Company Profiles

  • How to Become the Next Facebook Guy [Video]

    How to Become the Next Facebook Guy [Video]

    Have you ever had a really great idea that you just knew would make a millionaire, if you could just figure out how to bring it to market? You might be sitting on the next great social networking site, but unlike Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, you're not surrounded by Harvard brains who will help you develop it... Continue Reading

  • I Love My Job: Jack Daniel's Master Distiller [Video]

    I Love My Job: Jack Daniel's Master Distiller [Video]

    Who would think that their ideal job would be located deep in the bucolic hills of Tennessee in a tiny town with a population somewhere between 361 and 500 people? If you knew the second you read the number 361 that we're referring to Lynchburg, because that's what it says on the Jack Daniel's label, it... Continue Reading

  • What It's Like to Work at IBM

    What It's Like to Work at IBM

    I spent 25 years working at IBM, most of it in fairly technical programming jobs, but the rewards (and the frustrations) are much the same regardless of your particular job assignment. In many ways, IBM is still an excellent place to work. Their benefits are very generous, although the pension no longer is,... Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: IKEA

    Now Hiring: IKEA

    Now that Americans are feeling safer about their jobs, many have returned to furnishing and decorating their homes. That could be one of the reasons why Scandinavian furniture store IKEA is expanding and taking on more employees. Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: Hewlett-Packard Looking for Thousands

    Now Hiring: Hewlett-Packard Looking for Thousands

    Further proving that if you're a good software engineer, you can write your own ticket, Palo Alto, California-based tech firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) was advertising 2,383 openings at last count, with openings for software developers, testers, designers, business operations specialists, strategic development... Continue Reading

  • McDonald's Redefines McJob

    McDonald's Redefines McJob

    What do you think of when you hear the term "McJob?" Maybe a part-time, fast food-slinging position for first-time workers, at the bottom of the food chain, that pays next to nothing? The term actually made Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary in 2003, where it was defined as, "a low-paying job that... Continue Reading

  • At Twitter They Toast You

    At Twitter They Toast You

    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... Continue Reading

  • Why This Japanese Company is the Happiest

    Why This Japanese Company is the Happiest

    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... Continue Reading

  • Companies to Watch: Wells Fargo

    Companies to Watch: Wells Fargo

    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. Continue Reading

  • Insider's Guide to Getting a Job at AOL

    Insider's Guide to Getting a Job at AOL

    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... Continue Reading

  • Companies to Watch: AOL

    Companies to Watch: AOL

    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... Continue Reading

  • Companies to Watch: Kaiser Permanente

    Companies to Watch: Kaiser Permanente

    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... Continue Reading

  • Companies to Watch: Home Depot

    Companies to Watch: Home Depot

    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... Continue Reading

  • Companies to Watch: Walmart

    Companies to Watch: Walmart

    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. Continue Reading

  • Companies to Watch: Apple

    Companies to Watch: Apple

    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... Continue Reading

  • Companies to Watch: UPS

    Companies to Watch: UPS

    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. Continue Reading

  • Companies to Watch: Best Buy

    Companies to Watch: Best Buy

    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... Continue Reading

  • Companies to Watch: Coca-Cola

    Companies to Watch: Coca-Cola

    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... Continue Reading

  • Insider's Guide to Getting a Job at Marriott

    Insider's Guide to Getting a Job at Marriott

    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... Continue Reading

  • Companies to Watch: Marriott

    Companies to Watch: Marriott

    Industry: Hotel/Hospitality 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... Continue Reading

  • What It's Like to Work at Macy's

    What It's Like to Work at Macy's

    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... Continue Reading

  • Yahoo Cuts: Fourth Time in Three Years

    Yahoo Cuts: Fourth Time in Three Years

    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... Continue Reading

  • What It's Like to Work for the State Department: An Inside Look

    What It's Like to Work for the State Department: An Inside Look

    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... Continue Reading

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  • Why I Like Working at Fedex

    Why I Like Working at Fedex

    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... Continue Reading

  • Google Promotes Gay Rights in the Workplace

    Google Promotes Gay Rights in the Workplace

    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.... Continue Reading

  • Fortune's Best Companies No. 1: SAS

    Fortune's Best Companies No. 1: SAS

    SAS was recently named the No. 1 best company to work for by Fortune Magazine, has ranked in the the top 10 companies seven times, and has made the list of top 100 firms every year since the list began. I talked to some current SAS employees who shared an inside view of why SAS, one of the world's leading... Continue Reading

  • Fortune's Best Companies #2: Edward Jones

    Fortune's Best Companies #2: Edward Jones

    Employees raved about the entrepreneurial environment, being your own boss, and friendly culture that has earned Edward Jones its spot on the best places to work lists over the last few years. I talked to a number of employees who shared their ideas about what it's like to work at the investment firm of Edward... Continue Reading

  • Fortune's Best Companies #3: Wegmans

    Fortune's Best Companies #3: Wegmans

    It's no surprise to me that Wegmans is at the top of the best places to work list. Five years ago I got a part-time job in the pharmacy of our local Wegmans Food Market. At the time I figured I would be there until something better came along, but I soon realized that the flexibility that Wegmans offered... Continue Reading

  • Fortune's Best Companies #4: Google

    Fortune's Best Companies #4: Google

    When you talk about great companies to work at, Google is a consistent mention going back many years. Some Googlers shared their stories about why it's consistently such a great place, and about what they didn't like, too. I spoke to a sales financial analyst (name withheld) who shared her thoughts about... Continue Reading