eFinancialCareers Ideal Employer Rankings 2017

Welcome to the 2017 eFinancialCareers Ideal Employer rankings. Our annual rankings track the employers financial services professionals most want to work for and admire.

For the second consecutive year, almost 6,000 finance professionals told us their top 3 ideal employers, what they perceived their key strengths to be and the most important attributes they look for in an ideal employer.

Ideal Employer – Global Top 30

The following 30 companies represent the most popular employers that nearly 6,500 finance professionals around the globe would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – Global Top 30

Rank #1
2016 Rank #2
JP Morgan

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Financial Performance of the firm
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #2
2016 Rank #1
Goldman Sachs

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #3
2016 Rank #3
Google

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks
  • Office environment
Rank #4
2016 Rank #4
Morgan Stanley

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Work with key industry players
  • Challenging and interesting work
Rank #5
2016 Rank #7
Citi

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Flexible working options
Rank #6
2016 Rank #5
BlackRock

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Financial performance of the firm
Rank #7
2016 Rank #8
HSBC

Key Strengths

  • Managable work hours
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Flexible working options
Rank #8
2016 Rank #10
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Key Strengths

  • Retirement benefits
  • Managable working hours
  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
Rank #8
2016 Rank #6
UBS

Key Strengths

  • Office environment
  • Managable working hours
  • Solid training and development programs
Rank #10
2016 Rank #9
Credit Suisse

Key Strengths

  • Managable work hours
  • Office environment
  • Flexible working options
Rank #11
2016 Rank #15
PWC

Key Strengths

  • Solid training and development programs
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
Rank #12
2016 Rank #18
Deloitte

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
  • Solid training and development programs
  • Flexible working options
Rank #13
2016 Rank #13
McKinsey & Company

Key Strengths

  • Work with key industry players
  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Established leader in the industry
Rank #14
2016 Rank #12
Barclays

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Flexible working options
  • Retirement benefits
Rank #15
2016 Rank #19
Facebook

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks 
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #16
2016 Rank #16
Apple

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks
Rank #17
2016 Rank #11
Deutsche Bank

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Retirement benefits
  • Office environment
Rank #18
0216 Rank #17
DBS Bank

Key Strengths

  • Good corporate citizen
  • Health benefits
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #19
2016 Rank #14
Blackstone Group

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #20
2016 Rank #23
Standard Chartered

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Flexible working options
  • Office environment
Rank #21
2016 Rank #21
KPMG

Key Strengths

  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Good corporate citizen
  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
Rank #22
2016 Rank #20
EY

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
  • Solid training and development programs
  • Flexible working options
Rank #23
2016 Rank #22
BNP Paribas

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Retirement benefits
  • Office environment
Rank #24
2016 Rank #31
Microsoft

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Flexible working options
  • Innovator in the industry
Rank #25
2016 Rank #24
Boston Consulting Group

Key Strengths

  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Solid training and development programs
  • Opportunities for promotion
Rank #26
2016 Rank #43
Amazon

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Innovator in the industry
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #27
2016 Rank #27
Bain & Company

Key Strengths

  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Positive organisational culture
Rank #28
2016 Rank #28
KKR

Key Strengths

  • Established leader in the industry
  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Work with key industry players
Rank #29
2016 Rank #25
Bloomberg

Key Strengths

  • Company perks (gym membership, snacks, etc)
  • Office environment
  • Innovator in the industry
Rank #30
2016 Rank #32
OCBC Bank

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Good corporate citizen
  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR

Ideal Employer – UK Top 20

The following 20 companies represent the most popular employers that UK based finance professionals would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – UK Top 20

Rank #1
2016 Rank #1
Goldman Sachs

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #2
2016 Rank #2
JP Morgan

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Financial Performance of the firm
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #3
2016 Rank #3
Morgan Stanley

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Work with key industry players
  • Challenging and interesting work
Rank #4
2016 Rank #4
Google

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks
  • Office environment
Rank #5
2016 Rank #6
HSBC

Key Strengths

  • Managable work hours
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Flexible working options
Rank #6
2016 Rank #5
Barclays

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Flexible working options
  • Retirement benefits
Rank #6
2016 Rank #7
BlackRock

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Financial performance of the firm
Rank #8
2016 Rank #11
Citi

