Ditch the Cube: These 5 Companies With Amazing Offices are Hiring Right Now
Updated 9/8/16: The Graphic Design Intern at Zappos and Sustainability Associate at Method are no longer available, but Like The Penny Hoarder Jobs on Facebook to stay up to date with other openings — jobs go fast!
Millennials are well-aware the days of the dull, gray, depressing “Office Space” cubicle are fading. We know what we want in a workspace, and it’s better than that.
Whether it’s an open floor plan, exotic decor or simply the freedom to make a space our own, we want to love where we work. Companies all over the country are figuring this out, and are advertising the beauty of their offices as much as the strength of benefits packages.
These five companies boast some seriously cool offices you’ll love -- and they’re hiring right now!
1. Junior Copywriter With J. Walter Thompson
JWT is an over-150-year-old international advertising agency headquartered in New York.
The company is praised for its colorful open-floor office, which encourages the meeting of creative minds. No private offices in the space mean everyone kind of works as equals, so get comfortable!
The agency is hiring for several creative positions, including a junior copywriter. In this full-time position, you’ll write copy for broadcast, print, digital and social media content for the agency’s various clients.
The position requires one year of experience as an employee or intern. To apply, follow the link here.
2. Graphic Design Intern at Zappos
The online shoe retailer is looking for a visual design intern to join its Las Vegas-based team for the summer of 2017. If you’re a graphic design major or just have a strong handle on design, apply now.
If you’re not based near Vegas, housing is available! Interns are also paid hourly and receive the same 40% discount all Zapponians enjoy.
You’ll work on website design projects, as well as marketing, internal projects and more.
Instead of the clean, modern look of many internet companies, Zappos encourages a bit of creative, organized chaos in its office.
The space sticks to traditional cubicle design and encourages employees to make their mark both on their individual space and on conference rooms. Take a free tour, and you’ll likely see everything from paper-mâché fireplaces to signs and streamers for every holiday.
3. Sustainability Associate at Method
You’re probably familiar with Method’s sustainable cleaning products. They’re the ones in the elegant, minimalist bottles on shelves in Target, Lowe’s, Safeway, Whole Foods and most grocery stores.
The company is hiring a full-time, San Francisco-based sustainability associate.
This associate will collect and report sustainability metrics, support new product development and handle ingredient assessment and third-party certifications.
Located in San Francisco’s financial district, the Method HQ is proud to #keepitweird. The colorful, sleek office mirrors the company’s beautiful products and encourages innovation and creativity.
Plus, everyone works reception once a month, “costumes welcome.”
You’ll welcome office guests and answer phones alongside a co-worker you don’t normally work with, so you can see the business from a different perspective.
To apply for this position, you should have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field and one to three years’ experience. Apply here.
Note: If you get an interview, they will certainly ask you, “How will you keep Method weird?”
4. Communications Manager at TNTP
The Brooklyn-based education nonprofit is looking for a communications manager to work from home (anywhere in the U.S.) or in-house at the TNTP central office.
The position involves writing for TNTP’s Publications Department, including blog posts, reports, op-ed, internal communications, concepts for infographics, social media content and more.
- Competitive pay
- 100% employee medical coverage, plus majority of costs for partner/children
- Dental, vision and life insurance
- Parenting benefits
- 403(b) retirement plan with employer match
The small Brooklyn Heights headquarters encourages an inclusive environment where employees are “encouraged to bring their whole selves to work each day.” The cozy space also helps you connect with a clean, open floor plan.
5. Gintern With ILoveGin
No, that’s not a typo. This is an internship all about drinking gin.
The monthly gin and tonic club -- your G&T has a club! -- ILoveGin is hiring a Gintern to travel around the U.K. and parts of Europe sampling new gins and tonics.
And you’ll get paid to do it.
This is a part-time, work-from-home position beginning in early 2017 that requires travel.
Your workspace could be a craft gin maker in Edinburgh one day and a launch event for tonic water in London the next. The internship lasts about six months, with the opportunity to move into a full-time position.
You need to be at least 18 years old, live in the U.K., hold a driver’s license, love gin and know a good G&T when you taste one.
The position offers a salary up to £20,000 (US$26,225), the ability to set your own hours, “lots of free gin” and “more free G&Ts!”
Are you salivating yet? If you’re interested and qualified, apply here.
Your Turn: Have you seen any open jobs in cool offices lately?
With research from Kaitlyn Perta, an editorial fellow at The Penny Hoarder.
Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).