Top Employers of German Young Professionals

Young professionals from all sectors with one to ten years of professional experience give us information about their most favorite employers, job satisfaction and career plans every year since 2009. This year around 18,000 young professionals participated in the trendence Young Professional Barometer. The rankings of their top employers and further results of the survey can be found here:

Ranking of Top Employers 2017

Rank Employers Percent
1 BMW Group 14,73%
2 AUDI AG 13,39%
3 Bosch Group 12,93%
4 Porsche AG 9,95%
5 Daimler/ Mercedes-Benz 9,54%
6 Siemens 9,38%
7 Google 9,37%
8 DLR 7,46%
9 BASF 6,11%
10 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft 5,74%
11 Continental 5,72%
12 Airbus 5,39%
13 Bosch Rexroth 5,10%
14 IBM 4,99%
15 Bayer 4,96%
16 BCG 4,90%
17 McKinsey 4,87%
18 MICROSOFT 4,55%
19 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 4,47%
20 E.ON 4,36%
21 Volkswagen AG 4,33%
22 ZF Friedrichshafen 4,21%
23 Accenture 3,96%
24 SAP 3,71%
25 Lufthansa Technik 3,54%
26 Allianz Gruppe 3,39%
27 ABB 3,02%
27 Beiersdorf 3,02%
29 PwC 2,98%
30 RWE 2,92%
31 KPMG 2,91%
32 Lufthansa Group 2,89%
33 Europäische Zentralbank 2,81%
34 Festo 2,79%
35 EY 2,70%
36 ARD 2,49%
36 Auswärtiges Amt 2,49%
38 Schaeffler 2,40%
39 Deloitte 2,35%
39 Roche 2,35%
41 EnBW 2,31%
42 Deutsche Bundesbank 2,28%
42 ProSiebenSat.1 2,28%
42 ZDF 2,28%
45 innogy 2,25%
46 Lufthansa IT 2,11%
47 Capgemini 2,10%
48 Deutsche Telekom 2,09%
49 KfW Bankengruppe 2,07%
50 Bundeswehr 2,05%
51 ThyssenKrupp 2,04%
51 Vattenfall 2,04%
53 Rheinmetall 2,03%
54 Deutsche Bahn 2,02%
54 Merck KGaA 2,02%
56 adidas 1,97%
57 KUKA 1,95%
58 Johnson & Johnson 1,93%
59 Bain & Company 1,92%
59 Roland Berger 1,92%
61 Deutsche Bank 1,90%
62 Bilfinger 1,88%
62 ESA 1,88%
64 Voith 1,87%
65 Intel 1,86%
66 Liebherr 1,84%
67 Shell 1,79%
68 Henkel 1,77%
69 BND 1,76%
70 GIZ 1,72%
71 REWE Group 1,69%
71 Rolls-Royce 1,69%
71 Sony 1,69%
74 Boehringer Ingelheim 1,67%
74 TÜV SÜD 1,67%
76 HUGO BOSS 1,62%
76 Linde 1,62%
78 HOCHTIEF 1,60%
79 Amazon 1,55%
79 FERCHAU 1,55%
79 MAN 1,55%
79 STRABAG 1,55%
83 NOVARTIS 1,54%
84 Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft 1,49%
85 Goldman Sachs 1,48%
86 MTU Aero Engines 1,43%
87 Bertelsmann 1,42%
88 DEKRA 1,41%
88 Evonik Industries 1,41%
88 TÜV NORD 1,41%
91 Apple 1,40%
91 Axel Springer 1,40%
93 IAV 1,38%
94 BSI 1,35%
95 J.P. Morgan 1,32%
96 SolarWorld 1,29%
96 ZEISS 1,29%
98 Samsung 1,27%
98 Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe 1,27%
100 IKEA 1,24%
100 Philips 1,24%
100 TRUMPF 1,24%

The most popular employers of young professionals by sector

Since 2009, trendence interviews young professionals according to their most desired employers and career plans. Our sector-rankings are based on the results of the 2016 trendence Young Professional Barometer, in which 18,000 young professionals from all sectors with up to 10 years of professional experience participated. Are you a top employer in your industry? Find out:

