Best Company in Spain
This list shows the 9 Spanish companies of the Fortune Global 500, which evaluates the largest companies in the world based on their annual turnover. The following figures are given in millions of US dollars and refer to fiscal year 2018.  Also listed are the company`s registered office, net profit, number of employees worldwide and the industrial sector of each company. Mapfre – A Spanish insurance company that offers its services on 5 continents. The company is headquartered in Spain and employs more than 36,000 people worldwide. With 97.6% of permanent employees, it is a great place to work for those looking for stable employment. You can join multiple departments, such as marketing, legal services, audits, operations, etc. It is still part of the ranking of the best companies to work for: has a favorable projection and a favorable working environment to develop a professional career, in addition, employees are proud to wear the Adecco shirt, because they help companies, but also people, to find a better job. Cigna is a health insurance company with approximately 150 employees in its ranks with a presence in more than 30 countries and 70 million customers. The company has been present in Spain since 1954 and, thanks to this, already enjoys an excellent reputation in the Spanish labour market.
Indra Sistemas, better known as Indra, is a technology company headquartered in Madrid. Founded in 1993, the company focuses primarily on computing, automated test and simulation equipment, and online systems and devices for defense. Indra acquired the American company Advanced Control Systems (ACS) in 2018. The company achieved a turnover of 3,012 million euros in 2017 and thus landed in 25th place. The International Consolidated Airlines Group, also known as IAG, is one of the world`s largest airlines with a global turnover of €21,329 million in 2017. Originally founded through a merger between Iberia and British Airways in 2011, the airline now owns these two market-leading airlines, as well as Aer Lingus and low-cost airline Vueling. Anyone with a career in telecommunications will be more than eager and proud to work at Cisco. We could talk about all their recruitment and compensation policies, but they are superfluous when we talk about a company with a reputation like Cisco.
This year`s ranking of Spanish companies with the best public reputation is now there and is once again led by the two companies run by the country`s wealthiest families – although they have swapped places. Mapfre is a Spanish company with a turnover of nearly 27 billion US dollars in the insurance sector. This Spanish company name refers to the old full term «Mutualidad de la Agrupación de Propietarios de Fincas Rústicas de España» and currently has more than 36,000 employees in 5,400 offices. The company offers insurance services on five continents. It also runs its own foundation focused on road safety, accident prevention, culture, social action and health promotion. Fundación MAPFRE is present in more than 34 countries and has already organized 8,400 events. Merlin Properties was only founded in 2014, but has since become one of the biggest players in the Spanish real estate industry. The company acquires and manages high-quality commercial properties, including offices, hotels and retail spaces. In addition to investing in Spanish real estate, the company is also active in Portugal, where it acquired the Almada shopping center in 2018 for a total of 406.7 million euros. In 2017, Merlin achieved a turnover of 463 million euros.
From 41 to 50, in descending order, the toiletries and home hygiene company P&G or Procter & Gamble – whose brands range from Oral-B and Ariel to Tampax, from Dodot diapers to Aussie, Herbal Essences and Head & Shoulders Shampoo and Conditioner – are Banco Sabadell, the supermarket chain Eroski, the insurance company AXA, the infrastructure management and development company Acciona, involved in construction, tap water, renewable energy installations and others, the pharmaceutical giant (and retailer of one of the most important Covid vaccines used in Spain) Pfizer, the national postal company Correos, the low-cost domestic and car insurer Línea Directa (retail as «Direct Line» in the United Kingdom), the French hypermarkets Carrefour and the electricity supplier Endesa. Actividades de Construcción y Servicios – One of the world`s leading civil and industrial construction, infrastructure and industrial services companies, operating in more than 30 countries around the world. They are part of the United Nations Global Compact, making them a good option for expats who want to work for an environmentally conscious company. ACS is also perfect for skilled workers who can use machines and land vehicles such as a forklift, as these are sought-after occupations. At the forefront of the main Spanish companies is Telefónica, which offers telecommunications services such as broadband, mobile and fixed telephony or television and Internet connections. It was founded in 1924 under the main name compañía Telefónica Nacional de España. In light of Forbes data, it was the 110th largest company in the world in 2017. Currently, the company operates in international markets in Europe, America and Asia with more than 122,000 employees in the team. Sales are estimated at more than $59 billion and the head office is located in Madrid.
We can find this company among some well-known brands such as Movistar, O2 and Vivo, but there are also a few other brands of Telefónica – Media Networks, Wayra or ElevenPath. Founded in 1975, the company is engaged in the production of casings of meat products. Viscofan is active in 100 countries around the world and achieved a turnover of 778 million euros in 2017. The company has made several major acquisitions in recent years to enhance innovation and expand its reach.