The Netherlands is an amazing country to visit and an even better place to live. Amsterdam, the Hague, and Rotterdam — these are all fantastic cities to work in with great work-life balance, high-paying jobs, and a booming tech scene.
According to Dealroom, Dutch startups have created over 135,000 jobs in the Netherlands with an 8% annual growth rate. There have been many success stories not just locally but internationally as well, companies like Booking.com, Takeaway.com, and Messagebird are just another reason why you should consider this beautiful country when searching for a job in Europe. While there are many great companies in the Netherlands, you might be wondering, what are the best companies to work for according to the data.
In this article, we’ll discuss the top 25 companies in the Netherlands based on ratings and internal data from LinkedIn, plus we’ll list the most popular companies for young professionals entering the workforce.
LinkedIn ranks and publishes an annual list of the best employers in the Netherlands. They rank each company based on unique LinkedIn data. So we have to trust that they aren’t representing any biases. Thankfully, LinkedIn shares the criteria for its rating system. It’s based on rankings from seven categories related to employee career success. The categories are: (1) the opportunity to advance within the company; (2) learning new skills; (3) business stability; (4) outside career opportunities; (5) involvement with employees; (6) gender diversity and (7) educational background.
Best companies to work for in the Netherlands
According to LinkedIn, the top five companies to work for in the Netherlands are Rabobank, ABN AMRO Bank, ING, ASML, and Philips. The great thing about this list is that all 25 of these companies have IT and engineering positions open, which means they are actively recruiting. We’ve also added Glassdoor ratings so that you can a glimpse at employee satisfaction.
Most popular companies to work for in the Netherlands
To get a full perspective on the “best” companies in the Netherlands, it’s also important to include a list of the companies that people want to work for. For example, Google might not get the highest rating on Glassdoor, but it’s still a company many tech professionals dream of working for. So it’s important to include both perspectives: the current employee, and the future employee.
This list is from The Most Attractive Employers in the Netherlands reported by Universum (2021). In this report, they surveyed over 28,100 students in the Netherlands and asked them what companies were most attractive to them. As this relates to tech companies and developers, we used the results from the engineering and IT students. Star ratings are taken from Glassdoor.
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