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Car Manufacturer

Rank Employers Percent
1 BMW Group 14,73%
2 AUDI AG 13,39%
3 Bosch Group 12,93%
4 Porsche AG 9,95%
5 Daimler/ Mercedes-Benz 9,54%
6 Siemens 9,38%
7 Google 9,37%
8 DLR 7,46%
9 BASF 6,11%
10 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft 5,74%
11 Continental 5,72%
12 Airbus 5,39%
13 Bosch Rexroth 5,10%
14 IBM 4,99%
15 Bayer 4,96%
16 BCG 4,90%
17 McKinsey 4,87%
18 MICROSOFT 4,55%
19 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 4,47%
20 E.ON 4,36%
21 Volkswagen AG 4,33%
22 ZF Friedrichshafen 4,21%
23 Accenture 3,96%
24 SAP 3,71%
25 Lufthansa Technik 3,54%
26 Allianz Gruppe 3,39%
27 ABB 3,02%
27 Beiersdorf 3,02%
29 PwC 2,98%
30 RWE 2,92%
31 KPMG 2,91%
32 Lufthansa Group 2,89%
33 Europäische Zentralbank 2,81%
34 Festo 2,79%
35 EY 2,70%
36 ARD 2,49%
36 Auswärtiges Amt 2,49%
38 Schaeffler 2,40%
39 Deloitte 2,35%
39 Roche 2,35%
41 EnBW 2,31%
42 Deutsche Bundesbank 2,28%
42 ProSiebenSat.1 2,28%
42 ZDF 2,28%
45 innogy 2,25%
46 Lufthansa IT 2,11%
47 Capgemini 2,10%
48 Deutsche Telekom 2,09%
49 KfW Bankengruppe 2,07%
50 Bundeswehr 2,05%
51 ThyssenKrupp 2,04%
51 Vattenfall 2,04%
53 Rheinmetall 2,03%
54 Deutsche Bahn 2,02%
54 Merck KGaA 2,02%
56 adidas 1,97%
57 KUKA 1,95%
58 Johnson & Johnson 1,93%
59 Bain & Company 1,92%
59 Roland Berger 1,92%
61 Deutsche Bank 1,90%
62 Bilfinger 1,88%
62 ESA 1,88%
64 Voith 1,87%
65 Intel 1,86%
66 Liebherr 1,84%
67 Shell 1,79%
68 Henkel 1,77%
69 BND 1,76%
70 GIZ 1,72%
71 REWE Group 1,69%
71 Rolls-Royce 1,69%
71 Sony 1,69%
74 Boehringer Ingelheim 1,67%
74 TÜV SÜD 1,67%
76 HUGO BOSS 1,62%
76 Linde 1,62%
78 HOCHTIEF 1,60%
79 Amazon 1,55%
79 FERCHAU 1,55%
79 MAN 1,55%
79 STRABAG 1,55%
83 NOVARTIS 1,54%
84 Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft 1,49%
85 Goldman Sachs 1,48%
86 MTU Aero Engines 1,43%
87 Bertelsmann 1,42%
88 DEKRA 1,41%
88 Evonik Industries 1,41%
88 TÜV NORD 1,41%
91 Apple 1,40%
91 Axel Springer 1,40%
93 IAV 1,38%
94 BSI 1,35%
95 J.P. Morgan 1,32%
96 SolarWorld 1,29%
96 ZEISS 1,29%
98 Samsung 1,27%
98 Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe 1,27%
100 IKEA 1,24%
100 Philips 1,24%
100 TRUMPF 1,24%

Automotive Supplier

Rank Employer Percent
1 Bosch Gruppe 26,9%
2 Continental 12,0%
3 ZF Friedrichshafen 7,6%
4 Schaeffler 3,9%
5 Bosch Rexroth 3,7%
6 Rheinmetall 3,2%
7 MAHLE 2,4%
8 Brose 2,1%
9 Hella 1,8%
9 Knorr Bremse 1,8%
9 IAV 1,8%
12 Bertrandt 1,6%
13 BENTELER 1,4%
14 DÜRR 1,3%
15 Freudenberg 1,1%
15 SKF 1,1%
17 DRÄXLMAIER Group 1,0%
18 DUNLOP 0,9%
18 EDAG 0,9%
20 Michelin 0,8%
21 Eberspächer 0,7%
21 Pepperl + Fuchs 0,7%
23 Faurecia 0,5%
24 Star Cooperation 0,3%

Car Rental

Rank Employer Percent
1 Sixt 5,7%
2 Europcar 1,0%
3 Hertz 0,7%
4 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 0,6%

