Revealed: Australia’s 50 best places to work in 2020

This year’s top winner is responding to the COVID-19 crisis with innovation, creativity and generosity

Revealed: Australia’s 50 best places to work in 2020

Global tech group Cisco topped Australia’s list of the 50 Best Places to Work (1,000+ employees) for 2020, which was ranked by workplace research and consulting firm Great Place to Work.

Cisco – maker of video-conferencing tool Webex – has been scoring great wins in the era of remote working, logging more than 5.5 billion minutes’ worth of meetings over the platform.

But Cisco is also well loved by its own employees: 97% of respondents endorsed the company as a “great place to work”.

Read more: How can employers build culture during COVID-19?

“During the pandemic, Cisco launched a ‘Your Response to COVID-19’ campaign on their platform, and asked their employees to submit their ideas on how they can take action to respond to this crisis with innovation, creativity and generosity to their teams, customers and the most vulnerable in their communities,” workplace analysts wrote.

Employees were able to donate masks, shields, meals and laptops, while sharing their technical know-how with schools and hospitals.

Read more: Recognition in a time of crisis

Because of Cisco’s purpose-driven approach to business, 98% of its workers feel proud of their employer and their contribution to the community.

The annual citation traditionally honours a diverse roster of companies from industries such as health care, finance, legal, management consulting, transport and logistics, and manufacturing. This year, however, tech companies dominated the list.

Here are the 2020 honourees:

1,000+ employees

  1. Cisco
  2. Salesforce
  3. SAP
  4. Mars Australia
  5. DHL Express

100-999 employees

  1. Interactive
  2. Abbvie
  3. Canva
  4. SafetyCulture
  5. BPAY Group
  6. Insight
  7. OMD Australia
  8. Nintex
  9. Mantel Group
  10. Stryker
  11. Intuit Australia
  12. Kronos
  13. Adobe
  14. Envato
  15. ServiceNow
  16. Starlight Children’s Foundation
  17. North Construction & Building
  18. Nova Group
  19. SAS
  20. AC3
  21. U Bank
  22. Coleman Greig Lawyers
  23. Finder
  24. Infotrack
  25. Corin Australia

Under 100 employees

  1. SC Johnson & Son
  2. Insentra
  3. Morgan McKinley
  4. Beaumont People
  5. LogMeIn Australia
  6. EBay Australia
  7. Lundbeck Australia
  8. Recovery Partners
  9. Invest Blue
  10. Sentrian
  11. Green Building Council of Australia
  12. Cobuild
  13. Macquarie Cloud Services
  14. Smokeball
  15. Beam Suntory Australia
  16. Bluefin Resources
  17. Cordelta
  18. BigCommerce
  19. Ansarada
  20. Fitness Playground

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