Company Profiles

  • 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

  • Fortune's Best Companies #5: Nugget Market

    Fortune's Best Companies #5: Nugget Market

    I worked for Nugget Market from 1999- 2004 and am not surprised that it was chosen as one of America's Best Companies. I was in the Deli, the Bakery, and the Wine departments, and in my experience as a Nugget Market employee, I learned the value of teamwork, customer service and product knowledge. I was... Continue Reading

  • Fortune's Best Companies #6: DreamWorks

    Fortune's Best Companies #6: DreamWorks

    Apparently, at DreamWorks, one of the best companies to work for, there is such a thing as free lunch – and breakfast too. Employees describe the DreamWorks SKG Animation Studio campus atmosphere as fast paced and fun, with good people and great benefits. It takes lots of energy to draw "Shrek" all... Continue Reading

  • Fortune's Best Companies #7: NetApp

    Fortune's Best Companies #7: NetApp

    Employees raved about the work-life balance and work flexibility as some of the main reasons that NetApp has consistently made many "best places to work" lists the last few years. I talked to a number of employees who shared their ideas about what it's like to work at NetApp, the data storage specialists. I... Continue Reading

  • Fortune's Best Companies #8: Boston Consulting Group

    Fortune's Best Companies #8: Boston Consulting Group

    Employees from Boston Consulting Group all thought the experience was amazing, but so was the workload. It is easy to see why BCG, one of the world's leading advisors on business strategy, was listed as one of the best places to work, but it also is obvious that having a job at BCG is no cakewalk. I spoke... Continue Reading

  • Fortune's Best Companies #9: Qualcomm

    Fortune's Best Companies #9: Qualcomm

    I spoke with some employees of Qualcomm to gain their views on working at the wireless telecommunications company. It sounds like Qualcomm is a pretty awesome place to work, deserving of the accolade of being the ninth best company to work for in America. Karen Marchetti, a Qualcomm marketing consultant... Continue Reading

  • What It's Really Like to Work for Fortune's 10 Best Companies to Work for

    What It's Really Like to Work for Fortune's 10 Best Companies to Work for

    Whether you're currently unemployed or just considering a company or career change, wouldn't it be nice to snag a job at one of Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For?" We think so, especially at the very best, the Top Ten. So we set out to ask the people who work there just what puts those ten... Continue Reading

  • How to Get a Job at Digitas

    How to Get a Job at Digitas

    Digitas is a leading interactive marketing company that provides digital communications and direct marketing services. The agency offers Web site design, e-mail management, and demand generation services which enable clients to build marketing campaigns across media channels for such big name companies as... Continue Reading

  • What's it Like to Work at Nokia?

    What's it Like to Work at Nokia?

    It's safe to say that Nokia has the whole world talking-literally. The Finnish company makes mobile devices that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games...oh, and make phone calls, too. It has a nearly 39 percent share of the global mobile device market with 1.1 billion... Continue Reading

  • ABC Employees Play Career Roulette: What Would You Do?

    ABC Employees Play Career Roulette: What Would You Do?

    The world of TV news may sound exciting and glamorous, but it just got a little less so. ABC News announced that it's cutting its staff up to 25 percent, and over the next couple of days, letters will be sent out to as many as 400 employees' homes, offering them a voluntary separation package. Should they... Continue Reading

  • Drug Store Giant Walgreens Will Purchase NYC Duane Reade for $618M

    Drug Store Giant Walgreens Will Purchase NYC Duane Reade for $618M

    The corner of Duane Street and Reade Street in New York City will never be the same now that Walgreens has announced plans to purchase Duane Reade, a New York-based drug store chain for $618M. While Walgreens plans to operate Duane Reade stores under their current name and keep their senior management team, they... Continue Reading