Brands Malaysians are most proud to work for

Maybank and Malaysia Airlines are among the top 10 brands that Malaysians are the proudest to work for, coming in with a reputation score of 43.6 and 39.7 out of 100 respectively.

Meanwhile, for the second year in the row, Facebook (46.3) topped the ranking as the brand that Malaysians are the proudest to work for. Automotive brands were also popular employers among Malaysians, with Mercedes-Benz coming in third (43.2), BMW taking fifth place (41.8) and Honda at ninth (39.7). Meanwhile, digital brands Lazada (41.3), WhatsApp (40.4) and Google (39.8) came in sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

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Separately, PROTON and Perodua also saw improvement in reputation scores among employees. PROTON had a 8.8 increase while Perodua witnessed a 5.4 increase in reputation score. Meanwhile, ECommerce platform Shopee came out on top as brand with a 21.4 increase in reputation score, followed by Huawei (11.6) at second, Netflix (8.2) at fourth and McDonald's (6.7) at fifth.

Ervin Ha, head of data products at YouGov APAC said: “Attracting a pool of talent to hire from can be difficult, but with a reputation like Facebook’s – it makes it easy for the brand to bring in top talent while continuing to focus on employee experience.”

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