Top Companies 2019 – where Germany wants to work now

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  • Published on April 3, 2019
FolgenJournalistin / Deputy Editor Deutschland undNiederlande bei LinkedIn / Podcast-Expertin 208 Artikel

Sara Weber Journalist / Deputy Editor Germany and Netherlands at LinkedIn / Podcast Expert 208 Artikel

 

The list of LinkedIn Top Companies 2019 is a ranking of the 25 companies where employees in Germany now want to work - and remain loyal to.

 
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Each year, our editors and data experts analyze countless actions by LinkedIn members around the world to identify the companies that are most popular with job seekers. It's about what members do - and not just what they say - to show what's important to them in their jobs and careers. The result is the list of LinkedIn Top Companies, with which we present our annual ranking of the most attractive companies for the third time.

Each year, our editors and data experts analyze countless actions by LinkedIn members around the world to identify the companies that are most popular with job seekers. It's about what members do - and not just what they say - to show what's important to them in their jobs and careers. The result is the list of LinkedIn Top Companies, with which we present our annual ranking of the most attractive companies for the third time.

 

For this list we analyse - as always - anonymous actions of LinkedIn members in Germany in four central areas: Interest in the company, interaction with the company's employees, demand for job offers and employee retention. (LinkedIn itself and Microsoft as parent company of LinkedIn are not included in all LinkedIn lists. More information on the methodology can be found at the end of this article.)

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Take a look at who the top companies are in AustralienBrasilienChinaFrankreichGroßbritannienIndienJapanKanadaMexiko and the USA. Find out who made it onto these lists and discuss with them under the #LinkedInTopCompanies hash tag.

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These are the 25 LinkedIn Top Companies in Germany

 

Company insights such as knowledge and top locations are based on data from LinkedIn Talent Insights and refer exclusively to employees on LinkedIn. We use the information provided by the companies on the number of employees. More information below.

 
1. SAP

 

Employees in Germany: 22,000 | Headquarters in Germany: Walldorf | Fastest growing knowledge and skills: C#, Linux, MySQL | Fields of activity with the most new entries: Engineering, IT, sales | This might surprise you: Many SAP employees value self-organized work. They enjoy working time and place of trust for maximum flexibility.

 
2. Daimler

Daimler includes Mercedes-Benz, among others.

Employees in Germany: 174,700 | Headquarters in Germany: Stuttgart | Highest-growth knowledge and skills: SPSS, LaTeX, SQL | Fields of activity with themost new entries: Engineering, operations, program and project management. You might be surprised: Daimler believes that it offers so many different professional fields that it would be possible to do a different job every week for a whole career without doing the same thing twice.

 
3. Siemens

Siemens Healthineers is one of the companies belonging to Siemens.

Employees in Germany: 117,000 | Headquarters in Germany: Munich | Highest growth knowledge and skills: Cloud Computing, SQL, HTML | Areas of activity with themost new entries: Engineering, operations, IT | That could surprise you: Siemens promotes a strong ownership culture through employee stock programs. Around 300,000 Siemens employees worldwide are also shareholders in the company.

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4. Zalando

Employees worldwide: more than 15,000 | Headquartered in Germany: Berlin | Fastest growing knowledge and skills: MongoDB, Data Mining, Machine Learning | Areas of activity with the most new entrants: Engineering, operations, IT. You might be surprised: Once a month the Zalando board members face the employees in an "Ask us Anything". There, they will be available to answer any questions the team may have about the topics they are currently working on.

 
5. Deutschen Telekom

Deutsche Telekom owns T-Systems, among others.

Employees in Germany: 101,900 | Headquarters in Germany: Bonn | Highest-growth knowledge and skills: Data Analysis, Analytical Skills, IT Mgmt | Areas of Activity with the Most Newcomers: Information technology, sales, engineering. You might be surprised: If you also want to stay fit in the office, you can sit at your desk and train at the same time at Deutsche Telekom via desk bike.

 
6. McKinsey & Company

Employees in Germany: 2900 | Headquarters in Germany: Düsseldorf | Highest growth knowledge and skills: Python, C++, Adobe Photoshop | Fields of activity with the most new entries: Management consultancy | You might be surprised about that: A question like "What are your weaknesses?" candidates never hear in an interview at McKinsey. Instead, they solve problems from consulting practice and thus demonstrate their analytical skills.

 
7. BMW Group

Employees in Germany: 92,300 | Headquarters in Germany: Munich | Highest growth knowledge and skills: Python, Databases, Machine Learning | Fields of activity with themost new entries: Operation, engineering, IT. You might be surprised: At BMW it is a tradition that all newcomers work for two weeks in car production. This gives every employee an impression of what constitutes the core of the company.

