Google Tops Most Desired Employer List


NEW YORK—It should come as no surprise that Google topped another list of the best workplaces: This time it was a Universum survey asking more than 10,000 young professionals which companies they would like to work for.

One in four (25 percent) chose Google, Inc., followed by Apple, Walt Disney, the U. S. Department of State, and Amazon, according to the Wall StreetJournal.

Respondents could also write in companies not on the list. Top write-in vote recipients were Facebook, Inc., the Department of Homeland Security, and the United Nations.

Some of the reasons noted for Google receiving such high marks include free restaurants, 10 percent raises, Fridays where one can work on any project they choose, and the proposed massive housing project Google plans to build for its employees. And let’s not forget the napping pods.

Reading between the lines, the Department of Homeland Security, the United Nations and other major employers do not provide such lavish perks to their employers as Google. They do, however, provide a work environment that has a focused vision and purpose, permitting employees to contribute, not just perform work. Make purposeful and engaging work a starting point for your company when striving to elevate your workplace employee satisfaction.

—Hedley Lawson, Contributing Editor