All companies are ranked based on their individual Trust Index© and Culture Audit© scores. A total score determines whether or not a company will be listed, as well as its rank on a particular list. This methodology is used to create all of our Best Workplaces lists, not only across Europe, but also in Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas.
All three lists are built on data provided by our 18 Great Place to Work® offices in Europe. We use the same methodology to rank companies on the Large and the Small and Medium lists as we do within the 18 European countries themselves. If a company is a multinational, it must have appeared on at least three national Best Workplaces lists to be eligible for the Best Multinational Workplaces List in Europe.
If a company is a multinational, but appears on two or fewer national Best Workplaces lists, it competes with the other companies for a ranking on either the Best Large Workplaces (more than 500 employees) or Best Small and Medium Workplaces (between 50-500 employees), depending upon the size of its employee population.
For more information please contact Otto Zell.
The making of the 25 Best Multinational Workplaces List
To be eligible for the 25 Best Multinational Workplaces list, a company must have:
- At least 1,000 employees around the world; at least 40% of its global workforce (or at least 5,000 employees) outside the home country (the country in which the company is headquartered);
- Appeared on at least three national Best Workplaces lists in Europe. A multinational company’s score is calculated as the average of its individual country scores, weighted by the total number of employees in each country. In addition, a multinational may earn up to 25% extra credit based upon:
- The number of countries in which they participate in a Great Place to Work® list;
- The ratio of the number of employees who work in Europe compared with the total number of employees that are represented by participating companies in the region. The higher this number, the higher the credit.