You Won’t Believe Which Company Just Beat Google and Apple in “Most Popular Company Ranking 2015”

As lifetime employment decreases in Japan, major players of each industry have begun actively hiring not just fresh graduates but also job hunters seeking mid-career change.

Below is the list of the top 30 companies people want to job hop to according to data from DODA, a recruitment company for mid-career job seekers, surveying 5,161 white collar workers age 22 to 39 years old done between March 20 to March 26, 2015.


30th: Japan Railway (JR) Central
29th: Meiji
28th: Amazon Japan
27th: Fuji Television Network
26th: Mitsui & Co.
25th: Canon
24th: Denso
23rd: Takeda Pharmaceutical
22nd: Keyence
21st: Proctor & Gamble (P&G) Japan

20th: Microsoft Japan
19th: Nintendo
18th: Japan Airlines (JAL)
17th: Hitachi
16th: Yahoo
15th: Japan Railway (JR) East
14th: Dentsu
13th: Mitsubishi
12th: Recruit
11th: Rakuten

10th: Suntory
9th: Shiseido
8th: Panasonic
7th: Honda
6th: Apple Japan
5th: Oriental Land
4th: All Nippon Airways (ANA)
3rd: Sony
2nd: Google
1st: Toyota

I had expected the number 1 company to be an IT company though.

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