20 Companies Where You Can Bring Your Big Ideas to Life

When it comes to your job, you’re not content with doing the same thing day in and day out. You want to head into work each morning knowing you’re working towards something major and pushing for change in your industry.

Well, you’re in luck, because these 20 companies give you the opportunity to do just that. They’re all committed to being innovative in a major way, are all awesome places to work, and—bonus!—are all hiring right now.

So, take a look at what these companies are doing, send in your application, and start looking forward to work every day.

With operations in 30 countries across the world, Metabiota is a comprehensive epidemiological risk modeling platform that helps protect global health.

Metabiota is transforming the way we combat infectious disease threats. Using data and insights from their foundation in science, they help corporations and companies identify and transfer the risk of these complex biological threats. All that, plus they embrace their entrepreneurial spirit and encourage employees to work cross-functionally in true startup fashion.

Unruly disrupts traditional advertising technology methods. Backed by a major media organization, Unruly has the stability of an established corporation with the energy of a startup.

Unruly embraces their startup vibes with a culture of transparency and collaboration. Since they work in an always changing industry, they emphasize employees working together and being creative. “The video advertising and technology space is changing constantly. Even if you think you’re an expert, something can change the next day. That kind of growth in the industry gets me excited about coming to work at Unruly,” says Ken Suh, EVP, Global Business Development.

kWantera aims to alter the way energy is bought, sold, and consumed by creating programs that provide lower costs for buyers and higher profitability for sellers.

When it comes to creative ideas, kWantera knows that the best ones come from freethinkers. So, the company’s leadership trusts employees to complete the jobs they were hired to do without question—while encouraging them to follow their own paths to success. “I love that kWantera gives me the opportunity to explore new areas of the business whenever I feel interested in doing so,” adds Matineh Eyb Poosh, Energy Data Scientist.

Digital Trends aims to demystify technology and make the digital world less intimidating. The company seeks to publish content that everyone can enjoy and understand.

“I love how, if I come into work with a new idea, Digital Trends gives me the resources I need to make that idea happen. The company rewards those who take initiative,” shares Drew Prindle, Emerging Technologies Editor. Indeed, it’s that supportive, empowering, and welcoming culture and a strong emphasis on freedom and autonomy that Digital Trends’ employees appreciate the most.

Cree leads innovation in light fixtures, bulbs, and LED components to bring the world better lighting options that leave less of a financial and environmental footprint.

Micromanagement isn’t something you’ll find at Cree. Once employees understand the fast pace and mission of building a more efficient, sustainable future, leaders step back and operate like any other team member—moving about the production floor, bouncing ideas around, and sharing managerial wisdom. This facilitator-like relationship allows people to think beyond their job titles so major achievements are truly group efforts.

Bionic is an army of entrepreneurs igniting growth revolutions inside the world’s largest companies.

How do people describe what life is like at Bionic?  “It’s a place full of individuals, makers, thinkers, and explorers who want to discover and share in the experience of work—and not just to come in to do a ‘job,’ ” says J. Alex Dalessio, Entreprenur. The team definitely has an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passionate and intellectually curious vibe courses throughout the company.

From Virgin Media and Time, Inc. to McGraw Hill Education, Elastic Path develops the most sophisticated enterprise e-commerce platform, helping clients create innovative customer experiences.

Developing a visionary e-commerce platform requires some creative employees who are excited about their work. Fortunately, everybody at Elastic Path is truly thrilled to be there. “What gets me excited about Elastic Path is working with innovative people who brainstorm creative, collaborative work, educating the public on how to use our products more robustly,” adds the company’s Product Education Manager.

Periscope helps engineers navigate the unprecedented amount of data in the world, receiving millions in venture capital backing from tech giants Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Google Ventures.

When it comes to what Periscope looks for in job candidates, the company wants people who are eager to learn and tackle tough challenges. And, for good reason. Periscope is an incredibly innovative company that isn’t interested in moving slowly. “At Periscope, we like to throw you in the deep end—and then teach you how to swim. We don’t want to slowly push people until they’re comfortable,” shares Jason Freidman, Software Engineer.

Philips is a leading health tech company, improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum—from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment, and home care.

And with a brand promise of “Innovation and You,” Philips doesn’t just think of innovation as fun, they use innovation to change lives. Whether that’s creating new products based on the latest technology or using unique marketing tactics, Philips takes innovation seriously.

Rocket Speed is a fast-growing mobile gaming startup, specialized in social casino games and powered by small teams of highly talented individuals with a passion for continual learning.

Those small teams are what makes Rocket Speed so nimble, something Principal Engineer Hasham Ali knows well. As the crafter of new prototypes, Hasham is always thinking on his feet. “The speed and flexibility that we have here is one of my favorite things,” says Hasham Ali, Principal Engineer.

Specializing in WiFi enabled smart thermostats for residential and commercial use, ecobee provides a simple method for conserving costs and the environment.

