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.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Headquarters: New York, NY
2006 Revenues: $22 billion
Full-time employees: 140,000
Website: www.pwc.com/lookhere
Type of company: Accounting firm

What makes it so great? The biggest of the Big Four accounting firms hires approximately 4,000 college grads each year to join its ranks of CPAs, actuaries, attorneys, and IT consultants as associates - with starting salaries averaging more than $50,000 a year. A behavior-based personality interview determines candidate placement. All new hires are mentored and, assuming satisfactory performance, are promoted within the first three years. But don't wait to apply until you graduate: PwC's internship program is a good way to get your foot in the door. Most of the 2,100 interns last summer were offered full-time jobs.


Lehman

Electronic Arts

PWC

Randstad

PNNL

Rockwell

TFA

Qualcomm

Key Bank

Northrop

Intel

CapitalOne

Microsoft

Stockamp

Progressive

Sprint

Citi

Hyatt

CDW

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