It’s no shocker, a good workplace is crucial to better business and happy employees. This week Glassdoor released the results of its eighth annual Employees’ Choice Awards, announcing the Top 25 Places to Work in the UK. For any intern or graduate looking for a new employer, these companies set the bar.
Winners are determined from reviews shared by their employees over the past year. They are asked about the pros and cons of their workplace, as well as overall ratings of things like their CEO, management, career opportunities, values, and their own satisfaction, among other things. All views are anonymous, making the competition as egalitarian as possible. |
“The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are the only workplace awards that recognise employers where people love to work solely based on the authentic voice of those who really know a company best – the employees. For anyone hoping to find a job and company they love, these companies stand tallest for providing outstanding work environments and company cultures,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder.
Though its not a definitive analysis of UK workplaces, its currently the most comprehensive list we have for what employees think of their companies. Here’s who made the cut:
- Expedia – Rating: 4.4/5
Expedia took the crown for UK workplaces. The travel company’s employees raved about the positive work culture, open communication on all levels, and the strong focus on work-life balance.
2. Hays plc – Rating: 4.4/5
Hays came in at a close second. Employees praised the working environment and opportunities for progression within the global company. The environment was seen as a supportive one with excellent management and training.
3. AKQA – Rating: 4.4/5
Digital agency AKQA came 3rd for the way it values its employees. The Fun corporate events, great work environment, and the impressive client list all contributed to employees giving the company a 4.4 rating.
4. GE Money – Rating: 4.2/5
GE Money’s development opportunities, global mindset and first class training gave the company the number four spot.
5. Schuh – Rating: 4.1/5
High-street retailer Schuh came in at number five, with employees highlighting the companies flexible working hours, staff discounts and up-to-date technology for customer assistance as merits.
Also on the list were Oxfam in 6th position, last year’s winner Google in 8th, and Shell in 15th.