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Top 10 Happiest Companies for Young Professionals

It can be very difficult for college pass-outs to decide where to apply for the dream job. Numerous numbers of companies are today present in the job market with their hiring strategy. Hiring strategies are set by many of the companies, and more surprisingly candidates have also started to set some strategies to apply in companies. Young professionals, the Gen Y is said to have a different choice than the Gen X and Baby Boomers while choosing a company. If you are one of the candidate who wants to join in a company where you can work happily towards the progress, then you must know which are the companies said to have a happiest work environment. Here is the list of ‘top 10 Happiest Companies for Young Professionals to Work’. The list has been done by CareerBliss team.


 1. GE Energy

Founded in 2008 as a division of the American multi-national conglomerate, General Electric, today the company has more than 100,000 employees over 10 countries. According to the available reports, company’s revenue was around $37.1 billion. With an index score of 4.528, GE Energy tops in the list of Happiest Companies for Young Professionals. Company is headquartered in Atlanta, United States. Energy Management, GE Oil & Gas, and GE Power & Water are the main divisions of GE Energy.

2. Nordstorm

Founded in 1901, as a shoe retailer, today Nordstorm is a highly demanded and fashionable department store chain in the United States. Clothing, accessories, handbags, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances and home furnishings are the major products they sell today. It has 225 department stores in U.S. which is rooted in 29 U.S. states. The company is headquartered in Downtown Seattle, Washington.  With a number of 52,000 employees, the company could generate revenue of $8.57 Billion in 2009 fiscal year. Nordstorm could earn an index score of 4.441.]

3. Fluor

This publicly owned company was established in 1890. Oil & Gas, Industrial & Infrastructure, Government, Global Services and Power are the five major operating divisions of Flour. Company is included in the Fortune 500 list and in S&P 500 also. Headquartered in Irving, United States, today it has offices in over 25 countries and its workforce is counted more than 41,000. As of 2008, it is a $22 billion company. Company has scored 4.419 in the recent rating for Happiest Companies for Young Professionals.

4. United Space Alliance (USA)

With a 4.393 index score, this spaceflight operations company has topped in the 4th place in the list of Happiest Companies for Young Professionals. It is a joint-venture by Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Established in 1995, it is equally owned by both the parent companies. Around 8,800 people are employed under USA. Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas. After signing the Space Flight Operations Contract with NASA in 1996, it has become the NASA’s prime contractor.

5. AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a British multinational company which is headquartered in London. In 1999, Sweden based Astra AB and UK-based Zeneca Group merged together to form AstraZeneca. And it is the fifth-largest pharmaceutical company after Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline. As of 2011 report, company is generating around $33.59 billion revenue. It employs over 61,000 people in its different divisions like developing, manufacturing, selling and researching pharmaceuticals to treat different disorders. It has earned a 4.319 in the rating for Happiest Companies for Young Professionals.

6. Centex       

Pulte Homes acquired company, Centex scored 4.341 in the CareerBliss rating and topped in the 6th rank. Centex is an $8.276 billion company which employs around 6,530 people. This Dallas oriented company is found in 1950. Centex has mainly six divisions which are named as Centex Destination Properties, Centex Homes, Centex Insurance, Centex Title, CTX, Mortgage, and Fox & Jacobs Homes.

7. GlaxoSmithKline

It is another British multinational pharmaceutical and biologics company which is ranked among the ‘Happiest Companies for Young Professionals’. It has earned an index score of 4.322 and ranked 7th in the list. As of 2009 report, it was the fourth-largest pharmaceutical company. GSK also located in London, United Kingdom. India’s leading malt-based health food drink, Boost and called as the ‘Great Family Nourisher’, Horlicks are made by GlaxoSmithKline. Company employs over 96,500 people.

8. Wipro

Indian global IT services and consulting company, Wipro has scored 4.312 in the CareerBliss index. Bangalore, Wipro is the second largest IT services company in terms of turnover. Wipro has employed nearly 135,920 people globally as of March 2012. It founded in 1945 by Mohamed Hasham Premji. According to Brand Finance and The Economic Times in 2012 annual survey, it is the 9th valuable brand in India. IT Services, IT Products, and Consumer Care and Lighting are the main three segments Wipro works.

9. FedEx Express

It is a US based cargo airline company and the subsidiary of FedEx Corporation. In terms of freight tons flown and fleet size, FedEx Express places first ranks and fourth respectively. 4.304 out of 5 are the score it could gain in the list of ‘Happiest Companies for Young Professionals’ by CareerBliss. Founded in 1971, FedEx has 11 Hubs worldwide. In terms of venture capital, Federal Express was the most highly financed company in U.S. history when it established.

10. Kaiser Permanente

California based Kaiser Permanente is an integrated managed care conglomerate. It is the largest managed care organization in the U.S. Industrialist Henry J Kaiser and physician Sidney Garfield had together established the company in 1945. The Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and its regional operating subsidiaries; Kaiser Foundation Hospitals; and the autonomous regional Permanente Medical Groups are the three major divisions of the company. It is a $47.9 billion revenue generated company. It earned an index score of 4.300 out of 5.

Courtesy: freshersinfo

Last Updated Date: May 28, 2012


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