 
8. Deutschen Bank

Employees in Germany: 41,700 | Headquarters in Germany: Frankfurt am Main | Highest-growth knowledge and skills: Python, Matlab, R (programming language) | Fields of activity with the most new entries: Finance, business development, IT. You might be surprised: With the Digitalfabrik, Deutsche Bank operates an agile research center in Frankfurt, where the banking products of the future are developed together with Fintechs and MIT.

 
9. Boston Consulting Group

Employees worldwide: 16,000 | Headquarters in Germany: Munich | Highest growth rates in knowledge and skills: Linux, HTML, Adobe Photoshop | Fields of activity with the most new entries: Research, consulting, administration | You might be surprised: In order to make new contacts, current and former employees have access to a company-owned alumni network, which currently has around 20,000 members.

 
10. Amazon

Amazon includes Amazon Web Services and Audible.

Employees in Germany: more than 18,000 | Headquarters in Germany: Munich | Highest-growth knowledge and skills: Solution Architecture, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloud Computing | Fields of Activity with theMost New Entries: Operation, sales, engineering. You might be surprised: Suits or pencil skirts are not a must in job interviews: Amazon wants to get to know candidates exactly as they would be in everyday working life.

 
11. adidas

adidas includes Reebok, among others.

Employees in Germany: 7800 | Headquarters in Germany: Herzogenaurach | Fastest growing knowledge and skills: Java, online advertising, Mgmt Consulting | Areas of activity with themost new entries: Marketing, engineering, IT. You might be surprised: To welcome all new employees a common training unit is necessary. And in between it can happen that athletes like Lionel Messi or Julian Draxler come to visit - and play a game of football tennis with the employees.

 
12. Volkswagen Konzern

The Volkswagen Group includes Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, Porsche, Seat, Traton and MAN.

 

Employees in Germany: 287,500 | Headquarters in Germany: Wolfsburg | Highest-growth knowledge and skills: LaTeX, Python, C# | Activities with themost new entries: Engineering, operations, IT. You might be surprised: In addition to engineers and software specialists, experts from the gaming industry also work for Volkswagen: VR developers develop virtual vehicle tests in the Virtual Engineering Lab.

 
13. Salesforce

Employees in Germany: more than 1000 | Headquarters in Germany: Munich | Highest growth knowledge and skills: IT Service Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAP Applications | Areas of Activity with the Most New Activities: Sales, engineering, business development. You might be surprised: All employees receive seven days off a year for social commitment.

 
14. Alphabet

Alphabet includes Google and Youtube, among others.

Employees in Germany: more than 1400 | Headquarters in Germany: Hamburg | Highest-growth knowledge and skills: Virtualization, pre-sales, cloud computing | Areas of activity with the most new entrants: Engineering, sales, marketing. You might be surprised: All German Google offices have their own fitness studios where courses such as yoga or meditation are offered.

 
15. Bayer

Bayer owns, among others, Monsanto.

Employees in Germany: 31,600 | Headquarters in Germany:Leverkusen | Fastest growing knowledge and skills: Matlab, R (programming language), quality assurance | Activities with the most new entrants: Research, operations, engineering | That could surprise you: For more than 100 years, Bayer has had its own wine cellar for its employees, which is also open to outsiders.

 
16. PwC

Employees in Germany: 11,100 | Headquarters in Germany: Frankfurt am Main | Highest-growth knowledge and skills: Python, Salesforce.com, Operations Mgmt | Activities with themost new entrants: Mgmt consulting, finance, accounting | That could surprise you: PwC Germany promotes the further training of its employees. There is a promotion budget and exam leave for professional examinations.

 
17. EY (Ernst & Young)

Employees in Germany:10,700 | Headquarters in Germany: Stuttgart | Highest growth knowledge and skills: Matlab, Adobe Photoshop, Procurement | Activities with themost new acquisitions: Business consulting, accounting, finance. You might be surprised: EY offers its employees important information in the form of a tutorial: via webcast, they can find out, for example, about flexible working hours or the compatibility of care and career.

 
18. Bosch

Employees in Germany: 139,500 | Headquarters in Germany: Stuttgart | Highest growth knowledge and skills: Adobe Photoshop, home appliances, LaTeX | Activities with themost new entrants: Engineering, operations, IT. You might be surprised: In the Bosch Pension Fund, the Group manages the retirement benefits of its associates. The fund regularly receives awards from specialist juries.

 
19. Lufthansa Group

The Lufthansa Group includes Eurowings, among others.

