Top 10 multinational workplaces in Europe

- Top 10 - May 05, 2017

Great Place to Work is the most recognised body that evaluates workplaces all over the world. Surveying thousands of companies every year, it's findings are a big deal for recipients and employees alike. Here are Europe's best multinational places to work.

10. Hilti (manufacturing)

For the fourth year running, Hilti was ranked among Europe’s Best Multinational Companies to work for by Great Place to Work. At Hilti, employees benefit from a thorough review and coaching process and high performers can quickly move into leadership positions. Consequently, 80 percent of Hilti’s management positions are filled by internal candidates. 93 percent of Hilti employees say in an internal survey (91 percent participation rate) they’re proud to work for Hilti, thanks to the challenging jobs, the development opportunities across areas and geographical borders and its strong corporate culture and values.

9. Admiral (insurance)

As well as being recognised by Great Place to Work, insurance giant Admiral has been praised by the Welsh government for the high standard of health and wellbeing of its staff, through the Gold Corporate Health Standard award. Run by the Welsh Government through Healthy Working Wales, the Corporate Health Standard (CHS) is the quality mark for workplace health promotion in Wales. The Standard recognises good practice and targets key preventable ill-health issues and the Health Challenge Wales priorities.

8. AbbVie (pharmaceuticals)

Biotechnology and pharma company AbbVie is listed in several European territories, including France, Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Turkey, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Greece, Portugal, Denmark, Finland and Norway.

7. NetApp (technology)

Leading organisations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store data. The company helps customers capitalise on the value of their data in the hybrid cloud through its Data Fabric strategy, data management expertise, portfolio and ecosystem. NetApp is a regular on the Great Place to Work lists, which it says reflects “our unique offering of employee benefits and our culture of credibility, fairness, respect, pride, and camaraderie”.

6. W. L. Gore (manufacturing)

Listed in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, W. L. Gore is a technology-led product innovator. The company has more than 10,000 employees, called associates, with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world.

5. Adecco (professional services)

Adecco Group, a leading provider of workforce solutions, qualified as a result of its success in appearing in Great Place to Work® Best Company lists in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The Group also ranked 5th in the 2016 Best Workplaces in Europe.

4. Cisco (technology)

Cisco revolves its recruitment around its Our People Deal manifesto. This, according to the company, “shares the story of who we are, what we do and where we’re heading. It is also the foundation of Our People Deal, outlining what you can expect of us as a company and what we expect of you”. The company is a regular feature of Great Place to Work lists, not only in Europe, but around the world.

3. EMC (technology)

Dell’s cloud storage giant EMC is another high-ranking regular on Great Place to Work rankings. Dell EMC services its customers, including 98 percent of the Fortune 500, with what it says is the industry's broadest, most innovative infrastructure portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

2. Daimler Financial Services (financial services)

In total, around 5,900 employees work for Daimler Financial Services in Europe. To qualify for the European ranking, a company has to belong to the top employers within a minimum of three countries. Daimler Financial Services is among the best employers in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom.

1. Mars (manufacturing)

Mars owns brands far beyond its iconic chocolate bar in sectors spanning drinks, savoury food and even pet care, with 11 of these worth more than a billion dollars. Operating in 74 countries with more than 75,000 employees (called Associates) and 100,000-plus suppliers, the family-owned conglomerate has been recognised not only as a global branding powerhouse, but also among the top 25 best multinational workplaces, ranking number one in Europe.

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