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Best Places to Work For Recent Grads Award Best Places to Work For Recent Grads

Experience invited employers from across the country to participate in the 2011 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads survey, and the winners are in! This exciting initiative is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the best employers for recent college graduates. As a whole, these 20 organizations offered outstanding training programs, sweet paychecks, and extraordinary opportunities for rapid career growth. Here’s a detailed look at this year’s winners (sorted alphabetically) – including some new and familiar faces to the chart. /entry-level-jobs/2011-best-places-to-work/highlights-from-2011-best-places-to-work/”>Find out how we selected these companies and what a few of the winners had to say about this prestigious award.

Employer

Industry

Company Size

Accenture Technology 215,000

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

Accenture makes it to our list again in 2011. Why? Because this company offers an inclusive, supportive environment where new graduates can unlock their potential and grow professionally, working alongside talented colleagues from a range of diverse backgrounds. This company truly values their employees and knows the importance of having a successful career paired with a healthy lifestyle involving family, friends and community. Recent graduates can expect a dynamic consulting career that combines cutting edge technology with advanced business thinking. Accenture puts their money where their mouth is when it comes to training too – investing nearly $600 million into training programs just last year!

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 1,000
Interns – 150

Majors Recruited

  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Computer Science/MIS
  • Economics
  • Engineering

Accenture is hiring around the world and in over 30 locations in the United States such as:

  • Reston, VA
  • Metro New York
  • Chicago, IL

The Perks

  • A limited Concierge Service
  • Free seminars on resiliency, nutrition, life balance and much more
  • Continuing education/training
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Employee discounts

Training

  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function
  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in another department/division
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Dedicated career counselors for all employees

Aerotek Staffing Services 3,500

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

Aerotek is a leading provider of recruiting and staffing solutions. This company prides itself on valuable career training and professional development. They place tremendous value on diversity and teamwork; all the while rewarding individual performance. After proper training from Aerotek, recent graduates will acquire the skills needed to rise up and seek promotion from within the company. Most hires at Aerotek come from within the company, creating a great opportunity for recent college graduates.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 1,500-2,000
Interns – 200-300

Majors Recruited

  • History
  • Hospitality
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Liberal arts
  • Business
  • Communications/Media
  • Economics
  • English/Literature
  • Ethnic Studies

This company recruits in the following locations

  • 200 locations nationwide & Canada

The Perks

  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Continuing education/training
  • Health insurance
  • Profit sharing

Training

  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • In-house training for 13 weeks, followed by opportunity for continued training
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function
  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in another department/division
  • Leadership development program: formal training program
    designed to build future company managers and leaders

BDO USA, LLP Accounting/Public Accounting 2,572

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

BDO has made our top 20 list once again! Thanks to their outstanding benefits and extensive training programs, they have become a fixture for Best Places To Work For Recent Grads. Through their collaborative and family-like environment, BDO makes sure that all their employees, whether interns or recent grads, receive the proper training and hands-on experience that enables them to get their career started.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 150
Interns – 150

Majors Recruited

  • Accounting

BDO recruits in 40 United States locations such as:

  • New York, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Orange County, CA

The Perks

  • Fitness/Wellness programs
  • Flex time
  • Telecommuting/Working Remotely
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Total Rewards system includes all of the items traditionally thought of as “benefits,” such as health, dental and vision plans, 401(k) matching and paid time off, but they also offer a variety of more unique benefits, including but not limited to: CPA reimbursement, referral bonuses, adoption assistance, pet insurance, group travel and accident insurance, and transit and parking benefits.

