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By Universum on 10/10/2019

On September 12th, the top Employer Branding practitioners in the Americas came together in New York City for a night of celebration.

Every year, United States college students vote for their ideal Employers. In 2019, more than 53,000 students from 218 universities took Universum’s annual Talent Study survey to determine our Most Attractive Employer rankings.

The survey offers data and insights about which companies students want to work for, as well as their future expectations and their associations with each employer.


Earning a top position in our Ranking is not an easy achievement. That’s why we brought together the HR field’s best performing leaders to network, celebrate, and be honored at the 2019 Universum Awards.

Overall, twenty-two companies earned awards in eight different categories and returned to their respective offices as one of 2019’s Most Attractive Employers.

And the winners are:

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Special Mentions

During the awards ceremony, there was space for special recognition to the Most Attractive Employers in Latin America

  • BBVA from Mexico won an award for being on the top of the Industry of Banks.
  • Grupo Argos from Colombia was at the top of the Industry of Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing.
  • Vale from Brazil was selected as top of the Industry of Industrial Metals and Mining.

Relive the best of the night with the official Universum Awards video.

Badge Most Attractive Employer USA


Did your company make it to our Ranking and Awards? Request your badge, share on Social Media and let everyone know your outstanding performance in Employer Branding this year.

Let us know how we did!

If you attended our awards ceremony, please give us your opinion by answering our 2-minute survey. Your answer will help us to create the best events for you.

Thanks to all who joined us! We can’t wait to celebrate your achievements in 2020.

About Universum:

Universum, part of the StepStone Group, is a global thought leader in Employer Branding. With over 30 years of valuable experience in the field of employer branding, we have established ourselves in 60 markets globally, and our diverse workforce is physically present in 20 countries. We are uniquely positioned through our talent surveys to deliver key insights to recruiters about what future talent is looking for in a company. Our data-led, human and meaningful output has attracted more than 1,700 clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, as well as global media partners that publish our annual rankings and trend reports. Find out more at