Best Places To Work 2017
In addition to the corporate culture, employee experiences are the decisive indicators for job seekers. The Glassdoor Employee Satisfaction Awards, where the most popular employers are selected solely by authentic voices, those who provide the most Company know the best - the employees. Businesses that value their workplace and their employer consistently show that they have a competitive advantage in both recruiting and business performance.
The “Best Places To Work” award, which was first presented in the United States nine years ago, was presented by Glassdoor for the second time in Germany this year, as well as in Great Britain, France and Canada. Only cross-border employee feedback that was published on the platform in the last 12 months was taken into account. Last year this was more than 2,1 million employer reviews worldwide.
The top 5 of the best employers in Germany for 2017 are:
- SAP (4,4)
- adidas Group (4,3)
- Robert Bosch (4,2)
- Deloitte (4,2)
- Accenture (4,2)
Among the 25 best employers 2017 in Germany, companies from a wide variety of sectors were able to prevail. Most frequently represented are the technology and telecommunications industries, the automotive industry, retail trade, as well as consulting and insurance. 19's 25 companies are headquartered in Germany, with southern Germany particularly well represented: 13 employers come from Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, including the top three. With Deloitte and the two retailers Kaufland (7) and dm-drogerie markt (8), three companies that were not represented in the previous year made it into the Top 10.
What distinguishes top-placed companies
A closer look at the top-placed employers shows that a good salary alone is not enough to explain the top position. In addition to attractive additional services, softer factors such as corporate culture, a generally positive working environment, the opportunities offered for further training or a well-balanced work-life balance are also being assessed and assessed above-average.
The number one in Germany, the software company SAP, impresses in all areas that are important for employee satisfaction: from the provision of social benefits, to the promotion of talent, to the innovative power and family friendliness. Chief Executive Bill McDermott, who was also represented in the ranking of the most popular managers of the year with an advocacy rate of 94 percent, says:
“We are very proud of this award as Germany's best employer. With all their talent and all their strength, the people at SAP are committed to making a difference in the world and improving people's lives. We thank Glassdoor for giving our employees in Germany, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom the opportunity to express their loyalty and commitment. ”
In addition to Canada (ranked 10) and Great Britain (ranked 35), SAP is also ranked in the top 50 of the most popular workplaces in the US (ranked 15) and the best-rated non-US company there. Bain and Company is not only on the podium for the third consecutive year in America, but has also replaced Airbnb as number one. This puts management consulting in front of Silicon Valley companies such as Facebook (2) and Google (4). As in the previous year, Expedia once again takes first place in the United Kingdom, and in France, last year's winner, Microsoft, climbs to first place. In Canada, the software developer Shopify is in first place.
How are employers rated concretely?
When employees submit a business review to Glassdoor, they are asked to list the pros and cons of working with the company. In addition, the employee is encouraged to give advice to the management and asked how satisfied he or she is generally with the employer. It is possible to assess the manager and five key attributes of the workplace: career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, leadership and work-life balance. In addition, employees are asked if they would recommend their employer to a friend and how they assess the business outlook over the next six months.
The best employers in Germany 2017 are determined by Glassdoor by their own algorithm. The quality, the quantity and the uniformity of the released company evaluations, which were transmitted by employees in Germany, are taken into account. All evaluations were made between the 2. November 2015 and the 30. October 2016. Employers who have been analyzed for the German ranking must have received at least 20 company evaluations in the specified period.
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