World's Top Employers for New Grads

For an exclusive CNNMoney list, research firm Universum Global surveyed college students around the world to see where they most want to work.


top employers loreal
  • Rank among business students: 12
  • Rank (engineering students): 24

Headquarters: Paris, France
No. of employees: 77,400

What makes it great: L'Oréal is home to beauty brand royalty such as Maybelline cosmetics, Yves Saint Laurent's beauty line and Ralph Lauren fragrances. The glamorous company made almost $30 billion last year and has a heart as well -- by 2020, L'Oréal wants 100% of its products to have an environmental or social benefit. The culture is open and flexible, and employees have the freedom to switch roles throughout their careers.

What they're looking for: Applicants' ambitions and people skills should match those of the company's: L'Oréal wants to reach 1 billion new customers in the next decade. Opportunities exist for new grads in marketing, research, business development and other roles. A third of full-time hires are former interns.

  @CNNMoney - Last updated September 25 2014 10:21 AM ET

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Think of it as a popularity contest for companies: Every year research firm Universum Global ranks the most desirable employers, based on where undergraduate students around the world say they'd most like to work after graduation. More

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