Universum Global announced their 9th annual World’s Most Attractive Employer (WMAE) results from over 290,000 business and engineering/IT students from the world’s 12 largest economies. The WMAE ranking recognizes global organizations implementing preferable employer attributes according to highly-talented students. This survey is the largest of its kind, delivering valuable insights to employers around the globe.

The type of employer students want to work for:

Students (74%) reported that they would prefer to work for a company with less than a 1000 employees. A larger proportion of talent from Germany, France, and Brazil would prefer to work for macro employers, but the overall talent in these markets also said they would prefer to work for companies with less than 1000 employees.

WMAE 2017 Business Ranking Top 5:

1. Google
2. Goldman Sachs
3. Apple
4. EY (Ernst & Young)
5. PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

WMAE 2017 Engineering/ IT Rankings Top 5:

1. Google
2. Microsoft
3. Apple
4. General Electric
5. BMW Group