The world's most attractive employer for the third year in a row is . .. Google, according to recent global survey.
"The World's Most Attractive Employers 2011," by Stockholm-based marketing company Universum, surveyed more than 160,000 job seekers with business or engineering backgrounds. Google was No.1 for both kinds of college graduates.
“There’s a new working-culture paradigm today – the relaxed & creative office - and part of it we owe to this industry. Generation Y feels very comfortable working in this new environment and it’s clearly reflected in the attractiveness of the software industry," said Carlo Duraturo, global account director with Universum.
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Apple was the only other Silicon Valley company on the Top 10 list, ranked No. 9 for business grads and No. 7 for engineering grads. Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft was ranked sixth and third respectively. Interestingly, Facebook didn't crack the Top 50.
For those of you who don't agree with the list, realize it's a global one, not one based in the United States. Some of the desire to work at these companies could be based on the ease of gaining a job with a H-1B work visa, or eligibility for a foreign national to work in the United States because of a specialty occupation. It could also mean that each of these company's reputations are good ones internationally.