Career aspirations today are radically changing. Fifteen years ago, big corporations were the ultimate prestigious go-to for graduates but now they are seriously losing appeal for many young talents. People today want to build careers on their own terms.
The widening gap between people’s aspirations and what most professional jobs offer is leading to an epidemic of dissatisfaction, especially among employees in big corporations. The Escape the City initiative that has been working with disillusioned employees for over 5 years tried to identify the underlying issues of professional disaffection and to get behind the drivers of the changing career aspirations. According to the study, a quarter of a million workers in the UK want to leave big corporations in favor of companies that are more aligned with their values. Accenture, Ernst & Young and PWC are the corporates that most respondents want to leave, whereas companies like Airbnb, Uber and Virgin Galactic are at the top of people’s employer wish list.