Pittsburgh’s economy is on the rise, with tech innovation and academic research driving much of this new growth.
As a tech company ourselves trying to help recent grads find the right job, we decided to take a deep dive into the Pittsburgh hiring landscape. What companies in Pittsburgh are hiring some of the grads from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh?
We were curious — so, using job listings found on our own website, we put together of a list of 100 companies in the Pittsburgh area that are hiring the most people right now.
The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a quick top ten.
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We looked through job listings posted on our own website in the last 30 days for companies with the highest number of “unique” job listings — that is, listings where the posted jobs are distinct from one another.
Any ties after this point were broken by the total number of job listings for each company. For example, if two companies are hiring for 10 positions, but one company has 100 job listings compared to the other company’s 80 listings, that breaks the tie.
The following list was last updated during the week of October 24, 2017.
Unique Job Listings: 121
Who They Are: A state research university with a heavy focus on technology and biomedical research, the University of Pittsburgh was originally founded in 1787.
Why You Should Care: The University of Pittsburgh has long been a center of supporting innovation in science and technology. The vaccine for polio was discovered here by researcher Jonas Salk in 1955 — a team from the school was also the first to synthesize insulin, and the first heavier-than-air aircraft to make a sustained flight was created by a Pitt astronomer named Samuel Langley. If you’re looking for a place to work that’s always on the cutting edge, this is definitely the place for you.
What Employees Think: A Summer Community-Based Research Fellow said of the company: “Overall a great place to work and learn. Great professors and great staff. A plethora of opportunities and a great atmosphere to work in. Would suggest.”
Unique Job Listings: 114
Who They Are: A 520-bed hospital facility originally opened in 1866, UPMC Shadyside has offered primary care and medical education since it first opened in 1866.
Why You Should Care: With almost 1,000 primary care physicians, the staff at Shadyside is well equipped to provide excellent care to its patients. Additionally, the facility has earned a Magnet status recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which designates facilities that have demonstrated nursing excellence.
What Employees Think: A Professional Staff Nurse-Progressive Care Unit said of the company: “UPMC is a great company to work for as a new registered nurse right out of nursing school. They provide an excellent learning environment to begin developing your skills.”
Unique Job Listings: 72
Who They Are: A healthcare organization with more than 40,000 employees with a focus on healthcare delivery, health insurance, vision care, and tech-based solutions, Highmark Health is one of the top employers in Pittsburgh.
Why You Should Care: Highmark has recently won the “Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge” for its sustainable practices and efforts in support of conservation. Additionally, the company has a number of programs devoted to increasing diversity and inclusivity within the company, and is committed to improving overall access to quality healthcare for the people of Pennsylvania.
What Employees Think: A Contingent Worker Specialist said of the company: “Highmark Health is a fast-paced, ever changing company. Being in a competitive Market, Highmark is always changing. I have had a positive experience.”
Unique Job Listings: 40
Who They Are: A management consulting company that offers services related to tech, operations, and overall strategy, Accenture LTD is based in Pittsburgh but offers services on a global scale.
Why You Should Care: Accenture LTD partners with more than 3/4 of the Fortune 500 in order to help them strategize and drive innovation — additionally, the company’s expertise spans over 40 industries, so no matter what your specialty, there’s bound to be a place for you at Accenture.
What Employees Think: A Computer Analyst Associate said of the company: “Provides ample opportunities to grow for those willing to learn. Work life balance is good and workplace culture is shifting towards an agile methodology which makes working more fun.”
Unique Job Listings: 40
Who They Are: A massive 160-year old banking company whose corporate headquarters is located in the heart of Pittsburgh, PNC is used by more than 8 million customers.
Why You Should Care: PNC provides a number of asset management services, including wealth management and institutional asset management, which can help people tailor investment strategies to their own personal needs. Nearly two-thirds of the Fortune 500 list are included as clients of PNC, so employees can rest easy knowing they’re part of a company with a wide reach and plentiful resources.
What Employees Think: A Computer Analyst Associate said of the company: “PNC provides employees the room to grow and advance and bring your own personality to work as long as it coincides with their customer service requirements. A place where you can call home and stay for a long time.”
Unique Job Listings: 31
Who They Are: A grocery store chain with over two hundred locations in the greater Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland regions, Giant Eagle is one of the largest privately held corporations in the US.
Why You Should Care: Giant Eagle has had a loyalty program in place for their customers since 1991, and recently offers their customers the opportunity to save money on gas through the use of their Fuelperks! program. The company is relatively experimental for a supermarket chain, playing with unusual department ideas, which can be fun for employees who want the chance to help their company innovate as much as possible.
What Employees Think: A Warehouse Worker said of the company: “Good culture to work in. Great benefits and pay and good people to work for. Also they always have jobs that you can move up in the company from with in.”
Unique Job Listings: 31
Who They Are: A professional staffing services company originally founded in 1948, Robert Half International is often credited as being the first and largest accounting staffing firm in the world.
Why You Should Care: Robert Half is focused on a customer-first approach, and their hiring managers are known for taking a lot of hands-on time in order to learn as much as they can about the unique needs of their clients. The company also has over 400 locations, so for those hoping to leave Pittsburgh behind them at some point, this company might just be your ticket out.
