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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 »

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.... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

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... Read More »

The Best Companies for Working Mothers

The Best Companies for Working Mothers

Over 70% of women with children are in the labor force. In addition, women are returning to the workforce sooner after having a child and the labor force participation for mothers with children younger than a year old is over 50%. According to research done by Womenonics, 74% or the women they surveyed say they... Read More »

The Best Companies for Baby Boomers

The Best Companies for Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) grew up during a prosperous time in American history and witnessed several life changing events including the Cuban missile crisis, the assassinations of JFK, Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr., Vietnam, the civil rights movement, sexual freedom,... Read More »

How to Work at Sam's Club In Spite of Big Layoffs

How to Work at Sam's Club In Spite of Big Layoffs

Just a few weeks ago Sam's Club, the warehouse store division of Wal-Mart, announced it was closing 11 stores. Now it looks like 11,200 more jobs, or about 10 percent of the staff, will be eliminated. Starting in February, the people handing out samples and doing demonstrations will not be company employees, but... Read More »

The Best Companies for Generation Y

The Best Companies for Generation Y

Generation Y (people born between 1981 and 2000) is the first generation to grow up with email, texting, YouTube, and reality TV. As babies they rode in securely fastened car seats with bumper stickers in the back that read "baby on board" and participated in team sports where there were no losers. This... Read More »

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