Here at CodeGym, we don’t just help you to learn how to code in Java from scratch. We also do all we can to support you with knowledge necessary to find a good Java Developer job after you complete the course (or when still in the middle of it, that happens as well), and hopefully have a long and fruitful professional career in software programming. That’s the reason we are making these reviews of the best tech companies in some of the most active markets of the world. So, previously we covered the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Let’s go further East and move to another major economy with a thriving tech sector and a number of very promising startups: Germany.
SAP, the developer of enterprise application software, is certainly the most famous German tech company. It is also a global leader in its market niche and a company routinely competing with Google, Apple, and others for all kinds of Best Place to Work awards. For example, SAP has been 48th on Glassdorr’s list of the best employers worldwide in 2020, 27th in 2019, 11th in 2018, and so on. And this is totally fair, as SAP has a generally very good reputation among employees.
Here’s a typical positive SAP employee review on Glassdoor: “Very good community and location. People are generally helpful and collaborative. Nice perks of working such as coffee and tea.”
Founded back in the nineteenth century (in 1847) and headquartered in Munich, today Siemens AG is a multinational conglomerate “building the technologies of tomorrow” and having four divisions (Industry, Energy, Healthcare (Siemens Healthineers), and Infrastructure & Cities) responsible for the key activities of the company. With over 100,000 employees in Germany alone (according to these numbers), Siemens is hiring lots of software engineers, although maybe not as many as SAP or other purely software companies. And paying them well (-ish). According to PayScale, the average software engineer’s salary at Siemens in Germany is €61,500 per year.
On the negative side, like many other old and conservative companies, Siemens can’t match the modern Internet and software businesses in terms of employee satisfaction. Here’s a typical mixed experience Siemens employee review at Indeed: “The people at Siemens are great to work with and very welcoming. There is a small gap between management and production which can be bittersweet. I was very excited for this job and was let down. There is a lack of accountability on all fronts which leads to a lot of differences in ambitions and goals.”
Headquartered in Frankfurt with several other offices in other German cities, Lufthansa Systems is one of the world’s largest providers of IT services in the airline industry. They are offering pretty good opportunities for those developers who are looking to have a career in the airline industry.
Founded in 2013 and based in Berlin, N26 is a developer of a mobile banking platform with the focus on innovations and creating new financial tools and services. Today this company already has more than 1000 employees with its products launched in a number of European markets, mainly in Western and Northern Europe.
Another company headquartered in Berlin, Delivery Hero is a popular food-ordering service that today is operating in more than 40 countries. Already has over 10,000 employees in Germany and, by the way, actively hiring Java developers on a massive scale.
Founded back in 2009, SoundCloud is a bit old for a startup, but still hasn’t graduated from this status officially, as the founders on this music streaming service struggle to find a reliable long-term revenue stream. SoundCloud has already secured more than $460 million of investments in total over nearly 12 years of its existence. Rather obvious revenue issues aside, SoundCloud is considered to be among the best tech startups to work for in Germany. Right now the company has more than 250 employees, mostly all based in its office in Berlin.
The largest tech startup in Germany as far as we can see, AUTO1 Group was founded in 2012 and since then secured over €747 mln in funding. AUTO1 Group operates a car trading platform that is considered to be a leader in the EU. With a number of websites and apps, such as Autohero and AUTO1.com, AUTO1 Group needs lots of qualified Java programmers as well.
Another startup from Berlin, operating since 2013. Contentful is a developer of a Content Management System (CMS) for web and mobile apps, with the main feature of this CMS being that it unifies the content and makes it possible to automatically share it across multiple platforms. Contentful is slowly but steadily gaining in popularity: these days the company reportedly already has several global media giants as their customers.
ResearchGate is one of the most popular social media platforms for scientists. Founded in 2008, today ResearchGate has more than 300 employees in Germany, while the number of its users has surpassed 10 million. Apparently, Bill Gates thinks this startup has a bright future, as he and Goldman Sachs bank had invested in ResearchGate $52 mln.
Infarm is a startup in the urban farming field. It operates dozens of farms in Berlin, mostly in restaurants, supermarkets, and warehouses. Develops and integrates in-store farming for several large retailers, such as METRO and EDEKA.