Google not only retained its position for the second consecutive year, but it was first out of 50 companies in both business and engineering. The survey was first conducted in 2009. Microsoft, widely considered one of Google's biggest competitors, fell from number three in the business category to seventh place, but still remained the second most attractive engineering firm. Here are the top 10 companies in the two categories:
|3||Ernst & Young||IBM|
|6||Procter & Gamble||Intel|
|8||The Coca-Cola Company||Siemens|
|9||J.P. Morgan||Procter & Gamble|
Google's lead over Microsoft is particularly interesting if we remember a recent blog post from information service provider CB Insights which decided to compare the number of acquisitions the two companies made in 2010. Google has made 23, 75 percent of which are venture-financed or angel-backed. Microsoft has made zero.