Best Companies for New Graduates

best companies for new graduates
With graduation season right around the corner, nationally recognized, award-winning Arizona based companies are preparing to hire 2021 graduates. New grads are getting ready to enter the workforce in May, so many Valley businesses are preparing for an influx of top new talent. Have no fear, recent grads!  Companies across Arizona are eager to interview skilled and motivated people just like you!

Below is a list of the Best Workplaces for Graduates that are now hiring. These companies have been recognized by their employees and national award programs as a “Best Place to Work” for their diversity-committed workplaces and exceptional company cultures. These companies boast unique employee benefits that appeal to graduates of all levels, such as tuition reimbursement, career development and mentoring programs, mental and physical wellness support, work-life balance incentives, childcare reimbursement and employee resource groups.

As new and soon-to-be grads enter the workforce, BestCompaniesAZ is helping candidates find their dream job. Offering a comprehensive and user-friendly resource center for job seekers, BestCompaniesAZ is earning the reputation of a “localized Indeed or Glassdoor platform”, connecting job seekers of every level with award-winning, diversity committed Arizona companies.

Denise Gredler, CEO and founder of BestCompaniesAZ, reminds upcoming graduates that despite technology playing a bigger role in the job preparation process in 2021, the basic elements for landing a job remain the same. Preparing for interview questions ahead of time and ensuring that you are knowledgeable in your field of interest is still vital for success. Denise also recommends that students (or job seekers) whose degrees or experience are not currently in demand consider expanding their job search to see where their skills may fit in with other industries.

To help job seekers find a career and a company that fits their values, BestCompaniesAZ’s web platform features more than 20 Arizona based companies that are hiring today.  Here you can find robust company profiles showcasing each company’s Arizona based culture, employee benefits, mission, core values, employee resource groups and open positions.

This platform also provides listings of Arizona companies voted a “Best Place to Work” by prestigious award programs such as Arizona’s Most Admired Companies and Top Companies to Work for in Arizona.  BestCompaniesAZ encourages job seekers to find the perfect company whose mission, vision, and values align with their individual values. Focus on getting your foot in the door with an entry level role and quickly climb the corporate ladder. Most of these prestigious companies promote from within for higher level roles, so chances for career growth are better.

Here are Arizona companies now hiring new grads that BestCompaniesAZ has recognized for embracing the new generation of job seekers:

Best Companies for New Graduates

ADP (Sales, Service and Technology roles)

ADP is hiring in Tempe! Why ADP? Because ADP is the place. The place where you come to challenge yourself, share generously, take risks, and create change. Where you can grow your career with an established, respected, global leader, and feel really good about it. ADP’s Tempe location has multiple openings on their Client Services and Implementation teams. ADP was named one of the 2020 Top 50 Companies for Diversity by Diversity Inc.

Axon (Sales, Service, Technology and corporate roles)

At Axon we strive every day to create cutting edge technology to meet our vision to protect life. With products like the Taser, Body-Worn Cameras and cloud services now is the best time to join Axon as we meet the need of public safety. Axon has great opportunities for those early in their career including the Leadership Development Program. Our 2 year rotational program provides opportunities to explore various roles in one of our three tracks: Sales, Finance or General Business.

CableOne (Sales, Service, Technology and corporate roles)

Recognized on the Forbes 2021 list of America’s Best Midsize Employers, Cable One continues to elevate its communication and entertainment services to the next level by cultivating an inclusive work environment that fosters a collaborative, supportive, and respectful culture that uplifts all associates. A career with Cable One also offers excellent perks and benefits such as paid time off, medical, dental, and vision coverage from day one, wellness programs, tuition reimbursement, career development opportunities, and more. They currently have openings in Information Technology, Sales, Tech Support – Call Center, Accounting, and more.

CarMax (Sales, Service and Retail roles)

CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®! CarMax is now hiring for work from home roles within their Customer Service Center in Tempe. These open positions can include sign-on bonuses for early applicants, with additional premiums for bilingual candidates. Don’t miss the opportunity to work for this award-winning company!

Farmers Insurance (Insurance – Sales & Service)

Want to know what it would be like working at an organization with an award-winning culture? For the second time in a row, Farmers Insurance® was named a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®! Farmers® is dedicated to providing team members with meaningful work in an inclusive environment and they’re now growing their Phoenix team.  Learn more about the organization and check out open roles in Customer Service, Claims, Inbound Sales, and more.

