Philips continues to be favourite employer
Philips is the favourite employer in the Netherlands for the third consecutive year8 February 2008
ROTTERDAM - Philips is the favourite employer in the Netherlands, according to a survey carried out by Intelligence Group in 2007.
The bureau surveyed Dutch people's preferences for an employer throughout the year. Philips also topped the list in 2005 and 2006.
Rabobank and the police department come in second and third place, respectively. It is remarkable that the police ranks so highly in light of the ongoing salary conflict between police unions and the home affairs minister. "The effects of the conflict will reverberate in the preference for employer in the coming months," a spokesperson for Intelligence Group expects.
Bank ABN AMRO comes in sixth place, down one place from 2006. Last year a takeover battle plagued the bank. "The damage doesn't appear to have been too bad. The number of respondents that spontaneously reported that they would like to work for ABN AMRO did fall by half however," the spokesperson said.
The Tax Authority (8), research institute TNO (9) and Dutch Railways (NS) (10) are also in the top ten. Telecom company KPN, the national government and the defence department all dropped out of the top ten. Oil company Shell (4), airline KLM (5) and bank and insurer ING (7) round off the top ten.
Philips' popularity is partly due to the "size of the organisation," said the spokesperson. "The company has various functions and jobs on all levels. There are opportunities for advancement."
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2008]
Subject: Dutch news