Industry: Tech/Internet Search
HQ: Mountain View, Calif.
Overview: Since its founding 14 years ago, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has grown from a small private company to one of the nation’s largest publicly traded corporations. Like Amazon, it has branched well beyond its original mission of making it easier for people to find whatever they’re looking for on the Internet. It has moved into consumer and commercial applications, hardware and cloud-computing services.
Job Opportunities: Google has more than 35,000 employees and has listed more than 1,700 job openings within the past week. The majority of these positions are tech-related, and the company is known to be choosy when it comes to hiring. If you’re a software engineer with an impeccable professional pedigree, your chances at landing a job at the Internet giant are better than most.
Google also has an array of non-tech related positions available in its accounting, marketing, legal, and business operations departments, among others.