Employees in Germany: 72,000 | Headquarters in Germany: Cologne | Highest growth knowledge and skills: SPSS, Python, C++ | Fields of activity with themost new entries: Operation, IT, engineering. You might be surprised: Under certain conditions, employees and their relatives can buy discounted private airline tickets. Exclusively for employees, there was also a limited edition crane sneaker from adidas in 2018.

 
20. Merck

Employees in Germany: 13,500 | Headquarters in Germany: Darmstadt | Highest-growth knowledge and skills: Data analysis, recruiting, science | Fields of activity with themost new entries: Research, IT, business development. You might be surprised: Merck honors scientists with a newly announced research award. The prize, endowed with up to one million euros, goes to researchers who enable innovations for the future of mankind in the categories of health, nutrition and energy.

 
21. Commerzbank

Employees in Germany: 36,000 | Headquarters in Germany: Frankfurt am Main | Highest-growth knowledge and skills: Python, R (programming language), market research | Areas of activity with themost new entrants: Finance, business development, engineering. You might be surprised: In the #myfail format of Commerzbank, employees report on their professional defeats and mistakes. It's not about judging someone, it's about learning from those experiences.

 
22. Roland Berger

Employees worldwide: 2400 | Headquarters in Germany: Munich | Highest growth knowledge and skills: Stata, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), SAP applications | Areas of activity with themost new entries: Business consulting, finance, human resources. You might be surprised:After a maximum of three years with the company, employees can complete a Master's or MBA at a renowned business school with financial support from Roland Berger. In return they are released from work.

 
23. Deloitte

Employees in Germany: 8000 | Headquarters in Germany: Munich | Highest growth knowledge and skills: Innovation Management, Adobe Photoshop, HTML | Activities with themost new entries: Business consulting, finance, accounting. You might be surprised: The company has had good experiences with employee referral programs. Around 400 new colleagues were recruited in 2018 on the basis of personal recommendations from Deloitte employees.

 
24. Continental

Employees in Germany: more than 60,000 | Headquarters in Germany: Hanover Highest-growth knowledge and skills: VHDL, SolidWorks, Eclipse | Fields of Activity with theMost New Entries: Engineering, operations, IT. You might be surprised: Most people are likely to associate car tires with Continental first. The company is also working on topics such as electric mobility, networking and automated driving.

 
25. Accenture

Employees in Germany: 8000 | Headquarters in Germany: Kronberg im Taunus | Highest growth knowledge and skills:Online advertising, social media marketing, Adobe Photoshop | Fields of activity with themost new entries: IT, business development, consulting. You might be surprised: Accenture does not focus primarily on qualifications, especially for career starters. More interesting for the company are social and communicative skills, team competence and a great interest in the respective profession.

 

Share the entire list and your thoughts about the Top Companies 2019 with the hashtag #LinkedInTopCompanies.

 

Methodology

LinkedIn's company ranking looks at four areas: Interest in the company, interaction with the company's employees, demand for job offers and employee retention. For the interest in the company, the totality of the new followers of the LinkedIn company page is counted who are not employees of the company concerned. For the interaction with the company's employees, the number of non-employees who view the profiles of the company's employees is determined. For the demand for job offers, the rate of calls of job advertisements and applications for job offers of the company is calculated. Both paid and free job advertisements on LinkedIn are included. For employee retention, information on the LinkedIn member profiles is used to determine how many employees are still working for the company at least one year after taking up their positions.

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Only companies with at least 500 employees (as of 1 February) who (according to data from LinkedIn Talent Insights) have recorded neutral or positive personnel development in the last 12 months are taken into account. Only parent companies are included in the ranking. Majority-owned subsidiaries and their data are included in the parent's comprehensive income. All data are normalised on the basis of the size of the enterprise. The data and insights were collected between 1 February 2018 and 31 January 2019. In order to protect members' personal information, all data is aggregated and anonymised.

 

Personnel and recruiting agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and state-owned companies are excluded. LinkedIn itself and Microsoft as the parent company of LinkedIn are also not included in any LinkedIn lists.

 

Business insights

The company insights are derived from LinkedIn Talent Insights data and include the respective majority owned parent companies and related subsidiaries. The data reflects the aggregated public member data of active LinkedIn profiles in the respective country and includes the profiles of full-time employees who are associated with the respective parent companies and majority-owned subsidiaries. We exclude members who are identifiable as part-time employees or freelancers. The number of employees was provided by the companies themselves. The company insights refer to a period of twelve months, retrospectively from February 2019.

 

Autoren:Ben HartlmaierMatthias HuberJakob Schulz und Sara WeberRedaktion:Sandrine ChauvinTitelbild: Getty Images / Maskot