New York, New York, September 13, 2007—Accounting firms dominate Businessweek’s second
annual ranking of the “Best Places to Launch a Career”: Deloitte & Touche is No. 1, followed by
PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. The last of the Big Four, KPMG, moved up four spots
to No. 11.
Accountants used to be spoofed as bean counters—dutiful, middle-aged, gray-suited men with
considerable analytical expertise but little charisma. This year accountants became sexy. Why did the
accounting firms do so well? Enormous demand. Across industries, there is a mad scramble to recruit
the best and brightest of a new generation, the much-maligned, heavily scrutinized Gen Y. Nowhere
is the pressure more intense than in the Big Four. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has so greatly increased
the need for their services that the firms are facing an epic talent shortage.
There were a number of surprises beyond the rise of the accounting firms. Only nine companies in
the top 50 last year offered starting salaries of at least $55,000. This year twice that many pay big
money; among them are the brand-name tech companies, where, thanks to the Google effect, first-
year salaries now average $60,000 to $65,000 (and that’s before bonuses). BusinessWeek also saw
the three pharmaceutical companies surveyed last year fall in the rankings. Merck & Co. (No. 49), which was in the news because of its problems with Vioxx, did poorly in the student poll. BusinessWeek’s “Best Places to Launch a Career” ranking is based on three extensive surveys: of career services directors at U.S. colleges, the employers they identify as the best for new graduates, and college students themselves. This year BusinessWeek was able to examine the records of many more companies, which allowed us to expand the list of employers from 55 to 95 and broaden our view of the corporate landscape. Several newcomers, including PWC, IBM, and Microsoft, eclipsed last year’s favorites. Walt Disney had been No. 1; this year it fell to No. 7. Last year’s No. 2, Lockheed BusinessWeek’s “Best Places to Launch a Career” ranking is in the September 24, 2007 issue, on newsstands September 17th. Expanded content is available on, including the full methodology, profiles of each employer, an interactive table, slide shows, and a video roundtable with recruiters from top companies. BusinessWeek’s 50 Best Places to Launch a Career
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