Posted by: Louis Lavelle on May 28, 2008
A new survey by Universum Communications finds that Google is once again the most coveted company for MBA students, with nearly one out of four listing it among the the five companies they would most like to work for after graduation. Universum surveyed 5,769 students at 52 schools to arrive at its ranking. Google was followed by McKinsey, Goldman, Apple, BCG, and Bain, and overall management consulting and banking were very popular.
Yvonne Agyei, Google’s director of global university programs, is quoted as saying that the search engine’s attraction to MBA students lies in the fact that they “really get a lot of responsibility right at the outset.” And Universum CEO Claudia Tattanelli notes that Google “has revolutionized how employees are treated,” adding that “they are famous for keeping employees happy.”
These Universum lists are terrific—BusinessWeek published the undergraduate version earlier this week—but they really reflect the views of individuals who know little about what it’s like to actually work for these companies. I would really like to hear from some folks who work (or worked) for Google, who can tell us if the experience of working there matches the word of mouth.