The 10 Companies Young People Want To Work For Most: Universum

03/22/2011 03:07 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The employer branding firm, Universum, recently asked young professionals for their thoughts on America's employers including which they'd most like to work for. Some of the workplaces -- the Central Intelligence Agency, for one -- certainly aren't for everyone.

Universum says that the results could be a reaction to a poor economy. Several companies on the list, including Teach For America (#10), may reflect young Americans' desire for a reliable and accommodating professional life.

The 10,306 people surveyed, who had an average age 27, said that a balance between personal life and work as well as job security are the two highest priorities when it came to choosing an employer. In addition, respondents said that a good reputation opposed to financial strength or ethics was the most important factor concerning a company's image.

Which companies topped the list? Check out the top 10 below and visit Universum for more information:

Top Ten Most Wanted Employers
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