“The common thread of culture that weaves its way through ecobee is the belief that good ideas come from everywhere,” shares Alan Hietala, Lead Front-end Architect. Yes, the company definitely values collaboration. Whether it’s the common sight of a co-founder discussing solutions with technicians, the ease of finding test volunteers, or the open-ended yearly stipend for self-improvement, employees at ecobee are empowered by a system of teamwork and support.

Synaptics is a human-interface company. Founded in 1986, Synaptics developed the first touch-pad and has been instrumental in enabling the ecosystem of ubiquitous personal devices that exists today.

And as the leader of touch and authentication technology for personal electronics, an already high-growth area, Synaptics is poised for continued growth. “If you look at the types of products that we’ve made in the past and how we’ve been swinging above our weight for a long time, it’s clear we have a really big chance to continue making a huge impact on the world,” says Fred Caldwell, Director of Corporate Development.

Label Insight helps brands, retailers—and ultimately consumers—unlock the power of product data. By changing the way customers and companies interact, the organization provides complete transparency.

As a company, Label Insight arms leading research with necessary data to drive change across the food industry. But, as much as the organization values transparency for consumers, it applies that same value to its employees. Every Friday, Label Insight hosts a company-wide 360 meeting. Teams video conference between both offices to talk about the successes and challenges of the week, as well as goals for the future.

TrackMaven is a competitive intelligence platform that provides digital marketers with the analysis they need to build great brands.

According to its team, TrackMaven offers a lot of great perks and work benefits (don’t get us started on the adorable office Corgi), but the thing that keeps employees coming back everyday is the inspiring work itself. TrackMaven is a collection of employees who are all working together to shatter the perception of marketing technology—and create true innovation in the world of marketing.

Signifyd is changing e-commerce for merchants—removing risk and eliminating fraud—using real-time machine learning that allows business to accept more orders without fraud or chargeback losses.

Disrupting a trillion dollar shift from retail to e-commerce is no easy task, but Signifyd is changing how businesses do business. Signifyd’s Guaranteed Fraud Protection doesn’t just calculate risk for e-commerce companies, it eliminates it all together. They’re so confident in their machine learning and risk assessment that they guarantee their judgments with their own money. Now that’s putting your money where your mouth is.

CSAA Insurance Group is one of the top 20 personal property and casualty insurance groups in the United States, offering protection to nearly 17 million AAA members.

Don’t think innovation and insurance go hand in hand? Think again. With the advent of self-driving cars and the popularity of ride sharing programs, CSAA Insurance Group is tasked with the duty of pushing the envelope and changing the traditional ways providers insure against risk. “We’re really pushing innovation. It’s our goal to stay ahead of the game so we can anticipate what our customers will need,” says Caitlin Ceglowski, Senior Casualty Specialist.

FBI personnel are offered unique professional development opportunities to advance in their careers. Employees can take virtual classes or temporary case assignments at offices around the country.

Don’t worry, they’re not all super serious like the reputation that precedes them. In fact, employees come from all different backgrounds, and the agency works to fit each person with the branch that will best fit their unique skill set.

natrel is a unique healthcare advertising agency leveraging emotive communication strategies and big data to unearth the soul of each client’s individual brand.

At natrel, they don’t just wonder, question, and probe—they engage, act, and innovate, exploring the possibilities of creating something truly different. As evident in its branding philosophy, Bilateral Branding℠, natrel takes brands beyond their features and benefits—uniting their intellectual and emotional properties to create powerful, enduring relationships. To the company, this is what it means to “differentiate, differently.”

Symphony makes the exchange of sensitive business content more secure and efficient through multi-channel communication platforms that enhance company collaboration.

At Symphony, each employee is encouraged to take ownership of their particular vertical, giving each and every team member the freedom to work in an entrepreneurial environment. Symphony employees take pride in knowing each and every contribution is key to reaching the office and company-wide goals. “If you feel up for building influential software for influential companies, give Symphony a try,” adds a Symphony Front-End Software Engineer.

BRPH is an in-house architectural and engineering firm with over 50 years of offering unique and innovative designs for a full spectrum of industries.

BRPH provides clients a higher level of collaboration because of their in-house team. And it seems to make quite the difference, as a majority of their projects are with repeat clients. “What I really love about BRPH is that our work really speaks for itself. Over 80% of our projects come from repeat clients, which speaks a lot about our team. We always strive to become the trusted advisors for all of our clients,” says Diana Cheung, Project Manager.

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About Richard Moy

Richard Moy
Richard Moy is a Content Marketing Writer at Stack Overflow. He has spent the majority of his career in talent management, including a stint as a full-cycle recruiter and hiring manager. In addition to the career advice he contributes to The Muse, he also writes test prep and higher education marketing content for The Economist. Say hi on Twitter @rich_moy.

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