Company Profiles

  • Google Employees Confess The Worst Parts Of Working For Google

    Google Employees Confess The Worst Parts Of Working For Google

    Amazing people get stuck in mundane jobs, and other chronicles

    Working at Google sounds like a job made in heaven, but insiders tell a different story. Continue Reading

  • Fortune 500 Companies' Profits Soar, But They're Still Not Hiring

    Fortune 500 Companies' Profits Soar, But They're Still Not Hiring

    Fortune 500 companies rake it huge profits, but hold on off hiring. Continue Reading

  • Companies With A Conscience Are 10 Times More Profitable

    Companies With A Conscience Are 10 Times More Profitable

    AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah CannonJohn Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods, speaks during a session titled "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business" at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin on Sunday, March 10, 2013. If you had told me, when I was attending college during the... Continue Reading

  • The Mayo Clinic: Longest Hiring Process In The World?

    The Mayo Clinic: Longest Hiring Process In The World?

    By Max Nisen The Mayo Clinic is one of the best-known and regarded health care systems in the world, and has been for over a century. According to CEO Dr. John Noseworthy, one of the things that's made that happen is an incredibly committed and highly-skilled workforce. Part of that is the fact that Mayo... Continue Reading

  • Dish Network: The Meanest Employer In America?

    Dish Network: The Meanest Employer In America?

    It isn't clear why Dish Network Corp. wants to spend $2.4 billion to gobble up Clearwire Corp. and its desirable chunk of high-speed wireless network capacity. But Clearwire employees have ample reason to hope the deal won't go through, seeing as there's no shortage of Dish employees who find the... Continue Reading

  • Best Employer In America Is ...

    Best Employer In America Is ...

    For all the high-profile woes Facebook has encountered in recent months because of its botched $16 billion stock offering last spring and complaints by users about privacy, the social-media powerhouse remains an attractive company to work for. In fact, Facebook Inc. topped the latest list of best employers,... Continue Reading

  • Best Big Companies To Work For

    Best Big Companies To Work For

    Finding a great place to work for many workers can be a challenge, especially in this economy when so many are content just to have a steady paycheck. The soft labor market, though, doesn't necessarily make it easier -- even for large global companies -- to find top talent, which is why so many of them still... Continue Reading

  • The Top 10 Military-Friendly Employers

    The Top 10 Military-Friendly Employers

    The jobs picture for many veterans has improved significantly during the last year, though those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, in particular, still face challenges in finding employment. Programs, such as those spearheaded by President Obama, have helped to spur interest among employers in hiring... Continue Reading

  • Target's New 'Amazing' Script For Training Employees Leaked

    Target's New 'Amazing' Script For Training Employees Leaked

    Big corporations have long used relentlessly cheery speeches and other tools to motivate employees. But sometimes those efforts can come off as trite, childish and downright cheesy. Target Corp., apparently, is no exception. As Gawker reports, the big-box retailer is rallying its employees to provide... Continue Reading

  • Starbucks: Best Part-Time Jobs In Retail -- Or Overrated?

    Starbucks: Best Part-Time Jobs In Retail -- Or Overrated?

    One of the disadvantages to most part-time jobs is the lack of benefits. But Starbucks Corp. doesn't discriminate, providing the ubiquitous coffee chain's 95,000 part-timers with full health insurance benefits. For many who lost full-time jobs during the Great Recession and got part-time gigs at Starbucks,... Continue Reading

  • Why Google Employees Are Happier Than Ever

    Why Google Employees Are Happier Than Ever

    Employee-satisfaction scores at some of the nation's best-known companies are on the rise, and here's why. Continue Reading

  • Fortune's Most Admired Companies

    Fortune's Most Admired Companies

    This year marks the 15th anniversary for Fortune's list of the World's Most Admired Companies. In that span only three companies -- GE, Berkshire Hathaway, and P&G -- have ranked first in their industry every time. This year's all-star list is led by tech companies, and Apple takes the No. 1 spot. Continue Reading

  • 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