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You’re fresh out of school and ready to hit the ground running in your first job post-college.
But, uhhh… where do you start?
These 19 companies are just what you’re looking for. They have awesome cultures, brag-worthy perks, and plenty of room for you to learn, grow, and advance in your newfound career. And, we haven’t even gotten to the best part: They currently have tons of great job opportunities for new grads just like you.
So, tailor that resume of yours and prepare to find your perfect launching point into the “real-world.”
Amazon is known as a place consumers can buy just about anything, and where employees are empowered to invent and think up new ideas that delight customers.
At Amazon, managers act more like mentors and challenge employees—yes, even the new ones—to think big and own their projects. And when you do, there’s plenty of room for you to advance within the company. “The career development opportunities here are just as expansive as Amazon’s online marketplace. Every role, every subject area, countries around the world—it’s limitless,” shares Lauren Manibusan, Senior Financial Analyst.
2. Dun & Bradstreet
Dun & Bradstreet helps grow valuable business relationships by uncovering important patterns in industry data and delivering analytical insight to its global network of customers and partners.
Transitioning to a full-time job can be a rude awakening after the more spread out schedule you enjoyed in college. Fortunately, Dun & Bradstreet supports adequate work-life balance for employees—including flexible work schedules and the ability to telecommute from anywhere in the world. For example, if the family is in town—or out of town—employees are free to work in the way that works best for them.
4. Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo is a diversified community-based financial services company with a vision to satisfy customer’s financial needs and help them succeed financially.
Wells Fargo isn’t just somewhere that you can land a job. It’s an organization where you can truly grow a career. The company’s learn-and-grow management style prepares, then pushes, its employees to excel. With trust, assistance, and advocacy from leadership, every employee has tremendous mobility to quickly advance careers and ideas.
5. Marsh & McLennan Companies
Marsh & McLennan helps clients identify new opportunities by addressing the full range of risks, facilitating capital flows, and overcoming barriers to investment.
With a ton of camaraderie, plenty of in-office celebrations, and an emphasis on giving back to the community, there’s tons to love about working at Marsh. But, above all else, Marsh employees appreciate the culture of support for people of all different backgrounds. There are several business resource groups, including a veterans group, one for rising professional women, and groups designed to address ethics and diversity issues. These networks highlight the company’s mission to create an open, welcoming space for everyone.
6. U.S. BMW Group Companies
U.S. BMW Group is a nation-leading luxury and performance automotive distribution company, transforming extraordinary ideas into exceptional driving machines.
Even if you’re brand new in your career, you can rest assured that you’ll have a voice in the BMW office. The company’s management value every employee’s decision and opinion. Leadership openly communicates specific goals, removes roadblocks, and provides accessible tools and motivational guidance to achieve them, allowing employees the autonomy and flexibility to hit the target and make their own distinct mark in the industry.
Employees at AT&T are given an immense amount of opportunities to jumpstart their careers. AT&T offers staff the chance to rotate through various aspects of the company, from engineering to marketing.
Think you know what you’re in for with a job at AT&T? The company might just surprise you—just as it’s done for many existing employees. “I always thought AT&T was very old-fashioned and wouldn’t meet my millennial needs. But after researching companies after graduating, I realized that AT&T had so many opportunities in areas that I love,” shares Lauren Schleyer, Senior Social Media Manager.
GLG provides professional educational platforms that connect industry experts—changing the way the world’s business leaders learn and share information.
What do you need to catch GLG’s attention as a job applicant? Demonstrate that you’re naturally curious with a propensity for not only asking questions—but actually seeking out the answers. Since a love of learning is the founding function of the entire company, any applicant must share the same passion, coming up with creative, outside-the-box solutions to client issues in order to make themselves, and the company, essential to every success.
9. The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group aims to promote adventure on the open road by providing insurance, travel, and financial services while lobbying for fair driving laws and safer vehicles.
The Auto Club Group is all about offering its employees job autonomy. The company believes that by allowing people to operate in the ways they feel best benefit them, everyone is able to grow and succeed at their own rate. In this way, the company grows leaders by example instead of by instruction.
Lucid created the world’s largest programmatic survey exchange. Providing real-time behavioral insights at scale, it empowers its partners to make data-backed decisions with speed and accuracy.
Having doubled in size and revenue for two straight years, and with similar expectations for the future, Lucid is a company that is constantly evolving—employees are encouraged to grow with the business and take on new roles and learn new skills to drive Lucid’s success. And Lucid is committed to hiring from within and helping new grads grow in their careers. This year they had an 8 person intern class with students from around the world, 4 of which stayed on part-time this fall. And if that’s not enough, their Chief of Staff Vignesh Krishnan started as an intern. So you can see it’s a company who takes pride in retaining talent and helping their employees reach their goals.
11. Success Academy Charter Schools
Success Academy is the highest-performing free public charter school network in New York City, operating 46 schools and serving 15,000 students in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
Everybody who works at Success Academy has a true passion for education and a belief in the organization’s admirable mission. “My school is actively changing the educational narrative for kids in my community. I’m very confident that the kids I teach will be ready to go to college, and that’s what I love about my job. I really feel I’m making a difference in the lives of the kids I see every day,” explains Katie Huntington, Fifth Grade Science Teacher.
12. Viral Launch
Viral Launch’s aim is to equip sellers with powerful insights and tools, enabling them to source the most profitable products, launch effectively, and dominate on Amazon.
Don’t expect that “big brother is always watching” mentality in the Viral Launch office. There’s an inherent trust between management and employees—people are expected to work hard without being told what to do, yet they’re given the leeway to manage their own time. When employees want to take a break in the meditation room to refocus or shoot some hoops to decompress, they’re able to do so with freedom and autonomy.
13. Taco Bell
A subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Taco Bell and its franchise organizations serve over 42 million customers each week through its restaurants and delivery ordering services.
Want perks? You’ll feel right at home in the Taco Bell office. In addition to a fully functional gym with trainers who hold group classes, there’s also an on-site salon that offers massages and hair and nail appointments, a dry-cleaning and laundry service with desk-delivery, car washes, and a day care for staff members with children.
15. Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the global intelligence, technology, and human expertise they need to find trusted information in areas from finance and law to government and media.
Fun and education are two paramount fundamentals of the Thomson Reuters culture. The company feels it’s important to provide opportunities for people of like mind and interest to interact outside of work. So it organizes business resource group activities and meet-ups that include events like lectures and lunches or happy hours and musical performances.
Bankrate is a one-stop resource for personal finance needs, dedicated to demystifying complex and important financial choices while providing accurate information so users can be smart about money.
New and established employees alike appreciate the spirit of collaboration that permeates the Bankrate office. “What I love most about working at Bankrate is my access to company leaders. I constantly engage with seasoned leaders who are genuinely invested in mentoring, advising, and encouraging new employees like myself,” shares an Acquisition Analyst.
Facebook is the largest social media network, enabling over a billion users to openly connect with friends and family, share content, and discover the world.
Facebook deeply invests in the professional advancement and well being of its people. In addition to receiving career guidance and quality training for futures at Facebook and beyond, employees have the flexibility to set personalized work schedules—measuring progress by impact not hours. Plus, all team members feel like their work makes a direct impact on the experiences of Facebook’s many users.
18. Houston-The City With No Limits
The Greater Houston Partnership’s mission is to make the Houston region the best place to live, work, and build a business.
The Partnership is a place for community-minded business leaders to gather and become involved in Houston’s positive growth and help influence the direction of the city’s future. Through the dedicated efforts of its members, the Partnership addresses Houston’s unique challenges and champions the continued growth and success of the region.