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Best Companies to Begin a Career

The Best Companies to Begin Your Career

When you're scouting out companies as possible contenders to launch a career, it's important to not only consider the demands of the position but what the company can do for your development. Working for a firm that facilitates employee growth and likes to promote from within can be very valuable to whether you're just starting out or you're looking to make the move from a job to a career.

BusinessWeek compiled its annual list of the best places to launch a career, and this year it includes a total of 119 employers. The list gives specific information about each company, like average pay, signing bonuses, mentorship programs, and diversity. See the top 10 when you


Accounting, tech, and banking pretty much have the top 10 spots locked-in; you can find the rest of the long list by visiting BusinessWeek.

  1. Ernst & Young (Accounting)
  2. Deloitte (Accounting)
  3. PricewaterhouseCoopers (Accounting)
  4. Goldman Sachs (Investment Banking)
  5. KPMG (Accounting)
  6. Marriott International (Hospitality)
  7. Google (Internet)
  8. Lockheed Martin (Manufacturing)
  9. IBM (Technology)
  10. JPMorgan (Investment Banking)


Join The Conversation
MsTyque MsTyque 8 years
Hey SugarKat, even accounting firms have loads of non-accounting jobs (marketing, event planning, design etc) My companies' on the list and I never in a million years would have thought I'd end up at an accounting firm. :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
wow this is really funny - i indirectly work for Marriott - so it's good to know that they are considered to be a great company to start your career.
imLissy imLissy 8 years
yay, my company's on the list :D though they match more for the 401k than it says
psterling psterling 8 years
My hubby is a Googler! He loves it! It really is a great environment with really cool perks but you work HARD.
SugarKat SugarKat 8 years
Well that's great if I wanted to go into accounting. I never even considered accounting. Yuck. I can't get the list to work on my computer, but it's fine. I like where I started...made me appreciate what I have now.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
Oooo I would :love: to work for Google but I'm not going to school for that! :(
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
well shit!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
ummmm... ok
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