The best place to work in Australia is a bank, according to LinkedIn’s annual list of the top companies to work for, which has the big four atop its latest leaderboard.

According to LinkedIn, Westpac is the top company to work for in Australia, followed by NAB, ANZ and CBA. Construction, consulting and tech companies fill out the top ten.

LinkedIn said it scrapes billions of data points from its platform to find which businesses are generating the most interest from jobseekers as well as which companies are holding on to talent. The list does not include organisations outside the private sector.

In a company blog post LinkedIn News editor, Natalie MacDonald explained the criteria, “We analyse Australia members’ anonymised actions across four main pillars: interest in the company, engagement with the company’s employees, job demand and employee retention.”

LinkedIn’s top 25 companies to work for in 2019 are:

1Westpac Group14CBRE
2National Australia Bank15Wesfarmers
4Commonwealth Bank17Colliers International
6PwC Australia19Qantas
8Deloitte Australia21MinterEllison
9Salesforce22AGL Energy
10Amazon23Herbert Smith Freehills
12KPMG Australia25Allens

The two tech companies in the top 10, Salesforce (9th) and Amazon (10th) did not feature in the list at all last year. This year’s list is a similar makeup to 2018, although banks have displaced consulting firms at the very top.

In 2018 PwC, Deloitte, and KPMG were all in the top four but this year have fallen to 6th, 8th and 12th respectively.

The Linkedin list does not disclose full details on the rankings but does note some of the standout employee benefits for each company.

Westpac, for example, offers 20 days of support leave per year for employees impacted by domestic and family violence, NAB offers paid volunteer days, and ANZ encourages employees to express their cultural heritage, according to Linkedin.

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