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The 10 best workplaces of Australia in 2019

The $2 billion dollar Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco, US on Monday, July 1, 2019. (Karl Mondon/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images)

Ever wondered where the best places to work in Australia are?

Great Place to Work has released its 12th annual 50 Best Places to Work study, which surveyed more than 85,000 Aussies across 163 companies.

Organised by business size, here are the best workplaces if you live Down Under:

1000+ employees

(Source: Great Place To Work)
  1. Salesforce (Information Technology)

  2. Cisco Systems Australia (Information Technology)

  3. Hilton (Hospitality)

  4. MECCA Brands (Retail)

  5. MARS Australia (Manufacturing & Production)

  6. REA Group (Media – Radio, Television & Online)

  7. SAP Australia (Information Technology)

  8. Service NSW (Government Agency)

  9. Atlassian (Information Technology/Software)

  10. Campbell Arnott’s (Manufacturing & Production)

100-999 employees

(Source: Great Place To Work)
  1. Stryker (Healthcare)

  2. Canva (Information Technology/Software)

  3. Intuit Australia (Information Technology/Software)

  4. OMD Australia (Advertising, Marketing & Communications)

  5. AbbVie (Pharmaceutical)

  6. Adobe (Information Technology/Software)

  7. Envato (Online Internet Services)

  8. Optiver (Financial Services / Banking & Finance)

  9. Nous Group (Professional Services / Consulting & Management)

  10. Richard Crookes Constructions (Construction)

Under 100 employees

(Source: Great Place To Work)
  1. Avenue Dental (Healthcare)

  2. LogMeIn Australia (Information Technology/Software)

  3. Insentra (Information Technology/IT Consulting)

  4. Amicus (Professional Services/Consulting & Management)

  5. Cobild (Construction)

  6. SC Johnson & Son (Manufacturing & Production)

  7. VERSA (Advertising, Marketing & Communications)

  8. Altis Consulting (Information Technology)

  9. Beaumont People (Professional Services/Staffing & Recruitment)

  10. Morgan McKinley (Professional Services/Staffing & Recruitment)

What makes a good workplace?

There’s a combination of factors at play to do with trust, adjusting to the digital era, adopting AI, and onboarding and retaining employees, according to global consulting firm Great Place To Work.

“The core of creating great workplaces is building high-quality relationships in the workplace, relationships based on trust,” said Great Place to Work managing director Zrinka Lovrencic.

“What has changed over the last four decades is the landscape in which organisations operate, and how they prepare themselves to tackle the obstacles of building and maintaining trust in the digital world.”

And no two workplaces are the same: indeed, what would make a fantastic workplace of less than 100 employees doesn’t look the same as a great workplace with more than 1,000 staff.

“These organisations have set themselves apart from their competitors where employees are respected and treated fairly, leaders are credible, and trust is nurtured,” Lovrencic said.

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