Each year, Symplicity recognizes companies that create environments where recent grads can flourish. The results are in, and even though we wanted to celebrate each company that participated in the survey, we could only pick 25. Congratulations to these companies for their outstanding performance. Thank you for not only creating a great work environment, but also for providing awesome support to your entry-level employees. We absolutely love what you are doing. Cheers to you!
We judge by using a 6-point grading scale that helps us gauge everything from employee happiness to quality of opportunities for recent grads.
At AbbVie, we are focused on developing new products and new ways to help people manage some of the most serious health conditions. We are scientists, researchers, communicators, manufacturing specialists and regulatory experts. We also are parents, brothers, sisters, friends, community leaders, volunteers and more. Joining AbbVie means working alongside, learning from and exchanging ideas with some of the best and brightest minds in the biopharmaceutical industry. AbbVie student opportunities allow you to continually grow, contribute, discover and learn – all while doing meaningful work that impacts our business and improves the lives of patients worldwide.
Flexible work schedule, company training programs, amazing leadership and mentors, family-like culture, VTO Volunteer Time Off, casual Fridays, high employee retention, tuition reimbursement, fitness/wellness program
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"The employees have always put the product and their patients first. They are always trying to set examples of what a top company should be."|
The ALDI Vision is to provide value and quality to our customers by being fair and efficient in everything we do. Our district managers carry out this Vision by leading up to 60 employees and managing millions in sales. Our DMs make a true impact on our global organization and accomplish what some professionals wait their entire careers to achieve.
Amazing management, mentorship program, clear career path and upward mobility, awesome benefit package including an Audi A3 and an iPhone
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"ALDI exemplifies their investment in your growth through their yearlong training program, where you are challenged every day to become a stronger leader. No other company consistently provides new opportunities, such as a store grand opening or traveling abroad for 2 years. Endless possibilities."|
25% of the insurance industry is due to retire by 2018. That’s OPPORTUNITY! Why Allstate? We strive to make communities stronger, lives safer and futures brighter. You’ll find a purpose-driven organization where bright people are bringing the best products and programs to life--and we’re doing it together. All employees are empowered to lead and drive change here. Allstaters are translating their passions and purpose into meaningful careers. Learn more, do more, be more—with us!
A variety of clear career paths, career explorations and development program, telecommuting/working remotely options, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedule, employee mentorship and resource groups, volunteering and impact opportunities, fitness/wellness program
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"I think the greatest part about working at Allstate is how incredibly helpful everyone is here. My co-workers encourage me to ask questions and take ownership of different projects, and I’ve found people are really receptive to new ideas — even if they don’t come from managers. School doesn’t totally prepare you for everything in the working world, and it’s awesome that everyone at Allstate is so willing to help you learn."|
At AlphaSights, brains beat algorithms. There’s an intense kind of productivity and drive in the firm that powers the incredible success of our clients through flat hierarchies, organizational clarity, short decision-cycles, multi-disciplinary teams, a culture of curiosity and risk taking, and humble, approachable leadership.
Training and development program, awesome leadership and mentors, WOAS Women of AlphaSights, company sports teams and social activities, volunteering and impact opportunities, team culture
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"I learned to work in a team that was so efficient, dynamic and tight-knit. One of the incredible things about the internship at AlphaSights is it throws you into the fire and shows you what the role actually is. You’re getting the full development the associates get which was so valuable for me developing as a young professional."|
ARI® delivers fleet management solutions that improve our customers' operations and—ultimately—their bottom lines. Founded in 1948 by the Holman Automotive Group, we have grown into the largest privately held vehicle fleet management company in the world and a market leader in North America.
Casual dress code, training program, tuition reimbursement, massage therapist on Wednesdays, farmers market Friday's, office gym, office bistro, fun company events, high employee retention
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"I cannot imagine a better place to have started my career. This company offers so much training, education, and support and actually encourages new ideas and ambition. They treat everyone like they may be the next President of the company. It's an amazing place to work where I feel appreciated every day."|
Belvedere Trading prides itself on efficiency, teamwork, developing unique trading techniques and building innovative technology. We invest in the continuous improvement of our skills in order to identify and capitalize on trading opportunities in an ever-changing global marketplace.
