Google ranked best tech workplace in Brazil

Only three companies ranked in the top 10 IT employers in Brazil are local.

Google is the best technology employer in Brazil — and the majority of the other top 10 employers are also foreign, according to a list by The Great Place to Work Institute of the best companies to work for in the country.

The ranking considered 220 organizations which employ around 287,000 people in Brazil. Google and the runner-up, Brazilian document management firm Acesso Digital, have maintained their positions in relation to last year's list.

The change in the top three is the appearance of Microsoft, now ranked as the third best tech employer in Brazil, replacing local engineering and software company Radix.

Companies that were also included in the top ten are SAS, Dell, PromonLogicalis, Sabre International, as well as Dextra, Telefonica Vivo and Radix — with the exception of the latter three, all are international companies.

Other large tech employers in Brazil such as SAP, Cisco, Symantec, CI&T and Totvs were also listed, but appeared further down the list.

Out of the IT companies ranked by the GPTW Institute, about 56 percent fund more than 50 hours of training per employee and 48 percent invest more than 5 percent of payroll in training and development.

Key areas of investment in human capital for the companies listed were training and development (cited by 19 percent of firms ranked), benefits (16 percent), as well as work environment (14 percent), leadership development (14 percent) and recruitment (14 percent).