The top 50 dream companies for engineering and IT students around the world

Business students can’t wait to work at Google, and their engineering and IT classmates couldn’t agree more.

Universum, a global research and advisory firm, surveyed 149,226 undergraduates studying engineering or IT in the 12 countries with the world’s largest GDPs – Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia, US, China, Japan, Brazil, India, Canada, and South Korea.

The engineering and IT students were asked to choose the companies and organizations they’d most like to work for.

Universum then put together a ranking of the most desirable employers, based on the number of undergraduate engineering and IT students who chose a company as one of their dream employers.

Google, which specializes in online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and, of course, search, landed at the top of the list for a second consecutive year.

Microsoft, Apple, GE, and BMW rounded out the top five.

Here are the top 50:


50. Novartis

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Based in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis is a pharmaceutical company.


49. EY (Ernst & Young)

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EY is one of the “Big Four” audit firms and is based in London.


48. BP

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Headquartered in London, oil and gas giant BP was first founded in 1908.


47. Huawei

Huawei is a telecommunications equipment company based in China.


46. BASF

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Founded in 1865 and based in Germany, BASF is a chemical company.


45. Heineken

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Founded in 1864, this Dutch brewing company now owns breweries in 70 different countries.


44. Bosch

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Based in Stuttgart, Germany, Bosch is an engineering and electronics company.


43. Unilever

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This Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company is one of the oldest multinational countries in the world.


42. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

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HPE is an information technology enterprise company based in Palo Alto, California.


41. Accenture

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Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm by revenue, is a global company with offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 55 countries.


40. Nissan

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Based in Yokohama, Nissan is a Japanese automobile company.


39. PepsiCo

This American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation is based in Purchase, New York, and was formed in 1965.


38. Adidas

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Based in Germany, Adidas is the second largest sportswear manufacturer in the world.


37. 3M

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The 3M Company is a multinational, Minnesota-based corporation specializing in products like adhesives and laminates.


36. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

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BCG, a management consulting firm, operates in 48 different countries.


35. Deloitte

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This New York City-based “Big Four” accounting firm is also the world’s second largest professional services network.


34. Oracle

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This software company was founded in 1977 and is based in Redwood Shores, California.


33. Lenovo

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Founded in 1984, Lenovo is a Chinese technology company.


32. JPMorgan

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the sixth-largest bank in the world, by total assets.


31. Cisco Systems

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Headquartered in San Jose, California, tech conglomerate Cisco was founded in 1984.


30. Pfizer

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Pfizer, a pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, was founded in 1849.


29. IKEA

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This ready-to-assemble furniture giant became the world’s largest furniture retailer in 2008.


28. Electronic Arts

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Electronic Arts, or EA, is a video game company based in Redwood City, California.


27. Goldman Sachs

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Goldman Sachs specializes in global investment banking and other financial services and is headquartered in Lower Manhattan.


26. Nestlé

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Owning 447 factories in 86 countries, Nestlé is a food and beverage company based in Switzerland.


25. ExxonMobil

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Founded in 1999, ExxonMobil is an American oil and gas corporation.


24. Toyota

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Toyota Motor Corporation is based in Japan and was founded in 1937.


23. The Coca-Cola Co.

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The flagship Coca-Cola product of this Atlanta-based beverage corporation was first invented in 1886.


22. Dell

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Based in Round Rock, Texas, Dell develops, sells, and supports personal computers.


21. Daimler AG

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Daimler is a German automotive company that produces premium cars (like Mercedes-Benz) and manufactures commercial vehicles.


20. McKinsey & Company

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This worldwide management consulting firm specializes in both qualitative and quantitative analysis.


19. Shell

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Founded in 1907 and based in the Netherlands, Shell is considered one of the six oil and gas “supermajors.”


18. Volkswagen Group

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This automative manufacturing company is based in Wolfsburg, Germany.


17. Amazon

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Founded in 1994, this electronic retail giant is based in Seattle.


16. Facebook

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Founded in 2004, Facebook is a social media platform based in Menlo Park, California.


15. L’Oréal Group

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This cosmetics company is based in Clichy, France.


14. General Motors

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Hailing from Detroit, General Motors designs and builds vehicles and owns 396 facilities on six continents.


13. Procter & Gamble (P&G)

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P&G is a consumer goods company based in Cincinnati.


12. Ford Motor Company

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This automaker is headquartered in Michigan and is controlled by the Ford family, which has minority ownership.


11. Johnson & Johnson

This medical devices and consumer goods manufacturer was first founded in 1886.


10. Samsung

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This electronics conglomerate is based in South Korea.


9. Sony

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This multinational conglomerate sells consumer and professional electronics and is based in Tokyo.


8. Siemens

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Founded in 1847, Siemens is an industrial manufacturing based in Germany.


7. Intel

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Intel Corporation is based in Santa Clara, California, and was founded in 1968.


6. IBM

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International Business Machines Corporation is based in Armonk, New York, and was founded in 1911.


5. BMW Group

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Luxury vehicle company Bayerisch Motoren Werke is based in Munich and was founded in 1916.


4. GE

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General Electric, a multinational conglomerate specializing in appliances, energy management, and other services, is based in Boston.


3. Apple

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This Cupertino, California-based multinational technology company is famous for its consumer electronics.


2. Microsoft

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Microsoft is based in Redmond, Washington, and primarily develops and sells computer software and personal computers.


1. Google

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This Mountain View, California-based technology company specializes in Internet-related products and is renowned for is core search engine.