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The 50 Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates

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Companies on the 50 Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates list are experiencing job growth and these new jobs are being filled with a high percentage of recent graduates. These workplaces also excel in providing great employee experiences in areas important to recent graduates.

Fortune asked Great Place to Work to determine the winners by taking into account the rate at which companies are adding new jobs year-over-year, how many of their newest employees were recent college graduates, and the results on a series of questions from the Trust Index related to workplace traits important to recent graduates. Great Place to Work surveyed more than 337,000 randomly-selected employees and collected program information from approximately 600 organizations. Employees rated their organization on things including development opportunities, purpose and meaning behind their work, whether promotions are fair, and more. Two-thirds of each company's score is based on this employee feedback. The remaining one-third of each company's score is based on the rate of new job growth, and the extent to which organizations are hiring new college graduates.

Results from the employee survey are highly reliable, having a 95 percent confidence level and a margin of error of 5 percent or less. Companies were selected from a universe of about 600 Great Place to Work-certified organizations. Organizations are certified on the basis of an anonymous 58-statement survey distributed at random to a statistically significant number of current employees.

Visit Great Place to Work’s website to see the schedule for all of our Best Workplaces lists and more information on how to apply.

In our first-ever ranking of the best employers for new college grads, we looked at companies with a high volume of job growth as well as impressive recruiting and hiring numbers for new grads. Some notable stand-outs: engineering firm ENGEO appears at No. 1, Google takes the No. 17 spot, and financial giant Citadel is No. 34.

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Plante Moran

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“Plante Moran allows me to explore the business world without limits. The firm offers endless opportunities to meet professionals, both internally and externally. But most importantly, I learn something new every day; the learning curve is infinite, always pushing to stretch my boundaries.”

 

“My firm has a diverse and flexible culture; inclusivity and work-life balance are major focuses. The people here are self-motivated, passionate, and driven to learn, which creates an environment for learning and professional growth. All staff are treated equally, whether with you’re a staff or a partner. It’s a positive and caring environment, even when working long hours during tax season.

 

“I particularly enjoy our WorkFlex program, which gives us flexibility and helps us find the right work-life balance. In addition, the firm offers four weeks of vacation time, free breakfasts/lunches during busy season, jeans Fridays, and covers a portion of gym membership fees.”

 

  • Employee: Sravya Boddu
  • Job title: Assurance Staff
  • Start Date: August 2015
  • School and Graduation Year: Northern Illinois University, 2015

 

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Company Info

Industry Professional Services
Sector Consulting — Management
Year founded 1924
HQ location Southfield, Mich.
Type of org Private Partnership
# of work sites 20
U.S. employees 2021
Global employees 2034
Web address www.plantemoran.com

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% New jobs added (past 12 mo) -
% New hires that were recent grads 65%

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