Which company do most Pinoys want to work for?

Posted at 07/31/14 4:11 PM

MANILA – Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) emerged as the most preferred employer in the Philippines, an online job portal site reported on Thursday.

In a survey conducted by Jobstreet.com Philippines, job seekers and current employees were asked which company they would like to work for.

SMC ranked first with 21 percent, or a total of 1,223 out of the 5,673 Jobstreet.com members who answered the survey.

Other "preferred employers" included multinational corporations Nestle Philippines (9 percent), Procter and Gamble Philippines (8 percent), Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines (8 percent), and Accenture (6 percent) as their preferred employers.

The first four companies are listed under fast-moving consumer goods, with Accenture as the only one falling under the technology and business process outsourcing (BPO) category.

All about the money?

Why do many Filipinos want to work for these companies?

The survey found that salary was the foremost reason why fresh graduates to managers would want to work for these companies.

For experienced candidates, benefits was the second reason why they would want to work for these companies. Among the key benefits are insurance and medical coverage, as well as car and housing loan assistance.

Fresh graduates preferred support and training or learning and development as their number two consideration in picking these companies.

Company reputation was another workplace consideration across all position levels. SMC, Nestle, P&G, Coca-Cola and Accenture are all considered as top companies in the country.

Jobstreet.com Marketing Director Yolanda Buyco said some of those candidates they interviewed say that culture is also an important factor in selecting a company.

Among those that fall under company culture include familial work environment and cross-cultural experiences in the workplace.

The survey was conducted by Jobstreet.com from March 26 to June 19 of this year. Respondents varied from a diverse set of specializations and position levels.