Recruiters, Want More Job Orders? Here's 137,000 of Them

Every year, Fortune Magazine releases a list of its “100 Best Companies to Work For,” that group of companies that offers the best combination of compensation, perks, fringe benefits, and company culture.  This list, of course, is of great interest to recruiters.  After all, recruiters need to know which companies candidates want to work for the most, and these companies are the ones most likely to attract the A-players within their industry.

These 100 "Best Companies" possess a lot of great aspects and attributes (which is why they were included on Fortune’s list).  However, one of their most appealing attributes is that they’re hiring, and they don’t have just a few openings here and there.  They have a LOT of openings.  In fact, Fortune also recently released a list of 26 of the “Best Companies” that currently have the most openings between them.  How many openings?  Nearly 137,000.  Each one has at least 700 openings right now.

That’s a lot of job orders.

Now, some of these companies rely upon internal recruiters in order to fill their open positions, and enticing quality candidates to apply for these openings probably isn’t much of an issue.  But I thought it would be fun to list the 26 companies and the number of openings they currently have.  Each of the company names listed below is also a link to their online profile on Fortune Magazine’s website.


  1. Boston Consulting Group2,000 openings
  2. Wegmans Food Markets2,000 openings
  3. NetApp2,500 openings
  4. Edward Jones890 openings
  5. Cisco4,591 openings
  6. Whole Foods Market1,800 openings
  7. Baptist Health South Florida869 openings
  8. American Express1,813 openings
  9. Intel2,900+ openings
  10. Mayo Clinic800 openings
  11. Deloitte3,511 openings
  12. Adobe Systems1,000 openings
  13. Publix Super Markets1,590 openings
  14. Marriott International4,459 openings
  15. Microsoft6,338 openings
  16. PricewaterhouseCoopers9,144 openings
  17. Nordstrom3,663 openings
  18. Ernst & Young10,000 openings
  19. CarMax1,035 openings
  20. Booz Allen Hamilton700 current openings
  21. KPMG5,000 openings
  22. CH2M Hill719 openings
  23. Darden Restaurants3,600 openings
  24. Starbucks2,000+ openings
  25. Accenture64,000 openings


Have you ever worked with any of these companies, or do you still work with them?  How about any of those on the “100 Best Companies” List, which you can access by clicking here?  If so, what was your experience like?  Is their spot on the “Best Companies” list deserved?  Why or why not?

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Comment by Sandra McCartt on January 21, 2011 at 2:09pm

I have worked with KPMG, Deloitte and E & Y in the past.  The problem with all these jobs is that these firms constantly post to keep candidates in the pipeline.  Use a lot of internal contract recruiters who collect resumes and fire them out to offices all over the world.  The only way i have been successful with the big four is knowing a hiring partner within individual offices.  They have become so HR driven that even when a hiring partner identifies a candidate they would like to move forward with it has to go back around the loop to national or regional HR and many times gets knocked off the radar to avoid a fee.


National firms are bombarded by hundreds of recruiters because of their visibility.  I have watched a lot of independent recruiters go by the boards trying to establish themselves without realizing that they are one of hundreds trying to do the same thing.


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