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Fifty Most Popular Employers for College Students

  1. Google, Apple Tops With Business Students
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    Google, Apple Tops With Business Students

    Wondering which employers are on business students' must-have list? Universum surveyed nearly 60,000 U.S. college students to find out. In the slides that follow, you can see how popular employers are with students in different majors, as well as among those with different personality types.

    Careerists are attracted to the employers they perceive as most prestigious. Entrepreneurs seek fast-growing employers with creative and dynamic work environments. Explorers want challenging work and a variety of assignments. Work-life balance is a priority for Harmonizers, while high salaries and future prospects matter most to Hunters. Idealists want employers with high ethical standards and a friendly work environment. Leaders are seeking opportunities to direct and manage teams.

    Note: Rankings are based on a survey of 59,643 U.S. college students conducted by Universum from December 2011 to March 2012. The slide order was determined by 20,269 business student responses. Figure in parenthesis following ranks indicates change from 2011; positive numbers indicate a move up the ranking while negative numbers denote a move down the ranking. Ranks include ties.Rank by personality type is for business students only. Estimated annual pay, provided by PayScale, is for employees with bachelors degrees only and fewer than five years of work experience. Employee headcount provided by Bloomberg or the employers. NA=not available. NC=no change. NR=not ranked in the top 100 (fields of study) or top 50 (personality types). Data: Universum

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  2. 1. Google
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    1. Google

    2011 Rank: 1
    Total Employees: 32,467
    Business: Internet search and online advertising
    Estimated Annual Pay: $75,300

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 4 (-2)
    IT: 1 (NC)
    Natural Sciences: 8(+1)
    Humanities: 4 (+1)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 4 (+2)
    Entrepreneur: 1 (NC)
    Explorer: 1 (NC)
    Harmonizer: 1 (NC)
    Hunter: 1 (NC)
    Idealist: 2 (NC)
    Leader: 1 (NC)
    Photograph by Jerome Brunet/Zuma Press
  3. 2. Apple
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    2. Apple

    2011 Rank: 2
    Total Employees: 60,400
    Business: Technology and computers
    Estimated Annual Pay: $50,400 (excluding retail)

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 6 (-1)
    IT: 3 (NC)
    Natural Sciences: 10 (+1)
    Humanities: 6 (+2)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 8 (+1)
    Entrepreneur: 2 (NC)
    Explorer: 2 (+2)
    Harmonizer: 2 (NC)
    Hunter: 3 (+1)
    Idealist: 6 (+1)
    Leader: 2 (NC)
    Source: City of Cupertino via Bloomberg
  4. 3. Walt Disney
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    3. Walt Disney

    2011 Rank: 3
    Total Employees: 156,000
    Business: Media and entertainment
    Estimated Annual Pay: $42,000

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 9 (NC)
    IT: 9 (-2)
    Natural Sciences: 5 (NC)
    Humanities: 1 (NC)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 11 (+2)
    Entrepreneur: 3 (NC)
    Explorer: 3 (+5)
    Harmonizer: 3 (+1)
    Hunter: 8 (+1)
    Idealist: 3 (+2)
    Leader: 4 (+3)
    Photograph by Reed Saxon /AP Photo
  5. 4. Ernst & Young
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    4. Ernst & Young

    2011 Rank: 4
    Total Employees: 27,000
    Business: Advisory, audit, tax, transaction services
    Estimated Annual Pay: $58,200

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: 48 (NC)
    Natural Sciences: NR
    Humanities: 86 (+10)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 3 (NC)
    Entrepreneur: 8 (+1)
    Explorer: 4 (-1)
    Harmonizer: 4 (-1)
    Hunter: 5 (-3)
    Idealist: 1 (NC)
    Leader: 3 (NC)
    Photograph by Ian Langsdon/EPA/Landov
  6. 5. Deloitte
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    5. Deloitte

    2011 Rank: 6
    Total Employees: 45,730
    Business: Audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services
    Estimated Annual Pay: $63,800

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 82 (+2)
    IT: 28 (-2)
    Natural Sciences: NR
    Humanities: 63 (+23)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 5 (-1)
    Entrepreneur: 9 (-1)
    Explorer: 8 (-2)
    Harmonizer: 5 (+1)
    Hunter: 6 (+1)
    Idealist: 4 (NC)
    Leader: 5 (-1)
    Photograph by Suzanne Dechillo/The New York Times/Redux
  7. 6. J.P. Morgan
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    6. J.P. Morgan

