Technology major IBM and software exporter Infosys have emerged as the most preferred employers for engineering and non-engineering graduates, respectively, a survey said.
"IBM and Infosys have emerged as the most preferred employers by both engineering (BE/BTech) as well as non engineering graduate (BSc/BBA, BA, BCA) students," said the survey conducted by job portal Firstnaukri.Com, focused on entry level hiring.
According to the portal, both the companies are topping the employer preference charts for the second year in a row. Among non-engineering graduates, Infosys was the most preferred company for 41.1% of the respondents. At the second spot was Wipro (39.4%), followed by IBM (33.1%), HCL (27.1%) and TCS (24%) at the fifth spot.
In case of engineering students, 43.7% of them ranked IBM as their most preferred employer. Infosys (43.1%) and TCS (40.6%) share the second and third position followed by Wipro (28%) and Accenture (27.8%).
The findings are based on an e mail survey of about 2,000 engineering and non-engineering graduate students. Firstnaukri.Com is a group entity of leading job portal naukri.Com. Meanwhile, Firstnaukri.Com's Business Head Deepali Singh said that defence has emerged as a preferred sector among engineers from non-IT stream with most of them looking at DRDO as the first option.
"This shows a tilt towards working in government and PSU's sectors have started getting traction," Singh noted. When it comes to decide on appearing for a company interview, 33% of the respondents said their priority would be job profile. About 27% felt that growth prospect within the firm as well as brand image of the company are key factors in deciding on appearing for placement interviews.
As per the survey, 31% of the respondents felt that seniors are the biggest influence during campus interviews. "About 23% of them said parents and 19% opted for batch mates," it noted.