Google has again been named the most attractive employer of the world by businesses students and lands top spot in the 'World's Most Attractive Employers 2015' by Universum. The top 50 includes ten consulting firms, with PwC, found on second place, securing the highest position, followed by EY (#3), KPMG (#5) and Deloitte (#6).
World’s Most Attractive Employers
The World’s Most Attractive Employers is an annual ranking released by employer branding company Universum that is based on its Student Survey, which lists the most ‘ideal employer’ as selected by students. The ranking is divided in two top 50 lists: one based on the responses of business students and one on the responses of engineering/IT students.
For the 2015 edition, the company surveyed 240,000 students based in 12 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and the USA.
Business students list 2015
Google retained its #1 position from last year and is again named the #1 employer to work for by the business students globally, followed by PwC, which moved up from third place, and EY, which dropped one place compared to 2014. Other advisories found in the top ten are KPMG (#5) and Deloitte (#6).
Ten consulting firms in the top 50
In total, ten consulting firms made the prestigious top 50 list. For many students (especially business), consultancy is the most popular choice as they seek an international career that provides a ‘good work-life balance’ and stability.
An overview of the ten advisory firms and their position in the consulting industry*:
Last week Consultancy.uk featured an article on the Top 100 Most Attractive Employers in the UK, a ranking which included 13 consulting firms.
* In the top 50, the ranking of the firms is as follows: PwC: #2, EY: #3, KPMG: #5, Deloitte: #6, McKinsey & Company: #12, The Boston Consulting Group: #13, IBM: #21, Bain & Company: #25, Accenture: #33 and Grant Thornton: #37.