Unlimited PTO, in-house education program - 'Belvedere Trading University', high employee retention, fitness/Wellness program, small and entrepreneurial company culture
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"Every day at Belvedere is what you choose to make of it, be it pitching your idea to the head of the tech department, pairing with someone to work on a project, or learning a new skillset from a mentor. I constantly am motivated by my team and the people around me to put out my best work and excel. I always have a resource to discuss next steps, possibilities, and I never have to ask what's next?"|
At Cardinal Health, everyone matters. We're proud to provide the development, well-being and opportunity you need to enhance your skills, broaden your knowledge and achieve a healthy lifestyle in a career here. Every position has an impact on a patient, which is why we are essential to care.
Leadership development program, company workshops and trainings, clear career paths, high employee retention, open work environment, fitness/wellness program
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"This summer internship program has allowed for so much more than just professional experience. Cardinal Health doesn’t do all the work for you, you are expected to take the initiative as well. It was a job that empowered me and expanded my network from the very first day."|
Fisher Investments is a fee-only investment adviser serving institutional and private clients globally. Our founder, Ken Fisher, designed the firm with one vision in mind: putting clients at the forefront and building an investment management firm to support long-term investment objectives.
Bonuses offered twice annually, max 401k company matching, high employee retention, on-site training and education, value entrepreneurial spirits, opportunity to create your own career
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"I really like the people I work with, the company's mission statement and vision, and how we impact people's lives."|
At Garmin, all associates are encouraged to contribute their talents and skills to real products in our five passion categories. We live and breathe our mission statement: To be an enduring company by creating superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness that are an essential part of our customers’ lives. Sure, our products are super cool, but they’re also meant to be used by our customers in ways that bring meaning to their lives, whether it’s training to run a first 5K, meeting wellness goals, or safely navigating new territory on the water, in the skies or on the ground. It’s not about the things you make. It’s about the things you make possible.
Team players and family-like culture, amazing financial benefits, mentoring structure, tuition reimbursement, incredible fitness/wellness program, philanthropy opportunities
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"The interaction and guidance from my mentor allowed me to dive deeper into my projects and quickly master the Garmin process. I found inspiration in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere created by a community of incredibly intelligent, driven people. I chose to join the Garmin team because I was interested in the products, but I’ve since discovered many other reasons to stay."|
Honda is a company built on dreams. And these dreams inspire our associates to create innovative products that enhance human mobility and benefit society. The Honda Philosophy has guided our direction, and continues to serve as the basis for our daily activities. At the core of the Honda Philosophy is the concept of 'Respect for the Individual.' Honda is committed to bringing people from different cultures, backgrounds, races and creeds, to work on the same team to achieve the same goal. Honda Associates are our most valuable asset and we believe what makes a Honda is who makes a Honda.
Individualized training, flexible work schedule, volunteering opportunities, continued education options, tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness facility, Honda product purchase and leasing program
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"Honda has been the company I have had my heart set on building my career around the Honda Dream for six years, and the momentum doesn't stop with the endless opportunity for growth Honda provides, Honda keeps the ball rolling to build the best professionals in the world."|
Jellyvision makes interactive employee communication software that talks people through big life decisions like selecting a health insurance plan, saving for retirement, managing finances, and navigating a career. We hate confusion, and we make products to fix it. We focus on finding bright, innovative, delightful souls who not only have the technical skills for the job, but who possess honesty, kindness, and amazing dedication.
Fun work and fun culture, company holidays, office yoga, lots of free snacks, flexible work schedule, telecommuting/working remotely options, unlimited PTO
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"The celebration of mustaches, the abundance of GIFs, and a pretty great cereal selection. But really, the people I get to work with everyday are truly delightful. I have never met a group of people so dedicated to working and playing hard."|
LBMC is the largest professional services firm based in Tennessee, and our mission is to help our clients solve problems and take advantage of opportunities. LBMC team members are highly valued and are encouraged to share ideas on improving our firm. Our collaborative culture, coaching and training programs, and professional development opportunities make LBMC an employer of choice and allow us to provide our clients with top of the line resources.
One-on-one coaching program, internal and external training opportunities, strong support network and mentor groups such as their 'Young Professionals' group and 'Women's Initiative Network', PTO to study for the CPA, team building outings and meals, happy hours, volunteering opportunities, telecommuting/working remotely options, high employee retention
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"Overall I have been impressed with LBMC. From the staff, to the culture, to the type of work, it seems to be an excellent place to work. Everyone is friendly and eager to help. No matter who you've worked with in the past, everyone has been willing to help answer questions in a timely manner. People will even stop what they're in the middle of quite often to answer a question and help. That is crucial for new hires in this type of work, because it is often learned through experience rather than listening to a video or listening to general instruction. Each case can be different, so having a team that is willing to help is priceless."|
Nestlé’s culture is committed to support, growth and development. Our trainees receive formal mentoring, networking opportunities and robust training, designed to set them up for success and create meaningful relationships across the organization. Together, we learn from challenges and celebrate our successes to provide consumers with the best tasting and most nutritious food & beverage choices.