Banking

Rank Employer Percent
1 Deutsche Bank 19,3%
2 Europäische Zentralbank 18,5%
3 Goldman Sachs 15,0%
4 J.P. Morgan 13,3%
5 Deutsche Bundesbank 13,0%
6 Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe 12,8%
7 KfW Bankengruppe 11,0%
8 Commerzbank 9,5%
9 ING DiBa 8,6%
10 Morgan Stanley 7,7%
11 DZ BANK 7,1%
12 BNP Paribas 5,9%
13 Credit Suisse 5,4%
13 HSBC 5,4%
13 Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken 5,4%
16 UBS 5,0%
17 HypoVereinsbank/ UniCredit 3,8%
18 DKB 3,6%
19 Barclays 2,9%
20 Postbank 1,7%
21 Aareal Bank 1,2%
22 TARGOBANK 1,1%

Clothing

Rank Employer Percent
1 HUGO BOSS 19,8%
2 Peek & Cloppenburg 11,1%
3 H&M 5,4%
4 Esprit 2,8%
5 Deichmann 2,0%
6 C&A 1,2%
7 New Yorker 0,5%

Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals

2016 Employers % 2016
1 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft 26.5%
2 Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) 21.2%
3 BASF 20.9%
4 Bayer 18.4%
5 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 18.3%
6 Roche 14.7%
7 ESA 11.3%
8 Johnson & Johnson 8.3%
8 NOVARTIS 8.3%
10 Henkel 8.1%
11 Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft 7.7%
11 The Linde Group 7.7%
13 Evonik Industries 7.0%
14 Boehringer Ingelheim 6.8%
15 Beiersdorf 6.6%
15 Merck 6.6%
17 Fresenius Group 5.4%
18 B.Braun 4.7%
19 Pfizer 3.6%
20 GlaxoSmithKline 3.0%
20 Wacker Chemie 3.0%
22 Caritas 2.7%
23 Helios 2.6%
24 Diakonie 2.5%
24 Sanofi 2.5%
26 Biotronik 2.1%
27 Asklepios 2.0%
28 Ratiopharm 1.9%
29 LANXESS Deutschland 1.8%
29 Otto Bock 1.8%
31 Covestro 1.2%
32 Rhön Kliniken 0.9%
33 DFKI 0.8%
34 HEXAL 0.7%
34 Sana 0.7%
34 Vivantes 0.7%
37 Merz 0.6%

Consulting

Rank Employer Percent
1 BCG 29,2%
2 McKinsey 29,0%
3 PwC 17,8%
4 KPMG 17,4%
5 EY 16,1%
6 Accenture 15,9%
7 IBM 15,6%
8 Deloitte 14,0%
9 Lufthansa IT 12,6%
10 Bain & Company 11,4%
10 Roland Berger 11,4%
12 Capgemini 8,0%
13 Strategy& 5,0%
13 Kienbaum 5,0%
15 Horváth & Partners 4,9%
16 Oliver Wyman 4,6%
17 Software AG 4,0%
18 BearingPoint 3,8%
19 zeb 3,5%
20 A.T. Kearney 3,2%
21 HAYS 3,1%
22 Rödl & Partner 3,0%
22 msg systems 3,0%
24 adesso 1,9%
25 Computacenter 1,7%
26 Platinion 1,3%
27 Mercer 1,2%
28 Materna 1,0%
29 ifb 0,9%
30 Adecco 0,6%
30 Aon Hewitt 0,6%
32 Altran 0,5%
33 Inverto 0,4%
34 CTcon 0,3%

Electrical Engineering and Electronics

Rank Employer Percent
1 Bosch Gruppe 49,8%
2 Siemens 35,0%
3 Continental 21,2%
4 ABB 12,5%
5 ZEISS 10,6%
6 Festo 9,8%
7 Dräger 9,3%
8 Rohde & Schwarz 9,1%
9 Fresenius Group 9,0%
9 General Electric 9,0%
11 Infineon 8,7%
12 Samsung 7,9%
13 Philips 7,7%
14 B.Braun 7,6%
15 Intel 7,4%
16 BSH Hausgeräte 5,0%
17 JENOPTIK 4,7%
17 NVIDIA 4,7%
17 OSRAM 4,7%
20 Linde 4,5%
21 Biotronik 3,7%
21 Sennheiser 3,7%
23 CISCO 3,5%
24 PHOENIX CONTACT 3,3%
24 Sick 3,3%
26 ALSTOM 3,2%
27 Texas Instruments 3,1%
28 Otto Bock 2,9%
29 Hewlett Packard 2,8%
30 Fujitsu 1,3%
31 Hartmann 1,1%
31 Miltenyi Biotec 1,1%
33 Wincor Nixdorf 0,8%
34 Native Instruments 0,7%
34 Nokia 0,7%
36 LEDVANCE 0,3%

Science

Rank Employer Percent
1 DLR 19,4%
2 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft 18,6%
3 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 14,7%
4 Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft 8,8%
5 ESA 6,7%

