Over 3,000 workers have shed light on the graduate employment market, providing students with a weapon in the hunt for jobs. 14/09/2012
In the first three years of employment, the graduates took part in a recent survey by anonymous career review site TheJobCrowd.com. They were asked to score their company on criteria which included responsibility, progression, opportunities, colleague interaction, training, work-life balance and benefits.
Computer giant Microsoft landed first place after scoring highly on progression, culture and training. Finance specialists, Newton Europe finished a close second followed by National Grid, FDM Group, The Co-operative Group and Sky. Channel 4, Barratt Developments, Waitrose and Kiln Group made up the top ten.
Firms from 17 different industries are represented in the list, which ignores company reputation or how much they spend on recruitment marketing.
Co-founder of TheJobCrowd.com, Natasha Freeman, explains how the information will provide a greater insight for those entering their chosen industry. She said, 'All of the information was collected anonymously and respondents gave a warts and all assessment of their employer and their role, which we think will be invaluable to those planning their first steps in the working world.'
Keren Mitchell, who is also co-founder of the company, said, 'Extremely specific questions were asked of participants, and we've been able to develop a clear understanding of the key benefits and limitations of working for a variety of different employers.
'The list also ranked the best companies to work for in various industries, with the top companies often surprising. Nationwide triumphed in the banking and finance section and Sidley Austin topped the law category.'
For a full list of the top 100 firms complete with there rating, visit TheJobCrowd – top companies to work for.
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