Top 100 Employers of Choice for Natural Sciences Students

Posted October 21, 2011 by

The recently posted article, Top 100 Ideal Employers for 2011 College Students and Recent Graduates, discussed the importance of employers having a positive brand on-campus as it made their recruitment efforts easier. In short, the best candidates want to work for the best employers so those best employers are better able to recruit the best candidates, which makes those employers even better.

Universum publishes a survey each year in which employers are ranked as the most ideal by tens of thousands of students at hundreds of colleges and universities. For 2011, the top 100 employers of choice as ranked by natural sciences students are:

Company Ranking 2011
National Institutes of Health 1
Mayo Clinic 2
American Cancer Society 3
Centers for Disease Control 4
Walt Disney Company 5
Peace Corps 6
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 7
NASA 8
Google 9
FBI 10
Apple 11
United Nations 12
Johnson & Johnson 13
Maxim Healthcare 14
U.S. Department of Energy 15
Teach for America 16
Pfizer 17
Nike 18
Central Intelligence Agency 19
U.S. Department of State 20
U.S. Air Force 21
U.S. Navy 22
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals 23
Facebook 24
U.S. Army 25
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation 26
Ecolab 27
Bayer 28
Starbucks 29
Microsoft 30
GlaxoSmithKline 31
Merck 32
Genentech 33
Target 34
National Security Agency (NSA) 35
L’Oréal 36
The Coca-Cola Co. 37
adidas 38
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs 39
Coach 40
Procter & Gamble 41
Life Technologies 42
AstraZeneca 43
Dow Chemical 44
Under Armour, Inc. 45
Sony 46
Kraft Foods 47
Macy’s Inc. 48
Nestlé USA 49
D.O.D. 50
Humana 51
Best Buy 52
Boeing 53
ConAgra Foods, Inc. 54
General Mills 55
Amazon 56
Lilly 57
BMW 58
Amgen 59
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 60
J.P. Morgan 61
Abbott 62
Shell Oil Company 63
Waste Management 64
Kohl’s 65
McGraw-Hill Companies 66
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 67
Electronic Arts 68
Intel 69
Southwest Airlines 70
Delta Airlines 71
Lockheed Martin Corporation 72
Toys ‘R’ Us, Inc. 73
Aetna 74
U.S. Department of the Treasury 75
United Airlines 76
Bristol-Myers Squibb 77
IBM 78
IKEA 79
American Airlines 80
PepsiCo 81
General Electric 82
DuPont 83
Cargill 84
Yahoo! 85
Siemens 86
AT&T 87
Marriott 88
Anheuser-Busch InBev 89
Monsanto 90
Exxon Mobil Corporation 91
Goldman Sachs 92
Hilton Hotels Corporation 93
MetLife 94
Gap Inc. 95
Heineken 96
Wells Fargo & Company 97
3M 98
Verizon 99
John Deere 100
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