13 companies grads want to work for

An international survey highlights the companies business students most hope to join once they earn their diplomas.

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Dec 6, 2012 8:04PM

I graduated from B school in 86 and it amazes me that the list of companies is almost identical to the companies we were chasing back then.  Of course a couple didn't really exist back then but it's still interesting to see all the familiar names on the list..  I won't pass judgement on whether that list panned out for us but those companies must be doing something right if everyone wants to work there.


I just wish there weren't so many financial companies.  It is such a waste for our best and brightest to spend their careers pushing papers and producing nothing.   This is coming from an ex-finance guy. 

Dec 6, 2012 9:01PM

I guess the future looks pretty bleak.

New grads just want to sit on their **** and count beans/write software.  Ever hear of building something?
Dec 6, 2012 11:49PM
The only worse non creating work(value) then financial  is the legal profession. Thank God there where no legal firms on the list.
Dec 7, 2012 1:39PM
Crazy conflicting data!! Headlines read unemployment went down to 7.7% and the labor participation rate dropped from 63.8% down to 63.6% despite holiday hiring. What a bunch of lies.
Dec 11, 2012 8:36AM
Wow, at the very same time they inadvertently created a list of some of the most detrimental and corrosive companies on the planet.
Dec 25, 2012 3:43AM

People gravitate to where the easy money are  to be made. Finance is such a place where executive bonuses are in the stratosphere. Obviously not all is paper pushing and unproductive work but a lot of it is. Even chief executives of non financial companies must have a firm basis in economics to be able to make the financial judgements in steering their companies to higher profits.


Panos Karousakis

1 in 7 Americans are now on food stamps.........

1 million more Americans are now on disability under BO.........

the fastest growing component of federal spending is means tested welfare programs rather than SS or Medicare.........

the feds now operate 69 means tested welfare programs including 2 child care and 8 cash assistance programs..........

welfare spending under BO during his 1st 2 years alone is 2.5 times greater than ANY previous increase in federal welfare spending.........

in 2011, BO spent $694.3 billion on welfare spending ( the states spend 250 billion more).........

Obama's welfare spending is PERMANENT........and his budgets project 10.3 trillion spent on welfare over 10 years.....

each taxpaying household will have to pay 100,000 over 10 years to support BO's welfare plan........

in 2010......taxpaying households paid $638/month in welfare costs......

the clincher......under BO, more people are living in poverty in the US than in 60 years.......

Obama.......the welfare KING!  (BO creating more and more poverty each and every day )

That's what I call success!!!!
Dec 26, 2012 8:30PM

Congratulations, Graduates!  You will go to work for the central state and if you cannot decide a career path within the central organization, the central state will place you according to your abilities and according to the central state's needs.


Welcome to Obamaville.

May 24, 2013 5:13PM
This list isnt very accurate at all.  I went to Michigan State which has the best supply chain program in the USA and we send a lot of students to work for tsome of these companies listed here, but I have never heard a student at MSU say I want to work for Coca Cola.
Dec 11, 2012 10:05AM

Amazing how many people are willing to join in on the despicable profession of finanace. These

a-holes continue stealing everybody elses money and getting away with it. Now our younger generation continues the tradition of theft and corruption. Many of these companies have been subject of senate inquirys, investigation for fraud or what have you and yet they are still in the top ten jobs sought after by all our new college grads. Just goes to show the moral degredation of our society as a whole. I wish many of these companies would burn to the ground and their executives would be eaten by sharks...but I dont think the sharks could handle the taste of that much $#!t.

Dec 7, 2012 1:03PM
With the job situation being what it is, college grads may as well aspire to work for McDonald's or Walmart.  Nobody but the absolute top college graduates in very specific fields are going to be able to find good jobs, unless, of course, your dad is an old timer in the union and can get you into GM or some other union company staffed with overpaid and underqualified union labor.  If you're real lucky, you won't have a lot of college loans to pay.  I wish it was different.  I need a lot of young people to go to work at good jobs so they can pay for my Social Security..  ;>)
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