Banks Lead Top U.S. Company Ranks On LinkedIn, Despite Headlines

By Danny Van Brunt

Senior Financial Services Editor at LinkedIn Devin Banerjee wrote that the banks that continuously receive dark and gloomy headlines topped the LinkedIn U.S. Top Companies.

Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank are three banks that have had no shortage of coverage this year. Goldman Sachs was caught up in the 1MDB scandal, Wells Fargo couldn’t shake the creation of unauthorized bank accounts scandal plus Deutsche Bank was caught in the Russian money laundering scandal.

The banks ranked: Bank of America (No. 18), Goldman Sachs (No. 21), Citigroup (No. 22), Wells Fargo (No. 25), and JPMorgan Chase (No. 44). LinkedIn’s methodology included measuring the interest in company’s jobs and people, along with ability to retain employees.

The banks are broadening their skills by acquiring a ton of tech workers. According to LinkedIn Talent Insights, one in 10 Goldman Sachs employees have experience in Python, the top six fast-growing skills at Bank of America are programming languages and JPMorgan Chase’s quickest growing job title is software engineer.

The banks are here to stay, but they may look a little different in a few years. With a hiring frenzy for technical people, maybe Wells Fargo should just hire a new robot CEO.

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