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Germany’s best employers

These are the top companies in the current employer rankings.

Tanja Zech, 18.06.2023
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Which companies do people in Germany most like to work for? There are various employer rankings based on different methods. For example, some use evaluations that employees make on the Internet. Among others, the factors considered include work atmosphere, management culture, training and career opportunities. The most important question is whether employees would recommend their employer.

Kununu Ranking 2023

These are Germany’s ten top companies in 2023 according to the ranking compiled by Kununu, the employer evaluation platform linked with the Xing business network. Kununu analysed 4.000.000 employer appraisals to produce its league table:

  1. Astriol pharmaceutics GmbH
  2. BettercallPaul GmbH
  3. Anaesthesio
  4. prismat GmbH
  5. Dorow Clinic
  6. tecis Finanzdienstleistungen AG
  7. HAPEKO Hanseatisches Personalkontor
  8. Wika
  9. basecom GmbH & Co. KG
  10. equal personal GmbH & Co. KG

Glassdoor Award 2023

The ranking produced by US competitor Glassdoor lists the following companies as Germany’s ten best employers:

  1. McKinsey & Company
  2. Salesforce
  3. Siemens Healthineers
  4. SAP
  5. Porsche
  6. Forschungszentrum Jülich
  7. Bosch
  8. Roche
  9. DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
  10. Infineon Technologies 

Glassdoor only evaluates companies with over 1,000 employees for which at least 20 appraisals were available on eight criteria.

Automotive companies are sought-after employers

As has been the case for years, the major automotive companies BMW, Audi, Daimler and Porsche are the most popular employers of choice among prospective engineers and economists at German universities. They are followed by Bosch, Airbus, Siemens and Deutsche Bahn. The consulting firm Trendence asked 7,520 students where they would be most likely to apply for a job.