Glassdoor announces top UK places to work in 2018

 

Glassdoor has announced the winners of its tenth annual Employees’ Choice Awards, highlighting the best places to work in 2018.

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 2018 are:

  • Google (4.5 rating)
  • Anglian Water (4.4 rating)
  • Bromford (4.4 rating)
  • Facebook (4.4 rating)
  • Salesforce (4.4 rating)

Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder, said: “We know today’s job seekers are more informed than ever about where they go to work, researching everything from company culture to career opportunities to pay philosophy and more. To help people find companies that stand out from the pack, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognise employers that are truly Best Places to Work because they’re determined by those who really know best - the employees.

“Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance advantage. We’re proud to celebrate the 2018 winners as we mark our 10th anniversary of the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards.”

The 2018 list features employers from a range of diverse industries, including technology, retail, investment banking, insurance, consumer goods and telecommunications.

Google has made the UK list for four consecutive years, ranking No.1 in the UK twice – in 2018 and 2015.  Six other employers have also made the UK list for four consecutive years:

  • Expedia
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Hays
  • Unilever
  • Waitrose
  • PwC

Interestingly, three of the top five companies are new employers to the list: Anglian Water, Bromford and Facebook.

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, 6 December 2017

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