    2011 Rank: 7
    Total Employees: 261,453
    Business: Financial services
    Estimated Annual Pay: $46,700

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 87 (-1)
    IT: 33 (-4)
    Natural Sciences: 54 (+7)
    Humanities: 42 (+12)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 2 (NC)
    Entrepreneur: 5 (+1)
    Explorer: 4 (+1)
    Harmonizer: 9 (NC)
    Hunter: 4 (+2)
    Idealist: 8 (NC)
    Leader: 6 (+2)
    Photograph by Peter Morgan/Corbis
  8. 7. Nike
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    7. Nike

    2011 Rank: 8
    Total Employees: 38,000
    Business: Footwear, apparel, sports equipment
    Estimated Annual Pay: $33,900

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 30 (+4)
    IT: 35 (-7)
    Natural Sciences: 12 (+6)
    Humanities: 14 (NC)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 16 (+6)
    Entrepreneur: 4 (+3)
    Explorer: 7 (+3)
    Harmonizer: 7 (+1)
    Hunter: 10 (NC)
    Idealist: 9 (NC)
    Leader: 9 (NC)
    Photograph by Imaginechina/AP Images
  9. 8. PricewaterhouseCoopers
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    8. PricewaterhouseCoopers

    2011 Rank: 5
    Total Employees: 168,710
    Business: Accounting, tax, and advisory services
    Estimated Annual Pay: $58,600

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: 42 (-7)
    Natural Sciences: NR
    Humanities: NR

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 6 (-1)
    Entrepreneur: 11 (-1)
    Explorer: 9 (-2)
    Harmonizer: 6 (-1)
    Hunter: 7 (-2)
    Idealist: 5 (-2)
    Leader: 7 (-2)
    Photograph by Jonathan Alcorn/Landov
  10. 9. Goldman Sachs
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    9. Goldman Sachs

    2011 Rank: 10
    Total Employees: 32,400
    Business: Financial services
    Estimated Annual Pay: $81,600

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 79 (-6)
    IT: 38 (-11)
    Natural Sciences: 92 (NC)
    Humanities: 50 (+9)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 1 (NC)
    Entrepreneur: 7 (-3)
    Explorer: 6 (-4)
    Harmonizer: 12 (-2)
    Hunter: 2 (+1)
    Idealist: 11 (NC)
    Leader: 8 (-2)
    Photograph by Ari Mintz/MCT/Zuma Press
  11. 10. KPMG
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    10. KPMG

    2011 Rank: 9
    Total Employees: 145,000
    Business: Audit, tax, and advisory services
    Estimated Annual Pay: $57,700

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: 56 (-4)
    Natural Sciences: NR
    Humanities: NR

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 9 (-1)
    Entrepreneur: 16 (-2)
    Explorer: 10 (+2)
    Harmonizer: 8 (-1)
    Hunter: 9 (-1)
    Idealist: 7 (-1)
    Leader: 10 (NC)

    Photograph by Paul Langrock/Zenit/laif/Redux
  12. 11. Coca-Cola
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    11. Coca-Cola

    2011 Rank: 14
    Total Employees: 146,200
    Business: Soft drinks
    Estimated Annual Pay: $45,900

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 54 (-2)
    IT: 39 (-6)
    Natural Sciences: 42 (-5)
    Humanities: 26 (-5)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 22 (+8)
    Entrepreneur: 12 (+1)
    Explorer: 12 (+15)
    Harmonizer: 11 (+2)
    Hunter: 15 (+1)
    Idealist: 10 (+3)
    Leader: 12 (+7)
    Photograph by ChinaFotoPress/Zuma Press
  13. 12. Facebook
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    12. Facebook

    2011 Rank: 12
    Total Employees: 3,200
    Business: Social network
    Estimated Annual Pay: $61,500

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 56 (-21)
    IT: 4 (NC)
    Natural Sciences: 31 (-7)
    Humanities: 11 (-1)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 20 (-1)
    Entrepreneur: 6 (-1)
    Explorer: 12 (+3)
    Harmonizer: 10 (+2)
    Hunter: 12 (+1)
    Idealist: 13 (-1)
    Leader: 13 (-1)
    Photograph by Jasper Sanidad/O plus A via Bloomberg
  14. 13. FBI
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    13. FBI

