According to a survey by Universum of 10,306 college graduates, about one in four want to work for Google. The 25% of this survey respondents that picked Google was nearly twice as the second ranked in the list – Apple. Walt Disney, the U.S. Dept of State and Amazon finished out the top five of the desired employers.
Universum, a consulting firm for companies seeking prospective employees, asked the college graduates to pick a list of five desired employers from a list of 150.
According to Kasia Do, a project manager for Universum
Young professionals generally want to work at companies that the professionals like as consumers. They also like those that seem financially strong and offer job stability.
Other findings from the survey
- The graduates were also given the choice to fill in companies. The top write-in was Facebook
- Government agencies made the list potentially due to job stability (not as many lay offs) and provide a sense of purpose
- About nine times as many majored in business in the survey class as those from computer science