Dell has been ranked as the Best Place to Work in Ireland for the second year running, according to data released by the world’s largest job site Indeed.  The index is compiled based on thousands of employee reviews posted on the site, which attracts 1.2 million unique visitors each month in Ireland.

The retail industry dominated this year’s list, with the top 25 companies including some of Ireland’s most recognised high street names such as Next, Boots, Debenhams, Penneys, Brown Thomas and Marks & Spencer.

Unsurprisingly, given the large numbers employed in global technology firms in Ireland, the technology industry was also strongly represented on the list, with employers Apple and Google featuring alongside Dell in the Top 5 employers, evidence of the competitive salaries, generous perks and opportunities for career progression on offer. HP and Intel were also listed among the top 10.

The food and drink industry was also strongly represented by the likes of Supervalu, McDonald’s, Spar and Centra. Following a high-profile, award winning recruitment campaign last year, the Irish Defence Forces were a new entry to the ranking this year at number 6.

Paul Wolfe, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at global job site, Indeed, comments: “As the economy nears full employment, there is intense competition among companies to secure the best candidates for roles. Companies have recognised for some time that there is more to employee satisfaction than remuneration. Attraction of staff – let alone their continued retention – demands investment in work-life balance, flexibility, a supportive and collaborative working environment and opportunities to progress and learn, and this is evident in the companies we have ranked today.

“While attractive perks and flexible working conditions are often associated with the arrival of US tech names in the Irish market, this year’s rankings show that investment in people is being prioritised right across a range of sectors, from retail to technology and from healthcare to hospitality.”

Welcoming the announcement today Aongus Hegarty, President, Dell EMC EMEA says: “We are delighted that our employees continue to rate Dell so highly and are immensely proud that Dell is being recognised as the best company to work for in Ireland by Indeed for a second consecutive year. Our teams located on campuses in Limerick, Cork and Dublin have been vital to delivering transformation solutions for customers across EMEA. For us as a company having highly engaged, motivated staff is a vital element of our continued success.”

“At Dell, we work hard to create a welcoming workplace where employees can come together to work and play and to carve out a rewarding and valuable career for themselves.  We invest significantly in creating an environment   that is motivating and inspiring while also giving them flexibility to maintain a good work-life balance. Our diversity and inclusion measures, our CSR and volunteering initiatives and our extensive graduate recruitment programmes contribute significantly to the energy, vibrancy and culture at Dell something that I am delighted to see is valued by our employees. I am looking forward to sharing this great news with all of our employees today where celebrations have been organised to mark the occasion.”

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