Where America’s interns want to work

Life is good on Google’s campus.
Life is good on Google’s campus.
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Google edges out Apple and Microsoft. Tesla tops Facebook. And all of them trump Goldman Sachs on the list of places that interns consider the most prestigious to work for.

The career information site Vault analyzed survey responses from more than 13,000 interns at 400 organizations, who ranked a list of companies they were familiar with on a scale of 1 (“No one wants to work there”) to 10 (“It’s a dream job!”).

While querying thousands of (mostly) college students won’t accurately assess every aspect of a workplace, it does give a clear view into which companies the next generation of workers aspires to join. The findings held good news for Silicon Valley, and might worry the old guard in finance trying to compete for top talent.

Google took the top spot for the second year in the row, and Apple held second. Microsoft and Tesla both rose in the ranks while investment bank Goldman Sachs took a tumble. JP Morgan held its place in eighth. Walt Disney was the only non-tech company besides the banks to crack the top 10, which this year included two of Elon Musk’s companies, Tesla and SpaceX. Notably, scandal-plagued Facebook fell to fifth place.

Vault’s top rankings are below, and you can see the entire analysis here.