Since 2009, Brill Street has been ranking the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago, an award that recognizes Chicagoland companies where Gen Y thrives.
When it comes to companies serving Gen Y, one size doesn’t fit all. You’ll find Chicagoland companies from all industries, with different sizes, locations and policies that all cater to Gen Y’s needs in their own unique way. The only requirements that our Top 50 employers must meet are having at least 10% of their workforce comprised of Gen Y and having at least one office in the Chicagoland area. We evaluated each company based on what Gen Y told us they were looking for in an employer via a survey distributed throughout the Chicagoland area. In order of importance, Gen Y most values benefits, salary, company culture, flexible hours, professional development, facilities and environment, CSR, reputation of company, PTO and travel requirements.
What does it take to be a Top 50 Employer for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago?
Technology far outpaces every other industry on the list, with nearly 40% of companies a part of the technology sector.
Three companies are entirely Gen Y, including their executive leadership.
Nine companies offer unlimited vacation days.
Eleven companies offer a paid vacation day, in addition to regular PTO, for employees’ birthdays.
The two most common words used to describe company culture across companies were “fun” and “collaborative.”
TOP 50 EMPLOYERS FOR GEN Y EMERGING TALENT IN CHICAGO
Load Delivered Logistics
SWC Technology Partners
Be Found Online
Walker Sands Communications
Echo Global Logistics
Orbit Media Studios
Total Quality Logistics
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