Best Employers in Czech Republic

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

– Steve Jobs about job search

Finding the best job for you can be a lengthy and exhausting process. Why not to take a shortcut and go straight to the right places? If you are now asking: “Who are the best employers in the Czech Republic?”, read the findings of the biggest employers’ evaluation researches in 2016.


The results of the Universum research Best employers in each sector in the Czech Republic 2016 were issued after surveying students from Czech universities. The study was being realized throughout 6 months, from October 2015 to February 2016. Within the period Universum received over 42,000 complete employers’ evaluations. We will share with you the main findings structuring and highlighting most important parts.

We will compare the Universum’s study with a study Topzamestnavatele.cz conducted by Czech Association of Students and Graduates (Asociace studentů a absolventů) annually realized  in cooperation with a research agency GFK, universities, students’ organizations, and companies among more than 10,000 participants (university students and graduates) in fall of 2015/winter 2016.

To make the results easier on eye, we divided this article into 7 parts – 7 sectors of employment: Engineering, IT, Business / Commerce, Health / Medicine, Law, Science, and Logistics; each of that will talk about one sector in detail enlightening its best representatives in terms of employment.

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Engineering

We will start with Engineering, as Czech Republic is widely known for its achievements in this area, especially in production of heavy and general machine-building and transportation equipment.

green-square  Best Employers Czech Republic 2016: ENGINEERING

1Škoda Auto (Volkswagen Group)
2Siemens
3Honeywell

Not much surprisingly, according to the survey, the most attractive employer in this sector is Škoda Auto (Volkswagen Group). It has been holding this title for 3 years in a row, honestly saying – since the first time this research was conducted.

The second place belongs to Siemens which is known in the Czech Republic specifically for manufacturing Prague Metro trains.

The third place is held by Honeywell, another international industrial corporation. According to the company’s website, their Czech Republic’s branch is a cornerstone of company’s global engineering strategy in Europe. Currently, company employs more than 4,000 professionals in their Prague Laboratory, Brno Design Center and 2 manufacturing sites – Aerospace in Olomouc and Environmental and Combustion Controls in Brno.

Here are top 10 employers of the Czech Republic in sector of Engineering.

green-square  Best Employers in Engineering / Automotive Industry Czech Republic in 2016 according to Topzamestnavatele.cz:

  1. ŠKODA AUTO
  2. Siemens
  3. Hyundai
  4. ABB
  5. Honeywell

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Information Technologies (IT)

Besides machinery and transportation, Czech Republic is famous for its innovative IT technologies, in particular well known Czech antivirus producers and other software developing companies – naming just a few: 2K Czech (games including Mafia, Hidden & Dangerous, or Vietcong), AVAST, AVG, ESET, Socialbakers (Social Marketing Software), Skypicker (rout picking algorithm), and many more.

But would IT specialists prefer to work in the Czech companies or would they consider global software developers? Let’s take a look at the rankings of IT companies in the Czech Republic in terms of being good employers.

blue-square  Best Employers Czech Republic 2016: IT

1Google
2Microsoft
3IBM

The most attractive employer in IT sector is Google. The second place is taken by Microsoft, and the last of top 3 most attractive employers in the Czech Republic in IT according to Universum research is IBM.

According to another research conducted in 2015 by Aon Hewitt, Czech subsidiary of a big international consulting and outsourcing HR company, that considered opinion of more than 20 000 employees in the Czech Republic – 14,000 regular employees, 1 950 line managers, and 250 top managers the best employers in the Czech Republic in IT are:

  • GMC Software Technology
  • NetSuite Czech Republic

blue-square  Best Employers in IT in the Czech Republic in 2016 according to Topzamestnavatele.cz:

  1. Microsoft
  2. IBM
  3. Google
  4. Tieto Czech
  5. Red Hat Czech

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Business / Commerce

Here are the best companies to work for if you want pursue a career in Business and Commerce sectors.

orange-square  Best Employers Czech Republic 2016: BUSINESS / COMMERCE

1Google
2Czech National Bank
3Škoda Auto (Volkswagen Group)

Most of the students studying business would like to make it to the top in Google.

Second most attractive employer is Česká národní banka (Czech National Bank).

