Malaysia’s 15 Most Attractive Companies to Work for in 2021

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We’re almost reaching to the end of 2020 which means everyone has created their own New Year’s resolution. Career-related resolutions often include finding a new job at the most attractive companies or finally getting that long-overdue promotion in your current organisation.

If you’re on the hunt for a new placement, January and February are known to be the best time to do so. Seeing that now, most companies have updated their budgets and sales forecast and employers are able to look into the opportunities of hiring new team members.

Thus, here is a breakdown on the top 15 companies to work for in Malaysia in 2021:

15. BDO Malaysia

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BDO Malaysia is a member firm of BDO International, the world’s fifth largest network of professional firms providing audit and assurance, advisory and tax services to businesses ranging from establish multinational conglomerates to growth-oriented organisations. The company has more than 50 years of experience in Malaysia’s commercial landscape. Thus, they have built a strong reputation as a top quality professional services provider with a team close to 1000 staffs led by over 90 Partners and Directors through offices in several ASEAN countries.

To learn more about career opportunities with BDO, click here.

14. Gamuda Berhad

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Gamuda Berhad is an engineering, property and one of Malaysia’s largest infrastructure companies with a proven track record of delivering innovative breakthrough solutions worldwide. As a result, the company currently has over 4100 employees and has successfully created 130,000 jobs through infrastructure projects. Gamuda’s Property Development includes Gamuda Cove, Gamuda Gardens, Kundasang Estates and Horizon Hills. The first digital Industrialised Building System (IBS) in Malaysia was successfully establish by the company in Sepang.

To learn more about career opportunities with Gamuda, click here.

13. United Overseas Bank Malaysia (UOB)

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United Overseas Bank Malaysia (UOB) was incorporated in 1993 and is rated among the top banks in Malaysia with a long-term ‘AAA’ from Ratings Agency Malaysia. Hence, UOB Malaysia has 45 branches across the country and has the largest branch network of any foreign bank operating. In order to provide the best services, the company ensures to deliver solutions that meet the customers’ financial goals and suit their lifestyles as well as preferences that ranges from personal financial services, corporate and commercial banking, Islamic banking and more.

To learn more about career opportunities with UOB, click here.

12. Great Eastern Life Malaysia (GELM)

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Great Eastern Life began its operations in 1908 as a branch office of The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company before transferring to a locally incorporated public company, GELM. Afterward, the company was certified by The Malaysia Book of Records in 1998 as “The Oldest and Largest Life Insurer” in Malaysia. Until now, GELM has 21 branches nationwide and products including life insurance plans, investment-linked plans, mortgage protection and more. For this reason, the company continues to set new standards as an industry leader and had successfully provided innovative financial solutions to generations of Malaysians.

To learn more about career opportunities with GELM, click here.

11. British American Tobacco Malaysia (BAT)

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British American Tobacco Malaysia is the leading tobacco company in Malaysia with approximately 53.9 percent of market share in the legal market. Their strong position has successfully been built upon a portfolio of high-quality tobacco brands that were developed to meet the needs of all consumer needs. BAT currently have 497 employees directly who are involved in a wide spectrum of disciplines, from generating insights, developing brands and making these available on a national level. Henceforth, the company aims to maintain their position as one of the leading companies in Malaysia by providing satisfaction for consumers with a strong portfolio of products.

To learn more about career opportunities with BAT, click here.

10. Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB)

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Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) is a Malaysian airport company that manages most of the airports in Malaysia. Until now, its head office is still in the Malaysia Airports Corporate Office in the Persiaran Korporat KLIA in Sepang. In addition, MAHB’s present corporate structure includes several operating subsidiaries, including Malaysia Airports Sdn. Bhd. (MASB), Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia Airports (Niaga), and many more. Thus, the Group has a total staff strength of over 10,000 deployed across 39 offices nationwide.

To learn more about career opportunities with MAHB, click here.

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9. Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)

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Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is the only electricity utility company in Peninsular Malaysia and also the largest publicly-listed power company in Southeast Asia. Therefore, the company is listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia and employs approximately 33,500 staff to serve a customer base of over 8.4 million in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah & Labuan. Additionally, TNB’s core activities are related to the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity across the nation. Until now, TNB operations span across several nations outside Malaysia, including Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and Mauritius.

