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18 Companies That Will Be Hiring Thousands in 2018

Didn’t have the best luck with employment in 2017? Looking to switch things up a bit in the new year? Then go big! These companies, most of them industry titans themselves, are looking to make big hires in 2018. 

The 18 companies on this list are snapping up employees in the thousands this year.  Get in while the offer still stands! 

Amazon

Where Hiring: Seattle, WA; Cambridge, MA; Sunnyvale, CA; Herndon, VA; Chicago, IL and more

What Makes Them Unique: Amazon has brought us many of the products and features we use in our everyday life, from Alexa and the Kindle to one-click shopping and detailed customer reviews. Amazon has pioneered a model of making shopping and selling as easy as possible for customers, while is why they call themselves “Earth’s most customer-centric company,” 

What Employees Say: “Dynamic work environment and exciting technology. Very structured and metrics driven performance evaluation process. Quarterly promotional cycles and plenty of career advancement and lateral move opportunities.” – Current Senior Cloud Architect

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The Home Depot

Where Hiring: Atlanta, GA; Lake Delton, WI; Jacksonville, FL; Franklin, TN; Dayton, OH; Charlotte, NC and more

What Makes Them Unique: The Home Depot supplies the materials and items that many Americans use in their homes and gardens every day. The Home Depot has a strong commitment to diversity, and pride themselves on being an Equal Opportunity/M/F/Vet/Disabled Employer, as well as encouraging bilingual candidates to apply. In addition, the company values giving back, and each year donates millions of tools, supplies and volunteer hours to non-profits and community service projects. 

What Employees Say: “Awesome coworkers, fun to be involved, fast-paced so you’re never bored, always more to learn” – Former Customer Service Specialist

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Liberty Mutual Insurance

Where Hiring: Dover, NH; Boston, MH; Indianapolis, IN; Rochester, NY; Plano, TX; Chandler, AZ and more

What Makes Them Unique: Liberty Mutual provides insurance for cars, homes, casualties and more. Liberty Mutual’s generous vacation policy earned them a spot on Glassdoor’s 2016 Top 25 Companies for Vacation and Time Off list. In addition, Liberty Mutual truly values giving back — this year, through employee donations and matching, over $18 million dollars in charitable donations were generated by the company. 

What Employees Say: “This company has lots of opportunity for growth, great benefits package, good pay, overtime opportunities, annual raises and bonuses. They also promote a healthy work/life balance with new changes they’ve implemented such as working from home a couple times a week and flexible/variable shifts. Hard work is recognized, and they want to help you succeed and advance your career. You really get a sense that you are working for a company that cares about you.” – Current Employee

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Panda Express

Where Hiring: Rosemead, CA; Milton, CT; Springfield, IL; Honolulu, HI; New Castle, DE; Fairfax, VA and more

What Makes Them Unique: Panda Express is the largest family-owned American Chinese Restaurant concept in America, with over 2,000 restaurants globally. The Panda Restaurant group aims to foster a genuine family environment through their community-building activities such as Dragon Boat Races, Panda Cares charitable events, athletic competitions and fun runs. 

What Employees Say: “They have great pay and benefits. You have an opportunity to move up in the company. Great values as a company overall.” – Former Assistant Manager

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Deloitte

Where Hiring: Los Angeles, CA; Cleveland, OH; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Milwaukee, WI; Morrisville, NC and more

What Makes Them Unique: Deloitte is one of the largest and most established consulting firms on the map, with 80,000 employees in the U.S. Deloitte has powerful influence, both on a local and global level. “You don’t need to get elected to public office to advise government agencies on improving access to health care. And when it comes to tackling climate change, you can be a factor without being a climatologist,” the company touts.

