Researching Employers

Researching employers is one of the most important pieces of conducting an effective job search.  Use the links below to research companies and organizations before you apply to a job or as you prepare for an interview:


Career Shift

A career management system that allows you to search companies and contacts by industry and geographic location.

New Jersey Next Stop

View lists of the top employers in the state of New Jersey by industry.

Bloomberg Business Week Database of Public and Private Companies

Snapshot of company, plus news, charts, financials, earnings, people, ownership, etc.

Glassdoor Access

 Provides free, anonymous reviews of thousands of companies, including salaries, reviews of the company culture, reviews of the top executive and actual interview questions typically asked.


An excellent site for finding out which organizations are in your zip code.


Provides information on mentions of a particular company or organization n the news media or blogs.  For some reason, it is better than Google News as a search site.  It's very helpful for finding out what people are saying about an organization.

Career Bliss

Company reviews from real employees.

Monster Research Companies

Large database of company information.

The Riley Guide:  Research & Target Employers & Locations

Extensive info on targeting and researching employers on the web.

Links for finding and researching entry level employers.

A site that houses 990 tax returns for a great majority of nonprofit organizations.

The Foundation Center Library

A private library which is open to the public and houses data on most philanthropies, foundations and corporate giving programs.  If you want a job in a foundation this database if fantastic for gathering information.

National Center for Charitable Statistics

View online 990 tax returns for nonprofit organizations and search by mission area, state, etc.