These Are the Top Philippine Companies in 2021, According to LinkedIn


If you’re looking to move up at work, consider yourself lucky if you work for any of those in LinkedIn’s Top Companies in the Philippines List 2021. The professional network came out with the list which it says ranks the best places in the country for professionals to grow their careers. 

Philippine National Bank, Smart Communications, Manila Water, Philip Morris International and EY (Ernst & Young) are in the top five spots of the list, which used proprietary LinkedIn data to rank companies “based on seven pillars that have been shown to lead to career progression: the ability to advance, skills growth; company stability; external opportunity; company affinity; gender diversity, and educational background.”

“Our methodology uses unique LinkedIn data to go beyond the companies that attract talent to uncover the companies that invest in their talent,” LinkedIn says. “These 15 companies help employees build a professional foundation that sets them up for success both at the company and beyond.

“All companies invest in employee success, career development, and equity and inclusion to ensure they continue to be among the best workplaces for employee growth,” it adds.

The LinkedIn ranking also revealed key trends from the top companies, such as a focus on prioritizing skills.

“Many of the Top Companies have made commitments and launched programs to develop employees’ skills to meet current and future job requirements,” the report says. “Manulife Philippines (#7) provides all employees with opportunities for professional development throughout their journey in the company. These include on-the-job training, mentoring, coaching, in-house instructor-led learning sessions, and programs that support employees’ continuing education and development in industry-specific areas.”


A second trend is resilience in essential services, which speaks to how the company has been able to weather the effects of the pandemic.

“The presence of four banks in the Top 10 such as Philippine National Bank (#1), LandBank of the Philippines (#6), Metrobank (#8), and BDO Unibank(#14), as well as telecommunications company Smart Communications (#2), and food and beverage companies such as Nestle (#10) and Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines (CCBP) (#11) reflect the strength and resilience of these sectors in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic." 

Finally, LinkedIn also notes how the companies in the list were able to support their workforce during challenging times.

“Employers in the essentials services sectors continue to be the workplaces of choice for professionals in the country,” the repost said. “Overall, these companies are ahead of the game in supporting their talent pool, with programs for flexible work arrangements and employee well-being, among others.”

“The past year has presented extraordinary challenges for so many around the world and our Top Companies methodology reflects these realities,” Chris Anderson, Senior News Editor, APAC, at LinkedIn, says. “It helped us surface companies investing in employee growth as we navigate a world of work that’s forever changed by the global pandemic. We found the best companies that have put their employees first by implementing various policies around well-being and mental health and helped them get back on their feet through training and development programs.”

Here are the companies on LinkedIn’s 2021 Philippines Top Companies list:

Photo by Warren Espejo.
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The full list of Linked’s Top Companies 2021 can be found here, along with the list in several other countries in the region as well as the full methodology of the ranking.

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