Israelis are proud of their work, but not of their pay

Israel's Best Employers
Israel's Best Employers

For the first time, "Globes", in collaboration with international market and consumer data company Statista, presents the 150 best employers in Israel.

The Great Resignation plague, a side effect in the labor market of the Covid-19 plague, is a challenge for employers. While workers are resetting their careers, which enterprise will absorb the significance of the shake-up, and succeed not only in recruiting talented people but also in keeping its employees? Which employer will accede to the new demands for flexibility and hybrid working? For the first time, "Globes", in collaboration with international market and consumer data company Statista, a world leader in market research, has undertaken an extensive survey covering 7,500 workers, who recommended the 150 best employers in Israel.

Rank Employer Brand Score Industry
1Google8.18Internet, eCommerce & Gaming
2Wix7.91Internet, eCommerce & Gaming
3Strauss Group7.89Consumer Goods
4Arkia7.86Aviation & Transportation
5Tnuva7.84Consumer Goods
6Ivory Computers7.84Retail
7ZIM7.82Aviation & Transportation
8Intel7.78Semiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Hardware
9Hamashbir Lazarchan7.70Retail
10Dor Alon group7.62Oil & Gas Operations, Mining & Chemicals
11Johnson & Johnson7.61Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Med-Tech
12Nestlé7.56Consumer Goods
13Tidhar Group7.55Construction & Real Estate
14Migdal Group7.50Financial Services, Fintech & Insurances
15Microsoft7.48IT & Software
16IEC - Israel Electric Corporation7.45Utilities
17Atlas Group Hotels7.44Travel, Restaurants & Leisure
18Delek7.42Oil & Gas Operations, Mining & Chemicals
19Egged Taavura7.40Aviation & Transportation
21Golf & Co7.33Retail
22NVIDIA7.30Semiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Hardware
23Unilever7.29Consumer Goods
24ISR - Israel Railways7.28Aviation & Transportation
26SQLink Group7.26IT & Software
27Jerusalem College of Engineering7.26Education & Research
28Kidum7.23Education & Research
29Pizza Hut7.22Travel, Restaurants & Leisure
31Applied Materials7.19Semiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Hardware
32Elbit Systems7.18Defence Industry
33Hebrew University of Jerusalem7.16Education & Research
34Israel Aerospace Industries7.14Defence Industry
35Harel Insurance7.14Financial Services, Fintech & Insurances
36Bio-technology General7.11Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Med-Tech
37Rafael Advanced Defense Systems7.10Defence Industry
38El Al7.10Aviation & Transportation
39Levinsky College of Education7.09Education & Research
40Coca-Cola7.09Consumer Goods
41Mobileye7.08Automotive & Auto Tech
42Ben Gurion University7.07Education & Research
43L'Oréal7.07Consumer Goods
44Tel Aviv University7.06Education & Research
45Aroma7.04Travel, Restaurants & Leisure
46Bank Hapoalim7.04Financial Services, Fintech & Insurances
47Teva Pharmaceutical Industries7.03Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Med-Tech
49Bank of Israel7.02Public Institutions
50Weizmann Institute of Science7.01Education & Research
51Adama7.01Oil & Gas Operations, Mining & Chemicals
52Sheba Medical Center7.01Health & Social
53SodaStream6.98Consumer Goods
54Leumit Health Services6.96Health & Social
55Menora Mivtachim Insurance6.95Financial Services, Fintech & Insurances
56Check Point Software6.94Cyber Security, Data & Analytics
57MalamTeam6.94IT & Software
58Medtronic6.87Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Med-Tech
59Electra6.87Holding Companies
60Bet Shemesh Engines Ltd.6.86Automotive & Auto Tech
61Maccabi Healthcare Services6.86Health & Social
62Shlomo Group6.86Holding Companies
63Open University of Israel6.84Education & Research
64Ormat6.84Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Goods
65NCR Global6.83IT & Software
67Clal Insurance6.80Financial Services, Fintech & Insurances
68Kimberly-Clark6.80Consumer Goods