What Employees Think: A PBX Switchboard Operator said of the company: “They match you with the right job according to how well you fit. I keep getting called back for the same position. I am very happy with the last job; I am on my own all day. Because I work with no supervision, the job gets done.”
Unique Job Listings: 30
Who They Are: Originally founded as a bait-and-tackle fishing supply store in the 1950s, Dick’s Sporting Goods has grown into a massive sporting goods chain headquartered in Pittsburgh.
Why You Should Care: Given the company’s over 600 locations, there are a lot of transfer opportunities for those looking to move out of the city. Additionally, Dick’s is a supporter of charitable organizations such as SportsMatter.com, which helps underfunded youth sports leagues secure funding and equipment.
What Employees Think: A Running Specialist/Footwear Lead said of the company: “I thoroughly enjoy working at this establishment. It is a great environment that really allows me to be myself and to work freely with my other co-workers.”
Unique Job Listings: 29
Who They Are: A customer services supply organization with 270,000 team members, Aramark provides customer service businesses around the world with food, uniforms, and other accommodations.
Why You Should Care: Aramark has received lots of recognition for its ethical commitments including its dedication to diversity and inclusivity. Recently, it was one of a number of organizations that pledged to help fight childhood obesity by reducing fat, sugar, and salt in its foods while also supporting nutrition education efforts.
What Employees Think: A Catering Lead said of the company: “Every single day I’m working with incredible people who show their skills and knowledge. My catering department provides great food and service to all the customers.”
Unique Job Listings: 26
Who They Are: A biotechnology company that provides laboratory equipment for scientists, Thermo Fisher Scientific is dedicated to helping its customers accelerate their research and improve public knowledge and health.
Why You Should Care: Thermo Fisher is a relatively new company formed by the founding of two relatively old ones — Fisher Scientific was founded in 1902 in Pittsburgh, while Thermo Electron wasn’t started until 1956. Since then the company has continued to acquire companies and expand its resources, and its enormous size and long history ensures that its employees will have plenty of resources at their disposal.
What Employees Think: A Health System Specialist said of the company: “Best in class product competitive culture pay for performance. Small company feel with large company benefits, lots of various business units to work for.”
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|Rank||Company||Unique Job Listings|
|1||University of Pittsburgh||121|
|5||PNC Bank, Delaware||40|
|6||Giant Eagle, Inc.||31|
|7||Robert Half International Inc.||31|
|8||Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc||30|
|10||Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.||26|
|12||Uber Technologies, Inc.||22|
|14||PPG Industries Inc||21|
|16||The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation||17|
|17||Randstad US, L.P.||17|
|19||GNC Holdings, Inc.||15|
|20||JC Penney Company Canada Ltd.||13|
|22||Kelly Services Inc||13|
|23||Dollar Bank, Federal Savings Bank||13|
|25||On Assignment Inc||11|
|27||Sodexo America, Llc||11|
|30||CTG Resources, Inc.||9|
|31||Marriott International Inc||9|
|32||Interstate Hotels & Resorts||8|
|33||Compass Group USA, Inc.||8|
|35||Omni Hotels Management Corporation||8|
|36||Advanced Homecare Management, Inc.||8|
|37||System One Holdings, LLC||8|
|38||Bayer United States||8|
|39||Sears Holdings Corporation||7|
|40||Management Science Associates Inc.||7|
|41||CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc.||7|
|42||L3 Technologies, Inc.||7|
|43||Cook Medical Center||7|
|44||Staffmark Holdings, Inc.||7|
|50||Mastech Emplifi Inc||6|
|52||Rite Aid Corp||6|
|54||Select Medical Holdings Corporation||6|
|57||Learning Care Group Inc||5|
|58||Ryder System Inc||5|
|59||Sage Hospitality Resources, LLC||5|
|60||Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP||5|
|62||NHS Human Services, Inc.||5|
|63||Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc.||5|
|64||CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd.||5|
|65||Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson||5|
|66||Advantage Sales & Marketing||5|
|68||General Electric Company||5|
|70||Starbucks Coffee International, Inc.||4|
|71||Dollar General Corp||4|
|72||Enterprise Holdings, Inc.||4|
|74||KeyBank National Association||4|
|75||Ulta Beauty, Inc.||4|
|78||Lowe’s Companies Inc||4|
|79||CVS Health Corporation||4|
|81||Goodwill Of Southwestern Pennsylvania||4|
|82||Ernst & Young||3|
|83||Limited Brands Service Company, LLC||3|
|84||Domino’s Pizza, Inc.||3|
|85||Bank Of America Corp||3|
|87||Panera Bread Company||3|
|88||Best Buy Co Inc||3|
|89||Citizens Bank, National Association||3|
|91||Matrix Service Company||3|
|93||Roehl Transport, Inc.||2|
|94||Family Dollar Stores Inc||2|
|95||CGI Federal Inc.||2|
|96||C.R. England Inc.||1|
|97||Forward Air Corp||1|
|98||AlliedBarton Security Services LLC||1|
|100||Heartland Express Inc||1|