From IBM to Nintendo and Microsoft, here are the 40 companies computer science students hope will hire them

Stephen Brashear / StringerMicrosoft came in at no. 2 in the rankings.

Computer science students getting ready to enter the workforce see several video game publishers and big-name tech firms as ideal employers.

Employer branding specialists Universum have just released their annual rankings of the most attractive employers in the US for 2019. Universum runs a massive annual survey of tens of thousands of students from hundreds of universities, asking them what they look for when considering their future employers.


Check out the full rankings at Universum’s website here.

The most attractive employer rankings are based on a question asking respondents in different areas of study to list up to five ideal employers – the organisations and firms that they most want to work for. The top companies and institutions have an outsized share of potential future employees that view them as great places to work.

Here are the 40 companies and organisations with the highest shares of students in computer science naming them as ideal employers:


40. Dell: 2.7% of computer science students ranked the computer manufacturer among their top five ideal employers

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Rank in 2018: 40

Change in rank, 2018-2019: No change


39. Cisco Systems: 2.7% of computer science students ranked the networking hardware manufacturer among their top five ideal employers.

Cisco

Rank in 2018: 33

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 6


38. LinkedIn: 3.0% of computer science students ranked the professional social network among their top five employers.

Comparably

Rank in 2018: 34

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 4


37. Bloomberg: 3.1% of computer science students ranked the financial information giant among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 57

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 20


36. Uber: 3.2% of computer science students ranked the ride-sharing company among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 45

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 9


35. Adobe Systems: 3.3% of computer science students ranked the maker of photo-and-video-editing software among their top five ideal employers.

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Rank in 2018: 30

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 5


34. Electronic Arts: 3.5% of computer science students ranked the video game giant among their top five ideal employers

Apex LegendsArt from recent EA release ‘Apex Legends’

Rank in 2018: 26

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 8


33. Oracle: 3.6% of computer science students ranked the enterprise software company among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 36

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 3


32. Ubisoft: 3.7% of computer science students ranked the video game publisher among their top five ideal employers.

UbisoftUbisoft’s ‘Far Cry: New Dawn’

Rank in 2018: 21

Change in rank 2018-2019: Down 11


31. Boeing: 3.7% of computer science students ranked the aerospace company among their top five ideal employers.

BoeingAn illustration of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

Rank in 2018: 35

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 4


30. Goldman Sachs: 4.0% of computer science students ranked the investment bank among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 32

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 2


29. Airbnb: 4.0% of computer science students ranked the online accommodations broker among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 28

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 1


28. Twitter: 4.5% of computer science students ranked the microblogging social network among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 25

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 3


27. Activision Blizzard: 4.5% of computer science students ranked the video game publisher among their top five ideal employers.

Overwatch League

Rank in 2018: 10

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 17


26. Department of Defence: 4.7% of computer science students ranked the agency overseeing America’s military among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 46

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 20


25. Nike: 4.7% of computer science students ranked the athletic apparel maker among their top five ideal employers.

Rich Lam/Getty ImagesA woman holds a Nike shoe in Vancouver, Canada, in June 2015.

Rank in 2018: 29

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 4


24. Valve: 4.7% of computer science students ranked the video game publisher among their top five ideal employers.

ValveValve’s ‘Dota 2’

Rank in 2018: 19

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 5


23. JPMorgan Chase: 4.7% of computer science students ranked the bank among their top five ideal employers.

Matt Mitro, JPMorgan Chase’s Global Head of Campus Recruiting, told Universum his thoughts on why the bank is so attractive to students:

“We’re proud that our core values as a company and employer – innovation, community investment, and diversity and inclusion – are being recognised as valuable by students. Through targeted programs like Women on the Move and Advancing Black Pathways, as well as showcasing opportunities for employees to develop cutting edge technologies or volunteer in their communities, clearly students are excited to start their careers at JPMorgan Chase.”

Rank in 2018: 31

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 8


22. Samsung: 4.9% of computer science students ranked the Korean conglomerate among their top five ideal employers.

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Rank in 2018: 23

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 1


21. Lockheed Martin: 5.0% of computer science students ranked the aerospace company and defence contractor among their top five ideal employers.

Alex Wong/Getty Images

Rank in 2018: 27

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 6


20. Riot Games: 5.1% of computer science students ranked the video game publisher among their top five ideal employers.

Ben Gilbert / Tech InsiderRiot Games’ ‘League of Legends’

Rank in 2018: 18

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 2


19. Nvidia: 5.3% of computer science students ranked the chipmaker among their top five ideal employers.

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Rank in 2018: 24

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 5


18. Sony: 5.3% of computer science students ranked the tech conglomerate among their top five ideal employers.

Sony

Rank in 2018: 22

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 4


17. Federal Bureau of Investigation: 6.1% of computer science students ranked America’s top federal law enforcement agency among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 15

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 2


16. Intel: 6.3% of computer science students ranked the chipmaker among their top five ideal employers.

James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images

Rank in 2018: 16

Change in rank, 2018-2019: No change


15. National Security Agency: 6.3% of computer science students ranked the signals intelligence agency among their top five ideal employers.

Patrick Smith/Getty ImagesAn aerial view of the The National Security Agency on December 1, 2016 in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Rank in 2018: 17

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 2


14. NASA: 6.7% of computer science students ranked America’s space agency among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 9

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 5


13. Disney: 7.0% of computer science students ranked the entertainment giant among their top five ideal employers.

PixarDisney subsidiary Pixar’s ‘Toy Story’

Rank in 2018: 11

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 2


12. Central Intelligence Agency: 8.3% of computer science students ranked America’s main foreign intelligence agency among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 20

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 8


11. IBM: 9.6% of computer science students ranked the venerable tech firm among their top five ideal employers.

Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Rank in 2018: 13

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 2


10. Netflix: 9.9% of computer science students ranked the video-streaming giant among their top five ideal employers.

NetflixNetflix’s ‘Stranger Things’

Rank in 2018: 14

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 4


9. Nintendo: 11.0% of computer science students ranked the video game maker among their top five ideal employers.

Nintendo

Rank in 2018: 6

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 3


8. Spotify: 11.1% of computer science students ranked the music-streaming service among their top five ideal employers.

Spotify’s Global Culture Director Robert K├Ąck told Universum why he thinks the company has improved on the rankings over the last year:

“We’ve broadened our outreach and student engagement significantly over the past year, and we’ve amplified our internship experience. Interns at Spotify find themselves right at the heart of major projects, working with teams of passionate people.”

Rank in 2018: 12

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 4


7. SpaceX: 12.4% of computer science students ranked the rocket and space-travel company among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 8

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 1


6. Tesla: 14.3% of computer science students ranked the electric-car maker among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 7

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 1


5. Facebook: 17.3% of computer science students ranked the social media giant among their top five ideal employers.

Getty

Rank in 2018: 5

Change in rank, 2018-2019: No change


4. Amazon: 21.3% of computer science students ranked the e-commerce company among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 3

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Down 1


3. Apple: 27.2% of computer science students ranked the consumer-electronics company among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 4

Change in rank, 2018-2019: Up 1


2. Microsoft: 29.6% of computer science students ranked the software company among their top five ideal employers.

Stephen Brashear / Stringer

Rank in 2018: 2

Change in rank, 2018-2019: No change


1. Google: 47.8% of computer science students ranked the internet-services giant among their top five ideal employers.

Rank in 2018: 1

Change in rank, 2018-2019: No change

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