Intel, the American-based technology company, was ranked best work place for 2019 by the annual CofaceBdi list on Monday. For the past two years, Google won the number one slot. A representative sample of more than 2,000 employees were surveyed. This is the 15th year of the survey ranking the best 100 companies in the Jewish state. This year as in previous years, workers attached a greater importance to good relations and workplace conditions than salary.
The Israel Electric Company dropped from second to fourth place. In sixth place was Direct Insurance, which rose four slots from last year. Bank Leumi rose from eighth place last year to seventh place. Israel Aerospace Industries ranked eighth in the rankings after falling three places last year. Bank Hapoalim retained its place in ninth place and Amdocs entered the top ten after last year's 11th place.
Among the companies that made the biggest jump were PayPal, which jumped from 54th to 35th place, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank, which jumped from the 70th place to the 37th place, Israel Chemicals Ltd., which rose from 84th place to 45th place, and Dell EMC computers which sprang from 99th place to 77th place
Tidhar Construction Company entered the top 100 at 40th place. In the high-tech and technology sectors, Malik Team, SQLink, RedHAT, Orpak, Fiverr, NSO and Siemens Group made this list. In the services sector, Shagrir, Soda Stream, and Altshuler Shaham Investment House were recognized.
Teva Pharmaceuticals returned to the 13th place after their financial downturn of last year.
Among the companies that fell in the rankings were the Mekorot national water company, which dropped 10 places to 27th place, Amazon which dropped 18 places to 32nd place, and Visa Cal credit card company which dropped 14 places to 42nd place.
The list of the 100 best companies to work for in Israel shows that 42% of the companies rated are in high-tech, 18% are from the financial sector, 9% are from the services sector and the rest are from the industrial, construction, infrastructure, communications, commerce, pharmaceuticals and public sectors.Scores were given by the respondents of the survey, both employees and human resource managers.