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Top 5 companies to work for in Malaysia

Top 5 companies in Malaysia

Malaysia is a desirable place to work with good working conditions, excellent training and career development, and respectable salaries. However, competition to get into top companies is stiff and students should arm themselves with recognised and relevant qualifications to help their applications stand out in the crowd.

Below are some of the top companies that have made it into a survey conducted by The Top 10 of Malaysia Magazine.

1. Air Asia

If you are interested in the study of aviation, Air Asia is a multibillion organisation with plans to widen its business horizons. This budget airlines is the brainchild of Datuk Tony Fernandez. It is a career-dream-come true to work in one of the country’s fastest growing companies and an honour to share the vision of making air travel easier and cheaper to everyone.

2. Shell Malaysia

Shell is the pioneer and leader in the petroleum industry and the largest natural gas producer in Malaysia. With a workforce of more than 6,000 people, Shell recognises emerging raw talents and appreciates hardworking long-standing staff that have contributed to the company’s growth. The company provides internships to students and graduates, scholarships to the nation’s top students with a job guaranteed at the end of the course, and performance-related salaries and bonuses to reward employees. The company employs students in various fields. For a chance to work in Shell, pursue a course in engineering, business and IT

3. Intel Malaysia

Intel Corporation is the world’s largest semiconductor company, with an assembly plant in Penang. The branch in Penang is one of the largest assembly and test sites. Manufacturing technicians and specialists are at the heart of Intel’s mission to build the world’s best processors. Study for a manufacturing and production course in order to expand your chances at gaining employment in Intel. Employee packages encompass professional development and include state-of-the-art fitness centres, retirement benefits, free fruits and drink café, coffee bars, employee discount programmes, hobby and social clubs and organised social activities.

4. DHL Malaysia

DHL is the market leader in providing comprehensive transportation and logistics with over 500 full time staff. DHL’s success is supported by an award-winning top-level management system. To work in an international logistics company, study for a business management or an international relations degree. DHL supports the continuous development of staff through investment in training, social programmes and working environment.


CIMB is the largest, award winning investment bank in Southeast Asia. CIMB offers a full range of integrated capital markets and advisory slutions tailored to a diverse client base, from large corporations to financial institutions and private individuals. The company is always on the lookout for talented and hardworking people. If you have a head for numbers, studying a banking and finance course will result in a rewarding career. Interestingly, employees have enjoyed a yearly bonus average of more than 6 months and in 2004, some claimed a record bonus payout of 13 months! 

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