Top 10 Companies Millennials Want To Work For

There is so much written about what millennials want from an employer, whether it’s benefits, flexibility, or career opportunities, but in terms of who does it best, where do most companies stack up?

Last month SurveyMonkey conducted a national survey of adults to determine which companies people were most excited to work for. The results are in and here are the 10 companies millennials in particular are most excited to work for.

    1. Microsoft
    2. Walt Disney Company
    3. HP
    4. Google
    5. Apple
    6. Boeing
    7. Intel
    8. Caterpillar
    9. Amazon.com
    10. Lockheed Martin

Not surprisingly, most of the list holds tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Apple. Disney was somewhat surprising in that they are unlike all the other most desired companies, but is actually a common response among millennials and non-millennials alike.

Why are millennials most excited about tech companies?

“These companies are top of mind in terms of innovation,” said Sarah Cho, Director of Research at SurveyMonkey, a People Powered Data platform. “Millennials name Microsoft, Google, HP in the top 5 companies that are most willing to change in pursuit of success.”

Further, with tech companies often leading the way in offering new and innovative benefits to their employees, millennials may see these companies as most likely to provide them with career and growth opportunities.

“Earlier this year SurveyMonkey ran a survey on the workplace in partnership with Ladders,” said Cho. “When discussing the top factors for accepting a job offer, over one third of millennials said, ‘Opportunities for career growth/professional development’ are most important for them, higher than any other age group. For older respondents, the top factor was salary.”

Of course salary isn’t completely irrelevant for millennials, but there are certainly other factors that play into their desire to work for a particular company.

While the most desired companies millennials wish to work for was not too eye opening, there were other responses that are worth a second glance. First, the top 3 companies millennials are least excited to work for are as follows.

  1. Wal-Mart
  2. Wells Fargo
  3. Valero Energy

While Wal-Mart was once a leading giant in the retail world, their popularity among working young adults has tanked. Further, Wells Fargo made the list, which was a bit of a surprise with their stable reputation overall.

by Kaytie Zimmerman

in Forbes, 27 Agosto 2017