The best companies to work for in Germany in 2020

08 January 2020 Consultancy.eu

New analysis has revealed which companies – according to employees – rank as Germany’s top employers. Iconic car manufacturer Porsche tops the 2020 best company to work for ranking, followed by Infineon Technologies, Robert Bosch and McKinsey & Company.

In its yearly analysis, researchers from recruitment and review site Glassdoor analysed thousands of employee reviews for hundreds of companies in Germany, and using an overall rating, they compiled a list of the country’s top employers. Employee reviews span a host of workplace factors, including the attractiveness of the job, corporate culture, the quality of leadership, working conditions, compensation & benefits, work-life balance and career opportunities.

The 25 best companies to work for in Germany: 

1. Porsche

Sector: Automotive
Founded: 1931
Head office: Stuttgart
Main rivals: Audi, BMW, Daimler
Average employee score: 4.5

2. Infineon Technologies

Sector: Electronics manufacturing
Founded: 1999
Head office: Neubiberg
Average employee score: 4.5
 

3. Robert Bosch

Sector: Computer hardware & software
Founded: 1886
Head office: Gerlingen, Baden-Württemberg
Average employee score: 4.4
 

4. McKinsey & Company

Sector: Management consulting
Founded: 1926
Head office: New York (US)
Main rivals: Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company
Average employee score: 4.4
 

5. SAP

Sector: Computer hardware & software
Founded: 1972
Head office: Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg
Average employee score: 4.4
 

6. Daimler

Sector: Automotive
Founded: 1886
Head office: Stuttgart
Main rivals: Audi, Porsche, BMW
Average employee score: 4.4

7. European Central Bank

Sector: Banking
Founded: 1999
Head office: Frankfurt
Average employee score: 4.4
 

8. Airbus

Sector: Aviation & defence
Founded: 1970
Head office: Toulouse (France)
Main rivals: Boeing, Embraer
Average employee score: 4.3

9. Capgemini

Sector: IT services & consulting
Founded: 1967
Head office: Paris (France)
Average employee score: 4.3

10. Siemens Healthineers

Sector: Healthcare services
Founded: 1847
Head office: Erlangen
Average employee score: 4.3
 

11. ZF Group

Sector: Automotive
Founded: 1915
Head office: Friedrichshafen
Main rivals: Bosch, DENSO, GKN
Average employee score: 4.3
 

12. BMW

Sector: Automotive Industry
Founded: 1916
Head office: Munich, Bavaria
Main rivals: Audi, Mercedes, Tesla
Average employee score: 4.3
 

13. Siemens

Sector: Electronics & Healthcare
Founded: 1843
Head office: Munich, Bavaria
Average employee score: 4.3
 

14. Puma

Sector: Clothing
Founded: 1948
Head office: Herzogenaurach (Germany)
Average employee score: 4.3
 

15. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Sector: Research & Development
Founded: 1948
Head office: Munich, Bayern (Germany)
Average employee score: 4.3

16. Bayer

Sector: Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Founded: 1863
Head office: Leverkusen (Germany)
Average employee score: 4.3
 

17. Continental

Sector: Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Founded: 1871
Head office: Hannover (Germany)
Average employee score: 4.3

18. Roche

Sector: Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Founded: 1896
Head office: Basel (Switzerland)
Main rivals: Novartis, AstraZeneca, Siemens
Average employee score: 4.3
 

19. Salesforce

Sector: Computer Hardware & Software
Founded: 1999
Head office: San Francisco, CA
Average employee score: 4.3
 

20. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

Sector: Research & Development
Founded: 1949
Head office: Munich, Bayern (Germany)
Average employee score: 4.3

21. Delivery Hero

Sector: Internet
Founded: 2011
Head office: Berlin (Germany)
Main rivals: Deliveroo, Just Eat, Uber
Average employee score: 4.2
 

22. Volkswagen

Sector: Automotive
Founded: 1937
Head office: Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen (Germany)
Average employee score: 4.2

23. Microsoft

Sector: Computer Hardware & Software
Founded: 1975
Head office: Redmond (US)
Main rivals: Google, Amazon, Apple
Average employee score: 4.2

24. MHP - A Porsche Company

Sector: IT Services & consulting
Founded: 1996
Head office: Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Average employee score: 4.2

25. Deutsche Telekom

Founded: 1994
Head office: Bonn (Germany)
Average employee score: 4.2

According to Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor and main author of the study, “People care deeply about where they work and a growing body of research shows companies with outstanding cultures not only have a clear competitive advantage to attract talent, but they also often lead their peers in terms of financial performance. Employee culture is one of the smartest long-term investments companies can make.” 

This year, Glassdoor conducted its Best Places to Work in 2020 study in nine countries: the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Singapore.


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