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Top 5 employers in the Netherlands

Planning to emigrate to the Netherlands or perhaps work there as an expat? Then check out the top 5 Dutch employers – each renowned for their excellence in creativity, innovation, career opportunities and work / life balance. This list is the result of the “Dutch Top 50 IDEAL Employers 2014 Student Survey”, which was conducted on behalf of Universum last year.

Top Dutch employers

1. Google

This famous American company that specialises in Internet-related services and products, is the employer of choice for many Dutch school leavers, and not without good reason: Google ranks highly not only in creativity and innovation, but also in terms of employee benefits, such as a proper work / life balance. Google’s ‘funky’ Dutch office is located at Zuidas – a rapidly developing business district in Amsterdam.

2. KLM

Dutch national airline, KLM, has been a favoured employer in the Netherlands for decades, and not only for those wishing to pursue a career as an air steward or stewardess. Indeed, KLM also provides a variety of career opportunities for technicians, as well as all those with a commercial or logistics background. Naturally, one of the most coveted ‘perks’ of any job at KLM is the generous staff discount on flights!

3. Heineken

Many mistakingly believe that a job at Heineken will come with a free supply of office beer on tap. Of course, this is only a myth – Heineken is a global market leader and a career at this Dutch beer giant will instead offer the chance for unrivalled professional progression and personal development in an internationally orientated environment.

4. Unilever

Unilever is an international food manufacturer that produces a variety of famous brands, including Knorr, Lipton, Rexona and Dove. Unilever’s headquarters are located in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, and the company now employs more than 174,000 energetic, talented, creative and skilled employees who collaborate closely in achieving the prestigious multinational’s ambitious goals.

5. Coca-Cola

The Dutch headquarters of the American company, Coca-Cola, are based in Rotterdam. Perhaps best known for its employee diversity, the soft drinks company also provides almost unlimited training opportunities, allowing its employees to grow both professionally and personally, ultimately enabling them to achieve their full potential.

Prefer to read this article in Dutch? Then visit our sister blog, Heimwee.info, specifically intended for Dutch emigrants.

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