    2011 Rank: 11
    Total Employees: 35,664
    Business: Law enforcement
    Estimated Annual Pay: $52,900

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 26 (-9)
    IT: 11 (+2)
    Natural Sciences: 11 (-1)
    Humanities: 8 (-1)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 14 (-2)
    Entrepreneur: 23 (+8)
    Explorer: 20 (-11)
    Harmonizer: 15 (-4)
    Hunter: 17 (-3)
    Idealist: 12 (-2)
    Leader: 15 (-4)
    Photograph by Paramount Pictures/Everett Collection
  15. 14. Microsoft
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    14. Microsoft

    2011 Rank: 13
    Total Employees: 90,000
    Business: Software and computer technology
    Estimated Annual Pay: $89,400

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 11 (-5)
    IT: 2 (NC)
    Natural Sciences: 27 (+3)
    Humanities: 21 (-3)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 26 (NC)
    Entrepreneur: 14 (-2)
    Explorer: 21 (-1)
    Harmonizer: 13 (+1)
    Hunter: 14 (+1)
    Idealist: 19 (-2)
    Leader: 16 (NC)
    Photograph by Nati Harnik /AP Photo
  16. 15. Morgan Stanley
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    15. Morgan Stanley

    2011 Rank: 18
    Total Employees: 61,899
    Business: Financial services
    Estimated Annual Pay: $54,600

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: 64 (-2)
    Natural Sciences: NR
    Humanities: 78 (+10)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 7 (NC)
    Entrepreneur: 13 (-2)
    Explorer: 11 (-1)
    Harmonizer: 27 (-5)
    Hunter: 11 (NC)
    Idealist: 21 (+5)
    Leader: 14 (+1)
    Photograph by Camera Press/Tina Paul/Redux
  17. 16. Amazon
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    16. Amazon

    2011 Rank: 34
    Total Employees: 56,200
    Business: Retail consumer goods
    Estimated Annual Pay: $72,100

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 67 (-19)
    IT: 6 (+2)
    Natural Sciences: 38 (+18)
    Humanities: 15 (+2)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 36 (+18)
    Entrepreneur: 10 (+9)
    Explorer: 17 (+8)
    Harmonizer: 14 (+16)
    Hunter: 19 (+19)
    Idealist: 17 (+11)
    Leader: 19 (+14)
    Photograph by Kevin P. Casey/Bloomberg
  18. 17. Starbucks
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    17. Starbucks

    2011 Rank: 29
    Total Employees: 149,000
    Business: Food and beverages
    Estimated Annual Pay: $31,600 (excluding retail)

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: 74 (+4)
    Natural Sciences: 29 (NC)
    Humanities: 17 (-2)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 40 (+25)
    Entrepreneur: 14 (+8)
    Explorer: 27 (+7)
    Harmonizer: 16 (+15)
    Hunter: 26 (+18)
    Idealist: 14 (+11)
    Leader: 29 (+1)
    Photograph by Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
  19. 18. Bank of America
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    18. Bank of America

    2011 Rank: 16
    Total Employees: 281,791
    Business: Financial services
    Estimated Annual Pay: $43,700

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: 68 (-27)
    Natural Sciences: NR 
    Humanities: 79 (-4)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 11 (NC)
    Entrepreneur: 17 (NC)
    Explorer: 24 (-3)
    Harmonizer: 20 (-4)
    Hunter: 13 (-1)
    Idealist: 24 (-4)
    Leader: 17 (NC)
    Photograph by Chuck Burton/AP Photo
  20. 19. Procter &Gamble
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    19. Procter &Gamble

    2011 Rank: 15
    Total Employees: 129,000
    Business: Pharmaceuticals, cleaning products, personal care
    Estimated Annual Pay: $62,100

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 23 (-1)
    IT: 61 (+5)
    Natural Sciences: 44 (-3)
    Humanities: 53 (+5)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 21 (+8)
    Entrepreneur: 22 (-7)
    Explorer: 18 (+1)
    Harmonizer: 17 (-2)
    Hunter: 15 (+2)
    Idealist: 16 (-2)
    Leader: 11 (+3)
    Photograph by William Manning/Corbis
  21. 20. BMW
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    20. BMW