FMCG

Rank Employer Percent
1 Beiersdorf 19,7%
2 Unilever 17,2%
3 Procter & Gamble 13,3%
4 L'Oréal 10,2%
5 Coca-Cola 9,3%
6 Johnson & Johnson 8,6%
7 Ferrero 7,9%
8 Nestlé 7,7%
9 Henkel 7,6%
10 Tchibo 7,3%
11 Dr. Oetker 7,1%
12 Red Bull 6,7%
13 HARIBO 6,0%
14 Bahlsen 5,2%
15 Mars 4,2%
16 Danone 3,7%
17 Mondelez 3,0%
18 Barilla 2,3%
19 Melitta 0,8%

Health

Rank Employer Percent
1 Helios 2,3%
2 Diakonie 1,8%
2 Heraeus 1,8%
4 Asklepios 1,7%
5 Rhön Kliniken 1,5%
6 Caritas 1,2%
6 DFKI 1,2%
8 Sana 0,8%
9 Vivantes 0,6%

Commerce

Rank Employer Percent
1 REWE Group 19,8%
2 EDEKA 15,4%
3 IKEA 13,2%
4 ALDI SÜD 12,9%
5 Tchibo 11,6%
6 dm-drogerie markt 11,3%
7 LIDL 10,1%
8 METRO 8,9%
9 Mediamarkt Saturn 6,7%
10 ALDI NORD 6,0%
11 Kaufland 4,7%
12 OBI 3,7%
13 Douglas 3,4%
14 ROSSMANN 3,3%
15 Galeria Kaufhof 2,3%
16 McDonald's 2,2%
17 Bauhaus 1,9%
18 Fielmann 1,1%
19 expert 0,9%
19 Müller 0,9%
21 Apollo Optik 0,8%
22 Netto 0,5%
23 Karstadt 0,4%

Engineering Services and Construction

Rank Employer Percent
1 Bilfinger 23,7%
2 TÜV SÜD 21,1%
3 HOCHTIEF 20,2%
4 FERCHAU 19,6%
4 STRABAG 19,6%
6 DEKRA 17,9%
6 TÜV NORD 17,9%
8 Voith 15,5%
9 TÜV Rheinland 14,0%
10 Züblin 13,9%
11 IAV 11,8%
12 Brunel 11,1%
13 Goldbeck 8,5%
14 Max Bögl 8,2%
15 EDAG 5,9%
16 EUROVIA 3,2%
17 iks Engineering 2,5%

Consumer Goods

Rank Employer Percent
1 Apple 19,9%
2 MICROSOFT 10,3%
3 HUGO BOSS 8,2%
4 IKEA 7,9%
5 BSH Hausgeräte 7,4%
6 Hilti 6,2%
7 Philips 4,6%
8 Samsung 4,3%
9 Liebherr 4,0%
10 STIHL 3,4%
11 Miele 3,2%
12 Kärcher 2,5%
13 Sennheiser 2,4%
14 Sony 2,1%
15 AVM 1,7%
16 Dell 1,5%
17 Nokia 0,3%
18 LEDVANCE 0,2%

Logistics

Rank Employer Percent
1 Lufthansa Group 45,1%
2 Deutsche Bahn 31,5%
3 Fraport 19,3%
4 Deutsche Post DHL 16,6%
5 Kühne + Nagel 14,8%
6 Schenker 14,1%
7 Flughafen München 13,4%
8 Deutsche Flugsicherung 10,3%
9 Jungheinrich 8,9%
10 Dachser 5,0%
11 Rhenus 3,9%
12 Airberlin 3,7%
13 UPS 2,9%
14 Fiege 2,3%
15 SAS 1,7%
16 Hellmann 1,3%
17 TNT 1,2%
18 DPD 0,9%
19 Hermes 0,6%
20 IDS Logistik 0,3%