69Tambour6.77Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Goods
70Apple6.76IT & Software
71Bank of Jerusalem6.75Financial Services, Fintech & Insurances
72Ten Petroleum Company6.73Oil & Gas Operations, Mining & Chemicals
73Victory Supermarket6.73Supermarkets
75BMC Software6.72Cyber Security, Data & Analytics
76The Kaye Academic College In Beer Sheba6.72Education & Research
77Nice6.72IT & Software
78Tel Aviv Medical Center6.72Health & Social
79Ono Academic College6.71Education & Research
80ironSource6.71IT & Software
81Mayer Group6.70Automotive & Auto Tech
82HP - Hewlett Packard6.70IT & Software
83Shultz Quality Catering6.70Travel, Restaurants & Leisure
84Sonol6.68Oil & Gas Operations, Mining & Chemicals
85Bar Ilan University6.68Education & Research
86Ort Israel6.68Education & Research
87Israel Discount Bank6.68Financial Services, Fintech & Insurances
89Philips6.67Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Med-Tech
90The Jewish Agency for Israel6.66Public Institutions
91KLA6.64Semiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Hardware
92Gett6.63Travel, Restaurants & Leisure
93Matan Health Services6.63Health & Social
94Amazon6.62Internet, eCommerce & Gaming
96A.D.I. CAR Systems6.61Automotive & Auto Tech
97Cal6.59Financial Services, Fintech & Insurances
98University of Haifa6.59Education & Research
99Isrotel Hotel6.58Travel, Restaurants & Leisure
100Paz6.58Oil & Gas Operations, Mining & Chemicals
101Tadiran Group6.58Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Goods
102Women's International Zionist (Wizo)6.57Public Institutions
103College of Management6.56Education & Research
104Maytronics6.56Semiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Hardware
105The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College6.55Education & Research
106Dexcel Pharma6.54Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Med-Tech
107A.L Electronics Engineering and Production Services6.54Semiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Hardware
108Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem6.52Education & Research
109Eldan6.52Automotive & Auto Tech
110Ackerstein6.52Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Goods
111Iscar6.51Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Goods
112General Motors6.50Automotive & Auto Tech
113DXC Technology6.49IT & Software
114ICL Group6.47Oil & Gas Operations, Mining & Chemicals
115Toyota6.47Automotive & Auto Tech
116Café Café6.46Travel, Restaurants & Leisure
117KPMG6.45Professional Services (incl. Consulting, Law, Accounting)
118Amdocs6.43IT & Software
119ORT Colleges6.43Education & Research
120A. Rehabilitation Projects6.43Health & Social
121Peres Academic Center6.43Education & Research
122Israel Association of Community Centers6.40Public Institutions
124Ituran6.40Automotive & Auto Tech
125EY - Ernst and Young6.38Professional Services (incl. Consulting, Law, Accounting)
127Hilan6.37Business Services
130National Library of Israel6.34Public Institutions
131Meuhedet Health Services6.34Health & Social
133Mgroup6.34Professional Services (incl. Consulting, Law, Accounting)
134The Israeli Phoenix6.30Financial Services, Fintech & Insurances
135Ceva D.S.P.6.30Semiconductors, Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Hardware
136Bitan Wines6.29Supermarkets
137Direct Insurance6.29Financial Services, Fintech & Insurances
138Modiin Ezrachi6.29Business Services
140Technion – Israel Institute of Technology6.25Education & Research
141SAP6.24IT & Software
142MATAV6.20Health & Social
143Kavim6.20Aviation & Transportation
145RAD-Bynet Group6.19IT & Software
146Migal Galilee Research Institute6.18Education & Research
147AT&T6.17IT & Software
148Sapir College6.16Education & Research
150Rami Levy6.14Supermarkets
הצג עוד

The listing is based on opinions provided by the respondents on 1,800 companies employing over 200,000 people in various sectors of the economy (see the separate article on the survey methodology).

