Are you working for one of the best companies in New Zealand?

Author: Bella

Categorised as: Market Info

Each year, IBM conducts a survey across New Zealand to find out which companies have the happiest employees. Every single employee from each participating company is given the opportunity to complete the survey, where they rate their agreement/disagreement with various comments relating to: overall work environment, direct manager’s competencies, senior management engagement, feedback on core values, etc. The results are then compared by percentage of total employees that completed the survey and the overall satisfaction displayed though their agreement (or disagreement) of the comments throughout.

The survey gives companies a streamlined, and externally managed, method of gauging employee’s satisfaction with their own company as well as a platform for benchmarking against other NZ companies of similar size.

All participating companies fall into one of five categories; Enterprise (750+ Employees), Large (400-749), Medium-Large (150-399), Small-Medium (50-149) and Small (20-49).


So, who are the best companies to work for in New Zealand? Find out below.


Medium-Large Category (150-399 Employees)

3rd – Colliers International New Zealand

Commercial real estate and advisory services

2nd – Overland Footwear

Footwear retailer

1st – Mars New Zealand

Fast moving consumer goods.

Mars was actually named the Overall Winner as well, meaning they showed great consistency in performance over a number of years, had an impressive response rate from their employees and had consistent results over all areas of the business.


Large Category (400-749 Employees)

3rd – Trade Me

Online trading and classifieds service

2nd – AA Insurance

Insurance Provider

1st – FMG

Risk Advice & Insurance


Enterprise Category (750+ Employees)

3rd – Flight Centre

Travel Retailer

2nd – Warehouse Stationary

Stationery, technology, art & craft, copy & print and office furniture retailer

1st – VTNZ

Vehicle safety inspections


With more and more businesses taking part in this survey each year, the results will start to show common traits and trends shared by the winners each year, helping other companies reduce their staff turnover and hopefully become one of the best workplaces in New Zealand.

To see the winners of other categories follow the link here:

IBM – Hall of Fame 2015


Do you have an amazing employer that you think deserves to be on this list? Let us know in the comments below.