Universum is the global leader in employer branding. Annually, it conducts student surveys to determine their ideal employers. In Part 1 of our two posts on these surveys, U.S. undergraduate and MBA business student surveys are highlighted. In Part 2, global/foreign students will be highlighted.

The 2015 Universum U.S. Undergraduate Student Survey results are based on the responses of  thousands of undergraduate students: “This list represents this year’s Ideal Employers for U.S. business students. Students choose an unlimited number of employers they would consider working for from a list of 230. From their ‘considered’ employers they choose their top five ‘Ideal’ employers. The Ideal Employer Rankings represent the companies with the most ‘Ideal’ votes.”

Click the image to access the listing of the 100 most ideal employers according to U.S. undergraduate business students.

Universum 2015 -1
The 2015 Universum U.S. MBA Student Survey results “are based on the responses of more than 1,300 MBA candidates. The rankings represent the employers most selected as Ideal by student respondents.”

Here are the top ten desired employers by U.S. MBA students.


10 Replies to “2015 Most Desired Employers by U.S. Business Students”

  1. These companies all have a wonderful reputation both nationally and globally. They are obviously looking to get the top prospects of potential employees, so in order to get hired by these employers, you must have a good resume and present yourself well. This article shows how young students really look up to certain companies, and it shows other students who are not as aware of what to look for, the type of company that you may want to be researching and pursuing.

  2. It’s interesting to see a list of the most desired employees by business students, as it is an indication of the opportunities, outreach and image these companies portray to students and the world. The first couple companies, Google, Walt Disney, Apple and Nike, are all internationally renowned as incredible companies with rigorous internship and job interview processes and it wasn’t surprising to me to see that these companies were ranked as highly desirable for US business students.

  3. This post was the most interesting and most informative that I have read thus far. What I enjoyed most about this was seeing PWC on the list since I am interning for the firm next summer. All of these companies are very prestigious and are highly reputable. I know that I would feel so accomplished if I worked for any of these companies. I feel as though understanding the reasons behind these high rankings is important for not only business students, but anyone interested in working for companies that are in this same spectrum. I want to be happy with my job and feel like my hard work will pay off with good treatment by my employer, and everyone should too; that’s why everyone should do research on information such as these rankings.

    1. It’s not a surprise that some of these companies are on this list. These companies are well known around America and the world. We buy so many products from these companies such as Apple and Nike who have prestige. It would make sense for any business student looking to bemuse successful to try and become employed by these companies.

  4. The fact these companies are on this don’t surprise me at all. They are all top end pristine companies with great services. Most of them are global companies too that know the art of advertisement. To work for one of these companies your resume has to be up very good.

  5. It’s very interesting to see these results from business students from different schools. Most of the results are expected, due to the fact that I would have picked most of the same companies to work for. There are two things that I find very strange with the results. It’s very unexpected that the FBI would show up with higher results than companies like Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan considering this poll was taken by business students. Also, it is interesting how certain companies that did not show up positively in the undergraduate poll showed up in the graduate poll. For example, Deloitte was in the red for undergraduate, but was listed as more attractive as an employer for MBA students, even over Goldman Sachs.

  6. It is interesting to see what employers are on these lists, because although I am not surprised to see most of them, I would rank them differently. For example, I would personally love to work at Nike, so that would be my first choice, probably followed by Apple. It’s no surprise that The Walt Disney Company was ranked highly, because who wouldn’t want to work in such a fun and light atmosphere. Of course Google ranked number one in both, which I’m not surprised about. After watching the movie, The Internship, I almost wanted to work there myself.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.