Glassdoor announces top UK places to work in 2017

Glassdoor announces top UK places to work in 2017


Glassdoor has announced the winners of its ninth annual Employees’ Choice Awards, highlighting the best places to work in 2017.

Unlike other lists of this kind, Glassdoor’s awards are based solely on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback about their job, work environment and employer over the past year.

Winners are ranked based on their overall rating achieved during the past year. Ratings are based on a five-point scale: 1.0 = very dissatisfied, 3.0 = OK, 5.0 = very satisfied.

Based on these ratings, the top five UK Best Places to Work in 2017 are:

  • Expedia (4.3 rating)
  • ARM (4.3 rating)
  • HomeServe UK (4.3 rating)
  • Mott MacDonald (4.3 rating)
  • Hays Plc (4.3 rating)

This is the second year in a row that Expedia has topped Glassdoor’s list.

Diarmuid Russell, head of international at Glassdoor, said: “Company culture and the employee experience are critical considerations for job seekers everywhere when deciding where to work. The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are solely determined by the authentic voice of those who really know a company best - the people who work there. This really helps job seekers identify the best places to work in the UK.

“Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance edge. We’re proud to celebrate the 2017 Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards winners in earning this incredible achievement.”

The 2017 list features employers from a range of industries with technology and retail dominating, but also includes companies in the finance, accounting and energy sectors.

Expedia is the first company in the UK to be featured at the top spot twice, and is among only ten employers that have made the list for three consecutive years. A total of 24 employers have made the list for the first time this year.

When employees submit company reviews on Glassdoor, they are asked to give their opinion on some of the best reasons to work for their employer, as well as any downsides, and are encouraged to provide advice to management. Employees are also asked to rate how satisfied they are with their employer overall, rate their CEO, as well as five key workplace attributes, including career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work-life balance.

In addition, employees are asked whether they would recommend their employer to a friend and whether they believe their employer’s business will perform better, worse or remain the same in the next six months.

The full list of the UK’s 50 best places to work can be found at the Glassdoor website.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

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