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Flexible working options
Rank #9
2016 Rank #11
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Key Strengths

  • Retirement benefits
  • Managable working hours
  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
Rank #9
2016 Rank #14
PWC

Key Strengths

  • Solid training and development programs
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
Rank #11
2016 Rank #8
UBS

Key Strengths

  • Office environment
  • Managable working hours
  • Solid training and development programs
Rank #12
2016 Rank #10
McKinsey & Company

Key Strengths

  • Work with key industry players
  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Established leader in the industry
Rank #13
2016 Rank #13
Credit Suisse

Key Strengths

  • Managable work hours
  • Office environment
  • Flexible working options
Rank #14
2016 Rank #17
Deloitte

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
  • Solid training and development programs
  • Flexible working options
Rank #15
2016 Rank #8
Deutsche Bank

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Retirement benefits
  • Office environment
Rank #16
2016 Rank #19
Apple

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks
Rank #17
2016 Rank #16
EY

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
  • Solid training and development programs
  • Flexible working options
Rank #18
2016 Rank #17
Lloyds Bank

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Positive organizational culture
  • Flexible working options
Rank #19
2016 Rank #22
Facebook

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks 
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #20
2016 Rank #15
Blackstone Group

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Strong executive leadership

Ideal Employer – US Top 20

The following 20 companies represent the most popular employers that US based finance professionals would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – US Top 20

Rank #1
2016 Rank #1
Goldman Sachs

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #2
2016 Rank #2
JP Morgan

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Financial Performance of the firm
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #3
2016 Rank #3
Google

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks
  • Office environment
Rank #4
2016 Rank #4
Morgan Stanley

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Work with key industry players
  • Challenging and interesting work
Rank #5
2016 Rank #5
BlackRock

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Financial performance of the firm
Rank #6
2016 Rank #6
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Key Strengths

  • Retirement benefits
  • Managable working hours
  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
Rank #7
2016 Rank #8
Blackstone Group

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #8
2016 Rank #7
Citi

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Flexible working options
Rank #9
2016 Rank #16
Deloitte

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
  • Solid training and development programs
  • Flexible working options
Rank #10
2016 Rank #17
McKinsey & Company

Key Strengths

  • Work with key industry players
  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Established leader in the industry
Rank #11
2016 Rank #30
Amazon

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Innovator in the industry
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #11
2016 Rank #11
Wells Fargo

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Health benefits
  • Flexible working options
Rank #13
2016 Rank #12
Apple

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks
Rank #13
2016 Rank #21
Facebook

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks 
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #15
2016 Rank #12
UBS

Key Strengths

  • Office environment
  • Managable working hours
  • Solid training and development programs
Rank #16
2016 Rank #29
PWC

Key Strengths

  • Solid training and development programs
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
Rank #17
2016 Rank #9
Fidelity

Key Strengths

  • Retirement benefits
  • Health benefits
  • Is a good corporate citizen
Rank #18
2016 Rank #15
Credit Suisse

Key Strengths

  • Managable work hours
  • Office environment
  • Flexible working options
Rank #18
2016 Rank #10
Deutsche Bank

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Retirement benefits
  • Office environment
Rank #20
2016 Rank #23
Bain & Company

Key Strengths

  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Positive organisational culture

Ideal Employer – Asia Top 20

The following 20 companies represent the most popular employers that Asian based finance professionals would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – Asia Top 20

Rank #1
2016 Rank #2
JP Morgan

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Financial Performance of the firm
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #2
2016 Rank #1
Goldman Sachs

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #3
2016 Rank #3
Google

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks
  • Office environment
Rank #4
2016 Rank #6
DBS Bank

Key Strengths

  • Good corporate citizen
  • Health benefits
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #5
2016 Rank #5
UBS

Key Strengths

  • Office environment
  • Managable working hours
  • Solid training and development programs
Rank #6
2016 Rank #8
Citi

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Flexible working options
Rank #7
2016 Rank #7
Credit Suisse

Key Strengths

  • Managable work hours
  • Office environment
  • Flexible working options
Rank #8
2016 Rank #4
Morgan Stanley

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Work with key industry players
  • Challenging and interesting work
Rank #9
2016 Rank #12
Standard Chartered

