Forbes’ List Of Millennials’ Dream Jobs Doesn’t Make Any Sense

Millennial Dream Jobs Underwhelming

In an effort to persuade America’s baby boomers that Millennials actually do want to be employed in some capacity, Forbes just released the top 25 companies where our generation wouldn’t actually mind working. 13,000 were surveyed, and while some of the results make sense, the rest have honestly left me baffled.

1. 3M

2. Google

3. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

4. Walt Disney Company

5. Local Hospital

6. The FBI

7. Buzzfeed

8. Apple

9. The CIA

10. Amazon

11. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

12. Health Care Service Corp.

13. Mayo Clinic

14. Microsoft

15. Nike

16. U.S. State Department

17. Universal Studios

18. Netflix

19. Dreamworks Animation SKG

20. The New York Times

21. Boeing

22. NSA

23. Abercrombie & Fitch

24. Blue Cross Blue Shield

25. Samsung

Ok, I’m officially lost. Today’s Millennials want to work at Abercrombie & Fitch? Did I miss something? Are we back in 2002? Do they want to be employed in two years? If you want to be employed by a retailer, at least try to pick something that people have worn this decade.

While some of these make sense – looking at you, Google, Apple, and Disney – there are some glaring omissions from this list. Where’s Facebook? Perhaps its absence is due to kids these days passing the ‘book up for Instagram and Snapchat, but this list is completely devoid of social media outlets in general. The survey was taken from an honors society based out of Atlanta, so Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta makes sense, but where’s Coca-Cola? What about Chick-Fil-A? Don’t get me wrong, CHA is a good organization, but it’s nowhere near the biggest or best employer in the metro area. Do kids these days even care about prestige anymore?

Some members of our generation clearly have their heads on straight, but overall, this survey has made me just as disappointed in the Millennial crew as ever. Maxing out at $85K in a government job is the best you can hope for in your wildest dreams? Millennials, it’s time to wake up and become ambitious again. Don’t sell yourself short aiming for writing Buzzfeed listicles as your ultimate goal, because honestly, if that’s what the majority of you really want to do, I don’t think I want to be part of this generation anymore.

[via Forbes]

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Steph W.

Steph W. is a new Master's degree graduate with an intern's salary and six-figure taste. She realizes her expectations far exceed reality, so she spends her days pinning away Loubs she pretends are in her physical closet instead of her virtual one. Her hobbies include attempting to trapping her boyfriend into marriage before he finds out how insane she is and pretending that Black Box wine tastes as good as the kind she could afford when she was gainfully employed. Send her tips for getting out of student debt at

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