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Berlin’s top 100 – the best employers in Berlin

Berlin attracts not only highly qualified employees to the Spree but also attractive employers.

Berlin’s top 100 employers in 2019

The 100 largest employers are determined in an annual survey of the city's largest companies by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK Berlin).

Berlin's largest employer comes from the transport sector: with its 22,156 employees, Deutsche Bahn is still in first place followed by Charité (18,700 employees), the Vivantes Network for Health (17,372 employees) and BVG (15,264 employees). Siemens is in 5th place with 11,000 employees.

Company nameIndustry sectorEmployees 
1Deutsche Bahn (inkl. S-Bahn Berlin)Transport/Logistics22,156 
2CharitéHealth18,700 
3Vivantes-Netzwerk für GesundheitHealth17,372 
4Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)Traffic15,264 
5SiemensElectrical Engineering11,000 
6Deutsche Post DHLLogistics11,000(3
7DaimlerAutomotive Industry8.900 
8Edeka (inkl. Thürmann, Netto)Retail7,300(1
9Paul Gerhardt DiakonieHealth7,042 
10ZalandoDigital Economy6,500 

Complete List of Berlin’s top 100 employers in 2019

11GegenbauerFacility Management6,493 
12Deutsche TelekomTelecommunications6,145 
13Berliner Stadtreinigungsbetriebe BSRWaste management5,834 
14Axel SpringerMedia5,795 
15Rewe Markt GmbHRetail5,750 
16BayerPharmaindustrie5,000 
17Wisag Facility Service HoldingFacility Management4,721(3
18Deutsches Rotes KreuzSocial issues4,600(4
19Securitas SicherheitsdiensteSecurity services4,500 
20Berliner WasserbetriebeWater supply company4,429 
21Dussmann GroupFacility-Management, Geriatric care, Retail4,400(2
22Helios KlinikenHealth4,370 
23VattenfallEnergy supplier4,168 
24KauflandRetail3,800 
25Berliner SparkasseBank3,689 
26AlexianerHealth3,500 
27Deutsche BankBank3,500 
28LidlRetail3,160 
29Deutsche LufthansaAviation3,000(3
30Unionhilfswerk UnternehmensverbundSocial issues2,991 
31S-Bahn BerlinTraffic2,842 
32BoschElectrical Engineering2,790(3
33Netto Marken-DiscountRetail2,754 
34BMWAutomotive Industry2,700 
35AllianzInsurance2,690 
36VolkswagenAutomotive Industry2,635 
37EJFSocial issues2,552 
38KPMGAuditing2,541 
39BiotronikMedical Technology2,500 
40McDonald'sSystem gastronomy2,500 
41Mosaik UnternehmensverbundSocial issues2,310 
42BundesdruckereiSecurity printing2,280 
43Stephanus-StiftungHealth2,133 
44Berliner Werkstätten für Menschen mit Behinderung BWBSocial issues2,129 
45Deutsche KreditbankBank2,116 
46Galeria Karstadt KaufhofRetail2,100(1
47Unfallkrankenhaus BerlinHealth2,057 
48Lebenshilfe BerlinSocial issues2,050 
49AOKHealth insurance2,043 
50BASFChemistry1,992 
51BT Berlin TransportTraffic1,981 
52Sana Kliniken Berlin-BrandenburgHealth1,973 
53dm-drogerie MarktRetail1,942 
54RenafanSocial issues1,928 
553B Dienstleistung DeutschlandInfrastructural building services1,917 
56AmazonDigital Economy1,900 
57IAVAutomotive supplier1,900 
58CommerzbankBank1,828(3
59H&M Hennes & MauritzRetail1,691 
60Dirk RossmannRetail1,642 
61MediamarktSaturn DeutschlandRetail1,620(1
62AccorHotel1,600(1
63AldiRetail1,600(1
64AWOSocial issues1,600 
65Steinecke's Heidebrot BackstubeRetail/Food1,582(3
66Volkssolidarität BerlinSocial issues1,576 
67GRG. Die GebäudereinigerFacility Management1,555 
68Gasag-GruppeEnergy supplier1,529 
69Randstad DeutschlandRecruitment agency1,482(3
70Berliner VolksbankBank1,427 
71Knorr-BremseRailway technology1,425 
72Bio CompanyRetail1,378 
73Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth HerzbergeHealth1,354 
74Deutsches Herzzentrum BerlinHealth1,350 
75AlbaWaste management/Recycling1,321 
76Ernst & YoungAuditing1,320 
77PIN MailPostal service1,313 
78DegewoReal Estate1,313 
79Stadler PankowRailway technology1,300(1
80Parexel InternationalPharma Research1,297 
81Max-Delbrück-CentrumResearch1,254 
82Ikea DeutschlandRetail1,230 
83Postbank - eine Niederlassung der Deutsche Bank AGBank1,217(3
84August StorckFood1,200 
85Price Waterhouse CoopersAuditing1,200 
86BauhausRetail1,200(1
87HZB Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und EnergieResearch1,191 
88Delivery HeroDigital Economy1,172 
89Studierendenwerk BerlinService for students at Berlin universities1,139 
90Berlin-ChemiePharmaindustrie1,104 
91Competence Call CenterCallcenter1,100 
92Franz Cornelsen BildungsgruppePublishing1,100(1
93B. Braun MelsungenMedical Technology1,100 
94Piepenbrock DienstleistungenFacility Management1,058 
95Vitanas GruppeSocial issues1,050 
96Fröbel Bildung und ErziehungDaycare1,023 
97Ergo GroupInsurance1,021 
98Berliner GlasOptics1,005 
99Sankt Gertrauden-KrankenhausHealth1,004 
100Messe BerlinFair1,003 

1 Estimation

2 Economic area Berlin/Brandenburg

3 Metropolitan region of Berlin: As metropolitan region we call Berlin plus the adjoining districts.

4 Previous year's figure

(Source: IHK Berlin, 2020)