The Best Companies to Work For – Vol 7

22 Aug

Article Title: The Best Companies to Work For – Vol 7
Author Byline: CareerAlley
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Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves — to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.” – Stewart B. Johnson

Sometimes I’m tempted to write a blog about the worst companies to work for, although I’m not really sure what value it will have other than making life even more miserable for the people that work at these companies (like they need another source to confirm what they already know). So, I thought that for today I would stick with the next round of the best companies to work for (which I have, mostly), but I could not help myself completely (therefore, the last link). BTW, there were over 630 job opportunities across today’s companies.

  • PCL Construction Enterprises – PCL is a general contractor and lost 448 jobs last year. Based in Denver Colorado, PCL is ranked 31 on this year’s list (down from 28) and also on several “top” lists from Canada. Their career site has a company overview as well as links to a wide range of resources – Career Path Descriptions, Foreign Recruitment and more. You can search all opportunities or search by location (a list of locations has hot links). Doing a basic search returned 140 job opportunities. You can register your profile, upload your resume and save defined searches.
  • Baptist Health South Florida – Ranked 32 (up from 79 last year), Baptist has over 11,7600 jobs and added 968 jobs last year. The careers page is focused on the right hand side of the page with a button center page for Job Search New Candidates. Links on the left hand side of the page provides additional company information. Clicking on New Candidates opens the job search page any of these leads to a listing of the job openings for that type. There were 192 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • Shared Technologies – Shared Technologies, ranked 33 (down from 18), installs and supports telecommunications equipment. They have over 1,200 employees and lost 321 jobs last year. Their career site provides a company overview, followed by links for Search and Apply for Jobs, Benefits and “Application Process through the eyes of the Applicant” (an interesting page). Click Search and Apply to open the job search page. There were 14 job opportunities when I checked the site.
  • Chesapeake Energy – This energy company is ranked 34 (up significantly from 74 last year). Their headquarters are in Oklahoma City and they have over 7,700 employees and added 1,277 jobs last year (20% growth in a difficult economy). Their career site has links on the left hand side for “Why work for us”, Campus Recruiting, Job Opportunities and more. The center of the page is filled with the job search engine. A generic search returned 271 job opportunities. As with the other sites, you can register on the site and post your resume.
  • American Fidelity Assurance Co – Ranked 35 (up from 46 on last year’s list), American Fidelity has 1,500 employees and lost 8 jobs last year. American Fidelity Assurance Company is one of the largest privately owned life insurance companies in the United States. An interesting Careers site. The right hand side of the page leads with “WORK DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING” and has a brief overview. There are colleague testimonials and additional information on the company. Click “Apply Now” and a screen pops up to prompt you for your information. You can bypass this by clicking on “send me to job openings”. There were over 17 job opportunities when I checked the site.

And now for the Worst:

  • Worst Companies To Work For:’s List – Posted on the’s site, the results are based on questions asked of employees (a reasonable approach). As the article points out, it is hard to say if they companies are truly bad, if it is the impact of the economy or if the employees are just bitter. Anyway, an interesting read (whether you work there or not)

Good luck in your search.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

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