With the massive layoffs dominating the headlines now, receiving a regular paycheck is how most people define stability. Who wouldn’t? After all, that’s why we work — to gain access to compensation, benefits, and security.
However, an employer’s responsibility doesn’t start and end with money. So, when looking for a job, find companies with happy employees who enjoy good benefits and have a positive work culture.
Here’s a reminder, before accepting a job offer, you might want to ask these questions: Is the company stable with a good reputation? What is the company culture like? How is success in this role measured? Does the position offer room for advancement?
As of September 2022, Vietnam’s employment population is at 50.7 million, with 2.28% of the 98 million unemployed. The question is, out of the 50 million people with jobs, how many are truly happy and are working for a non-toxic employer?
While it’s almost impossible to quantify who is happily employed and who isn’t, a Vietnamese social networking service firm providing employer brand and happy workforce solutions, Anphabe Company, surveyed workers nationwide for their desired workplaces based on multiple criteria.
Thanh Nguyen, CEO of Anphabe, said the survey provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary employee expectations and, at the same time, helps businesses to fine-tune incentives to attract staff.
Between April and September this year, 57,939 employees and 515 company representatives across Vietnam were asked which companies and brands are the best places to work in 2022. Anphabe also conducted in-depth interviews with 150 senior executives and human resources managers in 20 industries.
The survey found that 56% of employees received salary raises in September this year, compared to 35% in the same period last year. Additionally, nearly 70% of respondents were given the bonuses they expected or more; on average, it was 1.4 times their monthly salary.
Anphabe’s data also revealed that 42% of workers are tired and under stress and are usually related to finance, family, the nature of work, work environment, and work relationships are the leading causes. The career firm suggested that businesses seriously reconsider their future policies to address the stress issues among their staff.
Based on the following criteria: salary, bonuses, welfare, professional development, culture and values, leadership, work-life balance, and company reputation; here are the top 5 best places to work in 2022, along with a few honorable mentions.
#5 Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage
As its name suggests, Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage (SPVB) doesn’t only bottle and produce Pepsi drinks buEA+ Oolong Tea, and 7Up. SPVB was established as a successful strategic alliance in 2013 between Suntory and PepsiCo.
Anphabe survey revealed SPVB’s strength lies in its Growth Opportunity and Company Reputation, with almost 100% score. The only cons in the long list of pros, according to its employees, is the SPVB’s “quite complicated process.”
#4 Viettel Group
Viettel Group is Vietnam’s largest telecommunications service provider. They have over 110 million subscribers and more than 70,000 employees and are present in 13 countries in Asia, America, and Africa. Besides Telecommunications, Viettel specializes in Hi-tech Research and Development, Information Technology, Postal Services, Construction, Commerce, Importing and Exporting, IDC, and so forth.
True to its LinkedIn profile that says, “we want to attract the most forward-thinking employees, ones who aren’t afraid to be entrepreneurial, embrace risks, and create a new kind of company,” Viettel Group did well in the company reputation and total rewards categories. However, the firm needs to improve its culture, value, work, and quality of life. Only 60% of the respondents would recommend the company to their friends.
Established in 1963, Vietcombank is a large commercial bank in the country that successfully launched an initial public offering (IPO) in 2007 and officially became the Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam in 2008.
Vietcombank provides products and services covering commercial banking, investment banking, and fund management. With the motto of putting employees at the center, over the years, Vietcombank has always strived to take care of the lives of officers and employees and, for many consecutive years, has been at the top of enterprises with an attractive working environment.
#2 Nestlé Vietnam
Nestlé is committed to enhancing people’s lives by offering tastier and healthier food and beverage choices at all stages of life and at all times of the day. As of 2021, Nestlé Vietnam has invested $730 million in the country, employs 2,200 people, and operates four factories.
Of the six categories, Nestlé needs to improve its total rewards after it receives the least score. But the company still got 100% of the respondents to refer to their friends.
#8 FPT Corporation
#60 Universal Robina
#1 Abbott Laboratories GmbH
Abbott has been consistent in making it to the list of best places to work in the consistently made top 5 since 2020. Established in 1888, the global healthcare leader also received the Anphabe award in Pharmaceutical, Medical Equipment, and Healthcare Services.
According to the Anphabe report, 100% of the surveyed individuals would recommend Abbott to their friends with a perfect score in the company reputation category. A former employee left a comment saying their employees have the opportunity to realize their own full potential while helping others achieve theirs. “Abbott provides a fast learning environment and international exposure for the employees to fulfill their potential,” said another employee.