    2011 Rank: 27
    Total Employees: 100,306
    Business: Automobiles
    Estimated Annual Pay: $51,600

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 10 (+1)
    IT: 37 (-7)
    Natural Sciences: NR
    Humanities: NR

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 29 (+4)
    Entrepreneur: 19 (+12)
    Explorer: 27 (+3)
    Harmonizer: 24 (+3)
    Hunter: 18 (+3)
    Idealist: 30 (+18)
    Leader: 28 (+1)
    Courtesy BMW Group
  22. 21. LVMH
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    21. LVMH

    2011 Rank: 51
    Total Employees: 83,542
    Business: Luxury goods
    Estimated Annual Pay: $44,700

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: 59 (+42)
    Humanities: 27 (+18)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 25 (+12)
    Entrepreneur: 19 (+20)
    Explorer: 43 (+16)
    Harmonizer: 22 (+27)
    Hunter: 23 (+9)
    Idealist: 26 (+24)
    Leader: 21 (+26)
    Photographers Benoit Tessier/Landov
  23. 22. Marriott
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    22. Marriott

    2011 Rank: 25
    Total Employees: 120,000
    Business: Hospitality
    Estimated Annual Pay: $33,100

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: 88 (NC)
    Humanities: 46 (-9)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: NR
    Entrepreneur: 28 (+11)
    Explorer: 33 (+36)
    Harmonizer: 20 (+5)
    Hunter: 38 (+2)
    Idealist: 26 (-6)
    Leader: 26 (+6)
    Photograph by Joanne Cole/Ugly Duckling Photography via Bloomberg
  24. 23.  U.S. Treasury Department
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    23. U.S. Treasury Department

    2011 Rank: 22
    Total Employees: NA
    Business: Economic, financial, tax, and fiscal policy
    Estimated Annual Pay: NA

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: 54 (-12)
    Natural Sciences: 99 (-24)
    Humanities: 34 (+1)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 28 (-1)
    Entrepreneur: 41 (+12)
    Explorer: 23 (+21)
    Harmonizer: 26 (-9)
    Hunter: 31 (-7)
    Idealist: 20 (+2)
    Leader: 22 (NC)
    Photograph by Gary Cameron/Landov
  25. 24. U.S. State Department
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    24. U.S. State Department

    2011 Rank: 19
    Total Employees: NA
    Business: Government, international relations
    Estimated Annual Pay: NA

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 61 (NC)
    IT: 22 (-1)
    Natural Sciences: 21 (-1)
    Humanities: 5 (-1)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 23 (-2)
    Entrepreneur: 34 (-6)
    Explorer: 18 (+7)
    Harmonizer: 35 (-15)
    Hunter: 34 (-5)
    Idealist: 35 (-7)
    Leader: 24 (-4)
    Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
  26. 25. Hilton Hotels
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    25. Hilton Hotels

    2011 Rank: 26
    Total Employees: NA
    Business: Hospitality
    Estimated Annual Pay: $24,300

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: 66 (+27)
    Humanities: 37 (-4)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 40 (+4)
    Entrepreneur: 36 (-17)
    Explorer: 33 (+25)
    Harmonizer: 24 (NC)
    Hunter: 29 (-5)
    Idealist: 23 (NC)
    Leader: 25 (NC)
    Photograph by Aynsley Floyd/Bloomberg
  27. 26. CIA
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    26. CIA

    2011 Rank: 21
    Total Employees: NA
    Business: Foreign intelligence
    Estimated Annual Pay: $65,500

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 22 (-3)
    IT: 15 (NC)
    Natural Sciences: 16 (+3)
    Humanities: 9 (NC)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 15 (NC)
    Entrepreneur: 34 (-3)
    Explorer: 15 (-1)
    Harmonizer: 32 (-11)
    Hunter: 19 (NC)
    Idealist: 33 (-7)
    Leader: 22 (-4)
    Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
  28. 27. Johnson & Johnson
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    27. Johnson & Johnson

    2011 Rank: 20
    Total Employees: 117,900
    Business: Pharmaceuticals, medical devices
    Estimated Annual Pay: $62,900

