On January 23rd, Vorkers, which runs the company review site of the same name, published its 2019 Rewarding Companies Ranking.
The ranking is based on contributions from current and former employees, who evaluated their companies on certain points. These contributions were gathered by Vorkers and turned into a ranking based on how rewarded employees felt.
Companies were evaluated on 8 factors – treatment of employees, employee morale, openness and trust, teamwork, potential for career growth in one’s 20s, long term cultivation of employees, compliance with laws, and fair evaluations of staff.
This year’s Rewarding Companies survey was the sixth conducted in total. Google Japan came in 1st place, followed by Salesforce.com in 2nd, and Mitsui Fudosan in 3rd.
As for why Google was ranked 1st, comments were posted about the company’s “openness and trust, and a flat organizational structure,” as well as “a culture that respects every employee’s background, individuality, and ideas.”
There were also comments about 2nd place ranker Salesforce.com regarding its “cooperative atmosphere” and “an environment where one can always get career advice,” which were appealing points for many.
Mitsui Fudosan, which came in 3rd place, had many praising its various job opportunities and generous investment in its staff, as well as its extremely good work life balance.
In order, the following companies ranked 4th place and below: Boston Consulting Group, Link and Motivation, Uzabase, Suntory Holdings, Cisco Systems, Prudential Life Insurance, and Itochu Corporation.
The ranking results show a clear trend towards foreign companies being highly ranked. For those who are currently job hunting, the above ranking may be useful when finding your next company.