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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 2020

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 23,246 employees, Deutsche Bahn is still in first place followed by Charité (19,640 employees), the Vivantes Network for Health (17,876 employees) and BVG (15,705 employees). Deutsche Post DHL is in 5th place with 13,000 employees.

Company nameIndustry sectorEmployees 
1Deutsche Bahn (inkl. S-Bahn Berlin)Transport/Logistics23,246 
2CharitéHealth19,640 
3Vivantes-Netzwerk für GesundheitHealth17,876 
4Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)Traffic15,705 
5Deutsche Post DHLLogistics13,000(3
6DaimlerAutomotive Industry8,460 
7Johannesstift DiakonieHealth7,570 
8Edeka (inkl. Thürmann, Netto)Retail7,300(4
9ZalandoDigital Economy7,000 
10Rewe MarktRetail6,500 

Complete List of Berlin’s top 100 employers in 2020

11Deutsche TelekomTelecommunications6,150 
12Axel SpringerMedia6,103 
13Berliner Stadtreinigungsbetriebe BSRWaste management5,966 
14GegenbauerFacility Management5,730 
15Helios KlinikenHealth5,563 
16SiemensElectrical Engineering5,200 
17BayerPharmaceutical industry5,000 
18Siemens EnergyEnergy4,800 
19Berliner WasserbetriebeWater supply company4,733 
20Deutsches Rotes KreuzSocial issues4,600 
21Securitas SicherheitsdiensteSecurity services4,500 
22Wisag Facility Service HoldingFacility Management4,473(3
23Deutsche Bank (mit den Marken Deutsche Bank und Postbank)Bank4,460 
24KauflandRetail4,300 
25VattenfallEnergy supplier4,154 
26Dussmann GroupFacility-Management, Geriatric care, Retail3,900(2
27Berliner SparkasseBank3,699 
28AlexianerHealth3,500 
29VolkswagenAutomotive Industry3,371 
30LidlRetail3,340 
31Netto Marken-DiscountRetail3,023 
32Unionhilfswerk UnternehmensverbundSocial issues3,010 
33Deutsche LufthansaAviation3,000(3
34BMWAutomotive Industry2,700 
35BoschElectrical Engineering2,700(3
36AllianzInsurance2,682 
37BundesdruckereiSecurity printing2,539 
38McDonald'sSystem gastronomy2,500 
39BiotronikMedical technology2,500 
40Deutsche KreditbankBank2,443 
41EJFSocial issues2,438 
42KPMGAuditing2,427 
43Mosaik UnternehmensverbundSocial issues2,345 
44Unfallkrankenhaus BerlinHealth2,178 
45Stephanus-StiftungHealth2,174 
46Lebenshilfe BerlinSocial issues2,070 
47AOKHealth insurance2,027 
48AmazonDigital Economy2,000 
49BT Berlin TransportTraffic1,971 
503B Dienstleistung DeutschlandInfrastructural building services1,962 
51BASFChemie1,949 
52Berliner Werkstätten für Menschen mit Behinderung BWBSocial issues1,926 
53RenafanSocial issues1,867 
54IAVAutomotive supplier1,857 
55dm-drogerie MarktRetail1,831 
56Sana Kliniken Berlin-BrandenburgHealth1,825 
57CommerzbankBank1,751(3
58Delivery HeroDigital Economy1,700 
59Volkssolidarität BerlinSocial issues1,621 
60AldiRetail1,600(1
61AWOSocial issues1,600 
62Galeria Karstadt KaufhofRetail1,600(1
63MediamarktSaturn DeutschlandRetail1,600(1
64H&M Hennes & MauritzRetail1,600(1
65Steinecke's Heidebrot BackstubeRetail/Food1,587(3
66Gasag-GruppeEnergy supplier1,574 
67Dirk RossmannRetail1,526 
68Berliner VolksbankBank1,499 
69Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth HerzbergeHealth1,478 
70Bio CompanyRetail1,426 
71AccorHotel1,400(1
72DegewoReal Estate1,373 
73GRG. Die GebäudereinigerFacility Management1,372 
74Deutsches Herzzentrum BerlinHealth1,350 
75Ernst & YoungAuditing1,340 
76AlbaWaste management / Recycling1,321(4
77Stadler DeutschlandRailway technology1,307 
78PINPostal service1,256 
79Max-Delbrück-CentrumResearch1,255 
80Price Waterhouse CoopersAuditing1,250 
81HZB Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und EnergieResearch1,235 
82BauhausRetail1,200 
83Ikea DeutschlandRetail1,200 
84August StorckFood1,200 
85Deutsche WohnenReal Estate1,200 
86Vitanas GruppeSocial issues1,050 
87N26Digital Economy1,165 
88Berliner GlasOptics1,158 
89B. Braun MelsungenMedical technology1,150 
90Franz Cornelsen BildungsgruppePublishing1,119 
91Berlin-ChemiePharmaceutical industry1,116 
92Idealo InternetDigital Economy1,109 
93Studierendenwerk BerlinService for students at Berlin universities1,108 
94Piepenbrock DienstleistungenFacility Management1,062 
95Fröbel Bildung und ErziehungDaycare1,055 
96Randstad DeutschlandRecruitment agency1,047(3
97Knorr-BremseRailway technology1,045 
98Gesundheitsnetzwerk Bethel Berlin gemeinnützige GmbHHealth1,030 
99Ergo GroupInsurance1,015 
100Competence Call CenterCallcenter1,000 

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, 2021)