It is quite challenging to get hired in Croatia as a foreigner, especially when you are not from the EU and don’t speak any Croatian. Companies have to request permission from the government to hire non-EU citizens.
If the company is given permission to make the hire, the new employee then has to apply for a work and residence permit. This gives the worker the right to work and live in Croatia, as long as they only work for that company. This process inevitably requires involvement from the company. Small businesses usually don’t want to mess with any more bureaucracy than they must, so they tend to avoid hiring foreigners.
Thankfully there are some larger companies that are open to hiring non-EU citizens and jumping through the associated hoops. These companies have call centers, which need people who speak multiple languages like English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and more. For jobs such as these, foreigners are in high demand.
We’ve put together a list of 9 companies that are regularly looking to hire people who speak foreign languages in Croatia. We will also tell you about a job portal where you can find even more jobs tailored to foreigners.
In this post, we’ll cover the following companies:
We’ll also tell you about job portal “danasradim.hr“.
Booking.com is a Dutch digital travel agency that enables customers to book reservations online. It is available in 43 languages and it is one of the leading travel companies in the world.
Calzedonia is a fashion brand from Italy that sells tights, leggings, and bathing suits. They also do the complete design and production processes of their products. Calzedonia operates in more than 50 countries.
Languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese
- Ilica 32, 10 000 Zagreb – View map
- Ulica grada Verone 3, 42 204 Donji Kneginec – View map
- Vukovarska 207, 21 000 Split – View map
- Široka ulica 12, 23 000 Zadar – View map
- Ivana Gundulića 4, 42 000 Varaždin – View map
Phone: +385 (0)42 660 620
City connect is a company that offers customer experience, sales and marketing services across voice and digital channels around the world.
Languages: English, French, German
- Cehovska ulica 1, 42 000 Varaždin – View map
- Matrix Office Park, Slavonska avenija 1c, 10 000 Zagreb – View map
Foreo is a Swedish company that produces beauty and oral care products such as products for skin care, eye care, and electrical toothbrushes. It is a relatively new company founded in 2013.
Departments: Customer care, Digital Media Unit, eCommerce, Media Unit, Office Admin, Sales, Trade Marketing
Languages: Almost all languages – Most common are English, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese
Location: Radnička cesta 202, 10 000 Zagreb – View map
IBM is a technology and consulting company from the USA that produces computer software, and hardware. This corporation is also known under the name “Big Blue”. It is one of the largest employers in the world.
Infobit is an IT and telecommunications company founded in Vodnjan, Croatia. It produces software solutions for mobile and network operators, corporations, social networks, non-profit organizations, etc.
Languages: English, Croatian
- Zadarska 80, 10 000 Zagreb – View map
- Martinkovac 109, 51 000 Rijeka – View map
- Spinčićeva 2B, 21 000 Split – View map
Phone: +385 (0)1 6406 055
Lelo is a Swedish company that designs and develops intimate lifestyle products like sex toys, BDSM accessories and massage products. They sell their products in more than 40 international markets all over the world.
heloo (previously Q Experience) provides a customer service for their worldwide clients. They cover 18 world languages and support major channels such as live chat, phone, email, WhatsApp, and social media.
Transcom is a company that offers sales service, customer and technical support, and management services to its clients. Their agents work from home for clients in more than 22 countries in 33 languages.
Languages: 33 languages
- Radnička cesta 39, 10 000 Zagreb – View map
- Županijska 21, 31 000 Osijek – View map
- Jurja Žakna 4b, 52 100 Pula – View map
- Trg dr. Franje Tuđmana 2, 32 100 Vinkovci – View map
Phone: +385 (0)31 226 904
Danasradim.hr is a Croatian-language job portal. They work directly with top-notch employers to post quality jobs for both Croatian and foreign citizens. You can contact them directly on Live Chat in English to ask about which jobs are available for your language and nationality.
Find danasradim.hr here.
Looking for more information about how to find a job in Croatia? Check out our job-finding guide here.
Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.