The Top Companies WNW Creatives Would Kill to Work for Full-Time 2016
The freelancing movement continues to climb, now making up 35% of the U.S. workforce. That rising desire for freedom and variety only offers a more powerful barometer to see which companies are adapting to the modern climate and offering enough goods to attract the best creatives. So for the third consecutive year, we at Working Not Working surveyed our creative community, which is 77% freelance and 23% full-time, to find out which companies they would kill to work for full-time.
Below, we list the Top 50 most popular companies out of the more than 300 receiving votes. Check out the results from the 2015 survey and 2014 survey to see which 13 companies are making the cut for the first time, which 12 are making their second appearance, and which 25 heavyweights have appeared on the list all three years. While the 4th most popular answer this year was "None/Freelance," plenty of creatives are still willing to give up their independent lifestyle under the right circumstances. With that in mind, we asked our members what it would take for them to go full-time. Over 60% listed "Creative Opportunity" as the most important factor, followed by "The Team" and the "Company's Mission."
It was also comforting to know that a fraction of our community has managed to hold onto their morals, with one member responding, "I wouldn't kill somebody for a job. That's crazy. I wouldn't mind working for Patagonia though."
Cover illustration by WNW Member Shane Griffin.
THE TOP 50
Adidas, Anonymous Content, BBH*, DONDA, Everlane, Google X, HBO, HUGE*, Imaginary Forces, Instagram, Kickstarter, Manual, Oddfellows, Slack, TBWA\Chiat\Day*, The Mill, The New Yorker, Vans, Wired*
*Working Not Working Member Company