Google Tops List of Most Desirable Employers Among MBAs
One in four business school students in a recent survey revealed that they want to work for Google upon graduation, making the tech firm the most popular employer among MBAs, CNN Money reports. Consulting firm McKinsey came in second, named by 17.76 percent of students, followed by Apple, named by 16.66 percent.
Research firm Universum USA conducted the survey on behalf of CNN Money, which provides tips and advice to students on how to get noticed and hired by the top 15 firms. According to the report, Google enjoys such immense popularity among MBAs because they see it as a place where they will have a chance to solve real-world issues, though lavish perks like nap pods don’t hurt either. According to Hannah Mestel, who oversees Google’s MBA and graduate student intern programs, more than 100 MBA interns are currently working there this year, the full-time employee base grew 33 percent last year and they are “hiring a lot,” she says, though the company doesn’t issue staffing projections.
Meanwhile, at McKinsey, MBAs “can expect to work on challenging and important issues for an array of leading organizations and institutions in the private, public, and social sectors,” Brian Rolfes, a Toronto-based partner and director of global recruiting, told CNN. “Our culture is defined by the diversity of our people and the strength of our values,” he added, noting that there is no “McKinsey type.”
Here’s the list of top 15 employers according to the CNN Money list:
1. Google 25.35%
2. McKinsey & Company 17.76%
3. Apple 16.66%
4. Bain & Company 13.21%
5. Boston Consulting Group 12.87%
6. Amazon.com 11.94%
7. Goldman Sachs Group 10.71%
8. Facebook 9.35%
9. Nike 8.87%
10. JPMorgan 8.68%
11. Deloitte 8.38%
12. Walt Disney 8.08%
13. IDEO 7.06%
14. Blackstone Group 6.96%
15. Johnson and Johnson 6.86%
View the complete CNN Money List of Top MBA Employers.