Research Employers

What you will want to know

  • Is the company public or privately owned?
  • What product does the company make or what service does the organization provide?
  • Who are the customers or clients?
  • Where is the organization located? Where are the central headquarters, regional offices, and other major offices?
  • What is the status of the organization? How is it doing financially? Who are the competitors? How does it compare with similar organizations? What is its reputation?
  • Does the organization own other companies and/or is it owned by a larger organization?
  • What it the history of the organization, including evolved products and services, management structure, staffing, and financial standings?
  • Is the organization facing any problems? How is it working to resolve them?
  • What are the future prospects and goals for the organization?
  • Who manages the organization? How are decisions made?
  • What does the organization look for in its employees (skills, education, background)?
  • What are the philosophies and practices of the organization regarding employee needs and concerns? What benefits or "perks" are offered?

Where to find information

Campus employer research tools

Companies and profiles