Training

  • Leadership development program: formal training program designed to build future company managers and leaders
  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function
  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in another department/division

Capital One Financial Corporation Finance/Banking 29,000

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

Another familiar face to our list, Capital One Financial Corporation continues to impress us with their long list of benefits and their team-oriented approach. Unusual for a company of its size, Capital One encourages recent graduates to contribute from day one. What separates this company from others is its unwavering support of the community, offering several outlets to volunteer.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 325
Interns – 65

Majors Recruited

  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Business
  • Communications/Media
  • Computer Science/MIS

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Richmond, VA
  • McLean, VA
  • Plano, TX

The Perks

  • At Capital One, recent grads don’t sit on the sidelines. They develop new strategies with hands-on mentorship, build business cases, and take ideas to market.
  • Continuing education/training
  • Flex time
  • Health insurance
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Tuition reimbursement

Training

  • Leadership development program: formal training program designed to build future company managers and leaders
  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Formal rotational program: opportunity for employee to work in several departments/divisions
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function

DICK’s Sporting Goods Retail/Merchandising 26,000

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

A new hire at DICK’s Sporting Goods will immediately enter a culture that is casual and entrepreneurial, yet is also family-like and team oriented. Working at DICK’s, a recent grad will find themselves learning from the leaders of a Fortune 500 company that was recognized as “Retail’s Rising Star”. This company is committed to building ethical, professional, and collaborative relationships with their customers, associates and vendor partners.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 90
Interns – 50

Majors Recruited

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Communications/Media

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Nationwide

The Perks

  • Relocation
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Fitness/Wellness programs
  • Freebies (coffee, free lunch on Fridays, apparel, gadgets)
  • Health insurance

Training

  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in another department/division Leadership development program: formal training program designed to build future company managers and leaders
  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Formal rotational program: opportunity for employee to work in several departments/divisions
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function

EMC Corporation Technology 49,000

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

Whether you’re a student looking for an internship or a recent grad ready to launch your career, EMC will equip their employees with valuable knowledge and experiences that will take them far beyond the classroom. Accelerated training programs help develop the knowledge and leadership qualities for which EMC is well-known. Employees at EMC are people who thrive on challenge, work together to accomplish goals, and make their own rules.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 1,000
Interns – 500

Majors Recruited

  • Computer Science/MIS
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business

EMC is headquartered in Hopkinton, MA and recruits in numerous field offices
across the US such as:

  • Pleasanton, CA
  • Raleigh, NC

The Perks

  • Retirement benefits/401K
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Continuing education/training
  • Fitness/Wellness programs
  • Health insurance

Training

  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in another department/division
  • Leadership development program: formal training program designed to build future company managers and leaders
  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Formal rotational program: opportunity for employee to work in several departments/divisions
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function

ExactTarget Technology 900-1000

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

On top of their impressive training programs, ExactTarget is a small business that can offer the hands-on experience necessary to get careers rolling for recent graduates. Most graduates enter a rotational program that can help them develop more well rounded skills before moving on to full-time positions. A position at ExactTarget is an amazing opportunity to be part of a fast growing and well-paying company.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 10
Interns – 12

Majors Recruited

  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English/Literature
  • Law
  • Business
  • Communications/Media
  • Computer Science/MIS
  • Design

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Indianapolis, IN

The Perks

  • Stock options
  • Telecommuting/Working Remotely
  • Flex time
  • Freebies (coffee, free lunch on Fridays, apparel, gadgets)
  • Health insurance

Training

  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in another department/division
  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • Formal rotational program: opportunity for employee to work in several departments/divisions
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function

Intel Corporation Technology 42,942

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

Intel’s rotational program provides recent college graduates (RCG) with high-visibility rotations within their respective functions and the freedom to help design their own career path. New hires create serious technology with a global impact, but don’t take themselves too seriously. Intel provides a variety of work/life programs, including flexible work options, personal and professional development opportunities, discounts, and wellness programs. Their Great Place to Work team plans social events for employees and families, while their active RCG Network capitalizes on their internal social networking platform to promote RCG-focused events and blogs. They encourage employees to volunteer during working hours by matching $10/volunteer hour

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 1,800
Interns – 1,200

Majors Recruited

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Business
  • Computer Science/MIS
  • Engineering