What Employees Say: “Great company to work for! The sky is the limit in terms of career growth potential. You are in charge of your career. Free coffee as well.” Former Solution Engineer

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Kohl’s

Where Hiring: Cherry Hill, NJ; Santa Rosa, CA; Newport News, VA; Louisville, KY; Greensboro, NC; Baton Rouge, LA and more

What Makes Them Unique: Kohl’s is a leading specialty department store with almost 1,200 stores around the U.S. Kohl’s is famous for their employee discount, which hovers at 15 percent most of the year, but can be maximized with coupons, like the “family and friends” discount. In addition, on a few days throughout the year, the employee discount rises to 35 percent, as well as holiday discounts. They also stand out among department stores for their health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, as well as 401(k) support. 

What Employees Say: “Everyone is very supportive. Work is like family. Flexible schedules. It is a fun environment. Motivated coworkers. When dealing with difficult customers, management is more than willing to step in and help out.” – Former Fine Jewelry Specialist

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GEICO

Where Hiring: Macon, GA; Frederick, MD; Glendale, CA; New York, NY; Dulles, VA; Dallas, TX and more

What Makes Them Unique: Geico is the U.S.’s second-largest private passenger auto insurer, and employs more than 38,000 associates across the country. The company values promotions and tries to help employees build their careers with fast-track management development programs. Associates average 3 promotions within the first 5 years, and almost 80 percent of the management team started in entry-level careers.

What Employees Say: “Easy to move up and get raises if you try. Nice and friendly environment. Stress-free and great work-life balance.” – Current Interaction Designer

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Whole Foods Market

Where Hiring: Austin, TX; Mason, OH; Winston-Salem, NC; Schaumburg, IL; Miami, FL; Portland, OR and more

What Makes Them Unique: Whole Foods distinguishes themselves from other grocery stores with their attention to where food comes from, how it’s grown, and who it’s going to, taking care to stock and promote a wide variety of natural and organic products. Their pledge to give five percent of their total net profits back to their community truly makes them stand out among other grocers. And besides, how many companies offer positions with titles like “Full Time Cheese Buyer”? 

What Employees Say: “Whole foods as a company has a great history, values, and culture. I love the culture that Whole Foods as an organization promotes and the values of truly caring for our environment, community and world. Pays well and great benefits if able to achieve full time.” – Current Customer Service Employee

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IBM

Where Hiring: New York, NY; Arlington, VA; Phoenix, AZ; Dallas, TX; Southbury, CT; Baton Rouge, LA and more

What Makes Them Unique: IBM is truly a multinational company, with operations in over 170 countries. The company is one of the largest employers in the world, with nearly 380,000 employees across the globe. IBM has fostered the careers of scientific trailblazers – IBM employees have been awarded five Novel Prizes, ten National Medals of Technology and five National Medals of Science. The company is a true home for innovators.

What Employees Say: “Excellent people, challenging and innovative work, cutting-edge technology, diverse work force” – Current Project Manager

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Target

Where Hiring: Brooklyn Park, MN; North Haven, CT; Sioux Falls, SD; Tempe, AZ; Denton, TX; Westborough, MA and more

What Makes Them Unique: Target is an American household name, with over 1,800 stores and 38 distribution centers across the U.S. The company puts a strong focus on truly serving each community they are present in. Since 1946, Target has given five percent of its profits away through community grants and programs, which today equals millions of dollars per week. 

What Employees Say: “Going in at twenty I didn’t expect to work at Target for an extended period of time. What followed were the four best years of my professional career. You not only get to work with a wonderful team, but you get the chance to prove yourself. A lot of promotions are done in-house.” – Former Guest Service Team Lead

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Bank of America

Where Hiring: New Haven, CT; Tulsa, OK; Inglewood, CA; Coconut Grove, FL; Washington, DC; Cincinnati, OH and more

What Makes Them Unique: Bank of America is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, beloved and trusted by millions of Americans. Approximately 56 million U.S. consumers and small businesses are served by Bank of America. The company also scored a place on Glassdoor’s 2016 Best Places to Interview. 

What Employees Say: “Great team, integrity, awesome schedule with even greater benefits! I always have a leader or peer to lean on and everyone wants to see you learn and grow in your role– Current Relationship Manager

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Lowe’s

Where Hiring: Long Beach, CA; Lakewood, CO; Chicago, IL; Lafayette, NJ; Asheville, NC; Alexandria, VA and more

What Makes Them Unique: Lowe’s has a truly broad reach over North America, serving more than 17 million customers per week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The company’s hardware stores employ more than 290,000 people. Lowe’s puts a true focus on employee development, offering perks like tuition assistance and a strong employee assistance program. 

