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The best tech companies to work for in Brazil - part two

We list the top Brazil-based technology employers sector professionals should know
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Many top IT employers in Brazil are hiring

Brazil has a range of jobs at top IT employers to choose from. We have listed the top five employers for technologists in the country last week.

In this article, we list the remaining companies of the list by the Great Place to Work Institute, with insider knowledge provided exclusively to ZDNet by work intelligence platform Love Mondays.

Check out the top five employers for technology professionals in Brazil.

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6- Telefónica Vivo

Telefónica Vivo is a telecoms giant that employs more than 18,000 people in Brazil.

"The corporate environment is excellent, which makes the work itself and the daily interaction with people a lot easier. Managers are always around and are accessible and the salaries and benefits are in line with the market, " a consultant at the company told work intelligence platform Love Mondays.

On the other hand, the fact that the company is the result of several mergers and acquisitions can be somewhat frustrating to staff in more senior positions:

"There have been various mergers and given that the telecoms sector is undergoing a transformation in order to become more digitally-focused, there is a lot of pressure [for results], but in a disorganized manner," says a manager working at the telco.

The company did not respond to ZDNet's requests for comment about its IT recruitment plans for 2015 or whether it encourages foreign professionals to apply for jobs at the company.

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7 - Dell

Dell employs about 4,000 staff in Brazil and is headquartered in Eldorado do Sul, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. In addition, it has an office in São Paulo city and a factory in Hortolândia, in the countryside of São Paulo state.

In addition to benefits such as a six-month maternity leave, the provider of hardware, software and services has a range of office politics such as flexible working hours and remote working. The company also helps with the cost associated to working from home and trains managers to manage remote working staff appropriately.

"At Dell, what determines the productivity of professionals is not the time spent at the office but the final quality of their work in relation to the time spent executing it," a Dell spokesperson said.

Dell will be hiring in Brazil in early 2015, in areas including technical support, customer service and sales. The company says it has an "open door" policy to professionals of any nationality and that the selection process tends to go beyond technical capabilities to focus on the candidate's behavior and motivations, so that it can establish whether interviewees could match the company's culture.

"There is a focus on teamwork: departments are united and willing to meet targets," an engineer at Dell in Porto Alegre told Love Mondays, adding that the emphasis on training, as well as modern office facilities and equipment are other positive aspects of working for the tech giant.

As in other top IT employers, staff at Dell mention the fast pace of work and the pressure to achieve results as some of the downsides.

"The concept of meritocracy fails [at Dell] due to the complexity in measuring processes," according to a technical support manager at Dell's Brazilian head office.

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8- Radix

Brazilian engineering and software firm Radix is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro and employs 360 staff.

According to the company's chief executive Luiz Eduardo Rubião, there are plans for hiring more IT staff in early 2015 as the software development side of the business grows.

"We are also looking to exploit some lines of business [within IT] that we don't offer yet. There is a market need and we will try to meet those demands," Rubião says.

The executive mentions that since the launch of the company's office in Houston, Texas, the number of international staff at Radix has been growing. Rubião adds that the company considers mixing foreign professionals with the Brazilian team a "good idea" that would improve staff performance.

Employees at Radix told work intelligence platform Love Mondays that the" focus on staff as human beings" is one of the positive sides of working there.

"There is a lot of support to personal and professional development as well as with freedom to make decisions," an engineer working at Radix on Rio de Janeiro said, adding that the company places a great deal of value on the academic backgrounds of its employees.

However, the focus on formal qualifications is also seen as a downside for some of the employees at the Brazilian company:

"Meritocracy [at Radix] is linked only to diplomas. Being a good employee is not something based on salary differences with another good employee in the same role, but a debate based on a diploma," says a developer at the company, also based in Rio.

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​9 - PromonLogicalis

Brazilian IT consulting firm PromonLogicalis employs 820 staff and is looking to recruit about 60 staff until February 2015. About 70 percent of the roles are related to IT, in positions such as software analysts and support, as well as sales.

The company is open to applications from foreign professionals, given that becoming more international is one of the key goals for the company in the coming year, however most opportunities are located in Brazil and other Latin American countries such as Colombia.

A member of staff at PromonLogicalis in Campinas told work intelligence website Love Mondays that the firm is a "very good environment for someone starting their career, since workloads are huge and the team is relatively small."

The high percentage of people who pass their probationary period is another upside mentioned by employees at the company, as is the pay and benefits package and the laid back environment.

However, an analyst at the São Paulo office pointed out that "the excess of junior members of staff in combination with high turnover prevents the consolidation of processes and tools."

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​10 - Sabre

Sabre International employs about 80 staff in Brazil. The software specialist is present in Brazil since 1992 and supplies systems to organizations in the travel and tourism segments.

The company offers benefits that include a range of schemes around professional development and education - it has a tuition reimbursement plan - as well as other slightly unusual benefits such as payment for hours worked at social and environmental volunteering projects.

According to a Sabre spokesperson, there are no immediate plans of hiring new IT staff but the company encourages prospective candidates to submit their CVs online.

"The company has no restrictions in terms of hiring foreigners to work in Brazil and if they have the skills we need, they will be very welcome," the spokesperson added.

Check out the list of the top five technology employers in Brazil

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