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“In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits. Unless you've got a good team, you can't do much with the other two.” - Lee Iacocca People.
If you look at every successful company that has lasted over the long term (not just a flash in the pan) you will see that one common theme is people. As in a strong culture, good benefits, collaborative work environment, competitive pay, etc. Just read some of the books by Jim Collins and you will see what I mean.
Of course product and profits help as well. There have been many good companies that have not survived if they did not have good products and profits (regardless of the people). Today's post continues the review of Fortune 500 companies, their career pages and, to the extent available, how many jobs are available. There are thousands of job opportunities available across the companies reviewed below, with industries ranging from Banking to Technology and Business Services.
- Citigroup - I considered skipping Citigroup given its impressive problems and the fact that all American tax payers are now part owners. Ranked at 12 on this year's list, we all know that Citigroup is not going to fail (regardless of profits in the short term). This may be the perfect opportunity to join a company that must go through dramatic changes if it is to survive as a separate company. Their careers page has two main segments - Professional Job Search and Graduate Recruitment. Focusing on the Professional Job Search, there is a choice of four regions (and your language choice). Click on the region of your choice and select Go. Once there, you will see a brief overview in the center of the page with several choices on the left hand side of the screen (Job Search, Build Your Profile and Graduates & Undergraduates). The right hand side of the screen has links to the different businesses within Citigroup. There were 1,194 job opportunities globally when I checked the site (with 858 of these in North America).
- Berkshire Hathaway - Ranked at number 13 this year, Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company for over 70 companies (and I'm sure you've heard of Warren Buffet). As a result there are not jobs specifically at Berkshire, the best place to start is on the page that lists these companies (click here for a list of these). No time to cover 70 companies here, but click on any of these 70 companies and follow the links to their career page.
- International Business Machines - on this year’s list, IBM (ranked 14) is one of the best known companies. More than half of revenue now comes from Business Services (consulting). Their career page leads with the tag “We don't just invent, we innovate”. There is a video to start, or you can click the links on the right hand side of the page for location or Search for Opportunities. Clicking on Search for Opportunities where you can start with a video. In addition to a link to their Career Fairs Calendar, you can click on the "search for jobs" link. A basic search returned almost 2,748 job opportunities.
- McKesson - Ranked at 15, McKesson is in the health care services business. Their career site has some links to the left which are repeated in the middle of the page, they are: Find a Job, How to Apply, Campus Recruiting and Who we are. Find a Job leads to the job search page, where you can also sign in, register, update your resume and start or manage your job agents.
- J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. - a prominent member of the very troubled financial services sector, Chase was relatively unharmed when compared to the other financial institutions. Their main careers page has links for Experienced Hires, University Programs, Jobs in Demand and Search Jobs. Clicking on Search Jobs leads to a jobs search engine. While I couldn’t check all jobs due to the way the search engine is structured, I did check Accounting/Finance jobs and found 2,778 jobs just in that field.
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