Stepstone has chosen the best employers for 2020. For this purpose, the ratings of current and former employees were evaluated on the job platform. The analysis is based on the information provided on 1.1 million pieces of data that were received on the site in the past four years up to October 1, 2020. Current ratings were classified as more relevant and therefore weighted higher.
According to Stepstone, only companies with at least 60 ratings and at least 30 comments were considered for the ranking. The bar was therefore comparatively low. The range between the companies in the top 10 is also very wide. It is between 69 and 464 ratings. This may reflect the fact that the assessment of companies is not necessarily a priority at Stepstone.
For comparison: Bayer AG had 182 ratings at Stepstone on November 27, 2020. On the evaluation platform Kunuu it was 1698. The pharmaceutical company is the only company that can be found on the best lists of both platforms for the year 2020 (the one by Kunuu was published in January 2020). This underlines that such rankings depend heavily on the orientation and user preferences of the respective provider.
These are the top rated employers in 2020 on Stepstone:
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# 10 Roche
Roche Deutschland Holding GmbH came tenth in Stepstone’s 2020 employer ranking. At the end of the year, the pharmaceutical company had 69 ratings and scored 4.2 out of 5 stars. “In addition to adequate pay, the employees particularly emphasize flexibility and individual design options as a particular strength,” said StepStone. A current employee praised the strong solidarity among colleagues and wrote in the assessment: “You are immensely encouraged with regard to your own career, but not taken by the hand.”
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# 9 Deloitte
The auditing and consulting company Deloitte came in ninth in the Stepstone ranking of the best German employers. The platform scored 4.3 stars based on 180 reviews. “Exciting projects with the best teams and a steep learning curve and a lot of independent creative work,” wrote one employee accordingly. A former colleague certified that the company was flexible, continued training and demanding jobs.
# 8 BMW
BMW had the most ratings in the top 10: 464. On average, current and former employees gave StepStone 4.3 stars. “Good opportunities for promotion with very good pay, good team spirit and a pleasant working atmosphere,” said a former employee, explaining his good grade for BMW.
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# 7 Bayer
Bayer AG came in seventh place in StepStone’s employer ranking with 4.3 stars, based on 182 reviews. “In addition to the attractive location, employees praise the employee-friendliness,” said the job platform. One verdict on the pharmaceutical and chemical company was therefore: “Great working atmosphere and team spirit. Personal development is promoted very strongly and the opportunities within the work-life balance are very good. “
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# 6 Merck KgaA
The pharmaceutical and chemical industries are prominently represented in StepStone’s top 10. With 4.3 stars after 102 ratings, Merck also made it into the group of the best-rated employers. According to the information, employees praised a lived work-life balance, a collegial atmosphere and the fact that many new colleagues are hired from 40 or 50 years of age.
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# 5 Evonik
At the end of 2020, Evonik Industries came in fifth with 104 ratings and 4.4 stars. “The workplace is very safe. The company shows a high level of social commitment. Solidarity with the region, ”said a current employee of the chemical company from Essen.
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# 4 Porsche
Porsche was also named one of the best employers in 2020. The car manufacturer from Stuttgart got 4.4 stars from 290 ratings. “Great salary, perfect work, everyone is valued, social acceptance”, praised a current employee on the platform.
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# 3 Ford factories
Volkswagen or Daimler are not in Stepstone’s ranking. Instead, the Ford works received the best overall rating among the automobile manufacturers (4.5 stars). However, comparatively few employees left a rating (86). According to the information, she praised, among other things, flexible workplaces, interesting tasks with opportunities for advancement, good pay and the international environment.
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# 2 technician health insurance
Techniker Krankenkasse secured second place in the ranking with 4.5 stars based on 90 reviews. “Diverse areas of responsibility, freedom to make decisions, nice and helpful colleagues, flexible working hours, reasonable salary, extra hours are worked voluntarily in winter and cut in summer,” praised a current employee.
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# 1 dm
The dm-Drogerie Markt GmbH + Co. KG was named the best employer 2020 in Germany by Stepstone. The drugstore chain got 4.6 stars with 158 ratings. According to the ranking, employees particularly value the corporate culture: “The company philosophy and cooperation are outstanding.” A current employee also praised the opportunity to work from home, flat hierarchies and the opportunity to get involved personally at work.