Thousands of students graduate from college each and every year in the US. It’s one thing to gain a qualification, but where do you go from there? Which company should you be contacting regarding potential employment and why? I have compiled a list of 10 of the best companies to work for after graduation based on job satisfaction, promotion opportunities, benefits and employment culture. Obviously certain jobs that are suitable for one student won’t suit another, but I have tried to include a range of employment sectors to cover as many bases as possible.
Google has grown hugely over recent years and for many students are the perfect employer. Not only can Google offer job security for many years to come, but employees can enjoy the satisfaction of working on influential products and services that are often unique and exciting. Regular pay rises and bonuses are just part of the Google experience. Many employees also gain access to benefits such as free laundry, free food and even a climbing wall in the workplace. Google’s mission is to operate in the same way as a small company and they pride themselves on being unconventional. The big-wigs at Google are always on the lookout for employees who show potential and reward them accordingly.
Deloitte employ about 184,000 people worldwide and their attitude to their staff is second to none. Their aim is to help employees develop professionalism and advance within the work environment. A massive $300 million was injected into a training campus in Texas recently, with the intent of helping their employees develop skills needed to advance within the company. Students who are successful in acquiring a position at Deloitte will enjoy working with a diverse client base.
The vast reach of IBM and their ability to not only keep up with recent technological advancements, but to also lead the way in many cases, makes them an exciting and prosperous company for graduates to consider. With more than a quarter of the company’s employees receiving and annual salary of $60,000 or more, coupled with the various bonuses for signing and performance, you can see why IBM is a popular choice for graduates. Employees are regularly screened for promotion within the company and are rewarded accordingly.
Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young has a good reputation for providing various business related services, including tax, advisory and assurance. They are committed to helping their employees to develop the skills needed to succeed within the Ernst & Young environment. With their attitude towards business and dedication to helping employees be all they can be, it’s not surprising Ernst & Young are featured on our top 10 list of companies for college graduates.
J.P. Morgan offers a number of bonuses and benefits to their employees, including signing and performance based rewards and paid time off. The average salary of a J.P. Morgan employee is around $61,000. Graduates looking for job security, in a management role, within a professional and well respected banking environment could go far at J.P. Morgan.
Another technology/engineering oriented company, but considering the success of virtually every product they have released in recent years, they definitely deserve the attention of college graduates. If you are looking for a career developing new and innovative computer based software and hardware solutions, Apple could be the ideal place to start. They also believe in rewarding employees who show great potential.
US Department of Energy
Careers within the US Department of Energy can include anything from administration and legal positions, to nuclear and materials engineer. Many of the positions available carry a sense of worthiness in a world that is constantly changing. They offer a number of great benefits, including career development, health plans and student loan repayment programs.
Central Intelligence Agency
There are a number of benefits available for graduates who choose to work for the Central Intelligence Agency. Not only are many of the standard benefits such as health insurance, retirement funds and the various education and training programs available, but employees also enjoy a rich and satisfying career within one of the most well known agencies in the world.
Careers at Walt Disney cover anything from film making and television, to amusement parks and consumer products. The company is geared towards helping employees reach their full potential and offer a variety of training programs. A few of the other benefits on offer at the Walt Disney Company include; health cover, complimentary theme park admissions, savings plans and up to 11 paid holidays per year. So whether you’ve just graduated from a business, IT, acting, or computer animation, you are bound to find a career at Walt Disney that suits your skills.
NASA is another government organization that offers employment within a wide range of categories. Anything from astronaut or engineer, to researcher and mathematician is available to those who qualify. Apart from the obvious benefit of working within one of the most interesting fields of employment, they also offer career and education development, health plans, cash bonuses and competitive pay increases.