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Not so surprisingly, those studying engineering and IT also found the search behemoth to be the most desirable company, thanks to Google’s appealing perks, great pay, and an exceptional workplace culture.
Universum surveyed about 100,000 engineering and IT undergrads in 12 countries and asked them to choose the companies and organizations they’d most like to work for. It then put together a ranking of the most desirable employers in the world.
Google, which specializes in online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and, of course, search, landed the top spot.
Microsoft, Apple, BMW, and IBM rounded out the top five dream employers of engineering and IT undergrads.
Here are the top 50:
50. Airbus Group
This aerospace and defense corporation is based in Leiden, Netherlands.
Novartis International is number one in sales among the worldwide pharmaceutical industry.
48. PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
PwC is the largest professional services firm in the world, operating a network of firms in 157 countries.
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47. Volvo Cars
Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, this luxury vehicle manufacturer was established in 1927.
46. Schneider Electric
Schneider is a French corporation that focuses on energy management and electricity distribution.
This American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation is based in Purchase, New York, and was formed in 1965.
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44. Adidas Group
Based in Germany, Adidas is the second-largest sportswear manufacturer in the world.
This pharmaceutical company was founded in Barmen, Germany in 1863.
With 95,000 employees working in more than 85 countries, Schlumberger is the world’s largest oilfield services company.
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This “supermajor” oil and gas company is based in London.
This Chinese technology company was the world’s largest personal computer vendor by unit sales in 2015.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an information technology enterprise company based in Palo Alto, California.
This pharmaceutical corporation produces a wide range of medicines and vaccines and was founded in 1849.
This Japanese company is the 6th largest automaker in the world.
The largest chemical producer in the world, BASF is based in Germany.
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This multinational engineering and electronics company was the world’s largest supplier of automotive components in 2011.
Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm by revenue, is a global company of approximately 384,000 people with offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 55 countries.
This Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company owns 400 brands and is one of the oldest multinational countries in the world.
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This New York City-based “Big Four” accounting firm is also the world’s second-largest professional services network.
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With over 103,300 employees worldwide, Dell develops, sells, and supports personal computers.
30. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
BCG, a management consulting firm, operates in 48 different countries.
The 3M Company is a multinational, Minnesota-based corporation specializing in products like adhesives and laminates.
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29. J.P. Morgan
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the sixth-largest bank in the world, by total assets.
This American corporation specializes in creating database software.
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This ready-to-assemble furniture giant became the world’s largest furniture retailer in 2008.
25. Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems specializes in networking equipment and is the largest networking company in the world.
Toyota Motor Corporation is based in Japan and employed 344,109 people as of 2015.
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Owning 447 factories in 194 countries, Nestlé is a food and beverage company based in Switzerland.
21. Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs specializes in global investment banking and other financial services and is headquartered in Lower Manhattan.
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20. Volkswagen Group
This German automative manufacturing company employed 610,076 people as of 2015.
Daimler is a German automative company that produces premium cars (like Mercedes-Benz) and manufactures commercial vehicles. As of 2014, it had 279,972 employees.
18. The Coca-Cola Co.
The flagship Coca-Cola product of this Atlanta-based beverage corporation was first invented in 1886.
17. McKinsey & Company
This worldwide management consulting form specializes in both qualitative and quantitative analysis.
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16. L’Oréal Group
This French cosmetics company employed 78,600 people as of 2104.
15. General Motors
Hailing from Detroit, General Motors designs and builds vehicles and owns 396 facilities on six continents.
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Royal Dutch Shell is considered one of the six oil and gas “supermajors.”
13. Ford Motor Company
This automaker is headquartered in Michigan and is controlled by the Ford family, which has minority ownership.
12. Johnson & Johnson
This medical devices and consumer goods manufacturer was first founded in 1886 and now includes around 250 subsidiary companies.
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11. Procter & Gamble (P&G)
P&G is a consumer goods company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, with 110,000 employees as of 2015.
This multinational conglomerate sells consumer and professional electronics and is based in Tokyo.
This electronics conglomerate is based in South Korea.
Headquartered in Munich, Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe.
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Intel Corporation is based in Santa Clara, California and employed 107,300 people as of 2015.
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General Electric, a multinational conglomerate specializing in appliances, energy management, and other services, has over 300,000 employees around the world.
International Business Machines Corporation is based in Armonk, New York, and was founded in 1911.
4. BMW Group
Luxury vehicle company Bayerisch Motoren Werke is based in Munich and was founded in 1916.
This Cupertino, California-based multinational technology company is famous for its consumer electronics.
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Microsoft is based in Redmond, Washington and primarily develops and sells computer software and personal computers.
This technology company specializes in Internet-related products and is renowned for its core search engine.