Time to brush up on those resumes, kids, Glassdoor just released their list of the top companies to intern for in 2015. The star-studded list included the classic companies known for their interns; Facebook, Google, and Microsoft made the list with their flexible schedules, work-life balance, and lively campuses. But some companies on the list might surprise you.
Check out the top five hottest companies to intern for that you definitely wouldn’t expect:
A national chain of gas stations beat out Google this year, coming in at Glassdoor’s #2 spot with a 4.6 out 5 rating by interns. “They treat employees very well, really invest in you.” wrote one former intern in their Finance Development Program, “Pay well and amazing benefits! They allow a lot of movement within the company. They want you to learn and develop more the longer you are with the company.”
Quicken Loans grabbed the #4 spot in Glassdoor’s ranks this year, noted particularly for its amazing company culture. Interns gave it a rating of 4.5 out of 5 with an interview difficulty of 3.1. One intern noted that Quicken has a “Great structure to the intern program, progressive culture, opportunity to get reduced rate housing during internship, community service and outreach opportunities, fun environment, free slushies, laid-back, business casual dress, easy hiring process”
Surprisingly enough interns really loved working in Wisconsin this past year. The Madison-based healthcare software firm came in 7th this year on Glassdoor’s list, given a 4.4 out of 5 by its interns. Software interns have noted that the company gave them well defined tasks with the flexibility to work on them how they chose.
A small management consulting group out of Boston scored a 4.4 out of 5 from its interns, taking Glassdoor’s #10 spot. One intern noted “One of the best places to learn about strategy and management. Top notch. BCG is one of those places where you will learn mostly by doing, but you will learn a lot.”
Qualcomm? That Qualcomm? Yes. Qualcomm took hold of Glassdoor’s #16 spot, rated by interns 4.2 out 5 with a 3 out of 5 in interview toughness. The most notable aspect interns were drawn to was the hyper-driven culture, with one stating “The company culture is innovation, and the people here truly uphold that. I was always learning and being challenged. All my coworkers were friendly and willing to answer my questions. This is an engineer’s dream of a company.”