Top 5 Companies to Work for in Singapore 2019: Best Employee Welfare
The final in our series of the best companies to work for in Singapore in 2019. So far we’ve established the best companies to go for if you’re looking for a hefty pay package, and where to seek employment if you’re looking to improve your work-life balance. Now we will explore the best companies to work for in Singapore if you are looking for amazing employee welfare.
Your workplace is your second home, so it’s important that your employer values your welfare as well as your workload. These companies all come out on top when it comes to offering their staff unparalleled services, benefits, and schemes that enhance and protect their wellbeing and happiness.
Using the HR Asia Awards 2019 Singapore Edition and reviews from real employees in Glassdoor, we bring you the best companies for employee welfare in Singapore in 2019.
Mondelez Singapore Amea Pte Ltd is the company behind some of the world’s most iconic snacks, including Oreo, Milka, Cadbury, and belVita. Employing over 10,000 people worldwide and with an enormous global turnover, the company needs to keep its employees happy to maintain their epic growth.
As a Mondelez employee, you’ll enjoy summer and Christmas hours: periods of the year where you are able to finish at lunchtime every Friday or take every other Friday off. You’ll also benefit from flexible working hours, with core hours from 10 am to 4 pm and flexibility either side. Maternity and sick pay are excellent and the pension scheme is strong, allowing you the time and money to enjoy the important stages of your life without work or financial stress.
You’ll also enjoy free Mondelez products, private health insurance and an impressive 27 days annual leave.
An electronics company that spans the entire planet, Avnet Asia Pte Ltd works hard to nurture talent amongst its employees.
In particular, they want to develop creativity and entrepreneurialism, skills that will stand any employee in good stead within Avnet or in any other area of their life. Good performance is rewarded generously, earning recognition from employees for the company’s generous and caring nature.
President Frederick Fu believes that through employee development, company performance will remain superior and sustained.
Over on Glassdoor, this translates to outstanding reviews for their employee benefits and welfare packages. As well as health insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, and dental insurance, Avnet will help with your pension, offer you shares and help with childcare costs. Offering the chance to work from home as well as time off for all of life’s major stages including family medical leave, maternity and paternity leave, and military leave, employees really do come first. There is even a bike to work scheme and season ticket loan scheme taking the stress out of getting to work safely.
Avnet is a diverse employer that offers superior training, professional development and apprenticeships to make life at work as happy as possible.
A relatively small company, Adventus Singapore Pte Ltd employs only 200 people and is in the field of ICT solutions and services. The cornerstone of their business is “cohesiveness” and this can be seen in everything they do.
Employees feel valued, and their creativity and innovativeness are recognised. If you’re reading this as an ICT employee, it might be time to make the switch to this competitive and dynamic company.
Adventus set themselves out as different from the off, and believe that there is a smarter way of doing business. What this means for employees is limitless snacks in the office, use of taxi services to attend meetings and other fantastic perks that make employees’ days run that bit more smoothly.
Mundipharma Singapore Holdings PTE Ltd, the only pharmaceutical company, to make our list, trumping its competitors with its visionary approach and pioneering spirit. As you would expect from a company that puts patients at the heart of every decision, employee welfare is also paramount.
Employees at Mundipharma Singapore feel recognised, valued and part of something bigger than themselves. The benefits are excellent and despite the fast-paced working environment, employees feel happy and respected.
The benefits package allows employees to tailor it to their lifestyle and needs, fantastic when you consider the breadth of people employed by this pharma giant. If you’re looking for an employer who really takes care, Mundipharma is a great prospect.
Watsons Personal Care Stores PTE Ltd is one of the most recognisable shopfronts in all of Asia, with their health and beauty care chain spanning most of the countries in the continent. With up to 1000 employees and a £100 million per year revenue, Watsons needs to be putting its staff first if it wants to continue to see this kind of growth.
Fortunately, that appears to be the case. Good welfare is cited as one of the main reasons to work at Watsons according to employees on Glassdoor. As well as excellent training and bonus schemes, the company offers competitive holiday packages, healthcare schemes and discounts as well as highly paid overtime.
Whether it’s caring for employees’ health, offering a good work-life balance, showing leniency and compassion when tough times hit or simply appreciating their talents, these employers work hard to guarantee the welfare of their staff. Now you know what the gold standard looks like, consider switching to a company that is going to take better care of you, or use this information to lobby your present employer and improve your welfare at work and beyond.