To establish the best companies to interview with, Glassdoor asked candidates to provide anonymous feedback on their interview processes. A rating system positively scored each company; interestingly, none scored over 90%.
Here are the top 25 companies to interview with in 2016.
1. Sherwin-Williams, 88%
Has an honest and upfront interview style, with team fit the most important element.
2. Grant Thornton, 87%
Senior management conduct all interviews and are very approachable, making candidates feel comfortable.
3. Caterpillar, 86%
Acts as a personal chaperone, taking candidates on a tour of the local area and paying all expenses.
4. BNY Mellon, 85%
Adopts a transparent style whereby each employee explains why they like working for the company.
5. J Crew, 85%
Uses joke-based introductions and provides candidates with comprehensive information about the company’s history.
6. H&R Block, 84%
Very professional, with senior management playing a key part in the interview process. All questions are panel based, with plenty of time for candidates to ask questions.
7. Southwest Airlines, 84%
Uses an unconventional style, which includes candidates being asked to take selfies.
8. EY, 84%
Offers a relaxed environment with a conversation-based interview style.
9. Walt Disney Company, 83%
Uses a professional process, with four panel interviews consisting of technical questions over two- to three-hour stints.
10. PwC, 83%
Interviewers are interested in finding out about the candidates’ personalities.
11. Publix, 83%
Creates a fun atmosphere, with jokes at the start of the interview to help candidates feel at ease.
12. Cerner, 83%
Well-organised, fast process featuring questions of average difficulty.
13. Six Flags, 83%
Pleasant team with plenty of interaction between the employer and candidate.
14. Jimmy John’s, 83%
A serious interview style with an emphasis on professionalism.
15. CDW, 82%
Uses external recruiters to find candidates, which means candidates are provided with ample information about the company; in turn, this helps to give them confidence.
16. Intel Corporation, 82%
Provides candidates with enough time to thoroughly discuss their previous experience and takes equal time to explain about Intel and its expectations.
17. Allegiant Travel, 82%
Explains its work-hard, play-hard mentality and the whole team is friendly, which gives candidates confidence throughout their interview.
18. DSW, 82%
As a company with a strong emphasis on fun, this company immediately makes its candidates feel at ease.
19. Aetna, 82%
Uses past errors and experiences to formulate its interview structure.
20. Old Navy, 82%
Group-style interview with skill-based activities including describing items found on the shop floor.
21. Lockheed Martin, 82%
Offers productive feedback and explains what could be offered in the future if the candidate is not successful first time.
22. FedEx Ground, 82%
Ensure candidates understand what the job entails by delivering a ‘Sort Observation’.
23. Deloitte, 81%
Hosts two rounds of networking events featuring behavioural-based scenarios.
24. American Eagle Outfitters, 81%
Easy to build rapport with the interviewer, which makes candidates feel comfortable throughout the process.
25. Gap, 81%
Gets to know its candidates with a mixture of skill- and personality-based questions.
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