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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, [f500link]Google[/f500link] takes the No. 17 spot, and financial giant Citadel is No. 34.

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“There are so many things I love about Wpromote, but the two that stick out the most to me are the training and personal development. As soon as I started my internship, they provided the training I needed to succeed. Soon after, I was asked to extend my internship while I finished school. Unbeknownst to me, I was being trained to become the next account manager for the team. They saw the value in me very early on and dedicated the resources to develop my skills not only in social media, but also in client services.”


“Wpromote has developed an environment for employees to thrive in—and it’s more than the ping-pong table, yoga, masseuse, and Fine Wine Fridays. The mantra of ‘Making Mondays Suck Less’ makes collaboration fun and lets the creativity flow. What really drives the culture is the people. Every person here is passionate about their work and has a constant thirst to learn more. Which is why we love to embrace innovation, run experiments, and produce thought leadership content. We work hard—and we play hard too, getting together regularly for company and non-company sponsored events.”


“Our pet friendly office always has a puppy or two running around, which always puts a smile on my face. Our work from anywhere policy gives me the flexibility I want as a young adult. Half-day Fridays on holiday weekends and every other Friday during the summer provide the extra time needed to reset.”


  • Employee: Trevor King
  • Job title: Senior Manager, Social Media
  • Start Date: March 2013
  • School and Graduation Year: California State University Long Beach, May 2014


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Company Info

Industry Advertising & Marketing
Sector -
Year founded 2001
HQ location El Segundo, Calif.
Type of org Private
# of work sites 3
U.S. employees 200
Global employees 200
Web address www.wpromote.com


% New jobs added (past 12 mo) 34%
% New hires that were recent grads 35%

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