5 Replies to “Universum’s Global Top Employers for 2013”

  1. I can’t say that I surprised to read that Google topped the list of “The World’s Most Attractive Employers”. In past classes, I have actually discussed the benefits of working for the company.

    Personally, I think that they do a great job of making their employees feel valued and appreciated. From what I know, Google provides on-site amenities like hair salons, laundromats, and even free financial planning classes. There is a very light company dress code (if any at all), and the hallways are lined with whiteboards where employees can jot down ideas. I also heard that buying lunch on the Google premises doesn’t cost a dime. At first, I didn’t understand why a company would do this. Soon after I realized that keeping employees on site for lunch prevents them from taking longer lunch breaks. Shorter lunches means more work gets done. In my opinion, this is a very smart idea.

    I think that more companies should look to Google when it comes to bettering their employee’s work life.

    P.S. Professor, I recently commented on a past post under the username “kairokid”. I have recently updated it to my full name. Thank you.

  2. I am not really surprised by this list, but one thing that stands out to me as a student is that I see many people (like myself) who seem to want to work for companies who are large and healthy. They understand the risk of an up and coming firm, and as a result many would seem to want to work for a company where there is a strong sense of job security and a promising future

  3. I found this list of the top companies to work for very interesting in that the major companies that affect most peoples lives on a day to day basis are actually great companies. It was reassuring to see that Google, Apple, Various Beauty lines, and Various gasoline companies were among the best companies to work for. When a company has such a huge name, I do think that is it also very important to be appealing to the public. If your company is amongst one of the top companies to work for, consumers will see the company in a better light.

  4. I am not surprised to see top technology companies like Google, Apple, and Microsoft taking the lead on the top companies to work for. Technology has become a huge part of students everyday lives, from social media to researching school projects using search engines. Students want to work for companies that make a difference in their everyday routines, and would allow for a flexible schedule. Google is known for allowing its employees to ride scooters around the office environment, and this allows for creativity. Not many students dream of staying behind a desk answering emails and phone calls all day.

    I found it interesting to see major gas companies like Shell and ExxonMobil on the list. Maybe these companies have made the list because we as a society would like to see cleaner, greener energy used, and once again this would take place because of technologies.

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