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Flexible working options
  • Office environment
Rank #10
2016 Rank #11
Facebook

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks 
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #11
2016 Rank #9
HSBC

Key Strengths

  • Managable work hours
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Flexible working options
Rank #12
2016 Rank #17
OCBC Bank

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Good corporate citizen
  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
Rank #13
2016 Rank #12
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Key Strengths

  • Retirement benefits
  • Managable working hours
  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
Rank #14
2016 Rank #16
Apple

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks
Rank #15
2016 Rank #10
BlackRock

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Financial performance of the firm
Rank #16
2016 Rank #14
GIC

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Financial performance of the firm
  • Challenging/ Interesting work
Rank #16
2016 Rank #29
UOB

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Health benefits
Rank #18
2016 Rank #18
Deutsche Bank

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Retirement benefits
  • Office environment
Rank #19
2016 Rank #30
KPMG

Key Strengths

  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Good corporate citizen
  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
Rank #20
2016 Rank #19
PWC

Key Strengths

  • Solid training and development programs
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR

Ideal Employer - Asset Management Top 10

The following 10 companies represent the most popular asset managers that finance professionals would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – Asset Management Top 10

Rank #1
2016 Rank #1
BlackRock

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Financial performance of the firm
Rank #2
2016 Rank #2
Fidelity

Key Strengths

  • Retirement benefits
  • Health benefits
  • Is a good corporate citizen
Rank #3
2016 Rank #7
PIMCO

Key Strengths

  • Established leader in the industry
  • Competitive bonus & salary
  • Work with key industry players
Rank #4
2016 Rank #4
Wellington Management Company

Key Strengths

  • Retirement benefits
  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Health Benefits
Rank #5
2016 Rank #5
Schroders

Key Strengths

  • Positive organisational culture
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Challenging / interesting work
Rank #6
2016 Rank #6
Vanguard

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Retirement benefits
Rank #7
2016 Rank #7
M&G Group

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Office environment
  • Solid training and development programs
Rank #8
2016 Rank #8
Capital Group

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
  • Retirement benefits
  • Office environment
Rank #9
2016 Rank #9
Aberdeen Asset Management

Key Strengths

  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Manageable working hours
  • Flexible working options
Rank #10
2016 Rank #9
Franklin Templeton

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Retirement benefits
Rank #10
2016 Rank #10
Standard Life Invesetments

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Flexible working options
  • Is a good corporate citizen

Ideal Employer - Banks Top 10

The following 10 banks represent the most popular employers that finance professionals would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – Banks Top 10

Rank #1
2016 Rank #2
JP Morgan

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Financial Performance of the firm
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #2
2016 Rank #1
Goldman Sachs

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #3
2016 Rank #3
Morgan Stanley

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Work with key industry players
  • Challenging and interesting work
Rank #4
2016 Rank #5
Citi

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Flexible working options
Rank #5
2016 Rank #6
HSBC

Key Strengths

  • Managable work hours
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Flexible working options
Rank #6
2016 Rank #8
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Key Strengths

  • Retirement benefits
  • Managable working hours
  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
Rank #6
2016 Rank #4
UBS

Key Strengths

  • Office environment
  • Managable working hours
  • Solid training and development programs
Rank #8
2016 Rank #7
Credit Suisse

Key Strengths

  • Managable work hours
  • Office environment
  • Flexible working options
Rank #9
2016 Rank #10
Barclays

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Flexible working options
  • Retirement benefits
Rank #10
2016 Rank #9
Deutsche Bank

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Retirement benefits
  • Office environment

Ideal Employer - Hedge Funds Top 10

The following 10 companies represent the most popular employers that finance professionals would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – Hedge Funds Top 10

Rank #1
2016 Rank #2
Citadel

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Innovator in the industry
Rank #2
2016 Rank #1
Bridgewater Associates

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Strong executive leadership
  • Established leader in the industry
Rank #3
2016 Rank #4
Two Sigma

Key Strengths

  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Innovator in the industry
  • Company perks
Rank #4
2016 Rank #4
AQR Capital Management

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Positive organisational culture
  • Challenging / interesting work
Rank #5
2016 Rank #9
MAN Group

Key Strengths

  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Innovator in the industry
Rank #5
2016 Rank #5
Renaissance Technologies