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Nationwide

The Perks

  • Tuition reimbursement/ Tuition Assistance Program which reimburses expenses for college degrees, investing $10.9M last year for 1,400 employees.
  • Fitness/Wellness programs
  • Provides free coffee, tea, water, soda and fruit (which is often local and organic depending on the location)
  • Retirement benefits/401K
  • Telecommuting/Working Remotely

Training

  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • Rotation Engineers Program: a technical development program where participants work on leading-edge technologies matching their interests.
  • Accelerated Leadership Program: a post-MBA program that places participants in management roles. Participants are matched with senior mentors and leadership coaches.
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Formal rotational program: opportunity for employee to work in several departments/divisions
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function
  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in another department/division
  • Leadership development program: formal training program designed to build future company managers and leaders

Kiewit Corporation Construction/Engineering 17,761

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

Interns work on important projects and gain real experience at Kiewit. Their programs encourage young interns to experience multiple internships with the company, sometimes sending them to other cities for the summer (at the company’s expense) to give them broad exposure to Kiewit’s operations. Kiewit’s people are passionate about their job and are willing to take the time to teach and help their interns. They provide state-of-the-art training to advance their people into leadership roles. One of Kiewit’s goals is to convert their interns into full-time hires or, if they are still completing college, to bring them into another internship. Kiewit has been around for more than 125 years, is employee-owned and has a reputation of financial strength, sustained growth, and high ethical standards.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 610
Interns – 790

Majors Recruited

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • All Majors

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Nationwide
  • Canada

The Perks

  • Potential for stock-ownership
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Potential to share in annual company success bonus
  • Continuing education/training
  • Fitness/Wellness programs

Training

  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in another department/division
  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • Leadership Development after 2-years of employment
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Formal rotational program: opportunity for employee to work in several departments/divisions
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function

Liberty Mutual Insurance 46,000

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

You can’t beat a top brand name company that hires a large number of recent college grads every year. At Liberty Mutual, great opportunities exist for college graduates regardless of their majors. They currently hire an equal number of Liberal Arts and Business majors. New hires receive 7 weeks of classroom training, followed by a formal rotational program, which gives the employee the opportunity to work in several departments/divisions as well as one-to-one coaching. Liberty Mutual also offers a comprehensive benefits packages and a company success bonus.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 550
Interns – 550

Majors Recruited

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial
  • Business
  • Computer Science/MIS
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Liberal arts
  • Economics
  • Sales

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL

The Perks

  • Flex time
  • Profit sharing
  • Transportation/parking subsidies
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Annual company success bonus

Training

  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • Formal rotational program: opportunity for employee to work in several departments/divisions
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function
  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in another department/division
  • Leadership development program: formal training program designed to build future company managers and leaders
  • Mentoring

Maxim Healthcare Services Healthcare 35,000

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

Career path. Career path. Career path. When Maxim Healthcare Services hires recent grads, they aren’t hiring them for the first position; they are hiring them for a future with Maxim. While there is a structured 4 week training program, new grads are constantly learning and getting a chance to get their feet wet in all areas of the business. They have employees start-off as entry-level Healthcare Recruiters and the goal is to have them promoted within 18-24 months to become Account Managers and run their own offices. Maxim’s company culture is very strong and the promote-from-within mentality is taken seriously. Hires and promotions have lead to wonderful “family” trees within their organization.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 250
Interns – 25

Majors Recruited

  • All Majors

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Nationwide

The Perks

  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Subsidized cell phone plans
  • Full Benefits including Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 17 days of paid-time off (California residents are eligible for 10 vacation days and 7 sick days)
  • Retirement benefits/401K

Training

  • Leadership development program: formal training program designed to build future company managers and leaders
  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Formal rotational program: opportunity for employee to work in several departments/divisions
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Insurance 10,000

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

Besides offering a top training program and a long list of benefits, at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network- The Seery Financial Group, you can enjoy a career that allows you to have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives every day, including your own. As their career progresses, recent grads can choose to pursue a leadership path, specialization in market niches, or a role as an advisor with Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC or Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company®.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 4,000 nationally; 40 locally in the Seery Financial Group
Interns -2,500 nationally; 50 locally in the Seery Financial Group

