The Best Companies to Work For In Australia
The Best Companies to Work For In Australia
[updated 22nd of February, 2023]
Jobseekers can take their pick in this employment market, so here’s the best companies to work for in Australia.
Are you on the hunt for a new job?
You might be surprised to learn that it’s a jobseeker’s market out there at the moment. The low unemployment rate combined with a rise in jobs means that companies are clamoring to find staff.
In September of 2022 there were 15.5% more job ads on Seek than the previous September. As the demand for employees grows and the unemployment rate shrinks it’s getting harder for companies to fill vacancies.
After the lockdowns and pandemic, people are getting pickier about where and how they work. It’s become obvious that work life balance, employee benefits and flexibility are more important than ever to workers. And many companies are trying to improve their offerings to prospective employees. From flexible working schedules to birthday leave, there are all kinds of incentives that companies are offering.
Check out some of the best companies to work for in Australia before you start your job search!
This study of almost 10,000 Aussie workers by Randstad ranks companies based on their reputation, job security, work-life balance, culture, opportunities and financial attractiveness.
Apple is probably one of the most well-known companies for employee perks. In Australia the long list of bonuses includes free counselling services, additional healthcare support and services, professional development programs, paid parental leave and extended return to work programs for new parents.
One of the biggest perks though is the staff discount. Any iPhone or MacBook Air owner knows how expensive Apple products can be, which is why Apple employees love their discounts. Several current and former Apple employees cited discounts as one of their favourite perks when working for Apple.
Aviation is the most attractive sector to work for in the country, according to 46% of Australians, as workers believe the sector leads for training, interesting job content and working atmosphere.
Virgin Australia is popular employer on the list, and we can see why, with employee benefits including heavily discounted airfares for employees and their families, six weeks paid annual leave a year and a yearly free travel credit of up to $1000.
In addition to joining iconic companies, Aussies love to travel and working for an airline offers not only the opportunity to travel the world, but also financial compensation and real opportunities for career development at Qantas.
Qantas is known for their top tier professional development programs, from in-house management programs and accredited training to scholarships for study and a Womens leadership development program, they are pushing to be the best for aviation PD programs.
Competitive Foods Australia (Hungry Jack’s, KFC)
KFC and Hungry Jacks are surprisingly amongst the top 10 best places to work. This comes from the accessibility for young jobseekers to get a head start in the job market. These brands also have great professional development programs. And their staff discount is considerable for some brands, employees can get up to 50% off. That’s a big discount.
Australian Broadcasting Commission
At the ABC, employees love the fact that management are open to flexibility when it comes to relocation. For families or young adults that require this – an organisation like the ABC with offices right across the country is perfect!
ABC employees also enjoy flexible working conditions, competitive salaries and the opportunity to salary sacrifice.
Wesfarmers (Coles, Kmart, Bunnings etc)
The average salary for Kmart Australia employees is $65,000 per year. Wesfarmers group also highly values the ability to assist and employ those with a disability who may have been previously unable to find gainful employment.
And those not at the frontline of retail for the company, flexible working conditions including working from home are nice perks.
University of New South Wales
According to employees at UNSW, the jobs are great with flexible hours and competitive pay rates. Among the many benefits of working there are health and well-being programs, 17% superannuation contributions, leave loading and salary sacrificing.
The institution is a place that respects, encourages and cultivates vision, high standard and quality of education and protects and enables the right to equal access for all students and employees.
JB Hi-Fi has been ranked one of Australia’s best company for promoting charitable generosity among its staff – something that is only growing in popularity among Australians in social responsibility.
They also provide a staff discount, competitive sales incentives, an employee assistance program and paid parental leave.
Australia Post have become more innovative in recent years and have taken on-board the need for them to stay relevant in a changing business climate. Staff without necessary skills are being retrained – instead of replaced and the continuous professional development see’s Australia Posts one of the top employers.
“The people, culture and offices are all first rate. I was always encouraged and supported by my colleagues and there is an emphasis on work life balance.”
Cabrini Health Limited
Working at Cabrini Health gives employees lots of benefits, which is why they made the list at number 10. This includes work flexibility, employee assistance programs, staff discounts and free GP services.
In today’s employment market it’s you, the employee who has the power, so use it to find yourself the best possible job for you.
Look to their employee benefits, figure out what kinds of perks you need to be happy in your role. And find yourself the best possible position for you!
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