Resources to Research Employers

Recommended Internet Resources

To generate a list of potential employers in a particular career field or industry, try these sites:

For researching large companies, try these sites:

  • Business Week Online Company Research - Find information about hundreds of thousands of public and private companies.
  • - Get insider information on over 100,000 companies, including company salaries, reviews and interview questions.
  • Hoovers Online - Gather industry information, as well as information on private, public, IPO, subsidiary and non-US companies.

To locate the most current information about a potential employer, check these resources:

  • PR Newswire - Search by industry or by keyword from a database of company press releases.
  • San Francisco Business Times - Find local business and industry news, resources, and networking event information.

Local Resources

  • Thomas J. Long Business and Economics Library (S-350 Haas School of Business) - Research companies using numerous resources, including the Berkeley Business Guides: No. 4: Company Information, No. 18: Internet Resources in Business & Economics, and No. 24: High Technology Companies & Industries.  Also available are the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Book of Lists.
  • Foundation Center - Review materials on foundations, grants and corporate philanthropy to help with your nonprofit job search.

Career Center Resources