Your Millennial Kids Want More Than Just a Job

Companies with a mission are attractive

“Get a job” is a familiar mantra for many boomer parents to their adult children. Millennials’ attitudes about work is the subject of studies, satire and cinematic comedy. Besides flexible work hours and work-life balance, what else are they looking for? A recent survey of 18,000 millennials provides some insight.

Topping the list of “preferred” employers are Google, Disney, St. Jude’s Research Hospital, Apple and the FBI, according to the National Society of High School Scholars survey. While Google and Apple are obvious choices for their cutting-edge technology and workplace culture, what explains the other choices? A Deloitte report found that millennials seek employers with a strong sense of purpose and a positive impact on customers, employees and society.

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