Forbes America’s Best Employers for New Graduates 2020

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The Best Employers for New Grads have been identified in an independent survey from a vast sample of more than 20,000 U.S. young professionals (employees that have under 10 years work experience) working for companies employing at least 1,000 people within the U.S.

The survey was conducted using several online access panels, providing a representative sample of the American Young Professional workforce. Each young professional was asked which firm or institution he or she works for in an open-ended question and with an autofill option. The survey was conducted based around companies from all industry sectors with more than 1,000 employees in the U.S. In total, the survey took an average of 5-8 minutes to complete and the field period ran from March to June 2020.

The evaluation was based on two distinct criteria:

1. Direct recommendations – work topics in general: Young professionals were asked to give their opinion on a series of statements related to the topics: atmosphere & development, image, working conditions, salary & wage, workplace, and diversity regarding their own employer. The rate of agreement/disagreement regarding the statements was measured on a 5-point Likert scale. Additionally, the likelihood of recommending one’s own employer (measured on an 11-point Likert scale) was also asked.

2. Indirect recommendations: Additionally, participants were given the chance to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively.

The 250 companies receiving the highest total scores were awarded as the “Best Employers for New Grads 2020”.

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