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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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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. Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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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... Read More »

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