The Best Companies to Work For When You’re In College (2014 Edition)

As with popular (or not so popular) tradition, I’m giving you the updated list of the best companies to work for in 2014.

Last year, I gave you both the 2012 and 2013 editions (because I really had some catching up to do), and while not much has really changed, it would still be worth looking at the list, as there are a few changes. For instance, Starbucks didn’t make it on the list this year — sorry kiddos, no free coffee for you. And as always, I purposely left out several companies that show up on Fortune’s list as many of them either require a degree or certain qualifications of sorts or are exclusive to specific cities or regions that very few people would think to live in.

So without further ado, present to you the Best Companies to Work For When You’re In College (2014 Edition).

Wegmans Food Markets

Rank: 12

If this one is an option for you, your probably going to college in one of these states: Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. As a part-timer, you’re entitled to benefits such healthcare coverage, paid time off, and retirement savings. The turnover rate at Wegmans is extremely low, at only 4%, which means the employee morale is good, because hardly anyone  is leaving. They also offer scholarships to employees who are going to college. It’s not much, but it’s something at least.

Whole Foods Market

Ranks: 44

They offer benefits such as health and dental insurance, paid time off, and 401k retirement savings (there’s really nothing new here). Employment also includes a 20% store discount, which is a nice little break since most of your money will be spent on room and board, tuition, textbooks, and campus fees. An interesting new take on employee involvement is allowing employees to vote on new hires. I can’t say this system is entirely fair since some of the worst employees can become some of the best over time, and vice versa, but I imagine it at least takes some pressure off the hiring manager so that their employees aren’t hitting them over the head and going, “why the heck did you hire that guy!”

Marriott International

Rank: 57

This is one with more variety  and more opportunities if you ever decide to make a career out of Marriott. Benefits vary depending on the country (it isn’t specific about the U.S.), but they do offer employees room discounts and offer university students paid internship.

America Express

Rank: 67

Amex (see what they did there?) is the largest card issuer by purchase volume and is known for their usage of social media to recruit job candidates. They offer internships to students as a key entry point to full-time hire and your career path in the company would be custom-made based on what your interests are.

Darden Restaurants

Rank: 74

 Known for Red Lobster, Longhorn, and Olive Garden, Darden is the world’s largest full-service restaurant company. They offer their employees benefits such as health and life insurance, meal discounts, and an open door policy that allows their employees to express any concerns they may have.

Publix Super Markets

Rank: 77

If you live anywhere in the southeastern U.S., then you’ve most likely heard of this one. Being the 4th largest grocer in the country, Publix offers its employees benefits such as life and dental insurance, as well as ownership in its employee stock program and tuition reimbursement. The department with the highest demand would have to be the Deli (who doesn’t love Publix subs?), so be sure to ask to work back there when you apply.