Google Retains Top Employer Status

Bloomberg Businessweek, Friday, September 30, 2011 11:59 AM
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Despite a new wave of perk-crazed tech start-ups (life-sized doll houses, anyone?) Google remains the most popular employer in the world among business students, according to Universum's latest global ranking. "Drawn to the company's culture of innovation, laid-back vibe, smart employees, and out-of-the-ordinary perks, undergraduates have seen Google as the world's most attractive employer since 2009," Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

For Google at least, it seems not much has changed since 2010, when it topped the list of more desirable employers, followed by the Big Four accounting firms KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte. The rest of the Top 10 experienced a shakeup, however, Bloomberg Businessweek notes.

"Apple leaped from No. 18 in 2010 to No. 9 in 2011, while Coca-Cola dropped from 8 to 12." Also of note, Google rival Microsoft raked No. 6. "In 2011, business students gave an edge not only to Google but also to other technology companies, while banks and traditional business employers continued to descend in popularity," Bloomberg Businessweek adds.

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