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Competitive bonus
Rank #7
2016 Rank #8
Brevan Howard

Key Strengths

  • Strong executive leadership
  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Work with key industry players
Rank #7
2016 Rank #3
Point 72 Asset Management

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #9
2016 Rank #8
BlueCrest Capital Management

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Work with key industry players
  • Challenging / interesting work
Rank #10
D.E. Shaw

Key Strengths

  • Health benefits
  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Company perks

Ideal Employer - Private Equity Top 10

The following 10 companies represent the most popular private equity and venture capital firms that finance professionals would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – Private Equity Top 10

Rank #1
2016 Rank #1
Blackstone Group

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #2
2016 Rank #2
KKR

Key Strengths

  • Established leader in the industry
  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Work with key industry players
Rank #3
2016 Rank #3
The Carlyle Group

Key Strengths:

  • Strong executive leadership
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Competitive salary & bonus
Rank #4
GIC

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Financial performance of the firm
  • Challenging/ Interesting work
Rank #5
2016 Rank #4
Apollo Global Management

Key Strengths: 

  • Work with key industry players
  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
Rank #6
Temasek

Key Strengths:

  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Manageable working hours
  • Strong executive leadership
Rank #7
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Key Strengths:

  • Health benefits
  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Retirement benefits
Rank #8
Sequoia Capital

Key Strengths:

  • Positive organizational culture
  • Challenging/ Interesting work
  • Competitive salary & bonus
Rank #9
TPG

Key Strengths:

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Financial performance of the firm
  • Work with key industry players
Rank #10
CVC Capital Partners

Key Strengths:

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Financial performance of the firm

Ideal Employer - Professional Services Global Top 10

The following 10 companies represent the most popular professional services firms that finance professionals would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – Professional Services Top 10

Rank #1
2016 Rank #2
PwC

Key Strengths

  • Solid training and development programs
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
Rank #2
2016 Rank #3
Deloitte

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
  • Solid training and development programs
  • Office environment
Rank #3
2016 Rank #1
McKinsey

Key Strengths

  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Work with key industry players
  • Established leader in the industry
Rank #4
2016 Rank #5
KPMG

Key Strengths

  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
Rank #5
2016 Rank #4
EY

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity and CSR
  • Solid training and development programs
  • Is a good corporate citizen
Rank #6
2016 Rank #6
Boston Consulting Group

Key Strengths

  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Solid training and development programs
  • Opportunities for promotion
Rank #7
2016 Rank #7
Bain & Co

Key Strengths

  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Positive organsorganisationalre
Rank #8
Bloomberg

Key Strengths

  • Company perks
  • Office environment
  • Innovator in the industry
Rank #9
2016 Rank #8
Accenture

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Solid training and development programs
  • Is a good corporate citizen
Rank #10
Moody's

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Innovator in the industry
  • Flexible working options

Ideal Employer - Technology Global Top 10

The following 10 companies represent the most popular technology firms that finance professionals would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – Tech Top 10

Rank #1
2016 Rank #1
Google

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks
  • Office environment
Rank #2
2016 Rank #3
Facebook

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #3
2016 Rank #2
Apple

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Flexible working options
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #4
2016 Rank #4
Microsoft

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Innovator in the industry
  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
Rank #5
2016 Rank #5
Amazon

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Innovator in the industry
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #6
2016 Rank #6
IBM

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
  • Positive organisational culture
Rank #7
TATA Consultancy Services

Key Strengths

  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Health benefits
Rank #8
2016 Rank #10
LinkedIn

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Manageable working hours
  • Office environment
Rank #9
2016 Rank #7
Salesforce

Key Strengths

  • Positive organisational culture
  • Company perks
  • Office environment
Rank #10
Cisco

Key Strengths

  • Office environment
  • Flexible working options
  • Health benefits

Ideal Employer - Female Global Top 10

The following 10 companies represent the most popular employers that female finance professionals would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – Global Top 10 Female

Rank #1
2016 Rank #1
JP Morgan

Key Strengths

  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Financial Performance of the firm
  • Retirement benefits
Rank #2
2016 Rank #2
Goldman Sachs

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Financial performance of the firm
Rank #3
2016 Rank #3
Google

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Established leader in the industry
Rank #4
2016 Rank #4
Morgan Stanley