To learn more about career opportunities with TNB, click here.


8. Sunway

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Founded by Jeffrey Cheah, Sunway Berhad (or Sunway Group) is a Malaysian conglomerate company. It was formed following a merger between Sunway City Berhad (SunCity) and Sunway Holdings Berhad in 2011. Following the success of the Sunway City township, the Group diversified into property investment, leisure and entertainment, hospitality and healthcare. Till this day, Sunway maintains property development and construction as its two core businesses and key contributors to company profitability.

To learn more about career opportunities with Sunway, click here.


7. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) Services

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Hewlett-Packard (M) Sdn. Bhd. manufactures personal computing and access devices, servers, and imaging solutions for consumers, enterprises, and medium businesses. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hewlett-Packard (M) Sdn. Bhd. operates as a subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) Company, an American multinational enterprise IT company founded in 2015 as part of splitting off the Hewlett-Packard company into HPE and HP Inc. The latter business entity retained the old HP’s personal computer and printing business.

To learn more about career opportunities with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, click here.


6. Sime Darby

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Sime Daby Berhad is a Malaysia-based multinational conglomerate that is involved in 5 core sectors which include plantations, property, industrial, motors, and logistics. In addition to having over 100 years of experience, they also have a workforce of more than 20,000 employees. Sime Darby has set up their head office in Kuala Lumpur and has successfully operate and serve in 18 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific region.

To learn more about career opportunities with Sime Darby, click here.


5. IBM Malaysia

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IBM was first established in Malaysia in June 1961 and, since then, has played a major role in delivering solutions to all types of Malaysian businesses across all industries. Over the decades, IBM Malaysia has contributed toward assisting Malaysia achieve its vision aligned to the national agenda. Over the decades, the company continues to provide state-of-the-art technologies, enabling local companies to compete effectively both locally and globally. IBM Malaysia moved into its new MSC-certified HQ building in Bandar Utama in 2006.

To learn more about career opportunities with IBM Malaysia, click here.


4. AirAsia

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AirAsia is a leading Malaysian low-cost airline service headquartered near Kuala Lumpur. Until now, it is still the largest airline in Malaysia by fleet size and destinations with domestic and international flight operations to over 165 destinations spanning across 25 countries. Moreover, it has several affiliate airlines across the region, including Thai AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia, AirAsia India, and AirAsia X (which focuses on long-haul routes). Over the past 10 years, AirAsia has continuously been awarded by Skytrax as the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline, from 2009 to 2018.

To learn more about career opportunities with AirAsia, click here.


3. Nestlé Malaysia

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Nestlé first made its mark in Malaysia in 1912 as the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company in Penang and later expanded to Kuala Lumpur in 1939. Today, Nestlé Malaysia now employs over 3,500 people and manufactures as well as markets more than 300 Halal products in Malaysia. Known to consumers of all age groups, their household brands include Milo, Nescafe, Maggi, Drumstick (ice cream), Kit Kat, and many more FMCG items.

To learn more about career opportunities with Nestlé Malaysia, click here.


2. Shell Malaysia

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Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies that currently employs around 92,000 employees over than 70 nations. Shell has been a partner in fuelling Malaysia’s progress for over 125 years. Their journey with the nation is intertwined. While Shell has played a role in growing the country’s energy sector, Malaysia too has a significant role in the company’s progress. As of today, Shell is still one of the top employers in Malaysia with 1,000+ employed in their upstream, midstream and downstream businesses, as well as in service and support functions.

To learn more about career opportunities with Shell Malaysia, click here.


1. Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

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Founded in 1974, PETRONAS (short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad) is a Malaysian oil and gas company that is owned by the Government of Malaysia. The corporation is vested with the entire oil and gas resources in Malaysia. Due to that, Petronas is ranked among Fortune Global 500’s largest corporations in the world. In addition to that, Fortune also ranks Petronas as the 12th most profitable company in the world and the most profitable in Asia. Since its incorporation, Petronas has grown to be an integrated international oil and gas company with business interests in 35 countries.

To learn more about career opportunities with PETRONAS, click here.


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  2. The top three most attractive commercial companies for last year’s Randstad Malaysia’s Employer Brand Research are Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Shell Malaysia and Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad.


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