Since it is almost impossible to compare working conditions across such varied industries, we present the rankings according to the companies' categories of business. In the high-tech sector, the top places are taken by the "immediate suspects", successful international companies with rich resources: Google is first among Internet and e-commerce companies, Microsoft leads the list of computing and software companies, and Intel is top company in semiconductors and electronics. Veteran, and profitable, Israeli company Check Point is ranked first among cybersecurity companies. The further it gets from the high-tech industry, the more surprises the survey produces - companies that been through upsets in management and through crises, such as Migdal and Arkia, head the tables. A breakdown of the survey participants, and analysis of the answers to the questions put to them alongside the request for their opinions of their employers, sheds light on the results and on the current mood in the labor market.

Managers have a better time

In the breakdown of the survey participants by job level, 20.5% are in managerial or supervisory positions, and 40.4% are in positions in which there is a degree of flexibility in how the work is done and in working hours, and in which the tasks are relatively complex. 34% of the respondents have little flexibility and are engaged in repetitive tasks, while 5% are apprentices, students or interns. In other words, most of the respondents enjoy some degree of autonomy in their work, and these are also the ones who, on average, awarded the highest scores to the employers. The highest average score was given by managers (7.69), followed by workers who stated that they had some flexibility in their work (7.55). The employees who said that they had little flexibility and that their tasks were repetitive gave the lowest average score (6.86).

Not only managers, but also older workers tended to award higher scores to their employers. The lowest average score was given by workers under twenty (6.72), and the highest by workers in the 40-49 age group (7.4). Immediately after them come those aged 50-59 (7.38). Among workers aged 60 and over, the score starts to decline: the average score they gave was 7.34.

Half remain for more than five years

One of the most talked about phenomena in the labor market in the past decade is the "jumping" tendency: people in generations Y and Z who do not stay with the same employer for long periods as was customary in the past, and switch jobs frequently. The crisis of 2008 only strengthened this trend, as the understanding grew that it was not always worth trusting the employer to look after his employees in difficult times, and now, in a market with a shortage of workers and employers fighting over every talent, the absence of long-term commitment certainly makes the fight harder. This phenomenon also raises questions about how worthwhile it is for employers to invest in training, and about the right recruitment and preservation strategies.

The survey participants were not asked how often they changed jobs, but a breakdown of their length of service in the companies in which they work reveals a not inconsiderable group employed in the same place of work for more than five years. 19.5% of the respondents said they had been working at the same employer for five to ten years, and 28.2% said they had been with the same employer for ten years or more.

Manufacturing companies score higher

Alongside the ranking in categories, the survey breaks down the scores given by employees by broader sectors, divided between commerce, manufacturing, public services and private services.

Analysis of the results shows that the highest average score (7.4) was given to employers in the manufacturing sector, bringing together companies that make physical products.

This sector consists includes among other businesses semiconductor, electronics, biotechnology, drugs, and industrial products companies.

Slightly behind it, with an average score of 7.38, comes the private services sector, covering companies providing services in cybersecurity, data, accounting, law, and finance.

The commercial sector receives an average score of 7.28, while last comes the public services sector, with an average score of 7.07.

Proud of the product, not of the pay

In order to obtain a broader picture of the way in which workers perceive employers in the Israeli labor market, the 7,500 survey participants were asked to grade how far they agreed with various statements, on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = don't agree at all; 5 = very much agree).

Analysis of the results shows that the statements winning the most 4 or 5 grades "I can organize my work myself," "I'm proud of the product/service of the company where I work," "Men and women have the same opportunities of promotion," "I'm given the information I need to carry out my job," and "My colleagues work well together."

The statements that received fewer scores of 4 and 5 mainly related to pay and promotion opportunities, for both men and women: "The company pays a good salary," "The salary matches the degree of responsibility," "There are opportunities to advance in one's career," and also "The managers are loyal to the workers."

To sum it up crudely, workers feel that they have the tools to carry out their jobs, and on the whole are proud of their work, but the conditions and the trust in management could do with improvement.


How the rankings were calculated and what the participants were asked

The Israel 2022 Survey of Best Employers is based on extensive research analyzing the attractiveness of the various employers. The survey took into account the opinions of thousands of employees and was based on the scores awarded to each employer. The 150 employers who received the highest scores make up the list of leading employers for 2022.

Who conducted the survey?