Freedom Financial (Sales, Service and Technology roles)

Build a lucrative and lasting career with Freedom Financial Network recently named the #4 Best Places to Work in the valley! Freedom Financial Network knows more diversity brings more value to their business, which is why they are driven to add talent from every background to their team. Freedom is hiring for sales, technology, and customer service positions at their Tempe office.  If you are driven to help improve financial lives of those around the country, check out openings with Freedom Financial today.

GoDaddy (Sales, Service, Technology and corporate roles)

GoDaddy is on a mission to empower entrepreneurs everywhere by giving them all the help and tools they need to grow online. GoDaddy was recently voted a Forbes Best Employer for Diversity in 2020! They’re currently hiring for many roles including Technical Sales Representatives, Inbound Sales Representatives, and others in Arizona. Their 11 Employee Resource Groups help their employees connect, communicate, and feel included. When you work for GoDaddy you’re offered a competitive salary and benefits including paid time off, 401k, equity grants, parental leave and more.  Explore more of GoDaddy’s award-winning culture and apply to open positions today.

KUBRA (Experienced Technology roles)

KUBRA is a fast-growing software company that delivers customer communications solutions to some of the largest utility, insurance, and government entities across North America. They’re now hiring in Tempe for Senior Software Engineers, QA Engineers, Product Managers, UX Designers, Product Marketing Managers, and more! KUBRA is Great Place to Work certified in the US, they offer exceptional benefit coverage as well as competitive pay, education reimbursement, and plenty of time off. Explore more about KUBRA’s award-winning culture and open positions today.

Liberty Mutual  (Insurance – Sales and Service roles)

Liberty Mutual, a Forbes Magazine America’s Best Employers for Women and Great Place to Work certified company, is hiring sales representatives across the state including Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tucson, and more.  As a Liberty Mutual field sales representative, you’ll enjoy a diverse, supportive environment, along with a competitive compensation program, including base salary, uncapped commissions and a bonus structure, and comprehensive benefits. If you’re a passionate salesperson, competitive go-getter, people person and relationship builder, apply today and bring your expertise.  For a limited time, Liberty is offering a $5k Sign on Bonus for new candidates that have an active P&C or active Life and health license.

Northern Trust (Finance, Service and Technology roles)

Northern Trust in Tempe is growing! They are seeking energetic and outgoing individuals to fill positions at all levels within their expanding Transfer Agency Services contact center. Robust onboarding and training program is available for entry level analysts and experienced contact center leaders. The Northern Trust commitment to diversity is just one of the many reasons they’ve been named a Fortune World’s Most Admired Company 14 consecutive years in a row.  Their partners enjoy many growth and advancement opportunities within the financial services segment.

Robinhood (Customer Experience)

Robinhood’s mission is to democratize finance for all. Recently named a 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor and a 2021 TIME100 Most Influential Company. At Robinhood, every voice is valued and no idea is too small to bring to the table. Robinhood is hiring for Customer Experience roles at their new office at the Watermark in Tempe. FINRA licensed professionals are preferred. Learn more about Robinhood and their other career opportunities!

Upgrade (Service, Account Servicing, Underwriters)

Upgrade is a Fintech neo-banking platform that offers affordable and responsible credit through credit monitoring and educational tools that help consumers better understand and manage their financial goals. Voted Best Place To Work in the Bay Area 3 years in a row and Most Diverse Company by Comparably in 2020, Upgrade is hiring in their Downtown Phoenix Service Center to best deliver their mission to their customers. They offer competitive pay, fully paid benefits, 401k matching, and incredible growth potential. Upgrade is hiring for Customer Service, Account Servicing, Underwriters, and more!

Workiva  (Account/finance, sales service and technology roles)

Workiva is a 2020 Fortune Best Workplaces in Technology and they’re hiring in Arizona! Workiva’s culture of diversity and inclusion increases employee engagement, empowerment, and satisfaction. A career with Workiva includes award-winning perks and benefits like paid time off, parental leave, volunteer time off, health and wellness perks and more! Grow your career with this award-winning technology company by exploring open careers today. Now hiring for Customer Success, Engineers, Product Managers, Sales, and more.

Looking to get started with your career? Take a look at all that BestCompaniesAZ has to offer!

Here are some additional resources to help you with your search:

10 Unique Resume Skills to Include

3 Examples of Short-Term and Long-Term Career Goals for Interviews

5 Job Interview Questions and Answers for Fresh Graduates

Ways to Answer “Why Are You Interested in This Position”

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