Every year, we perform an audit between the months of August and October to compile a list of 78 commercial companies in Malaysia that hire more than 1,000 employees.

The audit is conducted through phone calls, emails and meetings. We also review companies’ corporate websites, fact sheets and media coverage to create this list.

best companies to work for in malaysia
best companies to work for in malaysia

78 commercial companies to work for

If you see your company name in the list below and would love to view a copy of your customised company report, you can reach out to your Randstad consultant or submit a request via the button above.

Here is the list of companies to work for in Malaysia that are included in our 2020 Employer Brand Research (in alphabetical order):

  • AEON Co. (M) Bhd.
  • AirAsia Berhad
  • Alliance Bank Malaysia Berhad
  • AMBANK (AMMB Holdings Berhad)
  • Astro Holdings Sdn. Bhd.
  • B.Braun Medical Industries Sdn. Bhd.
  • Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (Bank Islam)
  • Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia (Bank Rakyat)
  • Berjaya Corporation Berhad
  • Boustead Holdings
  • Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad *NEW*
  • Carsem (M) Sdn Bhd
  • Celcom Axiata Berhad
  • CIMB Bank Berhad
  • Citibank Berhad
  • Continental Tyre Malaysia
  • Dell Malaysia *NEW*
  • Deloitte SEA Services Sdn. Bhd.
  • Digi Telecommunications *NEW*
  • DRB-Hicom Berhad
  • Etika Group of Companies *NEW*
  • Flextronics
  • Gamuda Berhad
  • GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • General Electric Malaysia
  • Genting Malaysia Berhad
  • Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad
  • Hartalega Holdings Berhad
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services Sdn Bhd
  • Hong Leong Bank Berhad
  • HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad
  • Huawei Technologies Malaysia
  • IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • IJM Corporation Berhad
  • Infineon Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Intel Malaysia
  • IOI Corporation Berhad
  • Jabil
  • Johor Corporation Berhad
  • KFC Holding
  • Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
  • Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)
  • Malaysia Airlines Berhad
  • Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  • Maxis *NEW*
  • McDonald's 
  • Media Prima Berhad
  • MMC Corporation Berhad
  • Motorola Solutions Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  • Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd.
  • Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad
  • OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad
  • Oriental Holding Berhad
  • Osram Opto Semiconductors (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sendirian Berhad (PERODUA)
  • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
  • Public Bank Berhad
  • RHB Capital Bhd.
  • Safeguards G4s Sdn. Bhd.
  • Samsung
  • Sapura Energy Berhad
  • Shell Malaysia
  • Sime Darby Berhad
  • Sony EMCS (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia
  • Sunway Berhad
  • Ta Ann Holdings Berhad
  • Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad
  • Telekom Malaysia Berhad
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad
  • Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Top Glove Corporation Berhad
  • UMW Holdings Berhad
  • United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd. *NEW*
  • United Plantations Bhd
  • V.S. Industry Berhad
  • Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • YTL Corporation Berhad

The 2020 Malaysia Employer Brand Report will be available in July 2020. Please register your interest if you’d like to receive a copy of the report.

how are the companies selected for the research?

Our survey measures the employer brand awareness of the commercial companies selected for the research. The employer branding efforts of these companies are also measured against 10 employer value proposition (EVP) factors that are associated with the company. These factors include (and are not limited to) a healthy work-life balance, good career progression opportunities, attractive salary and benefits.

We select companies with a large workforce size in Malaysia as more workers would be familiar with their brand and employer brand efforts. Companies that have a small workforce (e.g. start-ups or small-and-medium enterprises) may not be as popular as household names or global enterprises. As a result, SMEs and start-ups could rank low in awareness, even if they have a very attractive employee value proposition and workplace culture.

All 78 companies have an equal opportunity to have their names shown to the survey respondents through a methodology called ‘Smart Sampling’ used by our independent research partner - Kantar TNS.

why are we doing things differently this year?

If you’ve been an avid follower of our Randstad Employer Brand Research, you may notice that our approach has changed slightly.

As we publish this year's REBR, we are fully aware of the unique situation we are in.

The completion of the questionnaire, survey fieldwork and data analysis were finalised before COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic. While the results may not fully reflect the current HR trends and candidates’ sentiments, it holds true the fundamental concerns that job seekers and employees have in the work environment.

During these extraordinary times, your company's response and actions in 2020 will play a part in your employer branding. While we work together to fight this battle against an invisible enemy, we hope the survey report can continue to help you sharpen and strengthen your employer branding strategy moving forward.


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