First of all, it's not called "getting hired" anymore. At Twitter and many other tech companies these days, the correct term is "onboarding," and it also refers to acclimating you into the company.
Sort of reminds you of embarking on a cruise, doesn't it? Some employees who have recently been hired by the... Read More »
Free iPhones, four vacations per year of at least 10 days in a row, and the attitude that the employee, not the customer, is always right. Does that sound like your idea of work placeparadise? It is in Japan, where EC Studio is so popular they have to turn down university graduates who offer to work there for... Read More »
Industry: Finance and Banking
Headquarters: San Francisco, Calif.
CEO: John Stumpf
Wells Fargo has been in the banking business for over 150 years. Originally founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo in 1852, their stagecoach logo pays homage to the Gold Rush era during which they began their operations. Read More »
Cutting-edge. Creative. Dynamic. Flexible. Fast-paced. Fun. These are just some of the words AOL employees used during recent interviews to describe the culture and environment where they work.
Employees also referred to AOL as "a place for game changers and people who want to take their skills to the next... Read More »
Industry: Content Creation/Internet Service Provider
Headquarters: New York, N.Y.
CEO: Tim Armstrong
The company formerly known as America Online, Inc. was originally founded in 1983, as Control Video Corp. Best known as an Internet service provider to a community of members, which at one point totaled... Read More »
Industry: Health Care/Insurance
Headquarters: Oakland, Calif.
CEO: George Halvorson
Kaiser Permanente is comprised of a group of companies including a non-profit umbrella company, various regional health plans, several hospitals, and a host of independent medical groups. These independently-owned and... Read More »
Industry: Home Improvement/Consumer Electronics
Headquarters: Cobb County, Ga.
CEO: Frank Blake
Founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus, Arthur Blank, Ron Brill and Pat Farrah, Home Depot successfully established itself with its chain of retail hardware superstores. Known for their high ceilings and... Read More »
Industry: Discount Retail/Grocery
Headquarters: Bentonville, Ark.
CEO: Mike Duke
With over 2 million employees worldwide, Walmart Inc. is the largest private employer in the United States. The company has steadily grown since founder Sam Walton opened the first Walmart-branded store in 1962. Read More »
Industry: Computers/Personal Electronics
Headquarters: Cupertino, Calif.
CEO: Steve Jobs
Apple Computers was originally founded in 1976 by Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne and current CEO Steve Jobs. Starting out as a force in the emerging personal computer field through the '80s, the company seemed to wane... Read More »
Industry: Shipping / Courier
Headquarters: Seattle, Wash.
CEO: Scott Davis
UPS, affectionately known as Big Brown by some, delivers an estimated 15 million packages worldwide, each day. These packages are shipped to over 220 countries and territories. At present, UPS employs a staff of more than 400,000. Read More »
Industry: Electronics/Home Appliance
Headquarters: Richfield, Minn.
CEO: Brian Dunn
Best Buy is the largest electronics retailer in the United States. The company currently employs somewhere around 180,000 worldwide. In addition to the United States, the company has a significant presence in Canada... Read More »
Industry: Food and Beverage
Headquarters: Atlanta, Ga.
CEO: Muhtar Kent
Coke's business is built on a franchise model. The Coca-Cola Company manufactures concentrates that are sold to distributors, who then go on to bottle, package and sell the product to the markets they represent. This means that... Read More »
Marriott certainly has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a root beer stand over 75 years ago.
Today, Marriott employs more than 150,000 people in 65 countries. They have 1,100 managed hotels and an 18-property portfolio that includes such well-known brands as Courtyard, Residence Inn, Renaissance... Read More »
Headquarters: Bethesda, Md.
CEO: J.W. Marriott, Jr.
Founded in 1927 by the current CEO's father, J. Willard Marriott, the company owns and maintains one of the largest hotel operations in the world.
Marriott employs more than 130,000 people and operates in over 70 countries... Read More »
You know their famous red star emblem. You probably shop there either regularly or at least from time to time, and it is practically impossible to not get swept up in the fever of the holidays (that start earlier and earlier each year) without wondering what it is like to work at a large department store like... Read More »
Yahoo is cutting about 5 percent of its work force. Most of the downsizing is expected to take place in their products division. This marks the fourth round of cuts in three years at Yahoo, according to IT World. That amounts to a loss of somewhere between 600 and 700 workers.
Like many one-time Internet... Read More »
Director, writer and executive producer Steve Hoggard has traveled the world making more than 90 nonfiction films and series on subjects on topics like crime, history, archeology, and current events.
Even so, he told AOL Jobs that he's probably never been more amazed than when he and his crew traveled with... Read More »
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Chris had wanted to work for Fedex for a long time. He landed his job as a driver for Fedex through perseverance and persistence. He kept in touch with potential hiring managers for some time before he found out that Fedex was hiring in his area.
The interview was cattle-call style. He was one of hundreds of... Read More »
Google recently decided to expand employee benefits for its gay and lesbian workers. This benefit, extra pay that will be retroactive from the beginning of the year, covers a tax that these workers must pay to allow their partners to receive health benefits and is only applicable to workers in the United States.... Read More »