How many times have you left a job and said, ‘That was a great place to work!’, probably not very often since the best places to work are the ones you likely won’t leave easily. From time to time though, sometimes circumstances arise that force you to leave a company you love. The reasons are often for an offer you can’t refuse, maternity leave, retirement, etc.
I’d like to think that in today’s world, there’s a lot more companies that are truly considered as great places to work. Within the last 2 years alone there’s been a considerable amount of growth that’s taken place in terms of how companies are run. The people first approach is winning out, and remote-first and hybrid companies are paving the way towards building healthy working environments.
This depends on who you ask, but today, a great place to work is one that offers their employees both flexibilty and autonomy in when and where they decide to work. Besides this, a great company to work for is one with a people first approach to management, and one that trusts and respects their employees.
“The root of the tree is trust. You can’t have engaged employees if they don’t feel trusted. The key to a person feeling trusted is that they are treated with respect, they feel their leaders are credible, and they’re treated fairly. That’s what our research has shown us.”
― Michael Bush, Great Place to Work CEO
Of course, no one wants to work for free, and salary is a huge part of what fuels people in their job, but it’s definitely not what keeps them there forever anymore.
“The secret to happy workplaces isn’t spending more money. It’s about creating the conditions that allow employees to do their best work.”
― Ron Friedman, The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace
Without further ado, here are some of the top companies to work for across the world.
Grover is Europe’s market leader in technology rentals, enabling people to subscribe to tech products monthly instead of buying them.
Holidu is one of the fastest-growing travel tech companies worldwide.
Personio is the all-in-one HR software for small and medium-sized companies. With offices in Munich, Madrid, London, Dublin, and Amsterdam.
Kenjo is an innovative HR platform, perfect for HR administration, recruiting and employee development.
The quick-hit nonfiction learning app that's made in Berlin! Blinkist is rapidly growing and hiring staff across Europe for their many remote roles.
Tools for teams, from startup to enterprise: Atlassian provides tools to help every team unleash their full potential.
'Where' is a more social way for hybrid teams to schedule their days in the office and see where everyone's working from.... right inside Slack!
Canva is a graphics design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and visual content.
Dovetail is a cloud-based user research and customer feedback software for the analysis, organisation, collaboration and storage of data.
Rezdy is the world’s leading independent SaaS booking and distribution platform for tours and activities.
Paddle is the revenue delivery platform for a growth-ready future. At Paddle, employees are encouraged to work in the way that is best for them; whether that’s coming into the office, working from home or a combination of the two.
Citymapper is ultimate transport app and technology for mobility in cities.
Monzo is a digital-only bank platform and marketplace that allows customers to access a range of products and services.
Reachdesk is a direct mail and corporate gifting software platform for B2B companies.
Revolut is a financial services company that specializes in mobile banking, card payments, money remittance, and foreign exchange.
TravelPerk is the next-generation business travel platform pioneering the future of business travel.
Cabify, a company adhered to the UN Global Compact since 2018, connects private users and companies with the forms of transport that best suit their needs.
Typeform turns average forms & surveys into a powerful brand communication tool for your business.
Livestorm is the end-to-end video engagement platform enabling organizations to create on-demand, live, or pre-recorded events at scale—from your browser.
PlayPlay is the online video creation solution that lets anyone on your team turn any message into a compelling video.
Beam provides urban residents the opportunity to take ownership of their personal transportation options.
Volopay is a Fin-tech startup that aims at making expense reports digital, fast, inclusive, and safe.
Yojee Limited (ASX: YOJ), is a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) logistics platform that facilitates the flow of freight movements into a single ecosystem.