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Find the Company That’s Right for You: 50 Family-Friendly NC Employers

If you are looking for your next job, you might consider doing a job search “in reverse.” Oftentimes, people seek out job advertisements to look for job openings. They scroll through job search websites, such as Indeed, Simply Hired, Monster, and Idealist looking for jobs that suit them. This is certainly a common—perhaps the most common—strategy. But there’s also another way to look for a job.

Start looking for companies that you want to work for, and then start networking and looking for openings. Sometimes employees know of openings that are not yet posted, which can give you a leg up in having adequate time preparing your application materials. Additionally, if you do your research and know what companies interest you, then you can have more focus when you consult job search websites.

Frequently, parents seek family-friendly companies. But I suspect most people, and not just parents, enjoy working in an environment that offers a desirable work–life balance. I don’t think parents have that market cornered.

In the spirit of helping people conduct “reverse” job searches, here is a list of the 2013 North Carolina Family-Friendly Companies, as reported by Carolina Parent (September 2013). I work with clients from all over the country and internationally, but I thought local readers might find this list particularly helpful.

1. Achieve Therapy Services

2. Advanced Home Care

3. Alamance Regional Medical Center

4. Alston & Bird LLP

5. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

6. The Angus Barn Ltd.

7. Arysta LifeScience North America

8. Auto Logic

9. Bayer CropScience

10. BDO USA LLP

11. Biogen Idec

12. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

13. Bright Horizons Family Solutions

14. Capitol Broadcasting Company

15. Caterpillar Building Construction Products Division

16. Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates PA

17. Coastal Federal Credit Union

18. Duke University & Health Systems

19. Ernst and Young LLP

20. Grant Thornton LLP

21. Gupta Psychiatry

22. Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America

23. Hill, Chesson & Woody

24. IBM

25. Inmar

26. Integrated Laboratory Systems Inc.

27. Kindermusik International

28. L&E Research

29. Lyerly Agency

30. Mims Distributing Company Inc.

31. Mulkey Engineers & Consultants

32. Nationwide Insurance

33. Novant Health West Forsyth Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

34. Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries Inc.

35. Providence Day School

36. Reading Solutions Raleigh

37. Replacements, Ltd.

38. Research Square

39. Rex Healthcare

40. Rho Inc.

41. RTI International

42. Speechcenter Inc.

43. TIAA-CREF

44. Time Warner Cable

45. UNC Health Care

46. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

47. Vanguard

48. WakeMed Health and Hospitals

49. Ward Black Law

50. Workplace Options

Heidi Scott Giusto, PhD

Heidi owns and operates Career Path Writing Solutions, a communications consulting firm dedicated to helping individuals and businesses communicate when it matters most. She delights in helping job seekers navigate career change and guiding business owners to present their value proposition persuasively. Heidi earned her PhD in history from Duke University and teaches professional development for various university programs and organizations. She holds certifications in resume writing, interview preparation, and empowerment coaching, and sits on the Certification Committee of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.

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