Universum, an employer branding company, has released its world's most attractive employers list and barely made it to the top 10.
The fairest of them all was Google, followed byand Ernst & Young in 2nd and 3rd while and rounded up the top 10 in 9th and 10th place respectively.
The rest of the banks however were hanging around the middle; eclipsed mostly by F500 companies.came in at 17th, at 20th, BoA- at 22nd, while , and came in at 29th, 30th, and 31st place. seemed the least sexy of the group, sitting at the 36th slot.
Universum CEO Michal Kalinowski stated that the financial services sector took a big hit from attracting top talent because:
"Due to the banking and investment sector being perceived as responsible for one of the world's largest economic meltdowns in history, employers in the industry have lost their appeal as a great place to kick-start one's career, Management consulting companies have also dropped in the rankings, often linked to the banking and investment sector, and may have been perceived as part of the problem for past financial mismanagement."
The index was based on selections of roughly 130,000 students with business and engineering backgrounds from the world’s top 12 economies and schools, thus explaining why banking didn’t put on a good show – and historically it never did place high anyway.
But has finance really lost its appeal?
I highly doubt it, but if that’s the case then more power to us.
We bring our own appeal anyway.