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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 2018

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 19,149 employees, Deutsche Bahn is still in first place followed by Charité (17,100 employees), the Vivantes Network for Health (15,467 employees) and BVG (14,417 employees). Siemens is now in 5th place with 11,609 employees.

Company nameIndustry sectorEmployees 
1Deutsche Bahn (inkl. S-Bahn Berlin)Transport/Logistics19.149 
2CharitéHealth17.100 
3Vivantes-Netzwerk für GesundheitHealth15.467 
4Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)Transport14.417 
5SiemensElectrical Engineering11.609 
6DaimlerAutomotive Industry7.835 
7ReweRetail6.700 
8Deutsche TelekomTelecommunications6.500 
9Edeka (inkl. Thürmann, Netto)Retail6.162(1
10Paul Gerhardt DiakonieHealth6.100 

Complete List of Berlin’s top 100 employers in 2018

11Deutsche Post DHLLogistics6.007 
12GegenbauerFacility Management5.993 
13ZalandoDigital Economy5.500 
14Dussmann GroupFacility-Management, Geriatric care, Retail5.334(2
15Berliner Stadtreinigungsbetriebe BSRWaste management5.300  
16Axel SpringerMedia5.275 
17BayerPharmaindustrie4.548 
18Deutsches Rotes KreuzSocial issues4.390(1
19Securitas SicherheitsdiensteSecurity services4.355 
20Wisag Facility Service HoldingFacility Management3.790(3
21Berliner WasserbetriebeWater supply company3.772 
22VattenfallEnergy supplier3.700 
23Helios KlinikenHealth3.500 
24KauflandRetail3.408 
25Berliner SparkasseBank3.185 
26Deutsche BankBank3.000 
27AlexianerHealth2.890 
28LidlRetail2.781 
29Unionhilfswerk UnternehmensverbundSocial issues2.730 
30Deutsche LufthansaAviation2.707(3
31S-Bahn BerlinTraffic2.600 
32Netto Marken-DiscountRetail2.500 
33BoschElectrical Engineering2.274(3
34BMWAutomotive Industry2.266 
35McDonald'sSystem gastronomy2.142 
36VolkswagenAutomotive Industry2.086 
37EJFSocial issues2.075 
38BiotronikMedical Technology2.017 
39AllianzInsurance2.015 
40KPMGAuditing2.000 
41Mosaik UnternehmensverbundSocial issues1.923 
42BundesdruckereiDruck1.903 
433B Dienstleistung DeutschlandInfrastructural building services1.815 
44AOKHealth insurance1.800(1
45Stephanus-StiftungHealth1.791 
46Sana Kliniken Berlin-BrandenburgHealth1.780 
47dm-drogerie MarktRetail1.760 
48Berliner Werkstätten für Menschen mit Behinderung BWBSocial issues1.607 
49RenafanSocial issues1.565 
50BASFChemistry1.564 
51BT Berlin TransportTraffic1.500 
52Lebenshilfe BerlinSocial issues1.500 
53AldiRetail1.500(1
54GRG. Die GebäudereinigerFacility Management1.450 
55Unfallkrankenhaus BerlinHealth1.435 
56Deutsche KreditbankBank1.425 
57IAVAutomobilzulieferer1.364 
58AmazonDigital Economy1.352 
59Mediamarkt Saturn DeutschlandRetail1.301 
60Gasag-GruppeEnergy supplier1.281 
61AWOSocial issues1.244(1
62H&M Hennes & MauritzRetail1.211 
63Volkssolidarität BerlinSocial issues1.172 
64Randstad DeutschlandRecruitment agency1.164 
65Dirk RossmannRetail1.156 
66Steinecke's Heidebrot BackstubeRetail/Food1.141(3
67AccorHotel1.108(3 (4
68CommerzbankBank1.100 
69Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth HerzbergeHealth1.100 
70Parexel InternationalPharma Research1.085 
71Knorr-BremseRailway technology1.052 
72Berliner VolksbankBank1.050 
73Delivery HeroDigital Economy1.017 
74Majorel (ehemals Arvato)Callcenter1.010 
75KarstadtRetail950(1 (3
76Ikea DeutschlandRetail947 
77Bio CompanyRetail885 
78PIN MailPostdienstleister885 
79Deutsches Herzzentrum BerlinHealth877 
8080 KaDeWe GroupRetail853(1
81Ernst & YoungAuditing840 
82DegewoReal Estate799 
83Max-Delbrück-CentrumResearch766 
84BauhausRetail761(1
85Competence Call CenterCallcenter757 
86August StorckFood755 
87HZB Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und EnergieResearch701 
88Stadler PankowRailway technology688 
89Studierendenwerk BerlinService for students at Berlin universities650 
90Sanofi-Aventis DeutschlandPharmaindustrie648 
91Berlin-ChemiePharmaindustrie630 
92AlbaWaste management/Recycling626(4
93Philip MorrisTabakindustrie626 
94B. Braun MelsungenMedical Technology589 
95Franz Cornelsen BildungsgruppePublishing573 
96Price Waterhouse CoopersAuditing553 
97Vitanas GruppeSocial issues550 
98Ergo GroupInsurance535 
99Piepenbrock DienstleistungenFacility Management522 
100Here DeutschlandTechnology428 

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, 2019)