Google Is Top `Dream Company' for MBA Students, Survey Finds
Google Inc., with its lava lamps, ski trips and gourmet cafeterias, isn't just paradise for Silicon Valley engineers. It's the new dream company for business-school students.
The Internet company was the most desirable place to work in a survey of MBAs this year, according to Universum Inc., a research company in Philadelphia. McKinsey & Co., which held the survey's top position for 12 years, came in second.
Google dominates the market for Internet-search advertising and is one of the fastest-growing technology companies. Based in Mountain View, California, the company almost doubled its number of employees last year. Google workers are showered with perks, such as free meals, shuttles to work and on-site massages.``It's literally the dream company for any MBA,'' Universum Chief Executive Officer Claudia Tattanelli said in an interview. ``It's a great reference to say, `I worked at Google.'''Google ranked second in the survey last year and 129th in 2005. Its closest Internet competitor, Yahoo! Inc., ranked 22nd. Apple Computer Inc. was sixth, and Microsoft Corp. was seventh.
구글이 미국에서도 너무나도 선망적인 기업인가 보다.
MBA 학생들에게도 드림 컴퍼니로 불리는 이유가 따로 있었다니, 그 중에서 엔지니어들에게는 환상의 터전이라고 해야 할까? 실리콘 밸리에서 가고 싶은 기업은 구글, 맥킨지를 비롯해서 필라델피아의 리서치 회사와 함께 설문한 결과 구글이 탑을 먹고, 애플이 올해는 6위, MS는 7위를 했다.
최상의 환경을 갖춘 회사, 구글에서 일하고 싶어요! 등 다양한 메시지로 MBA 학생들은 구글로의 입사를 꿈꾼다. 한국에서도 마찬가지로 구글 플렉스의 환경을 보고, 구글의 기업이념을 보고, 구글의 생활에 언어와 능력만 된다면 구글에 노크라도 할텐데 말이다.
아래의 글에서 보면 알겠지만, 작년에 5천명을 고용해서 총 인원 10,674명을 갖춘 초대형 기업으로 성장했다. 전략그룹에는 MBA출신들을 대거 영입시켜 모바일 비즈니스에 큰 활력을 주고 있다.
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Business-school students joining Google will be in good company. Its sales chief Omid Kordestani went to Stanford Business School. And Sheryl Sandberg, who oversees online sales, is a graduate of Harvard Business School.
Google added almost 5,000 employees last year, for a total of 10,674. An additional 1,564 workers joined the company in the first quarter. Employment openings suitable for MBAs include an associate position for its strategy group and a job as head of business development for the mobile business, according to Google's Web site.
Men Prefer McKinsey
McKinsey, the consulting firm founded in 1926, was still the most desirable employer among male MBA students, as well as the most popular management-consulting company to work for, the study found. Boston Consulting Group Inc. was second, and Bain & Co. ranked third.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was the most popular employer for those who sought a career in investment banking, followed by Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Procter & Gamble Co., the maker of Tide detergent and Crest toothpaste, was the most desirable consumer-goods company for which to work. Johnson & Johnson was the most popular health- care company, the survey found.
Universum polled 5,451 students for the survey, which the firm bills as the largest of its kind.
Google provides an alternative for MBAs that would have otherwise gone into management consulting or investment banking, Tattanelli said. The company's surging sales and profit also make it a much safer bet than the dot-coms of the late 1990s.
``There's not one thing that it doesn't have,'' Tattanelli said. ``The interesting thing is, how long will it last?''
Company Rank 2007 Rank 2006
Google Inc. 1 2
McKinsey & Co. 2 1
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. 3 3
Bain & Co. 4 4
Boston Consulting Group Inc. 5 5
Apple Inc. 6 7
Microsoft Corp. 7 16
General Electric Co. 8 8
Nike Inc. 9 12
Bank of America Corp. 10 18
Source: Universum Ideal Employer Survey MBA Edition 2007