The 10 best large and small companies to work for in Australia

24 September 2019 Consultancy.com.au

A new survey of employees and human resource professionals has identified the ten best large and small companies to work for in Australia.

Australia is home to thousands of companies, and in their battle for recruiting the brightest talent and keeping their top performers on board, they all seek to stand out in employership. In its annual 'Great Place to Work' study, the researchers take a detailed look at what employees have to say about the HR practices and culture at their company, and based on the assessment they crafted a list of Australia’s top employers.

The study is based on two main dimensions of good employership. The first looks at how companies are organising their human resources function and the support they are providing employees. This ranges from ensuring employees are seamlessly onboarded into their role, providing rich learning & development opportunities, supporting individuals with their career goals, and making sure that a great culture is in place that foster teamwork, inspiration, collaboration and shared goal seeking. 

10 best companies to work for in Australia

The second dimension looks at how employees rate their own employers on classical satisfaction aspects such as quality of leadership, how fun it is to work at the company, compensation & benefits, growth opportunities, contributing to purpose and more.

An overview of the 10 best large and small companies to work for in Australia: 

Australia’s top 10 large employers

Company size: 1,000+ employees

Salesforce
Industry: Information Technology
Headquarter: US
Employees: 1,473

Cisco Systems
Industry: Information Technology
Headquarter: US
Employees: 1,288

Hilton
Industry: Hospitality
Headquarter: US
Employees: 1,849

MECCA Brands
Industry: Retail
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 2,873

Mars
Industry: Manufacturing & Production
Headquarter: US
Employees: 2,085

REA Group
Industry: Media – Radio, Television and Online
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 1,207

SAP
Industry: Information Technology
Headquarter: Germany
Employees: 1,511

Service NSW
Industry: Government
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 2,629

Atlassian
Industry: Information Technology/Software
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 1,293

Campbell Arnott’s
Industry: Manufacturing & Production
Headquarter: US
Employees: 2,110

Australia’s top 10 mid-sized employers

Company size: 100 – 999 employees

Stryker
Industry: Healthcare
Headquarter: US
Employees: 558

Canva
Industry: Information Technology/Software
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 367

Intuit
Industry: Information Technology/Software
Headquarter: US
Employees: 174

OMD
Industry: Advertising, Marketing and Communications
Headquarter: US
Employees: 454

AbbVie
Industry: Pharmaceutical
Headquarter: US
Employees: 343

Adobe
Industry: Information Technology/Software
Headquarter: US
Employees: 425

Envato
Industry: Online Internet Services
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 318

Optiver
Industry: Financial Services/Banking and Finance
Headquarter: Netherlands
Employees: 287

Nous Group
Industry: Management Consulting
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 350

Richard Crookes Constructions
Industry: Construction
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 590

Australia’s top 10 small employers

Company size: <100 employees

Avenue Dental
Industry: Healthcare
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 65

LogMeIn
Industry: Information Technology/Software
Headquarter: USA
Employees: 66

Insentra
Industry: Information Technology/IT Consulting
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 63

Amicus
Industry: Professional Services/Consulting and Management
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 75

Cobild
Industry: Construction
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 82

SC Johnson & Son
Industry: Manufacturing & Production
Headquarter: US
Employees: 47

Versa
Industry: Advertising, Marketing and Communications
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 51

Altis Consulting
Industry: Information Technology
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 93

Beaumont People
Industry: Professional Services/Staffing and Recruitment
Headquarter: Australia
Employees: 40

Morgan McKinley
Industry: Professional Services/Staffing and Recruitment
Headquarter: Ireland
Employees: 50


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