The survey was conducted by international data company Statista, one of the world's leading platforms for analyzing market strategy, statistics, and providing research findings. is a major portal providing access to data, insights and trends on more than 80,000 topics and 170 industries. The portal contains proprietary surveys, exclusive secondary sources, and data from more than 22,500 sources.

Statista, which is headquartered in Germany and was founded in 2007, has more than 1,000 employees in 12 cities worldwide. Statista's Research & Analysis Department conducts analyses and research for its customers. Statista's customers include multinational corporations, more than 2,000 universities and technical schools, leading consultancy and management companies, advertising agencies, trade organizations, banks and financial institutions, political NGOs, and many others. Partners to its project in the media and communications include "The Financial Times", "Forbes", "The Independent", "El Mundo", "Frankfurter Allgemeine", "Business Insider", and LinkedIn.

What was the methodology?

Statista conducted preliminary research to form a list of 1,800 employers eligible to take part in the ranking, by having more than 200 employees in Israel. The company then conducted an anonymous survey through three online panels, frequently using tools from consumer research among the specific target groups. In these panels, the registered participants were asked to respond to the survey's questions according to their socio-demographic profile.

For the purpose of the Israel's Best Employers research, the participants were selected from a range of socio-demographic backgrounds so that they formed a representative sample of employees in part time and full time jobs at the largest companies. In practice, 6,000 respondents took part in the three panels. During the period of the survey (July 5 to August 15, 2021) "Globes" readers were also invited to take part and fill out the survey, which was available on the website. More than 1,500 people completed the survey through the website, so that, in total, 7,500 employees took part in the survey.

Why was the 200 employees threshold set?

According to Statista's experience around the world, this is the minimum size at which a company can allow itself to build a significant human resources department that handles procedures for complex hiring needs and nurturing employees and the work environment. In countries with larger populations and economies, the entry threshold is set at 300-500 employees.

How was the ranking determined?

In the survey, employees were asked to rate their readiness to recommend their employer (hereafter: direct recommendations) to friends and family. The responses were analyzed on a scale of 0 to 10: from 0 - "I wouldn't recommend my employer at all" - to 10, meaning "I would absolutely recommend my employer."

Employees were also asked about their readiness to recommend other employers in the sector in which they work (hereafter: indirect recommendations). Respondents were presented with a list of these employers, which were categorized in advance by Statista into 25 different industries, and the respondents were asked to give their opinion about which of them stood out either positively or negatively (the options were: "I recommend," "I don't recommend," "No opinion").

On the basis of the assessments of the respondents, the employers received an overall score, which was calculated from the direct and indirect recommendations. Finally, the employers were ranked according to their overall scores. Scores could theoretically reach a high of 10 and a low of 0.

Why were 150 companies out of 1,800 chosen?

That is the way that Statista starts out in a country in which it hasn't operated in the past. In Ireland, 150 companies are ranked, and in the US the listings are according to states, and the number of companies ranked ranges between dozens to 100 companies in each state.

Why is the ranking by industry?

The division by industry is especially important in the recommendation process. After all, conditions are not equal in each different industry - but that is not a reason for employees of companies that aren't rich in resources to think that their employers are not worthy of appreciation compared with other employers in the same industry. This is also one of the reasons that the number of companies in each different industry in the list of 150 companies is not equal. The participants in the panels ranked each company in relation to the industry in which it operates. Entry into the list of 150 companies is only according to this score - and this means that there are industries with small representation and those with large representation.

Was additional information gathered on the recommendations?

For additional analyses, the respondents were asked to express their opinions on about 25 statements relating to the work environment. They were asked to rank their employer on various aspects (from salary and the work-private life balance, through to development potential and promotion prospects); the work environment (colleagues, hierarchical structure of the company, technical equipment); and the reputation of the employer (image and growth of the company). The extent of agreement/disagreement with these statements was measured on a scale of 0 to 5. This process was not taken into account in the scoring; its entire aim was to form a deeper understanding of Israel's labor market. These attributes are presented separately in the findings.

Published by Globes, Israel business news - - on November 25, 2021.

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