Key Strengths

  • Retirement benefits
  • Challenging / interesting work
  • Solid training and development programs
Rank #5
2016 Rank #5
Citi

Key Strengths

  • Health benefits
  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Positive organizational culture
Rank #6
2016 Rank #7
HSBC

Key Strengths

  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Manageable working hours
  • Flexible working options
Rank #7
2016 Rank #14
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Key Strengths

  • Retirement benefits
  • Health benefits
  • Is a good corporate citizen
Rank #8
2016 Rank #8
UBS

Key Strengths

  • Solid training and development programs
  • Office environment
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #9
2016 Rank #13
Deloitte

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
  • Solid training and development programs
Rank #10
2016 Rank #12
PwC

Key Strengths

  • Solid training and development programs
  • Progressive on issues like diversity, CSR
  • Is a good corporate citizen

Ideal Employer - Male Global Top 10

The following 10 companies represent the most popular employers that male finance professionals would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – Global Top 10 Male

Rank #1
2016 Rank #1
Goldman Sachs

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Strong executive leadership
  • Established leader in the industry
Rank #2
2016 Rank #2
J.P. Morgan

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Strong executive leadership
  • Financial performance of the firm
Rank #3
2016 Rank #4
Google

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Manageable working hours
  • Company perks
Rank #4
2016 Rank #3
Morgan Stanley

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Work with key industry players
  • Challenging / interesting work
Rank #5
2016 Rank #5
BlackRock

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Competitive salary & bonus
Rank #6
2016 Rank #7
Citi

Key Strengths

  • Progressive issues like diversity, CSR
  • Flexible working options
  • Retirement benefits
Rank #7
2016 Rank #9
HSBC

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Flexible working options
  • Is a good corporate citizen
Rank #8
2016 Rank #6
UBS

Key Strengths

  • Office environment
  • Retirement benefits
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #9
2016 Rank #8
BlackRock

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Competitive salary & bonus
Rank #10
2016 Rank #10
Credit Suisse

Key Strengths

  • Manageable working hours
  • Company perks
  • Flexible working options

Ideal Employer - Students and Graduates Global Top 10

The following 10 companies represent the most popular companies that finance students and graduates would ideally like to work for.

Analysis

Employer Rankings – Students and Graduates Top 10

Rank #1
2016 Rank #1
Goldman Sachs

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Established leader in the industry
  • Solid training and development programs
Rank #2
2016 Rank #2
J.P. Morgan

Key Strengths

  • Solid training and development programs
  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Financial performance of the firm
Rank #3
2016 Rank #3
Morgan Stanley

Key Strengths

  • Competitive salary & bonus
  • Solid training and development programs
  • Work with key industry players
Rank #4
2016 Rank #10
Google

Key Strengths

  • Flexible working options
  • Company perks
  • Manageable working hours
Rank #5
2016 Rank #8
PwC

Key Strengths

  • Solid training and development programs
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Office environment
Rank #6
2016 Rank #14
Deloitte

Key Strengths

  • Is a good corporate citizen
  • Office environment
  • Progressive on issues like diversity
Rank #7
2016 Rank #6
Bank of America / Merill Lynch

Key Strengths

  • Solid training and development programs
  • Retirement benefits
  • Compeitive salary & bonus
Rank #8
2016 Rank #9
Blackrock

Key Strengths

  • Innovator in the industry
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Work with key industry players
Rank #9
2016 Rank #4
Citi

Key Strengths

  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Solid training and development programs
  • Positive organisational culture
Rank #10
2016 Rank #5
McKinsey & Co

Key Strengths

  • Solid training and development programs
  • Opportunities for promotion
  • Challenging / interesting work

eFinancialCareers Ideal Employer Research Methodology

Our 2017 Ideal Employer research was conducted via an online survey tool between the months of October 2016 to December 2016. In total, the survey garnered 5,983 respondents globally. 17,622 votes for ideal employers were cast with a total mention of 2,663 different companies.

To ensure statistical validity of the results 30+ votes per company were required for major rankings (e.g. regions) and 10+ votes per company required for minor rankings (e.g. company sector).

In comparing and analyzing the 2017 results vs. the 2016 results, with just a few exceptions, the question format and analytical approach were the same.

To view the eFinancialCareers Ideal Employer 2017 Press Release, click here.