Mechanical Engineering

Rank Employer Percent
1 Siemens 28,9%
2 Airbus 28,3%
3 Bosch Rexroth 22,0%
4 Lufthansa Technik 18,6%
5 DLR 15,1%
6 ZF Friedrichshafen 12,5%
7 ThyssenKrupp 10,7%
8 KUKA 10,2%
9 Festo 8,9%
9 Rolls-Royce 8,9%
11 ABB 8,6%
12 Liebherr 8,2%
13 Schaeffler 7,7%
14 MTU Aero Engines 7,5%
15 Rheinmetall 6,5%
15 TRUMPF 6,5%
17 Bundeswehr 5,1%
18 CLAAS 4,8%
18 STIHL 4,8%
20 Bombardier 4,5%
20 John Deere 4,5%
22 Voith 3,7%
23 Krones 3,5%
24 DIEHL 3,2%
25 Jungheinrich 3,0%
26 Deutsche Flugsicherung 2,9%
27 ALSTOM 2,8%
28 AGCO/ Fendt 2,7%
29 DÜRR 2,6%
30 Freudenberg 2,2%
30 PHOENIX CONTACT 2,2%
32 Bertrandt 2,0%
33 Vaillant GmbH 1,8%
34 BENTELER 1,7%
35 SKF 1,4%
36 Salzgitter 1,3%
37 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen 1,2%
38 Hydro Aluminium 1,1%
39 SMS Group 1,0%
40 Kion Group 0,6%
41 Stadler 0,5%
42 EUROPIPE 0,1%

Media and Advertising

Rank Employer Percent
1 Google 54,3%
2 ProSiebenSat.1 34,7%
3 ARD 24,2%
4 Sony 23,6%
5 ZDF 21,0%
6 GfK 7,9%
7 Yahoo! 5,8%
8 United Internet 3,3%

Online Commerce

Rank Employer Percent
1 Amazon 29,2%
2 Zalando 19,3%
3 eBay 9,3%

Public Sector

Rank Employer Percent
1 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft 26,3%
2 Auswärtiges Amt 23,6%
3 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 20,8%
4 DLR 17,7%
5 BND 16,6%
6 GIZ 16,3%
7 BSI 12,7%
8 Statistisches Bundesamt 11,6%
9 Bundeswehr 11,3%
10 Europäische Zentralbank 10,3%
11 KfW Bankengruppe 10,2%
12 Europäisches Patentamt 10,0%
13 Deutsche Bundesbank 9,9%
14 ZDF 9,2%
15 ARD 9,0%
16 Polizei 8,7%
17 ESA 7,4%
18 Zoll 7,3%
19 Deutsches Rotes Kreuz 7,2%
20 Caritas 5,4%
21 Diakonie 3,0%

Sports Goods

Rank Employer Percent
1 adidas 28,1%
2 Nike 9,3%
3 PUMA 2,9%

Telecommunications and IT

Rank Employer Percent
1 adidas 28,1%
2 Nike 9,3%
3 PUMA 2,9%

Tourism

Rank Employer Percent
1 AIDA 13,5%
2 REWE Group 10,5%
2 TUI 10,5%
4 Hilton Hotels 7,8%
5 Thomas Cook 5,9%
6 Accor Hotellerie 3,4%
7 Alltours 2,5%
8 FTI 1,5%

Publisher

Rank Employer Percent
1 Bertelsmann 21,6%
2 Axel Springer 21,2%
3 Hubert Burda Media 8,1%
4 Cornelsen Schulverlag 7,5%
5 Funke Mediengruppe 5,0%
6 Südwestdeutsche Medien Holding 3,8%
7 Verlagsgruppe Weltbild 3,6%
8 Bauer Media Group 2,6%
9 Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck 2,5%
10 Medien Union 0,3%

Insurance

Rank Employer Percent
1 Allianz Gruppe 34,3%
2 Munich Re 12,5%
3 Techniker Krankenkasse 5,3%
4 AXA 5,0%
5 AOK 3,8%
5 Hannover Rück 3,8%
7 R+V Versicherung 3,7%
8 HUK-Coburg 3,2%
9 Generali 2,9%
10 ERGO 2,0%
11 Debeka 1,7%
12 Santander 1,4%
13 BARMER 1,3%
14 DAK 0,9%

Supply and Environment

Rank Employer Percent
1 E.ON 40,3%
2 RWE 27,0%
3 EnBW 21,4%
4 innogy 20,9%
5 Vattenfall 18,9%
6 Shell 16,5%
7 SolarWorld 12,0%
8 Stadtwerke München 10,7%
9 ENERCON 9,8%
10 Vestas 9,3%
11 SMA Solar 9,2%
12 NORDEX 7,8%
13 ALBA Group 6,3%
14 Veolia 6,2%
15 Stadtwerke Köln 4,3%
16 Mainova 4,1%
17 Stadtwerke Frankfurt 3,7%
18 Stadtwerke Düsseldorf 3,4%
19 Uniper 3,2%
20 enercity 3,0%

Auditing

Rank Employer Percent
1 PwC 17,8%
2 KPMG 17,4%
3 EY 16,1%
4 Deloitte 14,0%
5 Rödl & Partner 3,0%
6 Ebner Stolz 2,6%
7 Warth & Klein Grant Thornton 1,2%

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