LinkedIn’s 2022 list of best workplaces in Malaysia and their job openings

Barbie Espinol

Professional networking site LinkedIn released a list last Wednesday that highlighted the top 15 companies to work for in Malaysia.

Using its own data, LinkedIn ranked companies based on seven pillars that lead to career progression. This includes the ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity, gender diversity, and education background.

To be considered for the ranking, the company must have at least 500 employees. Here are the names that came out on top and what jobs they’re hiring for right now.

Image Credit: Petronas

Malaysia’s very own oil and gas company took the lead again, having been ranked at the top in 2021 as well. According to a Forbes article, PETRONAS proactively upskills employees to emerge stronger and more agile in a rapidly changing business environment, promoting a healthy job environment at the same time.  

The company is currently hiring for the following roles:

You can see the full job listing of PETRONAS here.

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With a goal to “humanise financial services across Asia”, this Malaysian bank has a headcount of over 25K within the country. Last year, The Star reported that Maybank is believed to be the first financial institution in the country that indicated the adoption of a hybrid work environment.

Here are some of the job openings they have:

You can check out all Maybank job openings here.

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Founded in Germany, Bosch is an engineering and technology company with 4,750 employees in Malaysia. It mainly produces automotive components and industrial products.

The company is currently seeking employees to fill these positions:

See the full list of jobs available at Bosch here.

Coming in fourth is Permodalan Nasional Berhad, a company established in 1978 as one of the instruments of the Government’s New Economic Policy. Today, it’s one of the largest fund management companies in Malaysia.

Two years ago, the company’s president and group CEO said that work-from-home is a permanent option for its employees, even after the MCO.

It’s currently hiring for a couple of positions:

You can see their job openings here.

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B. Braun Group is a German medical and pharmaceutical device company that develops solutions for the healthcare system. Its presence here dates back 50 years ago, having established itself in Penang in 1972.

The company is hiring for these roles:

Find out more job openings at B. Braun Group here.

Founded in Britain, Standard Chartered claims to be Malaysia’s oldest bank, as it opened its first bank in Penang in 1875. It employs around 85K employees across its 776 branches worldwide.

In Malaysia, it’s currently looking to fill these openings:

You can see the full list of jobs available at Standard Chartered Bank here.

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Headquartered in London, Prudential is an insurance company with over 2K employees in Malaysia. Prudential was founded in 1842, but Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad was first launched in the country in 1924.

Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad is hiring for these roles:

Access the full list of job openings here.

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With 13K employees in Malaysia alone, Intel is a technology company that deals with processors, cloud computing, and more. Intel is known for developing the microprocessors that many of our laptops are powered by.

Here are some job openings for Intel in Malaysia:

You can see all the job openings for Intel here.

Coming at number nine is this oil and energy company that has a headcount of 4K in Malaysia. According to Shell’s website, the company commenced operations in Malaysia in 1891.

More than 100 years after its establishment, Shell is currently hiring for these positions in Malaysia:

For the full list of jobs, you can visit Shell’s job portal.

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International Business Machines Corporation is reported to have around 280K employees worldwide. Founded in America, it discovers, designs, and develops advanced information technology.

It’s currently hiring for these positions:

See other job openings at IBM here.

This familiar utility company barely needs an introduction. TNB is the only electric utility company in Peninsular Malaysia and it’s also the largest publicly-listed power company in Southeast Asia.

According to TNB’s job portal, it currently doesn’t have any job openings, but interested jobseekers can register an account to receive job posting notifications here.

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Maxis is a telecommunications company and a household name in Malaysia. Employing around 4K individuals in Malaysia, it ranks 12th on LinkedIn’s list.

It’s currently looking to fill these roles:

The full list of jobs available at Maxis can be found here.

Established in 1994, RHB is the fourth largest financial services group in Malaysia. It has more than 14,000 employees group-wide and a presence that spans nine countries in the ASEAN region.

Here’s what it’s looking to add to its roster:

See all the jobs available at RHB here.

This notable bank in Malaysia has around 7,800 employees. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, this bank reports almost 260 branches in Malaysia and beyond.

Hong Leong has a few job openings available currently, namely:

All job openings can be accessed here.

Image Credit: OCBC Bank

Yet another banking company has made it onto LinkedIn’s top 15 companies to work at. OCBC Bank is a Singaporean company that boasts over 5K employees in Malaysia.

It’s looking to fill these positions:

The jobs available at OCBC can be found here.

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Featured Image Credit: Petronas / B. Braun Group / Tenaga Nasional Berhad / RHB Bank / Maxis / Intel

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