Globally, What’s Most — and Least — Important When Considering an Employer

What really matters when deciding where to work? YS Interactive, the parent company of, asked 450 students from 50 countries. The students were surveyed in New York City during an international community-service-related competition.

Most Important

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Least Important

1. Enjoying what they do 1. Free food at work
2. Opportunity for advancement 2. Having their own office
3. Salary/pay 3. Stock options
4. Company vision/leadership 4. Flexible hours/schedule (though in North America, this was one of the most important)
5. The people they work with 5. Location
6. Social impact
7. Health insurance
8. Retirement plan
9. Being in charge
10. Vacation/holiday time


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