What Employees Say: “Great team environment. Helpful staff. Feels like family. Great benefits stock options and 401k.” – Current Assistant Store Manager

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Microsoft

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Fargo, ND; Redmond, WA; Issaquah, WA; Washington, DC; San Antonio, TX and more

What Makes Them Unique: Microsoft is a true trailblazer; a tech giant that has shepherded the world into the digital age. It’s no surprise that they made Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list for both 2017 and 2018. The company also has strong, respected leaders — Satya Nadella, their current CEO, was on Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs list of 2017. 

What Employees Say: “Lots of different opportunities for growth, interesting problems to work on, smart people to collaborate with.” – Current Employee

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Merck

Where Hiring: Denver, CO; Durham, NC; West Point, PA; Elkton, VA; Millsboro, DE; Kenilworth, NJ and more

What Makes Them Unique: Merck tackles health challenges across the health industry with their core mission to create a healthier future. Whether it’s pursuing original science in the laboratory, working directly with customers or manufacturing quality products, Merck offers a wealth of opportunities for employees who want to make an impact. 

What Employees Say: “This company offers great benefits, vacation time, and has a good sick day policy. I am proud of the many efforts to uphold the ‘Be well’ motto.” – Current Member Service Representative

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AT&T

Where Hiring: Honolulu, HI; El Segundo, CA; San Antonio, TX; Columbia, MA; Columbus, OH; Collinsville, IL and more

What Makes Them Unique: AT&T is the second largest provider of mobile telephone services and the largest provider of fixed telephone service in the United States. The company prides itself in their commitment to diversity and inclusion, with 12 employee resource groups comprised of over 40 thousand members. 

What Employees Say: “Good Benefits, global company with room to move anywhere, abundant leaning/expanding education opportunities”– Former Customer Service Representative 

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McKinsey & Company

Where Hiring: Tampa, FL; Dallas, TX; Palo Alto, CA; Boston, MA; Waltham, MA; New York, NY and more

What Makes Them Unique: McKinsey & Company is one of the world’s largest global management consulting firms. McKinsey serves private and public companies, governments, not-for-profits and non-governmental organizations. The company has made Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list 8 times since 2009, coming in at #12 on 2018’s list.

What Employees Say: “I can proudly say that I’m a member of one of the best recruiting teams. From recruiting administrators to management, they only hire the best and brightest. People truly support and care about your goals and rally behind you to help you achieve them. I’ve made amazing friendships here!” Current Senior Recruiter

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Costco Wholesale

Where Hiring: Montgomery, AL; Aurora, CO; Issaquah, WA; Jacksonville, FL; Cypress, CA; Waltham, MA and more

What Makes Them Unique: Costco Wholesale is the largest wholesale club operator in the US. The company has a truly global reach as well, serving 64 million cardholders in countries from Taiwan to Mexico. Costco was one of the only companies to score a place simultaneously on Glassdoor’s 2017 Best Places to Work, Highest Rated CEOs and Best Places to Interview. In addition, the company has made an appearance on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list every year since 2012. 

What Employees Say: “Great benefits & good pay. I have been trained in several department in the building. It’s a proud company and you will learn a lot about what the company is about, where they came from, & how they have grown and continue to grow.” – Current Marketing Representative 

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Intel Corporation

Where Hiring: Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Hillsboro, OR; Boise, ID; Folsom, CA and more

What Makes Them Unique: Intel has immeasurably advanced the world’s computing power with their innovative technology and paradigm-shifting ideas. Intel boasts a team of over 107,000 employees across 58 different countries. Since 2010, the company has earned a place on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list 5 times. 

What Employees Say: “Great pay, benefits, profit sharing. Culture of integrity, respect and trust for employees. Can-do, get the job done attitude.” – Current Contract Manager

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