This is a good time for a wager that whoever’ll be at the top of a new list coming out today, this one from LinkedIn on the 10 most popular companies for students and recent grads, will rhyme with frugal.
LinkedIn didn’t do a survey. It did analysis, seeing who “follows” which company on LinkedIn, how many job-listing views there are, and which member profiles people view. You can question the criteria, as I have in some emails to LinkedIn as it was working on the list (“just because you view a profile,” I asked, “does it really mean you want a job?”). Then again, there are plenty of critiques of all “best of” lists, the granddaddy Fortune included.
That disclaimer behind us, here’s what LinkedIn came up with.
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Top Global Employers Among Students and Recent Grads
- Ernst & Young
For mid-size companies of around 1,000-10,000 employees, LinkedIn found the following companies most coveted:
- Boston Consulting Group
- Conde Nast
Boston Consulting Group and Facebook appear on a lot of the top 10 lists, regardless of the country of origin of the LinkedIn user. Lululemon tops the Canadian list, and Burberry the leader in the UK.