With the economic slowdown actively taking place, many find themselves either looking for a better ship to jump to, or are looking to switch to a hopefully more lucrative industry. It’s no secret that many employees value good working culture that’s complimented with a lucrative pay (for them to use on travelling the world and other idealistic entertainment).
With that being said, these 10 companies in Malaysia are still actively hiring and it might just be the ship you’d like to jump to next.
Lazada is an online shopping and selling destination in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As a young and dynamic company, Lazada is a place that provides equal employment opportunity to grow and develop your career regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or social origin.
“During our startup year (2012), we started with about 50 people, and now 4 years later, we are a 700-strong team. There is never a dull moment as where we are concerned, Lazada Group is a place where moving fast is not fast enough, and that being good is never truly good enough,” said Hans-Peter Ressel, CEO of Lazada Malaysia.
As e-commerce is a fresh booming, new industry in Malaysia, working with a leading online company like Lazada would require the candidate’s mindset to understand that he or she should set only the highest of standards towards shaping the future of the online shopping experience in the region.
With more than 20 nationalities in one company, candidates who are looking to work alongside a diverse range of professionals, can opt to work at Lazada. Lazada are looking for individuals that are dynamic, entrepreneurial and not afraid of dealing with real-time challenges.
IKEA is a name that locals would be familiar with as the place where they can get all their household and furniture appliances at. IKEA is currently looking for a range of positions to fill, across a field of specialties, inclusive of finance, logistics and customer relations. They are looking to hire a head of human resources, a goods flow manager, and an assistant maintenance manager, amongst other jobs. Also, IKEA has a new store in Johor Bahru so if you’re looking for a job outside of the typical city of Kuala Lumpur, you can consider getting a change of scenery down South.
ServisHero is a local startup platform which allows users to hire local service providers for their home and office with just a snap of the finger. Those who are have the desire to change the world, driven to perform, willing to think outside the box, and are diverse and quirky at the same time are encouraged to apply at ServisHero.
Sonam Pelden, the Director of Content Marketing for Servis Hero said that at their company, “You will be learning. We pride ourselves on building a world-class team with experts in various fields. You will also be having fun. We like our team to be fun, engaging and productive.”
The job requirements differ from one team to another. But overall, candidates can expect to have the freedom to experiment and be as creative as they can be. The work they do is tough but rewarding, ServisHero offers a stimulating environment where everyone can learn and grow at an incredible pace.
Amongst potential candidates, they are looking for qualities such as a positive work attitude, and a track record of high achievement in academic and extra-curricular activies.
4. Mah Sing
Mah Sing is a real estate developer and the manufacturer of plastic products in Malaysia. They’ve won several awards and have been recognised as one of the top developers in Malaysia. They are looking to fill the positions of executives in accounts, marketing and sales, and positions of managers in fields of sales admin, credit admin and retail leasing.
Mah Sing also bears corporate social responsibility through the Mah Sing foundation, a CSR effort by the group, and it is a collaborative effort between entity and film in order to raise funds for notable causes, inclusive of financial assistance and relief schemes for the poor. For example, local hit movie The Kid From The Big Apple was backed by Mah Sing group and the profits earned from the movie will be channeled to the Mah Sing Foundation.
Piktochart is an infographic design app that allows users to produce pretty, high quality graphics. At Piktochart, they embrace freedom and democracy and will allow their staff to have flexibility and ownership in their role.
Quah Shen Dee, the HR & Recruitment Officer at Piktochart said, “If you’re looking for a multi-cultural working environment, we’re a team of 48 employees who knows 16 different languages. It is a place where you’ll work alongside with passionate team members who share the same values. The whole environment feels like a family and people are genuine.”
One of the best things about being in Piktochart is the people—very smart, motivated people who are also friends outside of work. “The environment is really like a family that is striving to bring the best quality product out there,” she added.
Best part is they value a candidate’s passion in what they do rather than CGPA, and candidates will stand a chance to work in an environment which is complete with catered breakfast and lunch. Plus, once a year, the entire company even travels for a company overseas retreat!
Astro is a content and consumer group which focuses on the aspects of entertainment, inclusive of watching, listening, reading and shopping. They are currently looking to fill the positions of an associate in TV advertisement sales, an associate in general ledger, and a senior associate in analytics reporting and insights, amongst other positions.
Astro stated on their JobStreet page that they practice a vibrant and energetic office culture and they also provide career advancements within the company. They also have a host of CSR projects under their belt inclusive of the “Longest Underwater Clean Up” project in 2012 and 2013, which is in line with promoting a Beautiful Malaysia.
CIMB is a retail banking company is Malaysia and they are actively looking to fill the positions of a team sales manager, an SME relationship manager and a manager in deposits product management, amongst other positions.
CIMB values the ones who choose to join their company and they do so by having programmes such as CIMB Fusion, a programme which sees CIMB partnering with 6 other industries to present fresh graduates across a series of disciplines such as law and business, in order to give the graduates a taste of what it’s like to be working within that company.
For employees of CIMB, they could take part in The Complete Banker Program which is 2 months of intense training, followed by 10 months on-the-job training in several business units.
Nestlé is one of the pioneers in the F&B industry and are well-known for their range of products. They are also the largest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company in Malaysia. Nestlé is looking to hire a production executive, an electrical and automation engineer, and a sales manager in modern and general trade, amongst other available positions.
Nestlé proudly states on their site that more than 30% of their Executive Board Members started out as Nestlé graduates. The company places emphasis on individual responsibility, opportunity and autonomy, and these are the quality factors of an employee-to-be of theirs.
9. Sime Darby
Sime Darby is a conglomerate in the industries of industrial, property, plantations, motors and energy & utilities. They are looking to hire in the positions of an engineer in the sales division, an executive finance, and a parts supervisor, amongst other available positions.
Sime Darby provides training for their employees-to-be and current employees with graduate and scholarship programs as well as management trainee programs. On their site, they stated that they are a proud employee for over 130,000 employees, and that being said, they are a big entity and good option to start a career at.
Accenture is a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. They are actively looking to hire in the positions of a (sourcing) reporting analyst, a (sourcing) quality assurance analyst and a (sourcing) team lead, amongst other available positions.
Accenture is also an Equal Opportunity Employer and what this means is that they do not discriminate their employees regardless of background, race, religion, sex, age, etc.
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