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 16 (+2)
    IT: 59 (-2)
    Natural Sciences: 17 (-4)
    Humanities: 41 (-3)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 48 (-5)
    Entrepreneur: 40 (-22)
    Explorer: 47 (-23)
    Harmonizer: 18 (NC)
    Hunter: 37 (-14)
    Idealist: 18 (-4)
    Leader: 18 (+3)
    Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg
  29. 28. Target
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    28. Target

    2011 Rank: 31
    Total Employees: 365,000
    Business: Retail consumer goods
    Estimated Annual Pay: $39,800

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: 70 (NC)
    Natural Sciences: 37 (-3)
    Humanities: 18 (+2)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 50 (+12)
    Entrepreneur: 28 (+18)
    Explorer: 24 (+20)
    Harmonizer: 19 (+14)
    Hunter: 46 (+5)
    Idealist: 24 (NC)
    Leader: 41 (+2)
    Photograph by Andy Kropa/Redux
  30. 29. Hyatt Hotels &Resorts
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    29. Hyatt Hotels &Resorts

    2011 Rank: 33
    Total Employees: 50,000
    Business: Hospitality
    Estimated Annual Pay: $37,000

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: NR
    Humanities: 43 (-3)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: NR
    Entrepreneur: 36 (-12)
    Explorer: NR
    Harmonizer: 31 (+3)
    Hunter: 46 (-14)
    Idealist: 28 (+2)
    Leader: 30 (-2)
    Photograph by maginechina via AP Images
  31. 30. Coach
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    30. Coach

    2011 Rank: 23
    Total Employees: 5,200
    Business: Leather goods
    Estimated Annual Pay: $46,100

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: 46 (-6)
    Humanities: 30 (-7)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 48 (-17)
    Entrepreneur: 48 (-9)
    Explorer: NR
    Harmonizer: 29 (-3)
    Hunter: NR
    Idealist: 34 (-3)
    Leader: 45 (-9)
    Photograph by maginechina via AP Images
  32. 31. Wells Fargo
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    31. Wells Fargo

    2011 Rank: 35
    Total Employees: 264,900
    Business: Financial services
    Estimated Annual Pay: $37,600

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: 85 (+15)
    Natural Sciences: 98 (-1)
    Humanities: 74 (-14)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 31 (+7)
    Entrepreneur: 41 (+3)
    Explorer: NR
    Harmonizer: 37 (-2)
    Hunter: 25 (+11)
    Idealist: 36 (NC)
    Leader: 36 (+6)
    Photograph by Jin Lee/Bloomberg
  33. 32. Macy's
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    32. Macy's

    2011 Rank: 28
    Total Employees: 171,000
    Business: Department stores
    Estimated Annual Pay: $29,800

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: 50 (-2)
    Humanities: 33 (-7)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: NR
    Entrepreneur: 26 (+11)
    Explorer: 37 (+22)
    Harmonizer: 23 (+9)
    Hunter: 45 (+6)
    Idealist: 30 (+4)
    Leader: 34 (+5)
    Photograph by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
  34. 33. Sony
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    33. Sony

    2011 Rank: 24
    Total Employees: 168,200
    Business: Consumer electronics
    Estimated Annual Pay: $56,500

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 31 (-15)
    IT: 10 (+2)
    Natural Sciences: 63 (-17)
    Humanities: 35 (-10)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: NR
    Entrepreneur: 32 (-16)
    Explorer: 30 (+1)
    Harmonizer: 28 (-9)
    Hunter: 35 (-11)
    Idealist: 41 (-6)
    Leader: NR
    Photograph by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
  35. 34. L'Oréal
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    34. L'Oréal

    2011 Rank: 32
    Total Employees: 68,886
    Business: Cosmetics, perfumes
    Estimated Annual Pay: $60,300

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 85 (-5)
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: 47 (-11)
    Humanities: 36 (-7)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: NR
    Entrepreneur: 25 (+4)
    Explorer: 43 (+5)
    Harmonizer: 37 (+1)
    Hunter: 43 (+5)
    Idealist: 32 (+6)
    Leader: 47 (-4)
    Photograph by Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images
  36. 35. Adidas
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    35. Adidas

