Top 50 Companies to work for in 2020

This New Year, do you want to nab that dream job? Well, to kick off 2020 we’ve put together a list of 50 top companies to work for! In order to connect you to lots of brilliant opportunities this year, we formulated this list by asking the community, using insights from company follows, topped off with a dash of our team’s wisdom! Make sure to follow companies that you’re interested in, to stay up to date with events and all-important job opportunities!
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50. Wolf Ollins
This global brand consultancy employs designers, strategists, technologists, programme managers and educators, partnering creativity with ambitious companies.

49. Tom Dixon
With Tom Dixon as creative director, the studio specialises in contemporary lighting and home accessories, transforming everyday objects to pieces of art – which of course means their office is as chic as can be.

48. Frame
Bouncing at the forefront of the health scene, Frame is an empire of fitness studios that promote well being with a positive, fun attitude at its core.

47. Wunderman Thompson
Combining creativity and data, Wunderman Thompson is a leading digital agency with 175 offices in 60 countries. Headquartered in New York, Wunderman Thompson is part of WPP. Recent clients include; IKEA, BT and Microsoft.

46. Karmarama
Partnered with Accenture Interactive, Karmarama is one of the most progressive creative agencies in the world, known for its ability to blend creativity, digital and data to develop campaigns rooted in positivity. Recent projects have been for Cbeebies, The Guardian and London Pride.

45. MTV
The original music television, MTV is part of the Viacom group, with headquarters in NYC. MTV offer opportunities across the globe in TV, content, media and more.
Image: Tom Dixon

44. Culture Trip
The destination to get inspired by the world's culture and creativity, the dazzling website is put together by a global network of local writers, filmmakers and photographers.

43. Made by Many
Putting people and product at the centre of business transformation, Made by Many is an original digital product design company working with forward-looking companies.

42. Hemingway Design
This agency is made up of multidisciplinary designers with a conscience, specialising in affordable and social design. Notable collaborations include; Dreamland Margate, Southbank Winter Gardens and The Imperial War Museum.

41. Adidas
Employing over 57,000 people, adidas had humble roots in Germany but has expanded to a global giant in sportswear. With the core belief that sports has the power to change lives, Adidas focus on the authentic.

40. AKQA
Prioritising the imaginative application of art and science, AKQA are a leading innovative, digital agency with staff in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australasia. Recent clients include Beats by Dre and Google Arts and Culture.
Image: from Sophie Knight for Culture Trip

39. Condé Nast
A mothership of mass media representing titles such as Vogue, GQ, The New Yorker and Wired. Engaging over 164 million consumers across its 20 brands, expect a constant flurry of roles across the board.

38. Gravity Road
Gravity Road creates things that people want to spend time with, promoting progressive ideologies and connecting platforms into the physical world – plus the friendly team believes in a flexible approach to working.

For those passionate about beautiful interior design, MADE.COM employ a creative and dedicated team to create top of the range products, at a fair price. The company also run design competitions, so be sure to check them out.

36. Universal Music
Without doubt, Universal are one of the UK’s leading music companies – home to artists from across the musical spectrum including The Rolling Stones, U2, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, Years & Years and many more.

35. Monzo
Monzo’s unique approach of mobile-only, digital banking has changed the banking landscape. Through extra-friendly design, Monzo are known for a seamless mobile experience, accessible to all.

34. Apple
The tech superpower Apple is famous for its vibrant marketplace and a multitude of roles to offer. You can expect to work with some of the cleverest individuals around with the opportunity to gain a hail of experiences.

33. UsTwo
A joyful brand, UsTwo creates digital products, services, immersive experiences, capabilities and games, often focusing on meaningful work rooted in the idea of change for good.

The strategic research agency that uses immersive insight and storytelling to protect, inform and inspire organisations to think outside of the box when it comes to customer engagement.

31. Freeda
Freeda is the freshest media brand on the block, ready to inspire, represent everybody and speak about issues through unique content and experiences, forging a millennial and gen z community.

30. SuperImpose
Recently noted by AdWeek as part of their 100 Fastest Growing Agencies list, Superimpose is going from strength to strength with striking, daring work for the likes of the British Fashion Council, Zalando and the artist Stormzy.
Image: Freeda

29. Soho House
A members club with stunning original decor, primarily for those in creative, arts, tech and media, the original location is at 40 Greek Street, Soho, London. Though, jobs can be found in their houses across the UK and further afield in Berlin, Istanbul, Barcelona, Malibu and more.

28. Ace Hotel
Absorbing the culture of local communities, Ace Hotel are a chain of establishments that have innovated the way that hotels engage a contemporary audience - with opportunities spanning America, London and in 2020, Kyoto, Japan.

27. IDEO
IDEO is an international design and consulting firm founded in Palo Alto, California. Using a design thinking approach to design products, services, environments and digital experiences, the team are committed to making a positive impact.

26. GUAP
The World's First Video Magazine, GUAP is dedicated to discovering emerging creative talent. Redefining the norm, by presenting the world with a new and unique way to recognise the untold, unseen and unforgettable young talent within music, fashion, arts and business globally.

25. LEGO
Derived from the Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well", LEGO is the timeless toy that regenerates its appeal for every generation. From sales to product design and brand management, there are countless opportunities at this wonderland of playtime nostalgia.
Image: Lego Office Denmark

24. Pentagram
Paving the way as the world’s largest independent design consultancy, it is owned and run by 21 partners, all leaders in their creative field. Notable 2019 work includes their Pre-Raphaelite Sisters book design and a ‘Sonic Playground’ for High Museum of Art.

23. Rankin
The production company behind the photographic legend, creating bespoke content for a multitude of platforms. Through RANKIN FILM, Rankin has directed dynamic film projects for brands such as Nike, Neutrogena, L’Oreal, Coco de Mer, and music videos for stars like Tinie Tempah, Rita Ora and Kelis.