Majors Recruited

  • Risk Management/Assessment
  • Sales
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Communications

This company recruits in the following locations

  • White Plains, NY
  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Manhattan, NY

The Perks

  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Telecommuting/Working Remotely
  • Continuing education/training
  • Flex time
  • Retirement benefits/401K

Training

  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function

Protiviti Inc. Consulting 2,500

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

Protiviti encourages a graduate’s appetite for knowledge through a broad range of project work and experiences. A recent college hire typically progresses from entry-level to senior consultant and on to become a manager. The focus shifts from gaining transferable skills, to specializing in a specific area. Each new hire is empowered to determine his or her niche across the solutions and industries of their practice. Their training programs, known as Challenge Schools, enable new hires to acquire consulting skills in a fast-paced, team-based situational learning environment. In these ways, Protiviti provides new employees with exceptional hands-on experience, starting at the earliest stage of their career.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 125
Interns – 88

Majors Recruited

  • Information Systems
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Computer Science

This company recruits worldwide and in the following locations

  • New York, NY
  • Chicago, IL
  • Houston, TX

The Perks

  • Annual company success bonus: only new grad hires who were previously interns are eligible in their first year. Other new hires are eligible after 12 months.
  • Choice Time Off (20 days per year, increasing to 30 days with years of service)
  • Continuing education/training and tuition reimbursement
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Retirement benefits/401K

Training

  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • Formal Classroom Training (minimum 2 weeks in first year)
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function
  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for
    employee to work in another department/division

SapientNitro Communication/Media
Advertising/Technology
8,000

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

SapientNitro works with some of the best brands in the world. New hires have the chance to work in teams with talented experts and are asked to challenge themselves in ways they never thought possible. Since SapientNitro is such an entrepreneurial, flat organization, a recent college grad will have the opportunity to take on responsibility and challenges early in their career and experience rapid career growth – all while wearing jeans and having a lot of fun!

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 45
Interns – 40

Majors Recruited

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Library and Information Science
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Advertising
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communications/Media
  • Computer Science/MIS
  • Decision Science

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Chicago, IL
  • Boston, MA
  • Atlanta, GA

The Perks

  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Telecommuting/Working Remotely
  • Continuing education/training
  • Flex time
  • Health insurance

Training

  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in
    another department/division
  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function

Sears Holdings Corporation Retail/Merchandising 300,000+

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

For recent graduates seeking full-time employment or current students seeking internships, Sears Holdings has many opportunities. In both instances, Sears Holdings provides mentoring and networking opportunities, structured career development, and rewarding experiences. New hires get to work with key proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands’ End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. Sears Holdings has exceptional benefits and they understand work life balance too!

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 320
Interns – 350

Majors Recruited

  • Engineering
  • Fashion
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Retail
  • All majors
  • Business
  • Computer Science/MIS
  • Design
  • Economics

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Nationwide
  • Hoffman Estates, IL

The Perks

  • Relocation
  • Mentoring
  • Continuing education/training
  • Flex time
  • Health insurance

Training

  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in another department/division
  • Leadership development program: formal training program designed to build future company managers and leaders
  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Formal rotational program: opportunity for employee to work in several departments/divisions
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function

SRC Inc. Engineering 1,133

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

First and foremost, SRC, Inc., formerly Syracuse Research Corporation, has as outstanding internship program for students. A stipend will be given to interns temporarily relocating more than 50 miles from their permanent residence. They also have an intern referral program, which is designed to reward current and past interns for referring friends and family. The supportive culture at SRC allows recent grads to flourish and achieve amazing and immediate results. They believe that a progressive environment maximizes success; they work hard but believe in work life balance and have a great starting salary. The projects that young professionals get to work on are challenging, collaborative, and very hands on – which is perfect for a first job out of college.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 35
Interns – 44

Majors Recruited

  • Computer Science/MIS
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Syracuse, NY
  • Dayton, OH
  • Chantilly, VA