The third place is held by biggest industrial company in the Czech Republic – Škoda Auto (Volkswagen Group).

orange-square  Best Employers in Commerce in the Czech Republic in 2016 according to Topzamestnavatele.cz:

  1. IKEA
  2. AHOLD
  3. Lidl
  4. MAKRO Cash&Carry
  5. Alza.cz

orange-square  Best Employers in Finance/Banking in the Czech Republic in 2016 according to Topzamestnavatele.cz:

  1. Komerční banka
  2. ČSOB
  3. Česká spořitelna
  4. Baker & McKenzie
  5. PwC Legal

orange-square  Best Employers in Consumer Goods in the Czech Republic in 2016 according to Topzamestnavatele.cz:

  1. Plzeňský Prazdroj
  2. Coca-Cola
  3. HBC Heineken
  4. Kofola
  5. Nestlé

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Health / Medicine

pink-square  Best Employers Czech Republic 2016: HEALTH / MEDICINE

1IKEM
2Fakultní nemocnice v Motole
3Ústřední vojenská nemocnice – Vojenská fakultní nemocnice Praha

The most desirable company to be a part of for Medical students is IKEM (Institut klinické a experimentální medicíny) (Institute of the clinical and experimental medicine). IKEM is one of the largest specialized clinical and scientific research centres in the Czech Republic, focusing on treatment of cardiovascular diseases, organ transplants, diabetology, and treatment of metabolic disorders. Over 310 physicians and some 620 nurses care for patients at three specialized centers in Prague.

The second best employer in medical sector according to Universum research is Prague’s hospital Fakultní nemocnice v Motole.

The last employer out of 3 “most wanted” is Ústřední vojenská nemocnice – Vojenská fakultní nemocnice Praha.

pink-square  Best Employers in Health / Pharmacy in the Czech Republic in 2016 according to Topzamestnavatele.cz:

  1. Zentiva
  2. Bayer
  3. Fakultní nemocnice v Motole
  4. AGEL
  5. IKEM

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Law / Attorneys in Law

dark-blue-square Best Employers Czech Republic 2016: LAW

1Czech Courts of Law
2Prosecution
3Ministry of Justice

Most of the respondents studying Law and taking part in a research stated that they want to work in official public bodies – Czech Courts of Law, Prosecution and the third most attractive employer in the Czech Republic in sector of law is Ministry of Justice.

dark-blue-square  Best Employers – Attorneys in Law in the Czech Republic in 2016 according to Topzamestnavatele.cz:

  1. Havel, Holásek & Partners
  2. Brož & Sokol & Novák
  3. Allen & Overy
  4. Baker & McKenzie
  5. PwC Legal

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Science

yellowy-square  Best Employers Czech Republic 2016: SCIENCE

1Czech Academy of Sciences
2Zentiva
3Google

The most attractive employer for people studying Natural Sciences is a leading non-university public research institution Czech Academy of Sciences located in Prague.

Second place is taken by Zentiva, a Czech daughter of international medical concern Sanofi focusing on developing, manufacturing and marketing pharmaceutical goods.

The last out of 3 most attractive employers for young scientists is (again) Google.

Topzamestnavatele.cz study doesn’t provide statistics for this category.

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Logistics

Universum research doesn’t provide data for this category.

blue-square  Best employers in Logistics in the Czech Republic in 2016 according to Topzamestnavatele.cz:

  1. Student Agency
  2. České aerolinie (Czech Airlines)
  3. DHL
  4. PPL
  5. České dráhy (Czech Railways)

✓ Interesting Facts: The Biggest Employers in the Czech Republic

1. Police of the Czech Republic with 49,636 people (January 2016) out of which 40,000 are policemen
2. Czech Post with 31,316 people
3. Ministry of Defense with 29,512 employees

Prepared by Jobspin.cz: Multilingual Jobs Czech Republic

Sources:
AON 2015: Best Employers at: http://bestemployerseurope.aon.com/cz/news/aon-best-employers-czech-republic-2015/?lang=en
AVCR 2016: http://www.avcr.cz/cs/
Aktualne.cz 2016: https://zpravy.aktualne.cz/ekonomika/nejvetsi-zamestnavatele-v-cesku-novy-zebricek-vedou-policie/r~968be8fae47411e59e52002590604f2e/?redirected=1473060026
Honeywell 2016: http://www.honeywell.com/worldwide/emea/czech-republic-en
IKEM 2016: About IKEM at: http://www2.ikem.cz/www/?docid=1002984
Railwaytechnology 2016: http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/prague_metro/
Rezab, Jan 2013: List of top Czech technology companies and start-ups (Updated) List of top Czech technology companies and start-ups at: http://www.janrezab.com/list-of-top-czech-technology-companies-and-start-ups-updated/
Topzamestnavatele.cz 2016: Almanach Top zamestnavatele 2016 at: https://issuu.com/ekontech.cz/docs/almanach_top-zam2016_web
Topzamestnavatele.cz 2016: Vysledky at: http://www.topzamestnavatele.cz/vysledky/
Universumglobal 2016a: http://universumglobal.com/rankings/czech-republic/student/2016/engineering/
Universumglobal 2016b: http://universumglobal.com/rankings/czech-republic/student/2016/it/
Universumglobal 2016c: http://universumglobal.com/rankings/czech-republic/student/2016/business-commerce/
Universumglobal 2016d: http://universumglobal.com/rankings/czech-republic/student/2016/health-medicine/
Zentiva 2016: http://www.zentiva.cz/

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