Google has topped the list of world’s best company to work for, grabbing the numero uno position for the third straight year, while software developer SAS Institute and manufacturing firm WL Gore were ranked second and third respectively. The annual ‘World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List’ ranks the top 25 global companies to work for.
Rounding out the top five on the list are data storage specialist NetApp and mobile communications provider Telefonica. EMC Corporation has been ranked sixth, followed by software giant Microsoft at seventh position in the list compiled by research and consulting firm ‘Great Place to Work Institute’. No Indian company however, made it to the coveted list. Others in the top ten include, BBVA (8th), Monsanto (9th) and American Express (10th) place. The list also include, Marriott (11th), Belcorp (12th), Scotiabank (13th), Autodesk (14th), Cisco (15th), Atento (16th), Diageo (17th), Accor (18th), Hyatt (19th), Mars (20th), Cadence (21st), Hilti (22nd), EY (23rd), H&M (24th) and Novo Nordisk (25th).
The analysis, which involved survey responses from more than half a million employees at the 2015 World’s Best, found that a spirit of camaraderie is central to employee perceptions that their cultures are great. This year’s best workplaces represent operations in 47 different countries and come from industries ranging from cosmetics and candy to computer software and chemicals. Other listed companies are from the retail, financial services and hospitality fields.
Qualifying companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40% of their global workforce outside of the company’s home country.