Revealed: The ‘best companies’ to work for in France in 2020

Revealed: The 'best companies' to work for in France in 2020
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Thousands of French employees in France have spoken. This is their top 10 list.

If you want to work for a big company, the best employer in France is the digital marketing company Salesforce, according to a survey by the jobs site Glassdoor.

Every year, Glassdoor asks employees from companies employing over 1,000 staff to anonymously rate their employer, their work, the office environment, and the company itself.

Salesforce, which is based in Paris and entered the study for the first time, topped the ranking with 4,4 out of 5 points. 

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Employees taking part in the study praised Salesforce for both its “innovative solutions” and “emphasis on employees' well-being”. On its website, Salesforce proclaims an office philosophy based on 'Ohana', the Hawaiian word for 'family'. 


Salesforce Alexandre Dayon (left) attended the “Tech for Good” Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris in May 2018. Photo: AFP

Last year's winner, luxury fashion house Hermès, also acquired 4,4 points, but still ranked as number 2.

Among the companies making the top 10 list were several other tech, manufacturing and service companies – and the French well-being brand L'Oréal. 

The rest of the top 10 looked like this:

1. Salesforce (4,4)

2. Hermès (4,4)

3. Murex ( 4,3)

4. SAP ( 4,3)

5. Thales ( 4,3)

6. L'Oréal (4,3)

7. Safran ( 4,2)

8. Onepoint (4,2)

9. Sanofi (4,2)

10. Natixis (4,2)

Amazon did not make the list this year as it fell from 10th to 11th place.

Glassdoor claims its survey is unique compared to all others as it is based wholly on opinions offered voluntarily by employees past and present.

“Employees increasingly favour corporate culture over salary,” said Andrew Chamberlain, economist at Glassdoor, in a press statement.

“Culture is one of the smartest investments [employers] can make to ensure the success and longevity of their business.”

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