Corporate University, department and location rotation program, lots of training, tuition reimbursement, amazing mentors and support system, ability to explore and identify your desired career within the company, health and wellness programs
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"My acceptance into the full-time program has been a wonderful career opportunity. I am challenged and inspired every day to contribute to the excellence Nestlé delivers, which is a very unique and rewarding work experience."|
At Protiviti, our mission is to team with clients to protect and enhance enterprise value by identifying, anticipating, and solving critical business problems. We provide our people with unique opportunities to create exceptional memories together every day. We encourage our people to bring their whole selves to work – all of the things that inspire them in their careers and in life – because it’s that sort of inspiration that makes us a truly exceptional organization.
Clear and customized career path, incredible professional development and training opportunities, flexible work arrangements
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"Throughout my internship, I wasn't really treated like an intern. I learned that I was doing the work of an actual consultant. I didn't do any shadowing. The most significant thing I took out of all of this is that Protiviti didn't treat me like a number. Protiviti gave me real responsibilities."|
FutureForce is for college students or new grads wanting to experience life at Salesforce, one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies 5-years-running and one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 8-years-running. FutureForce interns work on live projects, giving them the opportunity to make a tangible impact that they can show to friends, family, and future employers -- if we don’t hire them first (and, we hire 80% of our interns)! FutureForce interns have the chance to collaborate and connect with the Salesforce interns from all over the world. And, like all Salesforce employees, FutureForce participants also have many possibilities to volunteer, making a lasting impact in the community. FutureForce offers a collaborative work environment, which fosters innovation, provides flexibility and -- most importantly -- is fun!
Uncapped commission, VTO Volunteer Time Off, telecommuting/working remotely options, on-site fitness center and massages, wellness reimbursements, tuition reimbursements, cool and welcoming office space, free snacks, ping pong and pool tables, awesome company events
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"My favorite part about Salesforce so far is definitely the Ohana culture. My team has been so welcoming, making the transition into the company seamless so far. I have yet to meet someone who is unhappy to be at work. I've only been here for a month and I've already had so much fun volunteering and participating in the various events that are always happening."|
At SAP, we put huge effort into creating a workplace that attracts motivated, creative, and forward-thinking employees who will help us continue to innovate and grow. We’re looking for a new generation of talent who will bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the table. If you’re searching for a career with a company that’s dedicated to sustainability, gives you a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun and flexible job environment, let’s talk! We'll fill you in on our mission to help companies of all sizes run better and our vision to help the world run better and improve people's lives.
Early Talent Signature Programs dedicated for recent college hires, flexible work schedule, telecommuting/working remotely options, free lunch, training and tuition reimbursements, mentorship program, health incentives
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"What a roller coaster ride of excitement! This has been an amazing opportunity to work among the greatest people and have access to world-class training environment with such experienced faculty. There is no doubt in my mind that my time at the Academy has provided me with a foundation for a fruitful, long-term career in Presales at SAP."|
At SAS, our employees are crime-fighters - designing tools to battle fraud, terrorism, and more. They save lives – our software helps find cures for diseases and gets them to patients faster. The SAS team works every day on challenging problems that affect global business. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know. SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. We set the bar high for our employees and give them a culture that fosters creativity and promotes innovation. This approach springs from CEO Jim Goodnight’s philosophy: “Treat employees like they make a difference and they will.”
SAS Academies, structured career paths, tuition reimbursement, amazing management team and welcoming culture, on-site fitness center and other health benefits, green incentives
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"SAS treats their interns better than I could have hoped for. I guarantee no other program is planning and hosting as many events as SAS has for its interns. This experience has been so valuable to my future. The willingness of all of SAS' employees to help and give advice is one that you normally don't find."|
It can be difficult to describe the culture at Shaw Industries because it can be defined differently based on the knowledge, interactions and experiences of each individual associate. The diversity that exists among the associates themselves coupled with the breadth of opportunities one has within the company lends itself exceedingly to feelings of opportunity and a sense of being valued for past successes as well as future potential. Also commonly attributed to the culture is the focus on a collaborative, inclusive workplace and the synergy that brings to the day to day operations. A large company headquartered in a small town, Shaw Industries is often described by associates as a “family” and as a place that holds the health, safety and growth of its associates and the surrounding communities in which they work in the highest regard.
