The business world changes over time, but certain companies have managed to stay strong through all the trials and tribulations that come with adapting to such change. One thing that has remained consistent throughout the years, though, is the number of employees that each company employs. Some companies continue to hire new talent at a consistent rate, while others have reached their peak and are struggling to retain their employee base. Let’s take a look at the 10 companies with the highest number of employees!
Total Number of Employees: 2.3 million
In fact, Walmart ranks highest among the Forbes 500 global ranking, which has a total of 2.3 million employees. Walmart is the world’s largest company with an annual revenue of $559 billion; it owns numerous subsidiaries as well as supermarkets in the United Kingdom and South Africa.
Total Number of Employees: 1.6 million
Around 1.6 million people work for Amazon, making it one of the largest employers worldwide. Amazon is currently number 5 among the largest employers. Since the company began recruiting employees two years ago, Amazon has hired a large number of people from all over the world. That means Amazon hires 1,400 people every day.
Total Number of Employees: 645,318
As the largest automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen employs 662,653 people around the world. A German automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen holds a market capitalization of $123,24 billion, making it the 112th most valuable company on the planet. As an auto manufacturer and employer, Volkswagen is considered the most active and superior.
Total Number of Employees: 624,000
Based in Ireland, Accenture is a Fortune Global 500 company. With global revenues at double-digit growth across all markets, industries, and services, Accenture raised its projections for this year’s revenue growth.
With 45% of their employees in India being women, the global IT consulting company is achieving its goal of balancing gender at work. For its purposes, Accenture is also setting up offices in less prominent cities such as Jaipur and Coimbatore, to get closer to talent and offer more flexibility to employees.
5. Deutsche Post
Total Number of Employees: 580,612
Deutsche Post AG, operating as Deutsche Post DHL Group, is a German multinational package delivery and logistics company based in Bonn, Germany. It is one of the world’s largest courier companies.
6. United Parcel Service
Total Number of Employees: 540,000
At #6, we have United Parcel Service. UPS employs more than 540,000 workers worldwide and earned $97.3 billion in revenue in 2021. The company’s shipping services can be found in more than 190 countries around the world, and it is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
7. Tata Consultancy Services
Total Number of Employees: 528,748
TCS is an Indian multinational IT service company headquartered in Mumbai, India. TCS operates in 149 locations across 46 countries. IT giant TCS, which now employs more than half a million people including 200,000 women, promoted 110,000 employees between April and December 2021. And India’s biggest IT services company is now considering rejigging its operational structure to boost efficiencies. They have been eyeing $50 billion in revenue by 2030.
Total Number of Employees: 500,000
The total number of employees at Kroger amounts to around 500,000, placing the chain among the largest retail and grocery businesses in America and the third largest in the country. It has a total of 2,778 supermarkets and department stores.
9. Home Depot
Total Number of Employees: 490,600
It is the largest home improvement retailer in the United States and sells tools, construction products, appliances, and services. The company had 490,600 employees and more than $151 billion in revenue in 2021.
Total Number of Employees: 477,600
Russia’s largest state-owned energy company, Gazprom, is headquartered in Saint Petersburg at the Lakhta Center. By revenue, it is ranked as the world’s largest publicly listed natural gas company and as the largest company in Russia.