    2011 Rank: 37
    Total Employees: 46,824
    Business: Shoes, apparel, sporting goods
    Estimated Annual Pay: $44,200

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 89 (-10)
    IT: 83 (-30)
    Natural Sciences: 34 (+4)
    Humanities: 48 (-6)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: NR
    Entrepreneur: 24 (+10)
    Explorer: 37 (-2)
    Harmonizer: 33 (-4)
    Hunter: 32 (+8)
    Idealist: 41 (-1)
    Leader: 41 (-11)
    Photograph by Ruggero Maramotti /Gallerystock
  37. 36. Southwest Airlines
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    36. Southwest Airlines

    2011 Rank: 36
    Total Employees: 45,392
    Business: Airline
    Estimated Annual Pay: $50,500

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 90 (+17)
    IT: 88 (-4)
    Natural Sciences: 64 (+6)
    Humanities: 44 (-5)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: NR
    Entrepreneur: 32 (+24)
    Explorer: NR
    Harmonizer: 35 (+4)
    Hunter: NR
    Idealist: 36 (-17)
    Leader: 34 (+4)
    Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
  38. 37. Boston Consulting Group
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    37. Boston Consulting Group

    2011 Rank: 50
    Total Employees: 5,600
    Business: Consulting
    Estimated Annual Pay: $71,000

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 99 (+2)
    IT: 76 (+15)
    Natural Sciences: NR
    Humanities: 60 (+13)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 13 (+1)
    Entrepreneur: 18 (+3)
    Explorer: 14 (+2)
    Harmonizer: NR
    Hunter: 23 (-5)
    Idealist: 39 (+19)
    Leader: 20 (+4)
    Photograph by SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
  39. 38. Boeing
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    38. Boeing

    2011 Rank: 42
    Total Employees: 171,700
    Business: Commercial aircraft, defense systems
    Estimated Annual Pay: $62,400

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 2 (+1)
    IT: 21 (+2)
    Natural Sciences: 56 (-3)
    Humanities: 62 (+3)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 36 (+18)
    Entrepreneur: 49 (+14)
    Explorer: 24 (+30)
    Harmonizer: 41 (+3)
    Hunter: 41 (+2)
    Idealist: 47 (+14)
    Leader: 32 (+35)
    Photograph by Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
  40. 39. American Cancer Society
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    39. American Cancer Society

    2011 Rank: 48
    Total Employees: 6,400
    Business: Support for cancer research, education, and treatment
    Estimated Annual Pay: $45,000

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: 4 (-1)
    Humanities: 10 (+1)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: NR
    Entrepreneur: NR
    Explorer: NR
    Harmonizer: 41 (+4)
    Hunter: NR
    Idealist: 21 (+10)
    Leader: 50 (+13)
    Photograph by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
  41. 40. Under Armour
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    40. Under Armour

    2011 Rank: 49
    Total Employees: 5,400
    Business: Apparel and accessories
    Estimated Annual Pay: $44,600

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: 43 (+2)
    Humanities: 65 (+1)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 36 (+13)
    Entrepreneur: 31 (+8)
    Explorer: NR
    Harmonizer: 47 (-5)
    Hunter: 32 (+15)
    Idealist: NR
    Leader: 45 (-4)
    Photograph by Erika Larsen/Redux
  42. 41. Peace Corps
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    41. Peace Corps

    2011 Rank: 39
    Total Employees: 9,095 (volunteers and trainees)
    Business: International public service
    Estimated Annual Pay: Living allowance, student loan deferral/cancellation, and readjustment allowance

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 46 (NC)
    IT: 69 (+11)
    Natural Sciences: 6 (NC)
    Humanities: 7 (-1)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: NR
    Entrepreneur: NR
    Explorer: 39 (-6)
    Harmonizer: 50 (+5)
    Hunter: NR
    Idealist: 38 (NC)
    Leader: 31 (+16)

    Courtesy Peace Corps
  43. 42. McKinsey & Co.
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    42. McKinsey & Co.

