20 Great Employers for New Grads

Fortune teamed up with Experience Inc. to find companies that offer impressive perks to new hires just out of college - ranging from generous salaries to workplace flexibility, from enviable benefits to serious growth opportunities.

Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Headquarters: Redwood City, CA
2006 Revenues: $3 billion
Full-time employees: 7,200
Website: http://www.ea.com
Get quote: ERTS
Type of company: Videogames

What makes it so great? For gamers, this is the golden trophy of jobs. Employees are given between five and 10 free games a year, with an option to purchase heavily discounted copies in a company store, and all full-time new hires get a coupon for $100 off any console. With so many games to master you might not have time to spend any of the $60,000 starting salary that's offered to the average entry-level worker. And don't forget the restricted stock grants (for instance, 300 shares for new software engineers), the on-site gym, free DVD library, and a plan that allows employees to buy company stock at a 15% discount. Be prepared for a challenge, though: Last year, 5,000 college graduates applied, but only 200 were hired.


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