By Braulio Giron, Jr. on March 25, 2019
Take a big step in your career by applying to these big-name companies that have offices in the Philippines and are offering opportunities right now
Although working for a startup has become an increasingly common career move to make, there remains plenty of reason to also consider working for more established companies. Granted, newer companies give one the opportunity to learn extensively while being in a fast-paced work environment with the possibility for career advancement that is just as quick, however, being with the bigger, “but boring”, brand definitely still has it perks.
For starters, the name recognition alone is a big boost on anyone’s resume, as working for a household name says that your skills and experience met the brand’s usually high criteria when you were hired. Additionally, big companies are mainly considered big because of their revenue, and working for them means there is little shortage when it comes to salaries, employee benefits and, depending on your position, budgets to work with.
Naturally, when considering applying to big companies, you begin your job-search at the top, and not much implies being of a large stature than being a Fortune Global 500 company. An annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 of the largest corporations by total revenue for their respective fiscal years, the Fortune 500 is a who’s who of companies to work for, some of which are currently hiring on Kalibrr right now.
Considered the king of Japan’s automotive industry, Toyota Motors ranked sixth in the most recent editions of the Fortune Global 500 list. The automobile manufacturer similarly dominates the scene in the Philippines, accounting for the top six of the top ten selling vehicles in the country in 2018. Toyota is seemingly also preparing for the future by investing in emerging technologies, notably spending $1 billion on Southeast Asia-based ride-hailing company Grab.
Europe’s second-largest insurer, AXA earned near $150 billion in revenue in 2018, increasing by around 4% despite supposed turbulence in the market due to elevated inflation. AXA operates businesses across life insurance in eight markets in Asia, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, and the Philippines. In the country, the insurer has joint ventures with Metrobank, the second largest bank in the Philippines.
Another British multinational life assurance and financial services company that is part of the Fortune Global 500, Prudential has been on the list for 23 years, proving it is one of the biggest companies in the world. Considered the most popular insurance company in the Philippines, Prudential has been offering its products in the country since 1996, via its subsidiary Pru Life UK. It presently has 130 branches in the country, and more than 20,000 licensed insurance agents.
For most, the Alphabet is still the range of letters in the English language. However, in business, Alphabet is the parent company of Google. Ranked 52 in the Fortune Global 500, Alphabet continues to make millions behind the world’s most popular search engine, as well as YouTube and the Android operating system. It has expanded it’s Google Operations Centers to better serve its increasing number of users and advertisers, with one of the GOC offices being here in the Philippines.
Ranked 76th in the Fortune Global 500 as of 2018, Citigroup presently does business in over 160 countries, and services over 200 million customer accounts. It owns Citicorp, the holding company for Citibank, as well as several international subsidiaries. Citi’s global payments network reportedly reaches more countries than that of any other bank, and it is considered the largest foreign commercial bank in the Philippines in terms of assets, revenues and profitability.
A global management consulting and professional services firm that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services, Accenture presently serves a clientele found in more than 200 cities in 120 countries. In 2018, the company reported net revenues of $39.6 billion, and apart from being a Fortune Global 500 company, was also named by Fortune Magazine as the world's most admired Information Technology Services company.
It’s best to assume that the vacancies in these companies won’t remain open soon, as they are after all part of the Fortune 500 because of their revenue, and not necessarily for being extremely large employers. Of course, these and other global companies eventually need, and do, hire, and you can keep up-to-date on the newest jobs with the biggest employers by registering on, and bookmarking, the Kalibrr website.
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