By Mohammed Farooq
If you’re looking to join a company that lets you be yourself and cultivates creativity, here are nine great organizations you need to check out. They all prioritize the free flow of ideas and allow your creative side to run wild.
Zappos is an online shoe and clothing retailer whose number one priority is company culture. It places a strong emphasis on cultural fit when hiring people, and new employees are offered $2,000 if they feel the job isn’t for them. One of Zappos’ core values is to be adventurous, creative, and open-minded. Even its customer service representatives don’t have to follow scripts or abide by time limits on their calls. The only aim is to wow the customers with creativity and presence of mind. Check out the openings at Zappos.
ServiceNow is a software company that develops enterprise cloud computing solutions to help companies manage digital workflows. Its offerings include service mapping, cloud and portfolio management, edge encryption, performance analytics, service portal designer, visual task boards, and configuration management database. ServiceNow is a people-centric company that “makes work better for people—including our own.” Its culture encourages employees to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and growing. Check out the openings at ServiceNow.
Tesla is one of the leading electric car and clean energy companies in the world. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted last year that, to be hired at the firm, “educational background is irrelevant, but all must pass a hardcore coding test.” Musk encourages his employees to think outside the box and is always eager to anticipate future trends. Elon also allows his employees to share their ideas freely to improve innovation in the company. Check out the openings at Tesla.
Quantcast is an advertising company that specializes in AI-driven real-time advertising, audience insights, and measurement. Quantcast champions its people and their ideas. According to one Quantcast insider, “Folks who are hungry for challenges, energized by a collaborative environment, and not afraid to get their hands dirty are going to be really successful here.” Check out the openings at Quantcast.
Autodesk is an innovative tech company that makes 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. It also helps businesses prepare their workforces for the future by upskilling and training them in the latest technologies, including automation and artificial intelligence. Autodesk’s vision is to help people imagine, design, and make a better world by leveraging innovative tools and having the best people in their industry creating new technologies. And this vision to help people imagine begins with its own people—the firm wants creative people to help it build the future of design. Check out the openings at Autodesk.
Squarespace is a website building and hosting company that empowers individuals and businesses to build their online presence. Squarespace strives to help people with creative ideas stand out and succeed. Squarespace is one of the most open, accepting, and supportive places to work. One of its core values is “protect creativity.” According to the company, “Ideas are fragile and require space to develop and grow. We believe creativity is critical to our success, and we seek to protect it as we develop new directions for our product.” Check out the openings at Squarespace.
Workday is an on-demand enterprise cloud solutions provider for finance, HR, planning, and spend management. It ranks No. 18 in The Just 100—Forbes’ list of the “Companies Leading the New Era of Responsible Capitalism.” One of Workday’s core values is innovation. The company says it “loves to test new features, dream up big ideas, and create original approaches.” So, if you want to join a company where everyone is valued, heard, inspired, and encouraged to innovate, Workday should definitely be on your list. Check out the openings at Workday.
Clover builds customized point-of-sale systems for small and mid-sized businesses. It works on complex financial systems that require state-of-the-art technology and processes hundreds of billions of transactions a year. Clover allows its employees to take their ideas and run with them if they have the drive to get them done. In fact, it looks for people who are smart and willing to find solutions to complex problems in the finance industry. Check out the openings at Clover.
9. Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott is one of the most popular fashion designers in the world. In 2002, she started Kendra Scott, LLC, which sells jewelry, personalized gifts, and more. Since its inception, KS has focused on three core values: family, fashion, and philanthropy. KS believes that its employees are the heart and soul of its brand. At Kendra Scott, fashion meets innovation, and employees are constantly encouraged to push the boundaries of fashion and design. Check out the openings at Kendra Scott.
Mohammed Farooq is the Marketing Manager at iTeleCenter. A cloud-based virtual phone system designed for small businesses and entrepreneurs, iTeleCenter makes remote working a breeze. Work from anywhere with your existing devices, no matter where you are, increasing productivity on the go!