While many of us are still struggling to shake of the holiday vibes lingering on from the Christmas and New Year celebrations, there’s no arguing that 2018 is now well underway.
School is in, the offices are bustling, and the familiar sight of the rush hour traffic jam is back in full force.
For some of us though, the hunt for a new job opportunity is still very much on the cards.
Despite the unsavoury outlook circling Malaysia’s economy, hope remains that there’s a perfect vacancy out there awaiting us, one within a company with the scale and renown to take our career aspirations to the next level.
In this month’s round-up of hiring companies, we list down big name players—multinational corporations than span across the globe. These companies are trendsetters and leaders in their respective fields, perfect for those with huge ambitions. It is a brand new year after all, so why not go ahead and dream big?
1. Panasonic Malaysia
Founded in 1918, Panasonic has now grown into one of the world’s largest and well-known manufacturers of both consumer and commercial grade electronics, with over 540 brands under their name including National, Technics, and KDK.
With their Malaysian operations running out of various locations throughout the country, prospective employees can expect to step into a company that will add that will add that bit of gloss to their resume, be it a desk job at their corporate offices or a hands-on position at one of their manufacturing divisions.
As the parent company is Japanese, there is also the opportunity for speakers of the language to put their skills to use.
For a full list of available positions across Malaysia, click here.
2. B. Braun Medical Industries
Not to be confused with the other German electronics manufacturer with a similar name, B. Braun Melsungen AG—otherwise just known as B. Braun—are a medical and pharmaceutical device manufacturer hailing from central Germany.
Named as Germany’s best company to work for in 2009, family-run B. Braun has offices in over 64 countries and is considered one of the world’s top healthcare companies, manufacturing commercial-grade health appliances for applications such as cardiotherapy, neurosurgery, and diabetes care.
Their Malaysian plant is located in Penang and they employ over 7k employees, making their Malaysian operations one of the largest in the region.
For the full list of positions available, check here.
This company definitely doesn’t suck, even if their products do (suck up dirt, that is). Founded in 1987 and hailing from the United Kingdom, Dyson is one of the world’s pioneers in vacuum-cleaning tech, and a leading manufacturer of both home and commercial appliances.
Located in Johor, Dyson treats its employees to a clear and detailed career progression path and opens up possibilities for relocations to their other offices around the world, should one be interested. All this comes in addition to their other great employee benefits (medical, dental, transport claims, etc).
For a full list of available positions, click here.
4. Hershey Malaysia
Hershey is a name beloved by many a sweet tooth. The largest producer of chocolate in North America, the Hershey Company has an estimated 14k employees throughout the world. Under their umbrella is a list of other famous brands such as Reese’s, Kisses, Twizzler’s, and Ice Breakers.
Their Malaysian operations run out of Johor and promote a fun and energetic work environment in addition to numerous employee benefits.
For the full list of positions available, check here.
5. Intel Technology
Powering computing tasks around the globe, Intel is an undisputed world leader in the field of microprocessors, networking, and communications. With offices all around the world, Intel is a truly global brand that will entice prospective employees with the potential for huge advancements career-wise.
Located in Penang’s Free Industrial zone, the Malaysian branch of this technology giant boasts over 5k employees and plenty of employee benefits such as dental, medical, and meal allowances.
For the full list of vacancies, check here.
6. Shell Business Operations
The oil and gas giant have an extremely massive presence here in Malaysia, and their corporate arm handles everything from legal paperwork to customer satisfaction. Job seekers will be enticed by the lure of having a multinational giant featured on their CV, and Shell backs up the glam with a work environment to cater to employee growth and job satisfaction.
Their Malaysian office is based in Cyberjaya, and has all the trappings of a cool, modern, and hip workplace. Of course there’s a gym and a way fancy employee lounge.
For all available positions, see here.
7. Mondelez Malaysia
The name might not sound familiar, but in all probability, you have a Mondelez-manufactured product (or a dozen) sitting in your pantry. The company formerly known as Kraft Foods Malaysia is home to various popular food brands such as Oreo, Cadbury, Chipsmore, and Twisties.
Their Malaysian operations staff over 1.6k employees and are spread out among three manufacturing plants in Shah Alam, Johor Bahru, and Prai. Potential hires will also be interested to know that Mondelez lays out a career progression plan for its employees.
Check this link for all available vacancies.
8. Legoland Malaysia
Featuring the LEGOLAND Park, Water Park, and Hotel, working at this company is like working at a playground. After all, who doesn’t want to have fun while at work?
Calling their employees “Model Citizens”, Legoland prides itself on developing talent, employee satisfaction, and exceptional benefits. It’s no wonder then that Legoland Malaysia was listed as one of the best companies to work for in Asia by the HR Asia Award in 2015.
Have a look here for all open positions.
9. GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical
Also more commonly known as GSK, this pharmaceutical juggernaut (ranked sixth largest in the world as of 2015) houses hallmark consumer healthcare and food brands such as Panadol, Horlicks, and Ribena, and would look great on any resume.
Employing over 1k employees in Malaysia alone, GSK readily offers its employees a healthy work-life balance, education support, a career advancements plan, and numerous allowances in addition to other great benefits.
See this link for all available posts.
10. Citibank Berhad
With a presence in over 160 countries and jurisdictions, the Citibank group serves over 200 million people daily. The Citi group offers a wide array of banking services including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management—making their name one to truly add to your CV.
With their Malaysian business running out of Menara Citibank in Jalan Ampang, Citibank Berhad offers its employees a fulfilling career within a dynamic work environment in addition to education support, personal loans, and medical care.
To check out all available positions, click here.
So that’s the list of our job roundups for January 2018. Happy new year, and may the odds be ever in your favour, when it comes to job searching.
Feature Image Credit: Legoland Malaysia