Five best places to work in Australia


  • As per SEEK, 41% of Australians are expected to change jobs in 2021.
  • The reasons for a switch are varied and range from better pay, different profile and more work-life balance, to name a few.
  • LinkedIn has launched the 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies list for the fifth consecutive year, which ranks the 25 best workplaces for career growth. 

The world of work has evolved over the years. Notable is the change kicked in by the once in the century pandemic experience! Increased automation, more and more usage of artificial intelligence and the most trending one- remote work. Today, there is a plethora of opportunities available. As per SEEK 41% of Australians are expected to change jobs in 2021. The reasons for a switch are varied and range from better pay, different profile and more work-life balance, to name a few. However, it is worth noting that the change people want is not just on their end but also on the side of companies. Job seekers are looking for companies with better culture, values that they abide by, organisations with support programs like well-being programs, training modules on subject updates, training on new technologies, etc.

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Let us look at the five Top LinkedIn Companies among the 25 best workplaces listed for career growth.

Five best places to work in Australia


Based on the surveys, EY is the best place to work in Australia, with top locations being Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Majorly involved in consulting, accounting and finance. EY drew particular attention because it was the only one among the big four consulting firms that did not move towards large scale payoffs even when they were reeling under the pandemic headwinds. As a result, the company is searching for change agents, growth hackers, cyber experts, and people who love problem-solving. 


Singtel Telecommunications which is the parent of Opus, is the next most preferred workplace in Australia. With locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane as locations, its primary operations are in the field of information technology, sales and engineering. The company claims to increased staff engagement by 16%. The parent company is also now offering their employees an opportunity to study at major institutes like Macquarie University, Latrobe University and AGSM UNSW Business School. This initiative aims to upskill employees in emerging fields like automation, customer experience, data, and analytics.

Macquarie Group

Known for finance, business development and engineering. It is known for diversity and acknowledges people led growth and tapping opportunities for its clients and communities. The company also has a program that supports people who are entering back into the workforce after a long break and possess skills in the fields of business analysis, project management, people management, development and operations, architecture, security and infrastructure.


With offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the company is known worldwide for its cloud-connected medical devices. The organisation is known mainly for functions like engineering, operations and information technology. The company is dedicated to promoting STEM education, focusing on gender diversity. The goal is also to help bright students who have potential but cannot attend university due to low income.

Commonwealth Bank

The banking giant of Australia has locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Known for its finance, support and business development, the company promotes equality, inclusion and diversity and ensure that it reflects in executive manager and higher roles by 2025. It also promotes the diversity of communities through its Indigenous Careers Program.


This list by LinkedIn could be helpful for job seekers because its robust methodology has captured essential elements likeability to grow, skill enhancement, organisational stability, external opportunity, gender diversity, educational requirements and company affinity.

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