The 7 Most Attractive Employers in Indonesia (for Business Graduates)

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Every year, leading employer branding agency, Universum Global releases a list of the best employers to work with in Indonesia. The survey aims to discover the most attractive employers based on the insights and perception from across various industries. In this report, we will be focusing on the top 7 Indonesian employers in the Business & Commerce industry, as depicted in their rankings here.

Overall, the survey drawn on the opinions of more than 20,000 students from Indonesia, of which the respondents represented 22 universities and cover 117 different areas of study. This creates a level playing field for all competing Indonesian employers, instead of giving an advantage to large multinationals with higher name recognition than the smaller companies. The results are based solely on the opinions and votes of the local workforce – making it the only award that is truly representing ‘the people’s choice’.

Here is a breakdown on the top 7 employers in Indonesia this year:

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7. Garuda Indonesia

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Garuda Indonesia (previously known as Garuda Indonesian Airways) is the national airline of Indonesia. Named after the holy bird Garuda of Hinduism from the national emblem of Indonesia, the airline is headquartered at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, near Jakarta. As of December 2014, the airline is rated as a 5-star airline by the international airline review firm Skytrax.  Garuda Indonesia operates flights to 83 destinations (64 domestic and 19 international) in 14 countries, with approximately 500 daily departures from its hubs.

To learn more about career opportunities with Garuda Indonesia, click here.


6. Google Indonesia

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A company that needs no introduction – Founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Their widely known mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. As of March 2018, Google has 85,050 employees across the globe.  Google’s employees are hired based on a hierarchical system. Employees are split into six hierarchies based on experience and can range “from entry-level data center workers at level one to managers and experienced engineers at level six.

To learn more about the job openings and career opportunities with Google Indonesia, click here.


5. Unilever Indonesia

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Unilever Indonesia was first established in December 1933 and has now grown to become one of Indonesia’s leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies. Over the decades, Unilever has accompanied Indonesian societies through their wide range of quality products, including brands such as Lux, Lifebuoy, Dove, Sunsilk, Clear, Rexona, and many more. Unilever is also well-known for the Unilever Future Leaders Programme, which is a 3-year structured graduate programme designed to prepare the future leaders of Indonesia with rotations across business divisions, countries, and professional development directly from the Unilever leaders (senior management team).

To learn more about graduate career opportunities with Unilever Indonesia, click here.


4. Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (Financial Services Authority of Indonesia)

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The Financial Services Authority of Indonesia (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan or OJK) is an Indonesian government agency that regulates and supervises the financial services sector. The OJK is an autonomous agency designed to be free from any interference, having functions, duties, and powers to regulate, supervise, inspect, and investigate. The agency was established back in 2011 to replace the role of Bapepam-LK in regulating the capital market and financial institutions, as well as that of Bank Indonesia in regulating banks, and to protect consumers of financial services industry.

To learn more about career opportunities with the OJK, you can reach out to them via email here.


3. Pertamina

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Pertamina is an Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas corporation based in Jakarta. It was established through the merger of Pertamin and Permina in August 1968. The firm is currently the second-largest crude oil producer in Indonesia behind the US-based Chevron Pacific Indonesia. Back in 2013, Pertamina was ranked (no. 122) for the first time in the Fortune 500 list, making them the sole Indonesian company to be featured in the prestigious list of global companies.

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


2. Kementerian Keuangan Republik Indonesia (Ministry of Finance)

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Kementerian Keuangan Republik Indonesia the Ministry of Finance in Indonesia. Headquartered in the A.A. Maramis Building, the ministry is responsible to run governance in terms of State finance in order to assist the President in running the State governance. With a vision to drive Indonesia’s inclusive economic growth, the Indonesia Ministry of Finance also aims to recruit the top talents in the region through the offering of competitive employee value proposition.

To learn more about career opportunities with Kementerian Keuangan Republik Indonesia, click here.


1. Bank Indonesia

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Bank Indonesia (BI) is the central bank of the Republic of Indonesia, with Perry Warjiyo being the current governor. In terms of Bank Indonesia’s roles and functions, accountability and transparency principles are applied through the regular and open publication of information to the public via the mass media, at the beginning of each year, regarding the evaluation of monetary policy implementation in the previous year, as well as monetary policy planning and the setting of monetary targets for the year ahead.

To learn more about career opportunities with Bank Indonesia, click here.

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