What Exactly is the Best Company to Work for in Singapore?
For Singaporeans, whether they’re looking for their first job as a fresh grad or seeking a mid-career change of scene, choosing the right company is extremely important.
But what does the right company look like? They offer interesting roles, generous salaries, impressive benefits packages and a good work-life balance. They take a holistic approach to work, with a focus on employee welfare, independence and creative stimulation. All this combines to create great job satisfaction amongst employees.
And with Singaporeans working an average of 44.9 hours weekly, job satisfaction is a very important requirement for Singaporeans looking for their next career move. Here we run down some of the best companies to work for in Singapore for 2019.
Not only one of the biggest and most well-recognised names in the world but also one of the best employers for Singaporeans in 2019.
Employees cite the diverse and inclusive working environment, the freedom to be creative, move about the office without being micro-managed and work according to your own needs and style. The high-achievers that Google employs value the challenges they face at work each day, and love nothing more than overcoming them using innovation and bravery. Workers mention the excellent and transparent management team and lack of work stress as well as the superior work-life balance they have experienced at Google.
As you would expect with a company of this size, the benefits and healthcare options are excellent.
The other major plus that Google holds over many other employers in Singapore is the free food on offer. So if you like a substantial lunch or a delicious snack to help you work, this is the employer for you.
The first of two aviation-related businesses in our countdown, Singapore Airlines receives impressive reviews from employees current and past, making it one of Singapore’s top employers for Singaporeans.
The number one standout that workers love is the family atmosphere adopted between friendly employees. As most of us spend more time with our colleagues than our families, it makes sense that those relationships make a big difference to the way we feel about our jobs.
Another huge plus of working for Singapore Airlines is the wonderful training that staff are fortunate to get. Not only does this help them perform their day to day jobs with skill and flair, but means they are highly employable when they are looking to move on.
The impressive benefits scheme on offer at Singapore Airlines, of course, includes discounted flights, so when your annual leave rolls around you could be jetting off somewhere fabulous for a fraction of the price.
This global company employs over 10,000 people worldwide, earning more than £10 billion per year. The Singaporean staff have only good things to say about the brand, culture and values.
A family-friendly business with an open and approachable management team is exactly what you would imagine from the company. Their mission is to create happiness, and luckily this extends to their staff. They value integrity, innovation and hard work, so considerate and dedicated employees will really find their niche here.
Work-life balance is commendable at Disney and staff feel fairly treated and their successes do not go unrecognised. Employees value the opportunity to work for such a prestigious global brand without leaving Singapore and feel passionate about the Disney brand for that reason. It is a hub of creativity for those with skills to offer in the animation and product development field.
Employees really rate the compensation package, loving the fun freebies including park tickets and exciting company events.
J.P. Morgan is a global giant which began life in New York City back in 1799. It now employs over 10,000 people and makes between £5 and £10 billion per year. Within or outside the investment banking niche, it is a global player with many accolades to its name.
They include top CEOs of 2018 according to Glassdoor for Jamie Dimon and being named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies. In addition, the giant ranks highly as a diverse and inclusive employer for women, people of every race and people with disabilities.
This inclusivity is one great reason why J.P. Morgan is one of the top employers in Singapore. Another is their devotion to tackling the world’s ongoing climate crisis and being a corporate force for good.
Employees of J.P. Morgan love the job security, training opportunities and excellent pay. They appreciate the opportunity to work flexibly and the resulting feeling of a good work-life balance that they enjoy. The highly-talented team are great to bounce ideas off, so innovation and creativity are part of every day working life at J.P. Morgan.
Changi Airport was ranked Singapore’s most desired employer in 2018 by recruitment agency Randstad. This is the second time the company nabbed the top spot, after first winning the accolade in 2016.
Country Director at Randstad, Jaya Dass commended Changi Airport on their commitment to delivering a consistent employer brand that attracts the very best talent in Singapore. She cites the key to achieving this as agility, flexibility and focus on digital innovation.
The daily experience of the humble employee is of impeccable work-life balance, a lively and inclusive working environment and good remuneration packages with a flexible benefits scheme.
In Singapore, there’s no need to remain in a dead-end job where no one appreciates you and you spend all your time working for no reward. Instead, switch to one of these top companies and watch your job satisfaction skyrocket.