Top 10 Best Corporate Alumni Networks

by Alumni Content in Corporate Alumni   |    Last Edited: 17th August 2022

When choosing a company to work for, employees are starting to place a priority on which potential employers have the best corporate alumni networks and therefore highlight a relationship for life.

Why? Employees recognize that their careers will include a number of employers and as such want to choose the one that will provide advancement throughout the course of their career – a corporate alumni network is a tremendous reflection of a companies intention to have a long-term relationship with their employees, even after they leave.

Where an employee chooses to work becomes more than only a place to garner some new skills and a paycheck, it is also a place to build a foundation for their career. The primary reason the best Alumni networks succeed is the importance they place on alumni programming to drive continued career services to ex-employees. For many organizations, how they manage their Alumni is now part of a companies total workforce strategy.

Why Do Organizations Invest In A Corporate Alumni Website?

Alumni programs allow you to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with former employees who may someday provide significant value again, providing you with an excuse to remain in contact and a mechanism to recruit them back quickly when needed.

While the primary reason organizations develop alumni programs is recruiting-related, lots of research demonstrates that investing in corporate alumni programs increases the sales lead generation and deal closing capability of the organization.

Making A Great Alumni Network

In compiling a list of the 10 best alumni networks, a number of factors were considered. The volume of recruits that return to the organization is a great reflection of the culture but that alone does not give the full picture. In addition, we used social engagement on sites such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor reviews and not only the volume of their Alumni population but also the proportion of the base included in senior positions.

In addition, we spoke to a number of individual Alumni and Employees of various organizations that take part in our annual surveys to identify what drives alumni engagement. Check out our whitepaper, “The Business Case for an Alumni Program” for more insights here.

Top 10 Corporate Alumni Networks

  1. P&G Alumni
  2. HSBC Alumni
  3. Accenture Alumni 
  4. McKinsey Alumni
  5. Coca-Cola Alumni
  6. Citi Alumni
  7. Microsoft Alumni
  8. Nestle Alumni
  9. LinkedIn Alumni
  10. Google Alumni (Unofficial)

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P&G Alumni

P&G Alumni Network

The P&G Alumni Network is a nonprofit organization founded by alumni to help former P&G employees stay connected. The current network includes 50,000 former P&G employees and is regarding as one of the founding corporate alumni networks that have now become commonplace. Visit P&G Alumni Network

HSBC Alumni

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HSBC Alumni launched in December 2017, members are invited to share their ideas for building the network. The site will share the latest HSBC news and events to help current and former colleagues get a fresh perspective or just catch up with friends. We know that many alumni would consider returning to work at HSBC, so they’ll also have access to our permanent job postings. SITE

Accenture Alumni Network

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The Accenture Alumni Network exemplifies this commitment to enduring relationships, with an extensive global membership of former Accenture employees and growing every day. Launched in 2001, this thriving alumni community has recently been reinvigorated with an enhanced program coupled with executive-level sponsorship, further demonstrating the company’s commitment to support this invaluable group of Accenture people. SITE

McKinsey Alumni Center

McKinsey Alumni Network

The McKinsey Alumni Center Website, the firm’s official platform to help our global network of former consultants remain engaged with the firm, our knowledge, and each other. Our alumni number more than 30,000 and work in leadership roles across the private, public and social sectors. They live and work in 125 countries around the world, with nearly 20,000 outside North America. Membership in this dynamic network is a lasting benefit of a McKinsey career. SITE

Coca-Cola Alumni Network

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“Creating a better shared future starts with investing in people so they can learn and grow. The Coca-Cola Alumni Community helps current and former employees build valuable and lasting connections, allowing individuals to continue developing throughout their careers and into retirement.” Visit Coca-Cola Alumni

Citi Alumni

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Citi’s extensive global presence is unmatched among financial institutions. Our rich heritage spans over 200 years, and each of Citi’s alumni have contributed to this long and successful history. Wherever your career may have taken you, the Citi Alumni Network provides you with an opportunity to reconnect with Citi or to strengthen existing connections with your current and former colleagues. We look forward to building long-term relationships with all of our alumni!

Microsoft Alumni

Microsoft Alumni Network
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The Microsoft Alumni Network is an impressive worldwide community of alumni who share a common experience of having worked at Microsoft. Founded in 1995 by a few alumni who wanted to stay connected, the Alumni Network today is a member organization representing more than 48,000 alumni in 51 countries. SITE

Nestle Alumni

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We at Nestlé, 323,000 men and women, are focused on executing swiftly, effectively and efficiently behind a strategic roadmap to bring great tasting, nutritionally superior food, beverages and services to consumers at all stages of life, everywhere in the world. This is the foundation of our promise ‘Nestlé, Good Food, Good Life’ SITE

LinkedIn Alumni

LinkedIn Alumni Network

Thank you for all the time, energy and effort you gave to LinkedIn. We believe relationships always matter. So, while you are leaving LinkedIn as an employee, we would like to invite you to become a permanent member of the LinkedIn Alumni Network.

Together we can make a difference by staying connected, sharing insights, and helping each other succeed – bringing LinkedIn’s mission to life. SITE

Google Alumni

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We are a group of Google alumni and current Googlers who have come together to help each other advance our ambitions in the startup ecosystem. The community consists of startup founders, early team members, angel investors, VCs, and mentors.

The community was formed to bring together Google alumni and current Googlers interested in helping ex-Google entrepreneurs. SITE

Lufthansa Alumni

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The Lufthansa Group’s global network is vast and with a total of 120,000 employees from nearly 150 countries around the world, the network that the Lufthansa Group and their employees provide is impressive and wide-reaching. As you move on to the next step in your career, the Lufthansa Alumni Network offers you the ability to reconnect with LH and keep in touch with your friends and former colleagues, all while enjoying exclusive member benefits. Join us now in creating lasting, lifelong relationships. SITE

What Is An Alumni?

The new definition Of Alumni is “An individual who has had a prior formal relationship with an organization of some form (corporate, non-profit, educational).”

The term Alumni is now broadened to include anyone who has had an affiliation of some form with an organization. The term is no longer just used for educational facilities, it now includes those affiliations with organizations (corporate/non-profit). It also no longer has to be someone who used to work full-time for that organization, it has been expanded to include part-time, interns and volunteers.

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