The LinkedIn Top Companies | Startups are Hiring Now

November 2, 2017

We launched the Top Companies | Startups list, a new extension of our annual Top Companies list which maps the most wanted companies by job seekers. This new edition focuses on startups and maps the top 50 industry disruptors, from beauty to biotech companies, attracting talent now.

These companies are growing quickly, attracting top talent and redefining the way we work. The highest ranked companies include Uber (#1), Airbnb (#2), WeWork (#3), Lyft (#4) and Slack (#5). You can check out the complete U.S. Top Companies | Startups list here.

Whether you’re interested in cybersecurity or retail, we’ve got you covered and are breaking down what it takes to get hired at one of the companies on the list. You might be closer than you think to your next opportunity.

Tip 1: These Companies are Hiring – Uncover It!

With rapid employee growth rates year-over-year – Rubrik (+196%), Flexport (+136%) and Convoy (+138%), to name a few – this group is always on the lookout for the best and brightest talent. Hiring the right talent keeps these companies at the top of their game – and who knows, you may be the missing puzzle piece.

To kick off your search, take a look at openings that might be right for you on LinkedIn Jobs. Don’t know where to start? Companies on the list with the highest number of open positions include: Uber (#1), Lyft (#4), WeWork (#3), Katerra (#28), Houzz (#9) and Dropbox (#8).

And don’t forget that your network is one of the best ways to find your way in to a new opportunity – take note of connections who work at the company you’re interested in or in a related field, and consider reaching out to learn more about what it takes to be a standout candidate. You never know what doors might open by starting a simple conversation.

Tip 2: Find Your Inspiration

These companies are at the forefront of reshaping the professional world. Many also boast some of the world’s brightest minds at the helm, who are sharing insights on current issues, personal passions and more to help you stay inspired and informed on your career journey:

  • Padmasree Warrior, CEO NIO U.S. (#6) – A tireless advocate on behalf of women in tech, Warrior holds spots on both the Microsoft and Spotify boards and shares her passion for technology, entrepreneurship and global business (follow here).

  • Max Levchin, CEO Affirm (#27) – After he sold PayPal to eBay, Levchin was not approved for a car loan because of minor credit issues dating back to college, inspiring him to bring disruptive innovation to the finance industry (follow here).

  • Brad Keywell, CEO Uptake (#26) – Within the first year of Uptake's existence, Keywell launched, a philanthropic and civic innovation arm that leverages the power of data to solve critical problems for social sector organizations – more than just donating money or time, his team builds solutions to solve real world problems (follow here).

Tip 3: Find Your Home.

When looking for a job, it’s important to identify what type of culture you thrive in and  and find a company whose workplace vision aligns with yours.

In true startup fashion, the companies on this year’s list offer enticing perks from an onsite spa (Credit Karma, #38) to nap pods (Casper, #49). They are building new work environments by looking beyond the perks, though, and cultivating cultures that truly prioritize work-life balance and close-knit employee communities.

  • Glint (#46) enforces “No Meeting Wednesdays,” giving its employees a weekly opportunity to work from home.

  • Robinhood (#34) makes team bonding a priority with quarterly offsites that range from horseback riding to pottery and cooking classes.

  • Flexport (#14) has regular “lunch roulettes” where you go out to lunch with colleagues you don’t see on a daily basis.

  • Coursera (#31) hosts weekly onsite happy hours for the entire company that include games and karaoke led by employees.

Here's more about how we created the LinkedIn Top Companies | Startups list.

List Methodology

The LinkedIn Top Companies | Startups list is a part of the LinkedIn List franchise, an ongoing editorial series that celebrates professionals and companies making an impact in the professional world. Together with CB Insights, LinkedIn evaluated key factors for eligibility including independent and privately held companies no more than 10 years old, with more than 100 employees and at least one round of venture-backed funding. Top Companies | Startups focuses on employee growth, jobseeker reach and interest, engagement with the company and its employees and the ability to attract talent from companies on the annual LinkedIn Top Companies list.

LinkedIn Lists are fueled by a combination of exclusive LinkedIn data mapping the professional landscape and an editorial lens from LinkedIn’s global editorial team. The lists deliver insightful introductions to the people and companies who are impacting the professional landscape.