Google, Apple and 13 other companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree


The economy continues to be a friendly place for job seekers today, and not just for the ultra-educated — economists are predicting ever-improving prospects for workers without a degree as well.
Recently, job-search site Glassdoor compiled a list of 15 top employers that have said they no longer require applicants to have a college degree. Companies like Google, Apple, IBM and EY are all in this group.
In 2017, IBM's vice president of talent Joanna Daley told CNBC Make It that about 15 percent of her company's U.S. hires don't have a four-year degree. She said that instead of looking exclusively at candidates who went to college, IBM now looks at candidates who have hands-on experience via a coding boot camp or an industry-related vocational class.
Check the list below to see what other top companies you can score a job at if you don't have a college degree:
Google has expanded its Google for Jobs initiative, launched last summer, to feature a job search tool that uses AI technology. The company believes it will radically change the online job-seeking experience.
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Google has expanded its Google for Jobs initiative, launched last summer, to feature a job search tool that uses AI technology. The company believes it will radically change the online job-seeking experience.

1. Google

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 4.4
Current openings include: product manager, recruiter, software engineer, product marketing manager
Hiring locations include: Mountain View, CA; Austin, TX; San, Francisco, CA
Ernst and Young building in Berlin, Germany.
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Ernst and Young building in Berlin, Germany.

2. Ernst & Young (EY)

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 3.7
Current openings include: assurance services senior, risk advisor, experience management manager, tax services senior
Hiring locations include: Alpharetta, GA; San Francisco, CA; Boston, MA
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3. Penguin Random House

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 3.8
Current openings include: marketing designer, publicity assistant, senior manager of finance, production assistant
Hiring locations include: New York, NY; London, England; Colorado Springs, CO
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4. Costco Wholesale

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 3.9
Current openings include: cashier, stocker, pharmacy sales assistant, bakery wrapper
Hiring locations include: Baton Rouge, LA; Vallejo, CA; Kalamazoo, MI
Vehicles drive through the parking lot outside a Whole Foods Market Inc. location in Willowbrook, Illinois.
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Vehicles drive through the parking lot outside a Whole Foods Market Inc. location in Willowbrook, Illinois.

5. Whole Foods

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 3.5
Current openings include: grocery team member, cashier, bakery team member, whole body team member
Hiring locations include: Napa, CA; Petaluma, CA; Tigard, OR
The New York Hilton midtown hotel is show in this December 2013 photo.
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The New York Hilton midtown hotel is show in this December 2013 photo.

6. Hilton

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 4
Current openings include: event manager, front office manager, housekeeper, hotel manager
Hiring locations include: San Rafael, CA; Napa, CA; Indianapolis, IN
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7. Publix

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 3.7
Current openings include: pharmacist, retail set-up coordinator, maintenance technician, job fair
Hiring locations include: Lakeland, FL; Atlanta, GA; Deerfield Beach, FL
Apple CEO Tim Cook greets guests at the grand opening of Apple's Chicago flagship store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. 
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Apple CEO Tim Cook greets guests at the grand opening of Apple's Chicago flagship store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. 

8. Apple

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 4
Current openings include: design verification engineer, engineering project manager, iPhone buyer
Hiring locations include: Santa Clara, CA; Austin, TX; Las Vegas, NV
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9. Starbucks

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 3.8
Current openings include: barista, shift supervisor, store manager
Hiring locations include: Dublin, GA; San Francisco, CA; Compton, CA
Pedestrians walk past a Nordstrom Inc. store.
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Pedestrians walk past a Nordstrom Inc. store.

10. Nordstrom

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 3.6
Current openings include: retail sales, cleaning, stock and fulfillment, bartender
Hiring locations include: Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; Scottdale, AZ

A cashier scans a customers purchases at a Home Depot store in New York.
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A cashier scans a customers purchases at a Home Depot store in New York.

11. Home Depot

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 3.5
Current openings include: department supervisor, customer service sales, store support
Hiring locations include: Colonial Heights, VA; South Plainfield, NJ; San Diego, CA
Pedestrians walk in front of the IBM building in New York.
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Pedestrians walk in front of the IBM building in New York.

12. IBM

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 3.4
Current openings include: financial blockchain engineer, lead recruiter, contract and negotiations professional
Hiring locations include: San Francisco, CA; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Austin, TX
Pedestrians pass in front of a Bank of America Corp. branch in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.
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Pedestrians pass in front of a Bank of America Corp. branch in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.

13. Bank of America

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 3.5
Current openings include: client service representative, client associate, analyst, executive assistant
Hiring locations include: Tulsa, OK; Wilmington, DE; New York, NY
Diners eat at a Chipotle restaurant in Chicago, Illinois.
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Diners eat at a Chipotle restaurant in Chicago, Illinois.

14. Chipotle

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 3.4
Current openings include: district manager, kitchen manager, service manager
Hiring locations include: Sandy, UT; Woburn, MA; Pleasant Hill, CA
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15. Lowe's

Glassdoor company rating on a five-point scale: 3.3
Current openings include: plumbing associate, commercial sales loader, lumber associate
Hiring locations include: Westborough, MA; Omaha, NE; Mooresville, NC
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