The pandemic keeps presenting new challenges for employers. Hygiene concepts have to be adapted and entire workforces have to be coordinated in the home office. Employees have to be tested and vaccinated – or drop out because they fall ill and have to be quarantined. In this respect, this year’s employer ranking by the Glassdoor job platform can also be understood as a vote on companies’ crisis management.
To determine the “Best Employers 2022” for Germany, Glassdoor evaluated all employee reviews submitted on the platform between October 2020 and October 2021. Only companies with more than 1000 employees who have at least 20 ratings in each category surveyed in the relevant period were considered in the ranking. This is a rather weak minimum criterion. Irrespective of the narrow study period, however, there are several hundred to thousands of ratings for all companies from the top 10 on the Glassdoor site.
Categories assessed include Career Opportunities, Compensation, Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership, and Work-Life Balance. “The world of work is evolving rapidly, fueled by the pandemic and by millions of workers now reassessing what they expect from employers,” said Glassdoor CEO Christian Sutherland-Wong. “This year’s honorees listened to and acted on feedback from their employees. They redesigned the employee experience to truly put people first.”
Our photo gallery shows the best rated companies on a scale from 1 (very dissatisfied) to 5 (very satisfied). Glassdoor took into account other decimal places in the ranking, but did not report them.