Top ranked training programs, department exploration opportunities, high employee retention, tuition reimbursement, telecommuting/working remotely options
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"During my short time at Shaw, I have been openly welcomed by my co-workers and have been treated as an individual rather than just a number. I love the flexibility, family environment and benefits that Shaw offers. Also, I really like that I am faced with an exciting and new challenge each and every day."|
SWIFT is looking for smart, agile, and dedicated professionals-passionate people who enjoy making change happen and want to do work that truly matters. We have over 2,300 employees working around the globe, helping the world’s biggest financial systems operate effectively and efficiently. At SWIFT, we have an open door policy. You will have the chance to speak with senior management-be it bumping into the CTO in the hallway, town halls with the CEO, sharing a new idea with your senior manager, presenting a tech talk on an emerging technology, etc. At the same time, it is a fun place to work. Become a foosball champion, work on your video game skills, kick the soccer ball around in the front lawn. Comradery is key; we have 70+ new/recent grads working in our US offices alone. SWIFT is a worldwide community of financial institutions whose purpose is to be the leader in communications solutions enabling interoperability between its members, their market infrastructures and their end-user communities.
Impressive employee retention, telecommuting/working remotely options
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"There is nothing more beneficial than direct job experience, and SWIFT goes above and beyond to allow interns to achieve their goals in the workplace."|
We are a growth company. Our mission is to keep expanding by taking our brands into new geographies and the best retail opportunities and creating must-have products. We are a family company, with family values, that recognizes our people as our most important asset. We encourage our people to create, to innovate, to be entrepreneurs, and to strive for the best.
Undergraduate rotation development program, tuition reimbursement, family business with family values
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"The compassion and openness are what make the Estee Lauder Companies a really special place to work."|
We are a partner who promises and delivers solid financial solutions and superior performance. The long-term nature of corporate trust administration requires we offer continuous commitment and a level of performance provided through our expertise and our vision.
Health & Wellbeing programs, a lot of PTO, various training and development programs, banking discounts
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It all started with an idea to connect communities with one small store that saved people money, held strong values (Respect, Service, Excellence & Integrity), and had a passion for people. That idea grew, and grew, and grew. Mr. Sam’s idea became legend. We’re still about saving people money, but we’re also about innovation, community, and helping people live better. We have 2.2 million associates worldwide. We serve 245 million customers in our 11,000+ stores and clubs per week. We reached $480B in sales and are still growing. That’s the power of a good idea. How would the world be different without Walmart & Sam’s Club?
Management training programs, easy upward mobility, plenty of PTO, associate discount card, associate discount center (includes more than 375 discounts), health benefits
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"It's the people and the culture here at Walmart that makes the difference. I chose Walmart because my personal beliefs and values align very closely to those of the company and I feel like I’m a part of something greater than myself."|
Our distinct, connected perspective across talent, assets and ideas unlocks potential for our clients. While many just look at mitigating the downside, we see how a unified approach to people and risk is a path to growth. Powered by market analytics and behavioral insight, our integrated teams reveal hidden value within the critical intersections of our clients’ organizations. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals.
Professional development program, performance based rewards, work from home opportunities, fitness/wellness program
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We grow, harvest, bottle, package, and market a diverse range of healthy products, including fruits, nuts, flowers, water, wines and juices. The Wonderful Company's diverse holdings make it the world's largest grower of tree nuts, America's largest citrus grower, and the world's largest flower delivery service with the Teleflora network of florists.
Impressive employee retention, philanthropy opportunities, gym membership reimbursement, free yoga and other wellness activities, donation opportunities, free stacks
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World Learning provides a vast opportunity for growth and exploration for new professionals. Many opportunities are presented to represent World Learning on many platforms both big and small in the many roles available for recent graduates. We envision a just world driven by engaged citizens and thriving communities and we exemplify this same spirit from the inside out through our culture. Each addition to the World Learning organization is a valued addition and his or her input is equally as valuable. The culture is supportive and allows each individual to explore his or her passions to help navigate your way through the working world. We offer an environment that is fun and full of fresh ideas cultivated and put to action within our education, development and exchange programming.
Career exploration opportunities, flexible work schedule, telecommuting/working remotely options, tuition assistance for world learning programs
|WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO SAY||"I've notice that World Learning is not afraid to empower new professionals. They hire young professionals and gives them direction and encouragement to succeed as an individual and as a professional. We have a great, young, and positive atmosphere that enhances my work performance and helps my team reach our project goals."|
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