Researching Employers

This guide is written for students preparing for job seeking and interviewing. It contains resources on how to research potential employers.

SEC Filings

The Securities and Exchange Commission requires all publicly held U.S. companies to file reports disclosing their financial condition, results of operations and any other information that is of significance to investors. Beginning in 1993, the SEC began to require those filings to be made electronically, through the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) System. EDGAR Online, EDGAR Online, (EDGROL) is a Web-based provider of real-time SEC filings. Its various web based products offer easy access to many resources that allow both professional and individual investors the ability to extract and manage the valuable information found in the SEC's EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval) filings. Forms and Exhibits Each filing made with the SEC may consist of one or more documents, the form itself (such as a Form 10-K or a Form 10-Q) usually with one or more attachments, or exhibits. Each of the documents in the original filing is stored as a separate document in the database. This greatly enhances the ability to search forms and exhibits separately. Links are provided between each form and any exhibits filed with that form, allowing the user easily to locate all parts of a filing.

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