Google, IKEA and Spotify most popular choice for young professionals

Google, IKEA and Spotify most popular choice for young professionals

Mundus Business Insights

Young Professional Attraction Index is an annual survey by recruitment agency Academic Work. The objective is to try to find out which Swedish employer has the best reputation for those who work in Sweden.

This year, six out of ten companies in the top-ten list of the most popular companies to work for are Swedish companies, with IKEA claiming the number two spot. Sweden-founded companies other than IKEA in the top-ten were gaming company Dice, Spotify, Volvo, ICA and Tetrapak.

Young Professional Attraction Index 2018

  1. Google, Index 72
  2. IKEA, Index 67
  3. Spotify, Index 66
  4. Tesla, Index 63
  5. Microsoft, Index 63
  6. Apple, Index 63
  7. Dice, Index 60
  8. Volvo, Index 60
  9. ICA, Index 57
  10. Tetrapak, Index 57

A good manager and nice colleagues are the most important factors when students and academics choose employers at the start of their career in Sweden. The second most important factor was salary and benefits, according to a press release.

The full report (in Swedish) can be downloaded here.