    2011 Rank: 58
    Total Employees: 17,000
    Business: Consulting
    Estimated Annual Pay: $76,400

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 73 (+10)
    IT: 65 (+54)
    Natural Sciences: NR
    Humanities: 67 (+11)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 10 (NC)
    Entrepreneur: 21 (+2)
    Explorer: 16 (-3)
    Harmonizer: NR
    Hunter: 22 (NC)
    Idealist: NR
    Leader: 27 (-4)
    Courtesy Mckinsey & Co.
  44. 43. PepsiCo
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    43. PepsiCo

    2011 Rank: 43
    Total Employees: 297,000
    Business: Food and beverage
    Estimated Annual Pay: $53,800

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: 58 (+2)
    Natural Sciences: 90 (-9)
    Humanities: 61 (NC)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: NR
    Entrepreneur: 44 (+6)
    Explorer: 33 (+18)
    Harmonizer: 39 (+7)
    Hunter: 43 (+5)
    Idealist: 43 (NC)
    Leader: 36 (+21)
    Photograph by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
  45. 44. Grant Thornton
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    44. Grant Thornton

    2011 Rank: 41
    Total Employees: 30,000
    Business: Accounting
    Estimated Annual Pay: $53,400

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: NR
    Humanities: NR

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 43 (+8)
    Entrepreneur: NR
    Explorer: NR
    Harmonizer: 34 (+1)
    Hunter: 42 (-4)
    Idealist: 14 (+4)
    Leader: 44 (+6)
    Photograph by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
  46. 45. IBM
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    45. IBM

    2011 Rank: 38
    Total Employees: 433,362
    Business: Technology and consulting
    Estimated Annual Pay: $61,800

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 14 (-1)
    IT: 5 (NC)
    Natural Sciences: 72 (+6)
    Humanities: 84 (-16)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 43 (-1)
    Entrepreneur: 28 (-2)
    Explorer: 29 (+12)
    Harmonizer: 46 (-6)
    Hunter: 49 (-1)
    Idealist: 47 (-3)
    Leader: 48 (-9)
    Photograph by Peter Hilz/Hollandse Hoogte/Redux
  47. 46. IKEA
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    46. IKEA

    2011 Rank: 46
    Total Employees: 123,000
    Business: Retail consumer goods
    Estimated Annual Pay: $28,600

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 92 (-7)
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: 78 (+1)
    Humanities: 20 (+2)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: NR
    Entrepreneur: 45 (+3)
    Explorer: NR
    Harmonizer: 40 (+14)
    Hunter: NR
    Idealist: NR
    Leader: NR
    Photograph by Peter Hilz/Hollandse Hoogte/Redux
  48. 47. Teach for America
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    47. Teach for America

    2011 Rank: 59
    Total Employees: 9,000 teachers, 1,600 staff
    Business: Education
    Estimated Annual Pay: $44,300

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 97 (+27)
    IT: 44 (+30)
    Natural Sciences: 15 (+1)
    Humanities: 3 (NC)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: NR
    Entrepreneur: NR
    Explorer: 33 (+11)
    Harmonizer: 48 (+5)
    Hunter: NR
    Idealist: 28 (+9)
    Leader: 39 (-5)
    Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg
  49. 48. Citigroup
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    48. Citigroup

    2011 Rank: 44
    Total Employees: 263,000
    Business: Financial services
    Estimated Annual Pay: $41,100

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: NR
    Humanities: NR

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 30 (-2)
    Entrepreneur: 47 (+6)
    Explorer: NR
    Harmonizer: NR
    Hunter: 49 (-13)
    Idealist: NR
    Leader: NR
    Photograph by Scott Eells/Bloomberg
  50. 49. Barclays
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    49. Barclays

    2011 Rank: 54
    Total Employees: 149,700
    Business: Financial services
    Estimated Annual Pay: $79,400

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: NR
    IT: NR
    Natural Sciences: NR
    Humanities: NR

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 19 (-3)
    Entrepreneur: NR
    Explorer: 32 (-4)
    Harmonizer: NR
    Hunter: 19 (+5)
    Idealist: NR
    Leader: 40 (-6)
    Ben Stansall/AFP/GettyImages
  51. 50. General Electric
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    50. General Electric

    2011 Rank: 40
    Total Employees: 301,000
    Business: Technology, services, finance
    Estimated Annual Pay: $62,000

    Rank by Field of Study
    Engineering: 5 (+2)
    IT: 32 (+8)
    Natural Sciences: 79 (+3)
    Humanities: 95 (+6)

    Rank by Personality Type
    Careerist: 40 (-9)
    Entrepreneur: NR
    Explorer: 41 (-20)
    Harmonizer: 48 (-8)
    Hunter: NR
    Idealist: NR
    Leader: 33 (-7)
    Photograph by Nelson Ching/Bloomberg