MAPFRE Insurance, Ikea España and Atento services have been voted the three best large employers (5,000 plus employees) to work for in Spain. The annual list is created by consultants Great Place to Work and is made up of two-thirds ratings from workers themselves and one-third criteria analysed by the consultants using factors such as good practice and workplace culture.
Salary is not seen as all important in determining whether a firm is good to work for, with holiday allowance, respect, work-life balance and equality all being key factors. Ikea for example while not being the highest payers were praised by staff for its medical insurance, pension plan, internal services, staff discounts, free coffee and game or restrooms as well as the way they treated employees. Lilly Pharmaceuticals topped the list for mid-sized companies (501 to 5,000 staff) and Cisco Systems for small firms (50 to 500 workers).