Top Brands to Work for If You Love the Holidays

Andrea Barger |
Andrea (she/her) is our head of PR at Snagajob, where she’s focused on telling the world how we help hourly workers and employers. Her first hourly job was as a lifeguard.

Do you get a little too cheerful during the holidays? Great! 

Use your enthusiasm for carols, lights, presents and merriment by scoring a part-time seasonal job this holiday season. 

Not only is this a good chance to rake in extra cash before the holidays, but it’s also a good way to earn perks like employee discounts. 

5 brands that embrace the holiday spirit

Whether you’re looking to save big on presents or just want an interesting part-time job, these brands are hiring holiday-lovers like yourself. Get started with your seasonal job search to spread joy as an employee at these five holiday-loving companies.

1. Macy’s

Macy’s needs happy and helpful sales associates to lend an extra hand during the busy holiday shopping season. 

Whether you’re stationed at the cash registers, stocking items or playing Santa at in-store events, Macy’s is a great place to round out the year in cheer. 

Apply for any of Macy’s retail jobs to score a sweet and satisfying 20% employee discount, which you can combine with coupons. If you’re looking to save a little cash on this year’s presents, this discount will definitely help. 

2. Amazon

Did you know that 80% of all holiday shoppers order presents on Amazon? Because orders increase substantially leading up to Black Friday, Amazon needs seasonal employees to stock, move and deliver gifts to eager shoppers. 

If you have your own car, you can opt to do Amazon Flex, where you deliver packages while spreading a little holiday cheer. If that’s not up your alley, you can also work at distribution centers or fulfillment centers. 

3. Ski resorts

What’s more wonderfully wintery than a ski resort? Ski resorts need tons of help in their kitchens, grounds and rooms during the busy winter season. 

Help guests cozy up next to the fire on Christmas Eve as a front desk clerk or become the ski instructor who helps Grandma Nellie master her pizza position. 

Meet great people, ring in the happiest season of the year and pad your bank account by working at a ski resort. 

4. REI

REI is different than many other holiday retail positions because it recognizes the value of spending time with family. 

The chain famously shut its doors during Black Friday for its #OptOutside campaign, which encouraged people to spend time outside instead of fighting over discount boots. 

REI is known for treating its seasonal workers well. It also offers a great 50% discount on all REI-brand gear!

Even if you’re on board just for the holiday season, you’ll get to work in a collaborative and outdoors-friendly environment that values work-life balance during the holidays. 

5. Starbucks

Nobody does the holidays quite like the Starbucks coffee empire. The company is famous for adding festive designs to their cups for the holiday season, as well as rolling out holiday-exclusive treats. 

If you love the cheer of the holidays, you’ll fit right in at Starbucks. Best of all, you’ll receive on the job training so you can make a mean cup of coffee all year 'round. 

Shop at Starbucks a lot? That’s fine, because as a team member, you’ll score a 30% discount on all merchandise as well as one free pound of coffee a week. 

The bottom line

The holiday season can get a little hectic. Use your love of the holidays to give customers a great experience while beefing up your bank account. Give generously to your family and friends this year by earning a little extra cash with these holiday-loving companies. 

Is it time for you to look for a holiday job? Search for available jobs in your zip code!