People walk past a Vietcombank sign in Hanoi. Photo by Reuters.
Though foreign firms continue to dominate the best workplace list, things are changing with more and more Vietnamese companies making the cut.
The latter accounted for half of this year’s top 20 in the 100 Best Places to Work survey released on Thursday by career network service Anphabe and market researcher Intage Vietnam.
Vietnamese dairy giant Vinamilk remained the best company for a third year in a row, followed by lender Vietcombank, Swiss-based food giant Nestle, telecom giant Viettel, and American multinational medical devices and health care company Abbott Laboratories.
Last year there had been only eight Vietnamese firms in the top 20.
The survey polled 71,450 employees at 559 international and domestic companies and ranked the latter based on employees’ salaries and bonuses, welfare and work-life balance.
Many Vietnamese firms made leaps up the list, including private conglomerate Vingroup (23rd to 11th), food giant Masan Group (32nd to 17th), dairy producer Nutifood (31st to 25th), and technology company FPT (35th to 15th).
Real estate firms Hung Thinh Group and Nam Long Group and telecom operator Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group made the list for the first time.
Overall, there were 35 local firms in the top 100. (See the complete top 100 in 2020 here).
Once again multinational Unilever failed to make it.