FOR THOSE IN SEARCH OF DIRECT HIRE JOBS, THESE COMPANIES ARE HIRING. AOL Jobs tracked down the top 10 companies hiring from sales to finance this week.
by, aol jobs staff 9/2014
1. Macy’s: 4,173 openings
The iconic department store is going strong after over 150 years of business, selling mid-price to high-end brands at some 800 locations across the country. Its headquarters are in Cincinnati, Ohio, but its flagship store is in the heart of Manhattan, N.Y.
Employee Review: “The management is competent. Employees are given a good discount and still able to use coupons. You can pick up more hours online when they become available.”*
2. Firestone Complete Auto: 3,992 openings
Firestone Complete Auto Care is a car maintenance chain that’s part of one of the oldest American tire companies. There are more than 1,600 locations nationwide that, along with selling and servicing tires, also do repairs and other kinds of work on cars.
Employee Review: “Higher than average compensation for retail, good camaraderie with co workers. Nice working for large company that you know will be there tomorrow. “*
3. Advantage Sales & Marketing: 3,404 openings
Advantage Sales & Marketing provides outsourced sales, merchandising, and marketing services to consumer goods and food product manufacturers and suppliers. Owning more than 65 offices in the US and Canada, ASM does merchandising for 1,200 clients — including Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Unilever, Energizer.
Employee Review: “Long lasting business, able to adapt to changes in market. Well thought out benefits plan, and flexible time off for both vacation and illness.”*
4. UnitedHealth Group: 3,010 openings
UnitedHealth Group currently provides health insurance services to more than 75 million people worldwide and is the largest insurance company of its kind in the U.S. With the onset of states’ participation in the Affordable Care Act, the Minnesota-based insurer “has remained especially vague on the number of systems in would participate in,” says The Motley Fool, “placing the number somewhere between 10 and 25.”
Employee Review: “Good, steady work. Great learning opportunities. Very little favoritism, you get ahead based on your own work. Work at home opportunities help on commuting costs. Great work-life balance, ample vacation time.”*
5. Liberty Tax Service: 2,918 openings
Liberty Tax Service of Virginia Beach, Va., started with five offices in the U.S. in 1998 after originating in Canada a year earlier. The tax-preparation service now has thousands of franchises across the U.S. and was named in 2012 as No. 7 on Forbes magazine’s list of “Top 20 Franchises for the Buck.”
Employee Review: “The training you receive will be useful in both a personal and professional capacity the rest of your life. They are a very flexible company with great values. … Its seasonal employment … other than the office manager.”*
6. AT&T: 2,799 openings
Wireless giant AT&T continues to hire in large volumes, as many customers upgrade their smartphones and purchase tablets that require LTE data plans. It recently announced that it will be adding more wireless subscribers than expected.
Employee Review: “Cutting edge technology, great opportunities for advancement, union representation for non-management.”*
7. Bankers Life and Casualty: 2,746 openings
Founded in 1879, Bankers is a life and health insurance company that services the retirement market. It is based in Chicago, Ill., and operates in 275 offices nationwide. The financial company is a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group.
Employee Review: “For someone who wants a second career after the first big one, with more freedom, flexibility, etc. this is the place!”*
8. Verizon Wireless: 2,539 openings
Verizon Wireless operates the largest mobile network in the United States. The Basking Ridge, New Jersey-based company is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications and Vodafone, although Verizon announced in September that it agreed to buy Vodafone’s 45 percent stake in the company for $130 billion. Expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, it is the third largest announced deal in the world, Reuters reported.
Employee Review: “The company has top drawer benefits for all employees and on the peer level, employees are united and very close knit, like family.”*
9. PNC: 2,513 openings
Based in Pittsburgh, the regional bank operates over 2,700 branches in nineteen states and the District of Columbia. The company doubled in size in 2008 when it acquired National City, making it the fifth largest bank in the country.
Employee Review: “As a parent I am grateful for a company with a work life balance.”*
10. Dollar Tree: 1,990 openings
Dollar Tree, Inc. is an American chain of discount variety stores that sells items for $1. Each Dollar Tree stocks a variety of products including national, regional, and private-label brands. It is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia and operates 4,900 stores throughout the 48 contiguous U.S. states and Canada.
Employee Review: “The company offers pretty fair work life balance, decent benefits, freedom to make decisions, friendly customers, a good place to start your career.”*
*All employee reviews sourced from Glassdoor, a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies. Reviews may have been edited for clarity.