Biggest US Public Companies for Veterans to Consider

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People shop at an Apple store in the Westfield Garden State Plaza shopping mall in Paramus, New Jersey.
People shop at an Apple store in the Westfield Garden State Plaza shopping mall in Paramus, New Jersey, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (Ted Shaffrey/AP Photo)

Veterans searching for jobs after the military don't tend to want just any old job.

The hard-chargers who love a challenge want the best of the best. They have something to offer and want to leverage their experience and work ethic toward a successful career.

One place to start looking for such a career is the Forbes list of "The World's Biggest Public Companies."

Jobs that veterans might want to consider in these companies include such categories as management, logistics, sales, banking and finance.

For example, a search on Monster.com for Citibank shows such jobs as personal banker, branch manager, area director and plenty more. Apple, Verizon and Walmart will have more sales jobs, but also managerial and other roles.

What follows are the top 10 U.S. companies from the list, along with sales, profits, assets and market value. We have also included employee reviews of the companies, courtesy of the website Kununu.com. If you have an interest in working for the biggest public companies, read on.

1. Berkshire Hathaway

No. 4 on the overall world list, Berkshire Hathaway is an American conglomerate holding company. It wholly owns such companies as GEICO, Dairy Queen and Fruit of the Loom, and is controlled and led by Warren Buffett. Jobs for veterans range from network administrator, economics, marketing, accounting and many more.

Sales: $210.8 billion, Profits: $24.1 billion, Assets: $561.1 billion, Market Value: $360.1 billion.

Kununu Rating: 4 out of 5

2. JPMorgan Chase

No. 5 on the overall list, JPMorgan Chase is known for its consumer business and commercial banking. Jobs can include investment banker, bank teller, wealth management and more.

Sales: $99.9 billion, Profits: $23.5 billion, Assets: $2,423 billion, Market Value: $234.2 billion.

Kununu Rating: 3.9 out of 5

3. Wells Fargo

Third on this list is Wells Fargo, which came in at No. 7 on the overall world list. This is another financial institution, so veterans interested in banking and finance would do well here. As with JPMorgan Chase, jobs include banking and wealth management, as well as project managers.

Sales: $91.4 billion, Profits: $22.7 billion, Assets: $1,849.2 billion, Market Value: $256 billion.

Kununu Rating: 3.8 out of 5

4. Apple

Apple came in at No. 8 on the overall list and is probably the most well-known of the companies listed here (to the younger generation of veterans, at least). Jobs can include working at Apple stores or corporate headquarters, where positions include standard ones such as project managers -- but also creative roles on the design side, as well as software engineering, marketing, operations, finance, and even real estate and development.

Sales: $233.3 billion, Profits: $53.7 billion, Assets: $293.3 billion, Market Value: $586 billion.

Kununu Rating: 3.9 out of 5

5. ExxonMobil

No. 9 overall, ExxonMobil is well-known for its work in oil and natural gas. Jobs that veterans might want to consider here are much broader than that, however, and include such roles as banking analysts, machinery engineers, chemists and more.

Sales: $236.8 billion, Profits: $16.2 billion, Assets: $336.8 billion, Market Value: $363.3 billion.

Kununu Rating: 4.4 out of 5

6. Bank of America

Coming in at No. 11 on the overall list, Bank of America is another financial institution. Jobs will be similar to ones listed for the previously mentioned banks, including tellers, project managers and various roles in management.

Sales: $91.5 billion, Profits: $15.8 billion, Assets: $2,185.5 billion, Market Value: $156 billion.

Kununu Rating: 3.3 out of 5

7. AT&T

The first telecommunications corporation on the list, AT&T came in at No. 12 on the overall list. As you might have noticed, most large companies will have the same corporate jobs, such as project managers and network administrators. More specific to AT&T are such jobs as retail at its cell phone stores, call centers and jobs related to the government.

Sales: $146.8 billion, Profits: $13.2 billion, Assets: $402.7 billion, Market Value: $234.2 billion.

Kununu Rating: 3.2 out of 5

8. Citigroup

Another financial institution on the list, Citigroup came in at No. 13 on the overall list. Veterans might want to work for Citigroup if they have aspirations to work in investment or commercial banking. The career page of Citigroup often lists a relatively large number of retail banking and branch manager positions.

Sales: $85.9 billion, Profits: $15.8 billion, Assets: $1,801 billion, Market Value: $138.1 billion.

Kununu Rating: 2.1 out of 5

9. Verizon Communications

Our second telecommunications company on the list, Verizon came in at No. 15 on the overall list. Like AT&T, Verizon has retail positions, data analytics, security analysts and IT specialists.

Sales: $131.8 billion, Profits: $18 billion, Assets: $244.6 billion, Market Value: $206.2 billion.

Kununu Rating: 3.7 out of 5

10. Walmart

The multinational retail corporation that we're all surely familiar with made No. 15 on the overall list. There are security jobs, checkout clerks, communications and corporate affairs, business analytics and intelligence, engineering, supply chain management and many other positions similar to what you will find at other top companies.

Sales: $482.1 billion, Profits: $14.7 billion, Assets: $199.6 billion, Market Value: $215.7 billion.

Kununu Rating: 3.4 out of 5

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