Google No. 1 Desired Employers, Followed by Apple, Survey Revealed

According to a survey by Universum, a consulting firm that helps companies improve their attractiveness to prospective employees -- Google ranks the top place for young working professionals to work at."Nearly 25% of survey respondents picked Google, Apple was followed by Google, with about 14% of the respondents, then Walt Disney with about 9%, U.S. […]

According to a survey by Universum, a consulting firm that helps companies improve their attractiveness to prospective employees -- Google ranks the top place for young working professionals to work at.

"Nearly 25% of survey respondents picked Google, Apple was followed by Google, with about 14% of the respondents, then Walt Disney with about 9%, U.S. Department of State with about 9%, then Amazon, the FBI, Microsoft, CIA, NASA and the Teach fo America," reports the Wall Street Journal.

To conduct the survey, Universum asked 10,306 young professionals--defined as college graduates with one to eight years of work experience--to pick as many as five ideal employers out of a list of 150.

Here's the WSJ chart:

Google Top Desires Work Place

Respondents also could write in companies not on the list. The top write-in was Facebook, followed by the Department of Homeland Security and the United Nations.

Here's the full list of 150 ranked companies (click to enlarge):

Tops 150 Wordplace

Google, in particular, has tailored the image it projects to potential employees, said John Sullivan, a management professor at San Francisco State University.

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