Software company SAP is the best place to work in Germany for 2017 with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, according to a report by job search website Glassdoor released on Wednesday.
The tech firm based in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, was described as an “great employer with many social benefits” by one employee, and it beat out last year’s winner, semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies, which fell to 11th place in the new rankings.
Coming in second was athletic apparel retailer Adidas with a rating of 4.3 stars, followed by engineering firm Robert Bosch at 4.2 stars.
Glassdoor also rated businesses in the United States, the UK, Canada and France, basing the rankings on anonymous feedback submissions from more than 2.1 million employees.
Employees were also asked about the advantages and disadvantages of working in each company, and whether they would recommend their employer to a friend.
In Germany, international professional services firms Deloitte and Accenture came in at fourth and fifth place respectively. Automotive company Daimler placed sixth, while BMW came in at number ten.
Shopping chains Kaufland and DM also made it into the top ten at seventh and eighth place, ahead of financial services firm Allianz at number nine.
The companies holding the last places on the top 25 list were Amazon.com at 24th and Deutsche Telekom at 25th.
And despite battling a scandal over revelations that the company sold millions of cars with emissions test cheating software, Volkswagen managed to be rated among the top 20 places to work at number 15. The review highlighted by Glassdoor stated simply: “best employer ever”.
Six of the top 25 were not headquartered in Germany - including Deloitte and Accenture in the top five. Roughly half of the firms were based in the southern states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, including the top three picks.
Only two companies had headquarters in the capital Berlin - Deutsche Bahn and Siemens - with Siemens also having a headquarters in Munich.