Here the press release from PA:
The Department of State placed in the top five “ideal employers” in an annual poll of professionals conducted by Universum Communications. This first-ever U.S. Ideal Employer survey was based on the responses of more than 10,300 professionals.
The Universum ranking of ideal employers is based on professionals’ responses to questions about their career expectations, how they perceive companies as employers, and what they associate with those employers. The survey took place from November 2010 to January 2011.
Out of 150 employers, the Department of State ranked:
• first as ideal employer among senior professionals (8+ years of experience)
• second as ideal employer among military/veterans
• fourth as ideal employer among young professionals (1-8 years of experience)
To view all the rankings, visit: IDEAL Employer Rankings Professional Surveys United-States.
Taking a quick look at the entire list, I see that I have worked for one or another of them (State, the World Bank, and the U.S. Army) ever since I was a callow youth. Evidently I have been fortunate in my employers, and that undoubtedly contributes to my generally optimist outlook on life.