22. D&AD
D&AD represents global creative, design and advertising communities and celebrates brilliance in commercial creativity, running a variety of schemes for emerging creatives such as through their New Blood programme and annual festivals.

21. Monocle
Monocle is a global briefing covering international affairs, business, culture and design. There are a myriad of opportunities, spanning their magazine, 24-hour radio station, website, retailer and media brand, all produced by Winkontent Ltd.

20. Bompas & Parr
Bompas & Parr leads in flavour-based experience design, culinary research, architectural installations and contemporary food design – working with brands like Disney, Louis Vuitton, Unilever, Vodafone, Kraft Foods, Heinz and Mercedes-Benz.
Image: D&AD

19. Warner Music
Warner Music UK is home to extraordinary talent, partnering with some of the most exciting, influential and innovative artists of our time, to provide them with industry leading in-house expertise. Their roster includes Ed Sheeran, Vance Joy, Rudimental, Jason Derulo and many more.

18. Wolf & Badger
A global marketplace for independent brands, with ethical and sustainable values - ensuring all lines are sustainable, independent with absolutely no animal testing and no fur. Plus, their stores often host brilliant events.

17. We Are Social
We Are Social believe in people before platforms and the power of social insight to drive business value, naming it ‘social thinking’. Brands under their belt include Adidas, Audi, Netflix, Uber & Vodafone.

16. Wieden + Kennedy
Wieden+Kennedy is a creatively driven advertising agency, best known for its work with exciting household names like Nike, Honda and Converse.
Image: Nike

15. Mr.President
With an ethos of ‘Question bravely. Answer boldly. The bravest questions get the biggest results’, this independent agency beckons anything but boredom in the creative space. This year, the agency launched a huge campaign against the gender pay gap.

14. Protein
On the studios side, Protein is an events, co-working, cafe and retail space in the heart of Shoreditch, collaborating with hip brands and artists such as Stussy, Paloma Wool, Polly Nor and more. On the agency side, Protein help brands to stay relevant and grow. 13. Burberry
Home to the great British trench coat, Burberry is one of the leading luxury fashion brands on the planet. Whether it’s photography or art direction, Burberry is an evergreen classic company to turn your career up a notch.

12. Google
Solving world-changing problems with cutting-edge flair, Google’s engineers put Android designs in the hands of billions, develop advanced machine learning, whilst the sales, marketing and creative team help to shape the future of how we think.

11. Nike
Pioneers of groundbreaking sports fashion innovation, Nike invest in sustainable products, making positive impacts in communities along the way. Nike also include the Converse, Hurley and Jordan brands.
Image: Ace & Tate

10. Ace & Tate
Bringing designer glasses to the masses, Ace & Tate re-invented the eyewear market with a community-first approach. Often engaging its audience in fun, cultural ways, Ace & Tate have skyrocketed from their Amsterdam beginnings.

9. Airbnb
Airbnb made it big by enabling people to lease or rent short-term lodging with a whole new approach to holiday accomodation and personalised experiences. Now, they are the go to company for a unique, local experiences.

8. Technology Will Save Us
Technology Will Save Us is a friendly company that makes DIY gadget kits, sparking the imaginations of thousands of children through intelligent and educational ways.

7. MOO
MOO is a print on demand business, supplying business cards, commercial printing and more to businesses and individuals. Their London HQ is infamous for its rainbow decor and happy team relations.

6. Zetteler
Zetteler’s goal is to drive positive change to build a better world, through what they do – discovering, shaping and sharing stories that matter via strategic consultancy, film and PR.
Image: Zetteler

5. Spotify
Having shaken up the way we listen to music forever, Spotify is a Swedish company that streams music, video, and podcasts through licensing agreements with record labels and media companies; it also offers its own exclusive content.

4. Dazed
This independent media brand is one of the world’s leading for fashion and culture. The brand started as the bi-monthly style mag ‘Dazed and Confused’ covering music, fashion, film, art and now produces across print, digital and video.

3. Depop – Founders’ Pick
Pip, founder of The Dots, has recommended Depop a top company to work for this year! One of the most dynamic startups on the scene, Depop’s goal is to create the #1 social marketplace for unique items, fashion and beyond. With an ever growing status, expect to find great roles in everything from development to marketing. What’s more, Depop are helping influence the future of fashion and tech, to be more sustainable.

Extinction Rebellion – Charity Pick
Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse. ahilst jobs are unpaid, Extinction Rebellion offer flexible voluntary creative and strategy roles for those who have time and want to make a difference in the world.

2. Anyways Creative – Curator’s Pick
Valuing meaningful creativity and a sense of adventure in their work, Anyways really are a dream team. Whether they are creating content or building immersive experiences, we are always blown away by their projects! Highlights this year included their work for Adobe Create (making a fantastical interactive quiz for people to find their ‘Creative Type’), Sonos the Brilliant Sound Experience and campaign imagery for Ace & Tate A-Z of Optimism.

1. Tate – Top Followed
Once again, Tate takes home the trophy! The UK’s quadruplet of culture (Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Liverpool and St.Ives) is one of the UK’s biggest attractions, running tons of extra initiatives and programmes on top of the everyday, including Tate Collective, Routes in Network and Tate Lates. The Dots team are always astounded by Tate’s ability to connect and support local communities, as well as young people from different backgrounds, interested in the arts. So, that, in accumulation with their huge following and constant supply of exciting roles, Tate is our #1 for another year! We hope that we’ve given you a heap of career inspiration. Simply follow those dream companies on The Dots, and we’ll keep you in the know throughout 2020 – that’s a promise!

Image: Olafur Eliasson, Tate


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