The ten best companies to work for in Singapore

09 January 2020 2 min. read
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What are Singapore’s best companies to work for? New analysis among employee reviews has revealed the ten companies that excel the most in people management. The ranking of top employers is topped by technology giant Google, followed by social media brand Facebook, oil company Shell and technology and cloud leader Amazon. 

In its yearly analysis, researchers from recruitment and review site Glassdoor analysed thousands of employee reviews for hundreds of companies operating in Singapore, and using an overall rating, they compiled a list of the country’s top employers. Employee reviews span a host of workplace factors, including the attractiveness of the job, corporate culture, the quality of leadership, working conditions, compensation & benefits, work-life balance and career opportunities.

The 25 best companies to work for in Singapore:

1. Google

Sector: Internet
Founded: 1998
Head office: Mountain View, US
Main rivals: Microsoft, Apple, Facebook
Average employee score: 4.5

2. Facebook

Sector: Internet
Founded: 2004
Head office: Menlo Park, US
Average employee score: 4.4

3. Shell

Sector: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Founded: 1907
Head office: Houston, US
Main rivals: ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron
Average employee score: 4.3

4. Amazon

Sector: Internet
Founded: 1994
Head office: Seattle, US
Average employee score: 4.3

5. Microsoft

Sector: Computer Hardware & Software
Founded: 1975
Head office: Redmond, US
Main rivals: Google, Amazon, Apple
Average employee score: 4.3

 6. Visa

Sector: Financial Services
Founded: 1958
Head office: Foster City, US
Main rivals: American Express, Mastercard, Discover
Average employee score: 4.2

7. AIA

Sector: Insurance Operators
Founded: 1931
Head office: Singapore
Average employee score: 4.2

8. HubSpot

Sector: Computer Hardware & Software
Founded: 2006
Head office: Singapore
Average employee score: 4.2

9. J.P. Morgan

Sector: Investment Banking & Asset Management
Founded: 1799
Head office: New York, US
Average employee score: 4.2

10. HP

Sector: Computer Hardware & Software
Founded: 1939
Head office: Palo Alto, US
Average employee score: 4.2

According to Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at Glassdoor and main author of the study; “People care deeply about where they work and a growing body of research shows companies with outstanding cultures not only have a clear competitive advantage to attract talent, but they also often lead their peers in terms of financial performance. Employee culture is one of the smartest long-term investments companies can make.” 

This year, Glassdoor conducted its Best Places to Work in 2020 study in nine countries: the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Singapore.