Europe's top companies for career growth and development

11 May 2021 Consultancy.eu 4 min. read

Business networking platform has released its largest analysis of top employers in Europe to date, analysing millions of data points to present the top 25 best companies to work for in six countries. 

Now in its fifth year, LinkedIn’s ‘Top Companies’ list ranks the 25 best workplaces in a country. Launched in the US and a few European countries, the ranking has this year been expanded into several markets, including Holland and Spain. 

The analysis uses big data from its own platform to assess companies on seven key pillars, each revealing an important element of workplace excellence and career progression: ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity, gender diversity and educational background.

Europe's top companies for career growth and development“It’s important to find a workplace that will allow you to advance your ability, grow your skills, and that encourages diversity,” stated LinkedIn in its release. “The top companies in Europe focus on creating great career opportunities with flexibility in the workplace.”

As per its researchers, the list aims to “serve as a go-to resource for professionals at every stage, from those who are looking to get back on their feet after an unprecedented year, to those who are ready to make the next step in their career journey.”

Among the 150 top employers named in the continent are several well-known, large consulting firms. Accenture found its way to the lists of several countries, and so did the Big Four of Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC. Meanwhile, Capgemini and Atos landed a top 25 spot in home market France, and in a number of other lists.

Top companies to work for in France

  1. Orange
  2. Capgemini
  3. SNCF
  4. Thales
  5. ENGIE
  6. BNP Paribas
  7. Safran
  8. Groupe BPCE
  9. Groupe Crédit Agricole
  10. AXA
  11. Groupe Renault
  12. Société Générale
  13. LVMH
  14. Sanofi
  15. VINCI
  16. Groupe Bouygues
  17. L'Oréal
  18. Total
  19. Dassault Systèmes
  20. Sopra Steria
  21. Faurecia
  22. Schneider Electric
  23. NXP Semiconductors
  24. Stellantis
  25. Atos

Top companies to work for in Germany

  1. Siemens
  2. Volkswagen Konzern
  3. Adidas
  4. Hypovereinsbank – Unicredit
  5. Henkel
  6. Schaeffler
  7. Accenture
  8. Capgemini
  9. Bosch
  10. Pwc
  11. Novartis
  12. EY
  13. Axa
  14. Beiersdorf
  15. Evonik
  16. Hapag-Lloyd
  17. Claas
  18. Schott
  19. Zeiss Group
  20. Deloitte
  21. SAP
  22. Bertelsmann
  23. Fresenius Group
  24. KPMG
  25. Roche

Top companies to work for in Italy

  1. Intesa Sanpaolo
  2. Accenture
  3. Stellantis
  4. Generali
  5. UniCredit
  6. Comcast (Sky)
  7. Deloitte
  8. STMicroelectronics
  9. BNP Paribas
  10. Eni
  11. Leonardo
  12. GSK
  13. Capgemini
  14. PwC
  15. ABB
  16. Reply
  17. Enel Group
  18. TIM
  19. Volkswagen
  20. Deutsche Bank
  21. Banca Mediolanum
  22. AXA
  23. Essilor-Luxottica
  24. Siemens
  25. Johnson & Johnson

Top companies to work for in the Netherlands

  1. KPMG
  2. Capgemini
  3. TNO
  4. ING
  5. Deltares
  6. Unilever
  7. The Kraft Heinz Company
  8. DSM
  9. Atos
  10. PwC
  11. Philips
  12. Deloitte
  13. Royal HaskoningDHV
  14. Nike
  15. Volkswagen AG
  16. EY
  17. IKEA
  18. Ericsson
  19. MSD
  20. VodafoneZiggo
  21. AB InBev
  22. Arcadis
  23. Aegon
  24. Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  25. Prorail

Further reading: LinkedIn names KPMG the top employer in the Netherlands 

Top companies to work for in Spain

  1. NTT
  2. Indra
  3. Telefónica
  4. Accenture
  5. Deloitte
  6. Capgemini
  7. Mapfre
  8. IBM
  9. PwC
  10. Banco Sabadell
  11. Volkswagen
  12. EY
  13. Amazon
  14. BNP Paribas
  15. KPMG
  16. Grupo ACS
  17. Novartis
  18. HP
  19. Orange
  20. Técnicas Reunidas
  21. Iberdrola
  22. AXA
  23. Lilly
  24. Siemens
  25. Atos

Top companies to work for in the UK

  1. Barclays
  2. Tesco
  3. NatWest Group
  4. BT
  5. PwC
  6. Deloitte
  7. Sainsbury’s
  8. EY
  9. Upwork
  10. BBC
  11. Bloomberg
  12. Amazon
  13. American Express
  14. JPMorgan Chase & Co
  15. Cisco
  16. Wipro
  17. Alphabet
  18. Accenture
  19. Unilever
  20. AstraZeneca
  21. eBay
  22. NFU Mutual
  23. Stryker
  24. Bristol Myers Squibb
  25. G-Research

Further reading: Large professional services firms named to UK's top 25 employers