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Mar212011

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. 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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