After posting my article about 6000 companies hiring data scientists, I looked at the top ones in the list, and I compared with the number of job interviews (invites for screening interviews) that I receive almost daily.
There are some interesting facts. A few of the top companies never contact me (even though I have the perfect experience and I live a few miles away, though I’ve heard they like to relocate people rather than hire locals, as they believe that relocated people make for more committed employees). Others like GE, IBM, British Petroleum, Starbucks, Capital One, Deloitte do, though if you look at my resume (accessible from the resume section below), you would think it’s a bit surprising. This can also have to do with corporate culture, with some having aversion to hiring disruptive people.