Global workplace research and consulting firm, Great Place to Work Australia, has released the 2020 edition of its much-anticipated annual publication, 50 Best Places to Work. The report is based on research conducted by surveys and evaluation of a company’s policies and procedures.
While the report always provides fascinating insights into what makes a company great to work for, this year’s report is especially interesting, given the disruption to all industries due to COVID-19. The organisations in this report have continued to demonstrate excellent leadership and care for their employees in the most trying of times.
The report is sectioned into three different categories based on size: 1,000 or more employees, 100– 999 employees, and 100 or fewer employees.
The average company with over 1,000 employees is around 35 years old, with majority being in the public sector (80%), and 20% private. Around 90% off staff are employed on a full-time basis. Revenue growth for these smaller companies is 36%.
With a staff of 1,330, first place goes to worldwide technology leader Cisco Systems Australia, who develop tech equipment for consumers and other businesses. Cisco takes pride in a culture that promotes and encourages personal and professional development.
Here are the top 5 for companies with 1,000 or more employees:
- Cisco Systems Australia (IT)
- Salesforce (IT/software)
- SAP Australia (IT/software)
- MARS Australia (manufacturing and production)
- DHL express (transport and logistics)
The average company with 100–999 employees is around 23 years old. 72% of them are in the private sector, 24% public and 4% are not-for-profit. Around 85% off staff are employed on a full-time basis. Revenue growth for these mid-sized companies is 47%, and job growth is 15%.
First place goes to multi-service IT provider, Interactive — Australia’s largest privately owned IT company. The report says that during COVID-19, Interactive were dedicated to replicating people’s experiences in a physical office in a way that translates to remote working.
Here are the top 5 for companies with 100–999 employees:
- Interactive (IT)
- AbbVie (biotechnology and pharmaceuticals)
- Canva (IT/software)
- SafetyCulture (IT/software)
- BPAY Group (financial services/banking and finance)
100 or fewer employees
The average company with fewer than 100 employees is around 21 years old — 80% of these are in the private sector and around 85% off staff are employed on a full-time basis. Revenue growth for these smaller companies is a whopping 71%.
The top spot went to SC Johnson & Son, an American company with an Australian team of just 54 people. Their mission is ‘to develop and market products that are environmentally sound and do not endanger the health and safety of consumers and users’.
Here are the top 5 companies with 100 or fewer employees:
- SC Johnson & Son (manufacturing and production)
- Insentra (IT/IT consulting)
- Morgan McKinley (professional services/staffing and recruitment)
- Beaumont People (professional services/staffing and recruitment)
- LogMeIn Australia (IT/software)
You can view the full top 100 here or download the full report.