Meralco make the Top 10 of Top Companies for 2017 the no. 1 job site in the Philippines. Utilities firms, for the first time, have broken into the list, with electric distribution company Meralco as the top peferred company of jobseekers and Telecomunications Company PLDT Inc. at number 9.Food and beverage conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) takes 2 place while tech giant Google Philippines leapfrogs to third place from last year’s eighth. As for the rest of the previously unmovable top 3, wellness multinational Nestle Philippines takes the fourth place while the foremost business process outsourcing in the country. Accenture , in 5.

The only Henry Sy-led company on the list this year and the lone financial institution in the top 10, BDO Unibank, is  sixth this 2017. Consumer goods giant Procter and Gamble rises is the year’s  7 and    ABS- CBN  Corporation, one of the Philippines leading media and entertainment company, is 8 this year.  Uniliver , which was last seen in  the 2015 list now takes 10th place this year.

Recognition expands to other strong employer brands

The Top Companies Report , now on its 4th edition, is expanding to give out special awards to category and regional winners. These companies are being recognized for their strong performance in their respective categories and areas.

Regional awardees this year include Bank Of Philippines Islands  for Central Luzon. For Shell Companies in the Philippines for CALABARZON, and Aboitiz for Central Visayas. For the corporate Category, awardees include Shell companies in the Philippines. Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines an SM investments Corporation. In the BPO category, winners are JPMorgan Chase Bank, IBM Business Services, and Convergys Philippines.

Job security matters more this time

Part of the’s survey on which companies they aspire to be a part of is the question why they want to work in these firms. Last year ‘s survey showed that a competitive basic salary is the primary reason when choosing a firm to work for whereas the candidates asked this year indicated that job security is the foremost reason for their consideration.

These choices indicate that professional filipinos are more interested in the long-term gains, as factors that directly affect their professional lives such as career growth offerings and promotion, and career-enhancing training and development opportunities. A strong leadership team that can mentor them in their professional trajectory are ow more preferred. making it in the top 5 attributes of an aspirational company.

A total of 3,658 respondents participated in this year’s series of surveys that were sent out in May 2017. The respondents came from different position levels (predominantly junior  and fresh graduates) and represented various specializations.




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