We may be biased but Baltimore is the best place to live and work! And we are not alone, Buzzfeed listed Baltimore as one of the cities where twenty-somethings should live! Check out some of the coolest companies to work for that are based out of Baltimore!
UnderArmour, the major athletic apparel company, proudly calls Baltimore its corporate headquarters' home. Rightfully regarded as a campus, the UnderArmour headquarters features a basketball court for employee tournaments, a community garden, gyms, and a cafe for employees. In accordance with their athletic products, UnderArmour employees are known to have huddles, not meetings. The Innovation Lab on UnderArmour's campus is an impressive facility for product research and development. If you're interested in applying for an UnderArmour position, follow the link.
OrderUp is a start-up company stationed in Baltimore providing an online food ordering service. With its founders being Penn State students, OrderUp maintains a young, casual vibe. In explaining office attire, OrderUp warmly welcomes onesies. Office hours are flexible with the usual being 10 AM to 4 PM. Snacks and fresh fruit are delivered weekly to the office and you'll find a robot roaming around in charge of the music playing in the office. Apply for a position at OrderUp here.
Parking Panda lives by its "Work Hard, Play Hard" mentality. The office environment is casual and laid-back with many coming in wearing their favorite Panda swag. With daily ping pong games, frequent office-wide sushi lunches, and employees' dogs always in the office, the Pandas maintain a great balance between their hard work and fun! As a young company, founded in 2011, working for Parking Panda allows you to work with, not just for, its founders. Apply for a job at Parking Panda here.
Merkle, a successful marketing agency, has one of its 2,600 offices worldwide located in Baltimore. Merkle has a Dream Grants program that allows employees to fulfill their dream and putting the cost on the company's tab. Once a quarter, Merkle grants one employee or a group of employees the opportunity to pursue an adventure of their choice. At the Baltimore office, Merkle offers an outdoor patio, pool, and an onsite gym and fitness classes. For office work, Merkle operates using the idea that leaders should be seen and utilized as coaches, not bosses. This mentality gives all Merkle employees ample responsibility and room for creativity. Job listings at Merkle can be found here.
With a balcony overlooking the Inner Harbor, Planit, a creative agency with major clients, makes the most out of its Baltimore home base. With its office fridge always full of beer, a competitive annual Halloween contest, and so much more, Planit even has its own hashtag #PlanitPerks for employees to boast all the great things about the agency. Planit is also sure to give back to the Baltimore community by having corporate giving events that give employees the opportunity to volunteer. Apply for a job at Planit here.
The National Aquarium offers big perks to its employees beyond working with the thousands of awesome creatures living there. Aquarium employees are given 20 days of paid time off and six floating holidays to start. In addition, employees are given an extra paid holiday to participate in conservation activities independent of the already many sponsored by the Aquarium. Monthly raffles are run for employees that use public transportation, walk, or bike to work to win cash prizes! Check out the National Aquarium job postings here.
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