Boeing Ranks No.1 In NSBE Annual Employer Preference Survey
Alexandria, VA (September 27, 2013) -- For the second consecutive year, The Boeing Company tops the National Society of Black Engineers' Annual Employer Preference ("NSBE 50") Survey. As in previous years, collegiate members of NSBE reported the organizations where they would most like to work, and the information is compiled in the 2013 NSBE 50.
Although the NSBE 50 has been relatively stable since 2012, there were some notable changes this year. The Boeing Company maintained the No.1 spot, while Google pulled ahead of Apple to claim No. 2. The top 10 remained relatively unchanged: NASA moved up to 5, while GE fell from fifth to seventh place.
"Boeing is honored to be named the top employer by NSBE members, and we see the recognition as a testament to the outstanding work our collective team has done to engage with the organization," said Jim Wigfall, Boeing's Shared Services Group business support vice president and the NSBE executive sponsor for Boeing. "Having both the student and professional NSBE members identify Boeing as the company they aspire to work for shows how our company continues to inspire generations of engineers who see Boeing as a great place to work, and want to help shape the present and future of aerospace."
"Boeing reigns supreme because of their very aggressive tactics of recruiting," said Carl B. Mack, executive director of NSBE. "Boeing is changing the game because they bring an army to recruit and they offer jobs on the spot at the NSBE Annual Convention, which is held each year in March."
"When people with diverse backgrounds and problem-solving approaches work together to tackle our technical challenges, we know we'll get the best possible solutions. That's why we at Boeing see a strong link between having a diverse, inclusive workforce and fortifying our stature as a global leader in technology and innovation," said John Tracy, Boeing chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, Operations & Technology.
Mack added: "Google dethroning Apple is not a surprise, as we see changes in the consumer marketplace. And we now see that Google has enhanced its partnership with NSBE by joining our Board of Corporate Affiliates and hosting special events within our engineering community."
Continuing the trend from 2012, government and military employers increased in popularity with engineering students. The U.S. Navy rose more than 15 spots, from 46 in 2012 to 29 this year, while the National Institutes of Health made an appearance in the NSBE 50 at No. 49, up from No. 76 in 2012.
For the first time, NSBE also asked its Professional members where they would most like to work, and the results of that survey were slightly different from the collegiate survey results. As expected, NSBE members' opinions about employers change as they enter the world of full-time work and learn more about workplaces from their friends and coworkers.
The findings of the NSBE 50 have the potential to point employers to new recruiting and marketing directions. For a full listing as well as rankings by gender and region, please visit www.nsbe.org/nsbe50, or get a copy of the Fall issue of NSBE Magazine at www.nsbe.org.
During the registration process, NSBE members are asked to identify their top three prospective employers. Organizations listed as first choice are awarded three points, second choice organizations are awarded two points, and third choices are awarded one point. The points for each employer are tallied and ranked accordingly. The 50 organizations with the most points are included in the NSBE 50. NSBE 50 rankings were received from approximately 4,600 NSBE collegiate engineering members and more than 1,500 NSBE Professional members.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with a membership of more than 30,000, is one of the nation's largest student-governed organizations. NSBE was founded in 1975 and is the premier organization serving African Americans in engineering and technology. With more than 300 chapters in the U.S. and abroad, NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of college and pre-college students and technical professionals. For more details, visit www.nsbe.org
1 The Boeing Company
4 Exxon Mobil Corporation
6 Chevron Corporation
8 Microsoft Corporation
9 Lockheed Martin Corporation
11 Intel Corporation
14 IBM Corporation
15 Procter & Gamble
17 General Motors
18 U.S. Department of Defense
19 Central Intelligence Agency
20 Cisco Systems, Inc.
21 Johnson & Johnson
25 Turner Construction Company
26 The Dow Chemical Company
27 Northrop Grumman Corporation
29 United States Navy (+)
30 Caterpillar, Inc.
31 United States Army
32 Baker Hughes Incorporated
33 EA Games
34 Raytheon Company
35 Air Force Research Laboratory
38 Mercedes-Benz (+)
39 Federal Bureau of Investigation
40 3M (-)
41 Siemens (-)
42 Dell Inc.
43 Ford Motor Company
44 Bechtel Corporation
45 The Coca Cola Company (+)
46 CH2M Hill
47 ConocoPhillips Company
48 United Technologies Corporation
49 National Institutes of Health (+)
50 Boston Scientific Corporation
Boldface names: New in the NSBE 50.
Italicized names: moved at least 10 places (+=up; _ =Down)
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