The Perks

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Clubs/Social Events, 3 weeks vacation to start
  • Continuing education/training
  • Retirement benefits/401K

Training

  • Leadership development program: formal training program designed to build future company managers and leaders
  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function
  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in another department/division

TEKsystems Technology Staffing & Services 3,500

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

Ambitious individuals looking for opportunity and leadership skill development will fit in at TEKsystems. Employees who begin their careers as IT Recruiters have an opportunity to move into Account Management or to enhance their skills as Professional Recruiters. Either path allows recent grads the opportunity to advance and learn from leaders who are committed to facilitating their personal and professional growth. TEKsystems field employees also receive a competitive base salary, uncapped commission and a competitive benefits package.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 700+
Intern – 10-15

Majors Recruited

  • All Majors

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Nationwide

The Perks

  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health insurance
  • Profit sharing
  • Retirement benefits/401K

Training

  • Leadership development program: formal training program designed to build future company managers and leaders
  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function

U.S. Department of State Government 30,000+

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

This company creates the best opportunities for recent grads itching to contribute to our global society and who want to pursue a career in public service. Candidates have a wide range of career paths to choose from; the Department recruits from a variety of majors. Department employees work with people who are devoted to public service and have diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Knowing that in 2011 they plan on hiring over 1,000 students for internships means they value young minds, which is something we like to hear. And the company culture? Even though they consider themselves bureaucratic, it is still entrepreneurial and family-like, which makes a job right out of college less intimidating.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 400-500
Intern – 1,500

Majors Recruited

  • All Majors

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Nationwide

The Perks

  • Retirement benefits/401K
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Continuing education/training
  • Loan reimbursement
  • Relocation

Training

  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • In-house training for 13 weeks, followed by opportunity for continued training
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function
  • Informal rotations possible: occasional opportunity for employee to work in another department/division
  • Leadership development program: formal training program designed to build future company managers and leaders

Unilever Consumer Products 167,000

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

If you want to learn something new every day and to work with exciting brands such as Lipton, Dove, Skippy, Vaseline, Axe and more, then consider starting your career at Unilever. Being that this company operates in 150 countries, young employees are not limited where they want to start their career. Not only that, the average starting salary is quite high, and about 50% of Unilever interns were offered full time positions for 2010. The company environment is all encompassing: casual, entrepreneurial, fun, and prides itself on being team oriented.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 75
Intern – 125

Majors Recruited

  • Business
  • Computer Science/MIS
  • Engineering

This company recruits in the following locations

  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ

The Perks

  • Telecommuting/Working Remotely
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flex time
  • Paid for community service
  • Retirement benefits/401K

Training

  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Formal rotational program: opportunity for employee to work in several departments/divisions
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function

ZS Associates Healthcare, Management Consulting 1,580

Why Did This Company Stand Out?

Recent grads that are up for an intellectual challenge will certainly find it at ZS Associates. This company makes it to the top 20 list again simply because they are committed to taking entry-level hires to the next level. Recent grads will be given a wide range of projects and get to rapidly develop their expertise. This helps new hires thrive within the company and prepares them for future roles. Within 6 months, associates may help redesign the structure of a 3000+-person sales force or help design and administer a sales incentive plan. In this work-hard atmosphere, colleagues are friends, an ethos of cooperation predominates, and innovation is demanded from employees and clients.

Expected Number of Recent College Grads to Hire in 2011

Full-Time – 325
Intern – 100

Majors Recruited

  • Health/Medical
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Business
  • Computer Science/MIS
  • Economics
  • Engineering

This company recruits in 10 offices in North America. The largest offices are in:

  • Princeton, NJ
  • Evanston, IL
  • San Mateo, CA

The Perks

  • Relocation
  • Retirement benefits/401K
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Continuing education/training
  • Health insurance

Training

  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • Cross-functional training: training that is outside of an employee’s job function
  • eLearning/Online Training
  • Functional training: training specific to an employee’s job function

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