Top 10 Companies: July 29 - August 5, 2012
- 1. Toys R Us
The once-dominant toy retailer is opening many new stores, while "re-opening" other stores in an effort to improve its brand.
Employee Review: "Pretty solid paid time-off and vacation packages, reasonably priced medical/dental insurance. Opportunities to advance within the company."*
Number of Job Openings: 9,013
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- 2. Sears
The venerable retail company is working on revamping product lines in an effort to better connect with customers in 2012.
Employee Review: "My favorite thing about working with Sears is the stability. The company has been around for over 100 years and is one of the largest in the world. It has great benefits and work-life balance is excellent. I don't have to worry about being on-call on nights and weekends. They have really great quality people who are easy to get along with."*
Number of Job Openings: 3,210
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- 3. Citi
The New York-based financial-services giant plans to hire 300 additional bankers and brokers throughout the year, in efforts to build a wealth management group.
Employee Review: "Nice co-workers, good hours, pleasant management, good location, interesting work spanning decades of involvement in the country. Good springboard for future jobs."*
Number of Job Openings: 2,390
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- 4. U.S. Army
Even if they aren't listed on the government's USAJobs.gov website, jobs at military bases are plentiful. The U.S. Army provides a variety of openings at its bases for Americans of all backgrounds.
Employee Review: "Excellent pay and benefits. Superior job security and work experience. Excellent advancement opportunities for growth and career progression. Variety of assignments."*
Number of Job Openings: 2,000
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- 5. AT&T Retail
AT&T is looking to fill jobs, retail and otherwise, with military vets. In addition, they have committed to a $350 million program, called "Aspire," which includes a job-shadowing program aimed at bringing students into the workforce.
Employee Review: "They provide great benefits and pay. I know they match quite a bit for 401(k) investment. It is a great job for someone interested in technology and learning about new technologies. Also, it is great to know that you are helping others out on a daily basis."*
Number of Job Openings: 1,961
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- 6. UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group currently provides health insurance services to more than 75 million people worldwide. It recently joined the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition of companies dedicated to hiring 100,000 veterans by 2020.
Employee Review: "I really enjoyed my time at UnitedHealth Group. The trainers were very knowledgeable and were always there to answer any questions that I had. I worked as a claims associate for just a few short months before being promoted to another department. I then went on to work from home! Only left this company because of personal issues not related to my job. Great place to work!"*
Number of Job Openings: 1,783
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- 7. Rent-A-Center
Operating more than 3,000 stores in the United States, Rent-A-Center recently opened stores in Rochester, N.Y., and Rocky Mount, Va.
Employee Review: "Always something new every day, never a dull moment. Small stores, opportunities to develop strong relationships with customers. Virtually no scripts to follow, no "dumbing-down"... employees are encouraged and empowered to answer challenges and solve problems"*
Number of Job Openings: 1,532
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- 8. Wells Fargo
Earlier this year, Wells Fargo agreed to a partnership with the Obama administration in which it pledged to provide part-time summer jobs to young people. The company committed to providing at least 1,000 jobs, and the program is paying off.
Employee Review: "Large company with a lot of training; encouraged to change positions/departments within bank to grow and learn; good senior management and diversity commitment."*
Number of Jobs: 1,399
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- 9. T-Mobile Retail
The company has begun a rollout of its new HSPA+ "4G" network, with speeds comparable to the high-speed LTE networks on AT&T and Verizon Wireless. T-Mobile's U.S. operations currently employ about 42,000 workers. The non-retail sector of the company is also doing well, with plans to add 350 employees at an expanding call center.
Employee Review: "The culture is a plus. Our previous CEO, Robert Dotson, said that his experience from managing volunteer missionaries has really affected his leadership style, and it shows. After all, how do you motivate someone to do something if you can't fire them?"*
Number of Job Openings: 1,174
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- 10. Pilot Flying J
Based in Knoxville, Tenn., the family-owned company is the result of a merger between Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J travel centers. The company was originally formed as Pilot Travel Centers in 2001. Travel centers are operated under both brands, totaling around 550 locations.
Pilot Flying J recently announced their acquisition of Maxum Petroleum, a strategy intended to help build their presence in the mining industry.
Employee Review: "Available opportunity to advance within the company. Once you understand all the processes involved, the business is all about maintaining standards."*
Number of Job Openings: 513
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