Best Companies to Work For
Come on, it’s not just the best place to work in Australia—it’s the best place to work on the entire planet. One of the main reasons? When Google succeeds, its employees succeed. In addition to a unique corporate culture of perks (think free daily lunches), fun and reward for its staff, Google boasts unparalleled facilities and conditions that make it one of the best environments to work in.
An ever bigger perk? Top notch salaries and bragging rights for working at the coolest company in the world—and one that values its employees above all else. On Google’s website, the company says, “Appreciation is the best motivation, so we’ve created a fun and inspiring workspace you’ll be glad to be a part of, including on-site doctor; massage and yoga; professional development opportunities; shoreline running trails; and plenty of snacks to get you through the day.”
2. Coca-Cola South Pacific
As one of the world’s most recognizable brands, you’ve got to give your employees perks—and Coke sure does. Aside from having access to all the Coke you could ever drink, Coca Cola holds meetings in some of the best properties on the planet. The 401K matching plan, stock and pension plans are quite generous.
3. Morgan Stanley Australia
Though Morgan Stanley is a leading financial firm, its employees know how to relax and enjoy—thanks to company perks. Tenured employees receive up to six weeks of paid time off a year, and those employees who work 20 hours or more per week are eligible for flextime, job-sharing, compressed work-weeks, and telecommuting.
Yahoo! is committed to empowering its employees through programs, products, and services that inspire them to make a positive impact on their communities. Yahoo! also channels the generosity of its employees through the Yahoo! Employee Foundation, a grassroots philanthropic organization that brings together the talents, time, and financial resources of employees.
The outsourced direct debit service provider really cares about its “Ezyplayers,” offering everything from fresh snacks daily to Dollars for Dazzlers—an employee reward program where employees are rewarded for referring another star recruit to Ezypay. Staff are also eligible for weekly recognition awards, monthly “values” awards and quarterly target rewards.
The benefits are endless. Policies are in place for flexible hours, telecommuting, parental leave and beyond. The company also offers all employees the option of salary sacrifice up to 10 days additional annual leave a year, in addition to the standard 20 days! Fitness and banking discounts are available through partner programs.
7. Bluefin Resources
Here’s something you don’t hear often: “Unlike many agencies, you won’t find a culture of long working hours at Bluefin.” The recruitment agency empowers account managers to choose their own specialisation and grow their own areas. Employees can choose to pursue both new business and account management with no geographic boundaries.
8. Russell Investments
Russell Investments values each associate as an individual—one with a life outside the company. Russell Investments believes “that people who have happy, fulfilled family lives make better associates.” They also receive an annual $1,000 lifestyle allowance to spend on any activity that enhances their wellbeing.
9. Swaab Attorneys
The young law firm prides itself on offering leading edge technology and systems to make work more efficient and easier, as well as appropriate training with a generous subsidy for the cost of personal development. Swaab provides regular social events and in-house lunches with speakers and subsidised gym memberships.
10. Altis Consulting
This company knows that happy engaged staff drives robust customer relationships and ultimately company success. Even though Altis Consulting competes in the information technology industry, a significant amount of the formal training and skills development opportunities are in the soft skills area which the company believes provides it with a competitive advantage.