change that. Hudl has 5.8 million users, including 153K teams across 30+ sports, and 2,600+ D1 and Professional Teams. Notable clients include the United States National Soccer Teams and professional rugby teams in Australia. In 2016, Fast Company even named Hudl to their list of Most Innovative Companies.

What Employees Say: “Great place to grow a career. Hudl provides many opportunities for career advancement and development. Flat culture where you can talk honestly and openly to anyone. Everyone listens and trusts you to do your job… Hudl made me a better person.” —Former Software Engineer

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5. Index Exchange

Glassdoor Rating: 4.5

Where Hiring: New York, NY; San Francisco, CA

Why You Should Join: Previously known as Casale Media, this hot adtech startup rebranded in 2015 and has exploded in popularity since then. The company “has increased revenue by more than 100 percent year over year for the past three years,” according to Adweek, and “more than 3,000 domains use the company’s header-bidding technology.” To top it all off, their CEO was just named EY’s 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year in Digital Media and Marketing.

What Employees Say: “The company is growing very quickly, but you still feel noticed as an individual rather than a number. People here genuinely care about each other and it makes working at the company very enjoyable.” —Current Employee

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6. Starry

Glassdoor Rating: 4.9

Where Hiring: Boston, MA; New York, NY

Why You Should Join: Few of us rave about our internet providers — but Starry is setting out to change that. The company uses millimeter wave technology to deliver fast wifi at a cost-effective rate: just $50 per month. To date, Starry has raised $30 million to deliver on its vision to change the way people access the web.

What Employees Say: “Starry's vision is amazing. It's awesome to work for a company that has such a big bet on technology that can also change the entire market.” —Current Employee

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7. ThirdLove

Glassdoor Rating: 4.0

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Chico, CA

Why You Should Join: In the four years since its founding, ThirdLove’s revolutionary bra designs and proprietary technology have already rattled established players in the industry. So far, the company’s raised 13.6 million dollars, backed by companies like Andreesen Horowitz and IDG ventures, and their revenue is only trending up — sales from the first four months of 2017 exceeded total sales from all of 2016, reports Business Insider.

What Employees Say: “I've been blown away by the talent and character of everyone working at ThirdLove. The company embraces a positive and proactive approach , underpinned by an inherent trust in one another that ultimately culminates in a work environment that is autonomous, challenging and fun.” —Current Employee

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8. Entelo

Glassdoor Rating: 4.9

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; New York, NY

Why You Should Join: Entelo is making recruiting and hiring better with an innovate suite of products that leverage advanced technologies like data science, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to help organizations recruit more effectively. The company’s most recent product, Entelo Envoy, applies artificial intelligence to automate the sourcing process. Having banked a fresh funding round in June 2017, Entelo is growing rapidly and hiring for roles across all departments, including engineering, marketing, sales, customer support, operations and elsewhere.

What Employees Say: “Great people: kind, talented, diverse. This is the #1 pro. We have fun together while working hard… Management really cares. They're open to feedback and ask us for feedback every week. Great benefits (unlimited vacation, fully-paid medical, stipend toward classes, money toward gym membership, etc).” —Current Employee

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9. SendGrid

Glassdoor Rating: 4.8

Where Hiring: Denver, CO; Redwood City, CA

Why You Should Join: SendGrid, an eight-year-old email marketing company, made waves earlier this month when they filed for a $100 million IPO. Perhaps it comes as no surprise, considering that they reached a milestone of one trillion emails sent with their software this past March.

What Employees Say: “Growing and profitable. Right on the light rail. Awesome CEO. Trying to improve all the time. Protective of the culture. Care for employees. Free food and parking.” —Current Employee

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